James Maddison and Son Heung-min have pushed undefeated Tottenham up to the top spot in Tottenham back to the top of the Premier League table with a victory of 2-0 against Fulham.
Joao Palhinha Joao Palhinha Spurs goalkeeper Gugliemo Vicario made an impressive save at the end of Andreas Pereira’s 12th minute corner but it only slowed the dominance of the home side in the game.
The breakthrough occurred nine minutes prior to the break after Fulham central defender Calvin Bassey coughed up possession in his own half. Richarlison spotted Son to score inside for the signature finishing.
Bassey was found guilty at the end of 54th minutes when the ball was redirected back to Tottenham and threw Son in the opposite direction to set up Maddison for a slack finish over Bernd Leno.
Maddison’s sparkling feet and tense confidence were the basis of a lot of Spurs’ best performances, and the team was rejuvenated under Postecoglou. Two points and one point above Champions Manchester City at the summit
Substitute Raul Jimenez was given a last chance to cut down the arrears. In reality, it was more than Fulham merited as they are 13th.
Tottenham vs Fulham final score
Tottenham (4-3-3 from right to left) 13. Gugliemo Vicario (GK) — 23. Pedro Porro, 17. Cristian Romero Cristian Romero, 37. Micky van de Ven, 38. Destiny Udogie (12. Emerson Royal) — 5.Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 29. Pape Sarr (4. Oliver Skipp), 10. James Maddison — 21. Dejan Kulusevski (22. Brennan Johnson), 9. Richarlison (35. Alejo Veliz), 7. Son Heung-min (18. Giovani Lo Celso)
Fulham (4-3-3 (right to left) 17. Bernd Leno (GK) – 21. Timothy Castagne, 3. Calvin Bassey, 13. Tim Ream, 33. Antonee Robinson – 18. Andreas Pereira (22. Alex Iwobi), 26. Joao Palhinha (10 Tom Cairney), 28. Sasa Lukic (6. Harrison Reed) — 14. Bobby Decordova-Reid (8. Harry Wilson), 30. Carlos Vinicius (7. Raul Jimenez), 20. Willian.
Maddison has proven to be a the perfect Kane substitute for Son
Ten years earlier, Tottenham learned how to promote the most effective replacements for your top player. Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for $100 million and Spurs embarked on a transfer lavish spending spree throughout Europe. Paulinho, Roberto Soldado, Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches, Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and (the admittedly excellent) Christian Eriksen were the doubtful sum of their efforts.
In the summer of 2009, as Harry Kane completed his move to Bayern Munich, Spurs went about their business in a relaxed way. James Maddison was already in the club and was wearing Kane’s No.10 shirt. Both England internationals are certainly completely different footballers, but Maddison has taken over Kane in more than just numerical terms.
Richarlison was a regular centre forward, but his struggles to score goals led to Ange Postecoglou moving Son into the midfield in the attacking. Kane and Son played a great rivalry in Tottenham as well. The Korean star has found a similarity with Maddison. After scoring seven times in his Premier League goal of the season, the player turned to his new partner in play. Their connection flows naturally and is extremely easy to see.
Spurs are unable to afford Son experiencing another poor season after a miserable 2022/23 season and Kane’s departure. The unstoppable Maddison is elevating him, and it will be interesting to find out how far they are able to take this ride.
Can Tottenham be victorious on their way to the Premier League?
Maybe not. It’s a stretch. However, the feat Postecoglou accomplished in this brief period of time is remarkable. In the footsteps of the pragmatism and irony and pragmatism of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, the Australian has gathered the pieces left over from their respective teams and constructed something that is swashbuckling and instantaneously swashbuckling.
It’s difficult to quantify the impact that Maddison’s arrival has proven to be; however, this is a more than one-man group. The first time in this campaign, Tottenham were playing with the expectation of being able to be successful and they did so. It’s interesting that they didn’t appear burdened by that extra weight.
Fulham eliminated them from the Carabao Cup on penalties in August. Postecoglou’s players can focus on one game in the league each week through January while other Premier League heavyweights are pulled in different directions. They will have every chance to remain on the radar.
The same story is repeated for Bassey
Calvin Bassey was sent off in his debut Premier League start for Fulham at Arsenal. It was a bit more serious. In spite of the fact that he was off the right side of a central defensive two, Tottenham’s relentless pressure caused the 23-year-old to be caught in a series of enormous knots.
Forced to use his weaker left foot, Bassey tried to play with his back, but his adherence to the game plan was the reason Fulham lost. In the opening game, Cristian Romero snatched up the ball he hit to midfield, and Richarlison put in Son to take the game down.
His sloppy play for the second goal was exacerbated by putting Son on the side. Then, Bassey produced an elegantly defensive piece that was nonchalant enough to shut the door behind Son who he stopped with a calm head clearance in the first half. The flashes were of a player that shined on Rangers during their progress into their 2022 Europa League final and earned the opportunity to move to Ajax. After these most painful of nights, they are moments which he has to cherish.
Tottenham vs Fulham (Tottenham Fulham Fulham as it played out highlights, highlights, and commentary)
Fulltime: It’s over. It was 2-0 but it could have been a lot more. Tottenham are at the top of the league, and perhaps more importantly, everyone at this stadium is having fun once more. Football is supposed to be a way of escape, and it’s meant to be a way of elevating. This has happened infrequently in this area of north London in recent years. However, James Maddison, Son Heung-min, Ange Postecoglou and the rest have totally different views. We appreciate your presence tonight.
Tottenham vs Fulham f.c. timeline
90th minute +2: This is a possibility to Wilson but Emerson is back at block.
90th minute Lo Celso leads a Spurs counter-attack. He is slow to pass, but Veliz isn’t able to time his move and is offside. There will be a seven-minute delay time.
The 87th minute of the game: Spurs have to get a bit more sharp in this. Cairney can find Jimenez, and Vicario is able to save at the far post.
84th minute: Great chance for Fulham from nowhere, as Reed is able to pick up the lack of Spurs play. He slotting into Jimenez and Vicario remain firm.
81st min: Triple change in the 81st minute for Spurs with Son, Maddison and Richarlison replace Brennan Johnson, Giovani Lo Celso and Alejoveliz.
76th minute: Bassey is astonished again and Leno is able to stop Maddison. He was sent off in his debut for Arsenal. This could have been the worst experience for everyone involved.
72nd-minute: Reed replaces Lukic to freshen up the Fulham midfielder who’s been through a lot of running.
70th minute, Maddison kicks off a free-kick from the right, and Son looks out. Set pieces or open plays, they’re always on the same frequency.
69th minute, Porro makes a vicious ball towards Son but Bassey takes it off and removes the ball. To put it mildly, it’s been a hectic night to the ex-Rangers favorite.
62nd minute: Another forced substitution for Spurs at 62nd minute, this time with Skipp replacing Sarr. Silva turns at his bench again and Wilson in place of Decordova-Reid.
The 59th minute is when Vicario gets way off his area to create a headed clearance, and in reality the player makes a total spectacle of himself. Willian isn’t able to capitalize, but this could shake any smugness that has gotten in for Spurs.
56th minutes: Udogie suffers a knock or kind so that Emerson Royal will replace him.
54th minute: GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! James Maddison
Maddison scores the goal that his brilliant display deserves, however it’s not enough from Bassey who smuggles the ball back towards Spurs and exacerbates the situation by putting Son in the opposite direction to set up Maddison to score a nifty side-footed strike.
In the 52nd minute, Kulusevski breaks off to the right and discovers Son putting up Richarlison, who misses his shot toward the Lockwood Reservoir.
46th minute: We’re back amongst it. Marco Silva has opted to change his tactics the ball, and has Iwobi and Jimenez in place of Pereira as well as Vinicius.
Halbtime Bassey, not having had the simplest of half-times, is able to cart into Hojbjerg. The luck of the draw hinders him from giving away a penalty. Palhinha almost scored for Fulham. However, on both sides of that opportunity, they were utterly beaten, and Son’s goal isn’t the best Spurs merit thanks to their effort. In this manner, the team will be racing towards the very top of the table in about an hour from now.
45th minute 45th minute: More Maddison magic and more chaos in Fulham’s box. Fulham box. If they make it to the halftime break with a 1-0 score, the result is a success. There are two minutes more of the injury-time are to be.
43rd min: Ooohhhhh, teasing cross from Richarlison Porro is launching himself at but isn’t able to connect.
42nd minute Palhinha is on the side of the delivery from Pereira but isn’t able divert the ball towards goal this time.
41st-minute: Fulham get to breathe and Willian makes a deep search-based cross to Decordova-Reid who’s header is flung in the direction of.
40th minute: No way to make it 2-0! Maddison takes the ball, Son pops off a backheel for Udogie, and Kulusevski’s shot gets deflected to Palhinha from his shoulders.
The 38th minute is when Kulusevski shoots an incredibly slick cross to Son. Bassey partially makes amends for his role in the Spurs goal with a stunning goal-line clearance that he threw to the left.
36th minute: GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!! Son Heung-min!!! !
Vintage Son and Spurs are ahead. Bassey loses the ball recklessly within his half. Richarlison is the one to find Son, who cuts in with a few defensive players who are watching closely and then slams the ball home right-footed.
35th minute Hojbjerg gets booked after a hefty tackle. Palhinha will be watching in awe.
34th minute: Lovely feet from Maddison to find shooting space, but his effort lacks energy and isn’t enough. More is needed to Leno.
30-minute: Spurs as well as Richarlison painfully near to a breakthrough. Kulusevski is teeing up his opponent near his left side of the field. Richarlison is able to sweep a side-footed shot low, just past the post on the right.
In the 27th minute, Hojbjerg is able to hit a ball that is a bit better. This is a very sweet strike. But it’s straight at Leno.
25th minute Lukic finds an opportunity to kick out from 30 yards. It’s a terrible scuff, but is at the very least able to get it into an attempt at goal.
The 24th minute is Maddison in to Son, who’s just not able to get it through to Richarlison. Then, Fulham feel penned right into the box again.
In the 20th minute, Fulham gained an advantage after allowing Spurs to strike in the transition. This means that things have calmed down significantly following the chaotic beginning. Apart from Palhinha’s leaping challenge to Udogie which could have turned extremely dangerous. There was no card.
13th minute 13th minute: They play a small amount of NFL on this field. A body-check by Castagne in order to knock down Richarlison in the middle is a bit in between the two forms of football.
12th minute: Fantastic save by Vicario! Palhinha connects well by kicking his ball from around 12 yards, and Spurs’ Italian keeper has to be fully stretched with a powerful wrist.
11th minute 11th minute: A Fulham attack that is a good one! Decordova-Reid is aiming a low cross toward Vinicius and Romero must clear the area behind.
9th minute Maddison passes to Kulusevski while Fulham’s wall of speed does its job. If you’re overly critical, Spurs have over-complicated some really great chances to set-piece in the middle of this flurry of goals.
In the 8th minute, Kulusevski is able to pass a cross-field ball through Porro, and Robinson is sacked in the middle of the field.
7.30 minutes: Palhinha gives another powerful punch to Maddison, who is running the ball but finds it very painful. Are there any chances for the Spurs to take advantage of the free kick? Maddison strikes into the back of the goal, Romero nods back, and Van de Ven kicks across. A good chance.
Fifth minute: Richarlison’s cross has been being pushed to the back of Ream There’s an offside somewhere to allow Fulham some breathing space. It’s been a lot of one-way, however.
3. Maddison received a brutal beating by the pass, and is now allowed to kick a free-kick while in an attacking position. He tries to slip a short pass to Udogie, who clearly needs to get the one-from-the-training-ground memo.
2.30 minutes: Palhinha blocks a Spurs attack in search of Maddison. He’s likely to do some hard work, you’d expect. Spurs are back in the ball high, Maddison slips a lovely pass into Son and Leno emerges to find a quick to stop.
3 minutes before kickoff, The teams are almost ready to go.
20 minutes prior to the kickoff time 20 minutes before kickoff Spurs triumph this evening, Postecoglou will establish an all-time record for the most points earned by a manager during the initial nine Premier League matches. Victory will move his team up to 23 points. The record for the most recent time of 22 points is held jointly by Guus Hiddink and Mike Walker.