An unfortunate goal from Tosin Adarabioyo gave Tottenham a 1-0 win at Fulham with the hosts again frustrated in front of goal.
Fulham had seen a plethora of chances pass them by in a goalless draw against Crystal Palace this weekend and a lack of a point up front was once again their Achilles heel on Thursday.
They were unable to keep a third straight clean sheet when Adarabioyo (19) inadvertently turned Dele Alli’s film into his own net to ultimately give Spurs their first away win since January 17 .
Fulham dominated the second half and believed he had a fair equalizer when Josh Maja (62) shot at home but the ball hit Mario Lemina in the arm just before and VAR ruled out the strike.
The hosts will feel like it’s another missed opportunity – a win would have put them out of the bottom three for the first time since Christmas – but will remain 18th.
Meanwhile, the victory increases Spurs’ chances of finishing in a European place and have won back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since November. They are now three points behind West Ham in fifth, although the two teams directly above them – Liverpool and Chelsea – play later Thursday, live on Sky Sports.
- It was only Tottenham’s fourth 1-0 Premier League win where the only goal was an own goal, but the second to come under Jose Mourinho (also against Everton in July 2020).
- Tottenham have won each of their last six Premier League away games against Fulham, a race which started in the 2010-11 season.
- Fulham have failed to score in eight Premier League home games this season – the most common of all teams in 2020-21 (also West Brom).
- Tosin Adarabioyo was the first Fulham player to score an own goal in the Premier League since Denis Odoi against Burnley in January 2019. It was also the first own goal Spurs have enjoyed in the Premier League this season.
Fulham will be live on Sky Sports this weekend as they travel to Liverpool in the Premier League; kick off at 2 p.m. Tottenham will play later on Sunday when they host Crystal Palace, also live on Sky Sports; kick off 7:15 p.m.