- Moura scores beauty
- Mitrovic briefly has it level
- Trippier curls in free kick
- Kane scores first August PL goal
Tottenham Hotspur continued its impressive run against Premier League new boys, wearing down Fulham in a 3-1 win on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.
Lucas Moura, Kieran Trippier, and Harry Kane scored for Spurs, who only conceded an Aleksandar Mitrovic header.
Tottenham is off to Manchester United next, while Fulham hosts Burnley at Craven Cottage.
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Spurs were all over the Cottagers to start the match, and Lucas Moura couldn’t turn Ben Davies’ rocket cross on goal in the sixth minute.
Moura then stole a poor Calum Chambers pass but fouled Fulham keeper Fabri in a race for the ball and saw the whistle blown before Harry Kane could pop the ball in the goal.
Kane was denied a penalty kick in the 15th minute, despite contact with his leg on a dribble in the box. And Christian Eriksen hit a 20-yard shot wide of the far post in a 23rd minute bid for an opener.
Moura made amends for his earlier foibles by bending an arrow off the far post to give Spurs the lead.
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6 - Lucas Moura has had a hand in six goals in his seven starts in all competitions since joining Tottenham Hotspur (2 goals, 4 assists). Curler.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 18, 2018
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But Fulham found some flow in the second half, as Mitrovic missed his first bid at a cross but stooped to nod Ryan Sessegnon’s cutback over the line.
Dele Alli got a little too cute with a roller on the doorstep in the 66th minute. Kane hit the bar four minutes later, only adding to his head-scratching August record.
Trippier did put Spurs ahead, spinning a free kick inside the near post for his first goal in two-and-a-half years.
Kane finally got a Premier League in the eighth month of the calendar year, making one cut after a feed from substitute Erik Lamela and scoring a far post goal we’ve seen him bag a dozen times or more.