Spurs Dominate Fulham: Victorious Match Recap and Best Start for Coach Postecoglu in Premier League

2023-10-23 21:57:00

The Spurs confirm and take back their dues. Tottenham logically dominated Fulham on Monday in the last match of the 9th day of the Premier League (2-0). Doubled by Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool during the weekend, Ange Postecoglu’s players responded thanks to goals from Heung-Min Son (36th) and James Maddison (54th). They have a third victory and become leaders again. Valorous but too messy, the Cottagers are thirteenth.

Eager to keep up with the pace set by their competitors, the Spurs immediately pushed hard in front of their supporters. They almost opened the score in the 2nd minute, but Bernd Leno dived perfectly at Son’s feet, launched by his new friend Maddison. The locals remained positioned very high and pressed hard, Micky Van de Ven however placed his little recovery above the target (7th).

Ruthless Spurs

After ten minutes of suffering, Fulham still managed to respond and Joao Palhinha placed a nice header from a corner to force Guglielmo Vicario to make a superb save (12th). Enough to calm Tottenham’s enthusiasm, especially as Willian and his team remained threatening in rapid offensives.

However, Spurs were clearly superior in their offensive animation and their game plan. They identified Fulham’s weak point and the fragile recovery of the young right center Calvin Bassey who replaced the injured Frenchman Issa Diop. Arriving from Ajax this summer, the left-hander was pushed into error. Richarlison intercepted his pass and served to Son who was happy to send his shot curling into Leno’s left corner (1-0, 36th).

Postecoglu can enjoy

After the break, Marco Silva started Raul Jimenez and Alex Iwobi to add more weight to his attack. His men wanted to be more aggressive in midfield but the option clearly did not pay off because the two starters were not used. Tottenham, for their part, was able to once again press where it hurt. The unfortunate Bassey missed again and Son allowed Maddison to score the break goal (2-0, 55th).

Despite changes on both sides and a clear relaxation of the locals, Fulham failed to really revive. Bassey even came close to disaster again but his partner Tim Ream took over this time (75th). At the end of the match, Jimenez came up against the solid Vicario (84th) then Harry Wilson lacked speed (90th + 5). Eliminated on penalties in the League Cup by Fulham in August (1-1, 5-3 tab), Tottenham took their revenge and once again showed their solidity in the championship. With 7 wins and 2 draws, his new coach Ange Postecoglu made the best start of a novice coach in the Premier League.

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