There was an overwhelming sense of déjà vu at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday night as Fulham came back from a goal down to grab a well earned draw with Spurs.
The first half saw Tottenham dominate possession and create a handful of chances – drawing two fantastic saves from Fulham keeper Alphonse Areola. It took a brilliant swinging cross from flying full-back Segio Reguilon which was met by Harry Kane to break the deadlock.
However, It was Fulham that started the second half the brighter of the two teams, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, in particular, causing problems for the Tottenham back line.
Fulham brought on frontman Ademola Lookman with just over 20 minutes remaining and his impact was almost instantaneous. The tricky winger beat Davinson Sanchez to the line before hanging up a tantalising cross which Ivan Cavaleiro willingly headed home.
Here are your player ratings from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium…
Hugo Lloris (GK) – 7/10 – Untroubled for large parts of the game, nothing he could have done about the goal and denied Loftus-Cheek late on
Serge Aurier (RB) – 6/10 – Loose in possession at times but put in two wicked crosses for Son and Kane. Potentially caught out of position for the Fulham equaliser.
Davinson Sánchez (CB) – 5/10 – Made a vital block but was beaten too easily by Lookman for the Fulham equaliser.
Eric Dier (CB) – 6/10 – Read the game well and made several important headers, his distribution from the back was wayward at times and he lost Cavaleiro when it mattered.
Sergio Reguilón (LB) – 8/10 – Had a chance early in the game which he should’ve converted, but delivered an unbelievable cross for Kane’s goal. Caused Fulham problems whenever he burst forward (which was often).
Harry Winks (CM) – 6/10 – Kept the ball ticking over well but didn’t have the effect on the game which he would have liked.
Emile Højbjerg (CM) – 6/10 – Did what he does best and cleaned up after others, and also provided a wonderful pre-assist for Kane’s goal. He did, however, miss a big chance to win the game.
Tanguy Ndombele (CM) – 8/10 – Ran the show until half-time. When Spurs dropped deeper he struggled to get on the ball and make any real impact.
Moussa Sissoko (RW) – 6/10 – Brilliant running from Sissoko dug Spurs out of hole on a few occasions, but the question remains whether he is the right man in games like this.
Son Heung-min (LW) – 5/10 – Harsh? Maybe. But Son needs to take chances when they come his way. Simply put, he was wasteful on Wednesday evening.
Harry Kane (ST) – 7/10 – Produced some brilliant touches all over the pitch and a great headed goal. He should’ve made it two shortly after, but we can forgive him for that because of all the hard yards he put in on the night.
Erik Lamela – 6/10 – Lots of energy – and sliding tackles – but the game had become scrappy by the time he was introduced.
Carlos Vinicius – 5/10 – Again, lot of energy but Spurs had lost their rhythm by the time he was introduced.
Alphonse Areola (GK) – 8/10 – Kept Fulham in the game with some brilliant saves on the night.
Ola Aina (CB) – 6/10 – Looked comfortable throughout.
Joachim Andersen (CB) – 6/10 – Looked comfortable in possession and managed the threat of Kane and Son well in the second half.
Tosin Adarabioyo (CB) – 6/10 – Gave away possession cheaply in the first half which almost cost Fulham, but grew into the game in the second half.
Tete (RWB) – 6/10 – Put in a good cross for Loftus-Cheek at one point, but lost Reguilon for the Spurs opener.
Harrison Reed (CM) – 6/10 – Tidy in possession, broke up play well and made clever fouls when he needed to.
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa – 7/10 – Picked up a booking in the first half but was solid throughout.
Antonee Robinson (LWB) – 7/10 – Great energy throughout the match and his marauding runs kept Aurier busy.
Bobby Decordova-Reid (RW) – 6/10 – Had a quiet game by his standards.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (ST) – 8/10 – Fulham looked a threat when he was in possession. The big midfielder (turned striker) looked confident on the ball and caused Spurs problems all night; could he make a late break for the England team?
Ivan Cavaleiro (LW) – 8/10 – Held up play incredibly well despite the limited service, and took his chance with a great header when it finally came.
Ademola Lookman – 7/10 – Came on and made an instant impact, beating Sanchez to the line and putting in a lovely cross for the equaliser.
Josh Onomah – N/A – Was only on the pitch for three minutes.