Ivan Cavaleiro rescued a precious point for an impressive Fulham on Wednesday as they came from behind to draw 1-1 at Tottenham in the Premier League.
Fulham started brightly with long spells of possession, but it was Spurs who took the lead in the 25th minute.
A long ball from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg found Sergio Reguilon down the left and he put in a perfectly weighted cross which Harry Kane dived to head in for his 11th league goal of the season.
Scott Parker’s side resumed the second half like they began the first, pressing and keeping hold of the ball.
They made their breakthrough in the 74th minute when Cavaleiro rose highest to head in a cross from Ademola Lookman.
Spurs, looking tired and short of ideas, failed to retake the lead and the draw left them sixth in the standings, six points off the top.
Fulham remained in the bottom three but are only two points from the safety zone.
Hojbjerg is fronting up to the cameras, and he is absolutely dejected. It’s clear Spurs know how big a chance this was to pull themselves into the mix for the title race, but they are now six points off Manchester United.
Anything can happen this season, but Spurs cannot keep throwing away points late on.
Full-time! Tottenham 1-1 Fulham
All square in north London – a fair result after a great battle.
94 mins: Areola claims a cross, and that should be that…
Spurs think they’ve scored a winner as Son gets in behind and cuts back for Reguilon to finish, but the flag goes up – Son was offside!
88 mins: Reguilon gets in behind and fools everybody with a clever cut-back cross – but there’s nobody on the same wavelength.
86 mins: Fulham want the win here – they’re going for it just as much as Spurs, which is probably the right approach.
85 mins: Another chance for Son, and another miss as he snatches at a header and puts it well wide.
80 mins: Kane wins a corner – Tosin isn’t happy as he wanted a goal kick.
Meanwhile, Ndombele makes way for Carlos Vinicius, who scored a hat-trick at Marine at the weekend.
Fulham have had 62% of the possession in the last five minutes. Spurs are up against it…