Fulham v Tottenham player ratings: evening to forget for Harry Kane, heartbreak for Tosin Adarabioyo

Spurs get lucky as 1-0 victory keeps top-four hopes alive

Tottenham Hotspur rode their luck in their hunt for a top-four finish with a 1-0 victory at Fulham on Thursday thanks to an own-goal by Tosin Adarabioyo and the intervention from VAR.

Victory dragged Tottenham back into the race for a Champions League spot with Jose Mourinho's eighth-placed side on 42 points from 26 matches, four points behind Everton in fourth.

Tottenham took the lead from a quick counter-attack in the 19th minute when Son Heung-min's cross was met by Dele Alli before going over the line following a touch by Adarabioyo.

Fulham began the second half with purpose and thought they had equalised through Josh Maja but his effort was chalked off by VAR after Davinson Sanchez kicked the ball onto Mario Lemina's hand as Tottenham looked to clear.

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