Analysis of the goal conceded against Fulham (6/11)
Younes Kaboul’s own goal – Fulham were a threat from set pieces, but this goal was a gift – King heading against Kaboul and the ball trickling in.
Fulham caused us problems from set pieces all game, and Duff’s corner here is whipped into a decent area.
But ironically, with all of the Fulham efforts on goal, this one stems from two Spurs players. King gets to the flight of the ball…
…but he fails to get his header up or out, and it hits Kaboul on the back…
…and trickles over the line, just far enough away from Bale.
To say we rode our luck in this game would be a massive understatement – the Friedel/Modric double clearance, and the Walker handball (which looked unintentional, but was still a penalty by default in my opinion) were verging on the ridiculous. We were clinical in front of goal, though, and to score three goals away from home nearly always sees you on your way to three points.
A quick nod to Aaron Lennon – he has had the least touches of any of the 22 starters in both of our last two league matches, but was influential in both games. His cross for the first goal, and run and finish for the second today were both superb.
The Spurs go marching on!