Fulham 0 – 1 Tottenham

Harry Kane moved level with Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer as his 266th goal for the club clinched a 1-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Kane equalled the record in brilliant style, spinning away from Tim Ream on the edge of the Fulham box and firing an unstoppable effort into the corner just before half-time.

Fulham had started well, knowing a victory would send them into fifth place, above their out-of-form opponents, but they failed to capitalise on their early dominance and Spurs seized control.

Kane had a golden opportunity to score a second and surpass Greaves’ record in the second half when his close-range header was saved by Bernd Leno, but a solitary goal proved sufficient to give Spurs only their second win in six Premier League games, closing the gap to fourth-placed Manchester United to three points.

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Harry Kane equals Jimmy Greaves’ Tottenham goalscoring record, notching his 266th goal for the club to put his side ahead against Fulham

Fulham, meanwhile, remain seventh, the defeat compounded by the sight of Aleksandar Mitrovic having to be helped off the pitch after suffering an injury following a challenge with Eric Dier late on.

Full match report to follow…

What’s next?

Fulham turn their attention to the FA Cup next weekend, as the Cottagers host Championship side Sunderland on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

The west Londoners return to Premier League action the following Friday, with a west London derby away at Chelsea, live on Sky Sports.

The Cottagers take on Nottingham Forest and travel to Brighton before they end their February schedule at home to Wolves on February 24, live on Sky Sports, kick-off 8pm.

Tottenham also have an FA Cup fourth-round match at the weekend, as they go to Championship side Preston on Saturday, kick-off 6pm.

Spurs return to Premier League action with a Super Sunday clash at home to Manchester City, live on Sky Sports. Antonio Conte’s side then face two tricky away trips to Leicester and AC Milan later in February, before hosting two London derbies against West Ham and Chelsea, both live on Sky Sports Super Sunday.

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