Fulham akan menjamu Chelsea pada pekan ke-19 Premier League 2020/21, Minggu (17/1/21), di Craven Cottage. Fulham almost took the lead once again when Lookman cleared space in the box before whipping in a shot. Karl Darlow was there to parry it away and Newcastle cleared the danger. A few minutes later Joelinton was freed by a terrific ball from Jonjo Shelvey. The Brazilian went around a Fulham defender but Areola came out to make the block on the ball.
Fulham have had a second successive Premier League match postponed after the latest round of coronavirus testing returned more positive results. (More Football News)
The Premier League postponed Fulham's clash with Tottenham, much to the frustration of Jose Mourinho, a matter of hours before kick-off on Wednesday after several members of Scott Parker's squad tested positive for the virus.
Parker – who himself has had to self-isolate recently – confirmed on Friday that he was preparing as normal for Sunday's planned away game with Burnley even though he had several players missing.
Gr 7mac dramamine. However, the trip to Turf Moor has now been called off to add further disruption to the Premier League season, with organisers having insisted the competition will continue despite rising rates of infection around the United Kingdom and talk of a possible 'circuit breaker' suspension of competitive football in England.
With most regions of the country under strict lockdown measures, the Premier League confirmed 18 players or staff members had tested positive this week.
In a statement on Saturday, Fulham said: 'Following further new positive results returned from the most recent COVID-19 tests, the club can confirm that this Sunday's away fixture at Burnley has been postponed after discussions with the Premier League and advice from medical teams.
'Those who tested positive are self-isolating in line with UK Government and Premier League guidance.
'The welfare of our players, staff and their families continue to be of paramount importance, and we wish those who have tested positive a safe and speedy recovery.'
It is the fourth Premier League match to have been postponed this season due to coronavirus infections. Early in December, Newcastle United and Aston Villa had their match called off, while on Monday, Manchester City requested that their clash with Everton be pushed back after a further three players tested positive.
Pep Guardiola's team were able to return to training, however, after recording no further positive cases, and their game with Chelsea on Sunday is set to go ahead.
Tottenham – Fulham: Spurs held a 1-0 advantage for much of the game, but the Cottagers hit back late in the second half to earn a point in a 1-1 draw as the two sides completed their rescheduled Premier League clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday.
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Harry Kane opened the scoring midway through the first half — though Son Heung-min likely should have done so himself much earlier — and Ivan Cavaleiro hit back in the 74th minute in the latest instance of Tottenham failing to see out a narrow advantage against inferior competition.
A win would have sent Spurs third in the Premier League table; instead, they remain sixth after 17 games played and have won just one of their last six PL games. The point pulls Fulham a little closer to 17th-place Brighton & Hove Albion, who they now trail by just two points after five straight draws.
3 things we learned: Tottenham – Fulham
1. Don’t put the game to bed, pay the price: Yet again, Tottenham established an early lead of the one-goal variety and failed to put their opponent away, only to concede a late equalizer and drop points they had no business losing. At least this time, it wasn’t solely down to Jose Mourinho going ultra-defensive and conceding too much possession, but Spurs superstar attackers — namely Son Heung-min, whose red-hot scoring form has cooled in recent weeks — failing to convert clear-cut scoring chances. Of the five games to not go there way in recent weeks, Tottenham held a 1-0 lead in the first half before conceding an equalizer in the 74th minute or later in three of them. In one of the other two, they were 1-1 with Liverpool prior to a 90th-minute winner for the Reds.
2. Fulham improving as the season goes on: Scott Parker’s side looked like nailed-on relegation fodder in the opening weeks of the 2020-21 season, but Fulham have improved defensively without sacrificing too much of their ability going forward. There’s still an inability to control games and keep possession that must be reckoned with, but they’re not that much worse (on paper) than, say Brighton or Newcastle United.
3. Reguilon won’t be at Tottenham for long: The good news for Spurs fans: you can say, without much retort, you have a top-two left back (still behind Andrew Robertson) in the Premier League this season. The bad news: he has perhaps been too good in his first six months at the club, and Real Madrid activating their $58-million buy-back clause either this summer or next summer feels like a foregone conclusion. The silver lining: Tottenham will turn a decent profit (just over $20 million) on the deal after all is said and done, but they’ll once again find themselves in the market for a reliable left back.
After Fulham had a half-chance or two in the opening quarter-hour, Tottenham had one of their own that seemed an absolute certainty to hit the back of the net in the 18th minute, if not for a spectacular reaction save from Alphonse Areola to deny Son Heung-min from point-black range. Tanguy Ndombele surged through midfield and played Serge Aurier into acres of space, where he crossed the ball into the six-yard box and Son applied the deft redirecting touch that would have snuck under the goalkeeper on most any other occasion.
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Five minutes later, Areola denied another point-blank shot on target from Son. Ndombele lifted the ball over the Fulham defense and Son darted toward the six-yard box for a one-on-one header that Areola pushed wide with an acrobatic punch.
The pressure was relentless, though, and Tottenham broke the deadlock just seconds later. Sergio Reguilon served up a sensational curling cross that no one but Kane could reach, and even then it took a perfectly timed diving header from Tottenham’s talisman. Kane gets the plaudits for the goal, but Reguilon’s quality was immense.
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For the third time, Son went inches — this time, quite literally — from bagging his 13th Premier League goal of the season in the 72nd minute, only to ping the front of Areola’s left-hand post after breaking into acres of space and going one-on-one with the Frenchman once again.
Barely 90 seconds later, Cavaleiro rose high to head Ademola Lookman’s cross into the bottom corner with Hugo Lloris too slow to scramble across goal and make the save.
Fulham only grew from there and so nearly went 2-1 ahead in the 78th minute. Ruben Loftus-Cheek was played through one-on-one with Lloris but had very little daylight with which to work by the time he reached the ball.
In one final close-but-not-quite twist for Tottenham, Reguilon sent Son’s cross past Areola in the 89th minute, but the South Korean international was offside before he was played down the left wing.