Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham: Final score 3-1, Europa becons

Clive Rose

It wasn't as easy as a home game against Fulham should have been, but hey, a win!

Tottenham Hotspur's odd roller-coaster season continued on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Fulham at White Hart Lane. At this point, it's basically "Whose Line Is It Anyway?". Everything is made up and the points don't matter ... unless you're Fulham. For them, the points definitely matter. And they got zero of them, meaning they probably need somewhere between five and seven points from their next three games.

The day belonged to the two guys we've been gushing over for the last few weeks -- Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen. The latter was the best player on the pitch yet again, while Kane scored for the third time in three games.

Paulinho put Spurs ahead 35 minutes in, tapping in a brilliant free kick from Eriksen, but they were caught asleep at the switch in the minutes following the goal. Steve Sidwell equalized for Fulham in the 37th minute with a great finish off a one-two exchange with Zeki Fryers, who played the ball to Sidwell like he was wearing a red shirt. It was unfortunate for Zeki, who was otherwise excellent.

Spurs started the second half strong and took just three minutes to claim the lead. For the second time, the goal came from a set piece, with Younes Kaboul nodding in to give Eriksen his second assist of the night.

Kane's goal came in the 65th minute, and he did well to get on the end of the ball even though he was being rugby tackled. Aaron Lennon -- who had been invisible up until this point -- surprised everyone with an excellent cross towards the back post for Kane, who fought off his man to nod past David Stockdale.

Fulham were gifted an avenue back into the game when Eriksen was busted for handball in the 76th minute, but Sidwell put the ensuing penalty right into the stomach of Hugo Lloris. And from there, Fulham didn't look much like scoring as Spurs held on for the win.

We're inching closer to the Europa League. Suck it, Manchester United!

(Manchester United don't care)

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