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LONDON – Tottenham started for the first time this season with the attacking quartet of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Gareth Bale and Dele Alli but relied on an own goal to secure a 1-0 win at Fulham in the Premier to achieve league on Thursday

A shot by Alli was shot in the 19th century Second, deflected into the net by the leg of Fulham’s defender Tosin Adarabioyo That was enough to give Spurs a second straight win in eighth place, keeping them in view for the Champions League qualifying positions

A win would have lifted the hosts out of the relegation zone, but in the 62 They were denied equalization after Josh Maja fired a low hit from the penalty area into the bottom corner The VAR discovered the ball bounced off Mario Lemina’s arm onto Maja’s path and a handball was awarded

Fulham manager Scott Parker said VAR killed “every part” of the game’s excitement

“I understand why the target was not given and that is the rule I disagree with the rule,” Fulham “I am not complaining – the referee acts on the rule We have VAR for you to look back and see as to whether there is a clear advantage I don’t think we did

“We’re trying to make the game so pure and sterile and to bring every single phase or moment to an absolute” T “, and this is where the problem lies”

Kane missed two big chances and sent weak efforts straight at goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in both halves, but Tottenham’s new attack was otherwise hampered by Fulham’s improved defense

Bale and Alli are back for it after trying to convince Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho this season, often over fitness issues

Bale scored twice against Burnley last weekend, and Alli has produced some decent cameos in recent games They ended up being deployed alongside Kane and Son, but only lasted 67 minutes before they were replaced

“It was a tough game and we knew it,” said Mourinho. “They play very well, they don’t score many goals but they don’t admit too many either”We had a chance to kill it and we didn’t and then the game becomes very similar to what we had in other games”

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