It is unclear whether the acronym BASK will catch on, but on the night José Mourinho founded Gareth Bale, Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane for the first time in Tottenham colors, the Club the desired return

It was Alli’s first start in the Premier League since the season’s opening day In the 19th Minute, he made the decisive contribution He flicked a low Son flank and watched her come on for Tosin Adarabioyo on goal

Spurs played with quite a bit of thrust and cohesion in the first half, and it was possible to be optimistic about their prospects for the final weeks of the season, but in the end they owed a win that raised their hopes for a Top-4 – Result awakened to a moment of happiness

There was quite a turnaround in the second half, with Fulham dominating the first part, and they thought they had a deserved equalizer just after the hour when Josh Maja, the Winter Windows borrower, shot a low shot past Hugo Lloris To local horror, VAR noticed the ball fell on him after Davinson Sánchez’s hacked release returned from Mario Lumina’s arm, and Lemina knew nothing about it

It was the definition of a passion killer and when Fulham missed the chance to climb over Newcastle and out of the relegation zone, it was the call for Scott Parker to vent his frustrations

“Has common sense been lost? Yes, definitely, “said the Fulham manager.” We’re trying to make the game so pure and sterile that we can control everything down to the tee and that is where the problem lies”VAR brings a lot of excitement to a standstill – you don’t even celebrate goals anymore, you lose the raw emotions of the game we love

“I understand why the goal wasn’t met tonight but I don’t understand the rule I’m not sure what to do with Lemina The referee acted according to the law but maybe there should be a bit of common sense”

Unsurprisingly, Mourinho went into less detail about the vagaries of the handball rule He preferred to focus on his team’s performance in the first half and how they could finish the last 10 minutes or so after changing his substitutes with a degree of comfort

He pulled Alli and Bale back before the end – the former could certainly consider an encouraging performance – and Érik Lamela in particular brought new intensity to the substitute in Kane just playing for Alphonse Areola to save with a brave block

Bale was involved in the gate and drove a pass towards Alli As he shifted it far into Son, Fulham could hear the alarm bells. Son teased Ola Aina before crossing deep and hard, and Alli, who had timed his run, shot into the farthest corner The ball went off the unfortunate Adarabioyo, who may have been aware that Kane was lurking behind him

It was a quick reaction from Spurs to the frustration of seizing a gold-rimmed opportunity shortly before, of all people, Kane was the culprit Son hit him up with a glorious cross outside of the boot and Kane glanced cleanly at the free header, which was placed centrally outside the six-yard box. At Areola the exertion was light and direct

Fulham wanted to go up the left flank where Antonee Robinson pushed from the full-back and Ruben Loftus-Cheek drifted to cause overloads They checked early but had to wait for their first clear chance until the break in the first half and what a chance Chance that was Robinson’s breathtaking climb led him past four opponents and his cut-back was released by Maja for Lemina, just so he could lavishly lift

The spurs were stronger in the first half in a duel, especially in the middle of the field, and dangerous if they won the ball high up with Alli on the ball – always a bad sign for the opponent – Spurs might have before half time Kane wanted a penalty after an Aina challenge – there wasn’t enough contact – while Son tame after Alli threw a cross at the back post

Fulham’s fixtures won’t get any easier from now on – they still have to play against the other five members of the so-called Big Six – and the second half felt hugely important to them.They started it on purpose, pressing on the forefoot and bringing in Pace to worry Spurs, and the VAR intervention was a heartbreaker

Lloris had done well to save from Lemina after a setback from Ivan Cavaleiro, but when Fulham pressed again, Sánchez’s attempt to clear was bad and suddenly Maja rammed a nice finish home with it was unsuccessful

Joachim Andersen had extended Lloris with a header at the beginning of the second half while Adarabioyo hit another against the goalkeeper, but Fulham could not react to the blow of the inadmissible goal

Parker pointed out that if his team continues to perform like this, the feeling won’t sweep the pain away

will keep his team up

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/mar/04/fulham-tottenham-premier-league-match-report