Tottenham vs Fulham live score, updates, lineups, and result as Spurs try to return to top of Premier League
Son Heung-min and James Maddison put Tottenham 2-0 up against Fulham and on their way back to the top of the Premier League table.
Joao Palhinha forced a fabulous save from Tottenham goalkeeper Gugliemo Vicario from Andreas Pereira’s 12th-minute corner but that merely punctuated the home side’s domination of the contest.
The breakthrough came nine minutes before the interval when Fulham centre-back Calvin Bassey coughed up possession inside his own half and Richarlison found Son to cut inside for a trademark finish.
Bassey was culpable once again in the 54th minute as he booted the ball back to Tottenham and played Son onside to tee up Maddison for a slotted finish beyond Bernd Leno.
The Sporting News will be following the Tottenham versus Fulham match live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.
Tottenham vs Fulham live score
|2nd Half||Goal scorers|
|TOT||2||Son ’36, Maddison ’54|
Tottenham (4-3-3, right to left): 13. Gugliemo Vicario (GK) — 23. Pedro Porro, 17. Cristian Romero, 37. Micky van de Ven, 38. Destiny Udogie (12. Emerson Royal) — 5.Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 29. Pape Sarr (4. Oliver Skipp), 10. James Maddison — 21. Dejan Kulusevski (22. Brennan Johnson), 9. Richarlison (35. Alejo Véliz), 7. Son Heung-min (18. Giovani Lo Celso)
Fulham (4-3-3, right to left): 17. Bernd Leno (GK) — 21. Timothy Castagne, 3. Calvin Bassey, 13. Tim Ream, 33. Antonee Robinson — 18. Andreas Pereira (22. Alex Iwobi), 26. Joao Palhinha (10 Tom Cairney), 28. Sasa Lukic (6. Harrison Reed) — 14. Bobby Decordova-Reid (8. Harry Wilson), 30. Carlos Vinicius (7. Raul Jimenez), 20. Willian.
Tottenham vs Fulham live updates, highlights, and commentary
90th minute: Lo Celso leads a Spurs counter-attack. He delays his pass but Veliz can’t time his run and is offside.
87th minute: Spurs just need to sharpen up a little bit here. Cairney finds Jimenez and Vicario saves at the near post.
84rd minute: Big chance for Fulham out of nowhere as Reed picks up on some slack Spurs play, slots in Jimenez and Vicario stands firm.
81st minute: Triple change for Spurs as Son, Maddison and Richarlison make way for Brennan Johnson, Giovani Lo Celso and Alejo Véliz.
76th minute: Bassey has another shocker and Leno manages to deny Maddison. He got sent off on his debut at Arsenal. This has somehow been a much worse experience for all concerned.
72nd minute: Reed comes on for Lukic, freshening up a Fulham midfield that has had to get through an awful lot of running.
70th minute: Maddison whips in a free-kick form the right and Son glances wide. From open play or set pieces, it seems they’re never off one another’s wavelengths.
69th minute: Porro sends a raking pass towards Son but Bassey mops up and coolly pops off possession. It’s been an eventful night to say the least for the former Rangers favourite.
62nd minute: Another enforced change for Spurs, with Skipp on for Sarr. Silva looks to his bench again, with Wilson on for Decordova-Reid.
59th minute: Vicario comes way out of his goal to make a headed clearance and, in truth, makes a complete spectacle of himself. Willian can’t capitalise but that should shake any complacency that might have crept in for Spurs.
56th minute: Udogie has a knock of some sort so makes way for Emerson Royal.
54th minute: GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! James Maddison
Maddison gets the goal his sparkling display deserved but it’s wretched again from Bassey, who plonks possession back to Spurs and compounds matters by playing Son onside to tee up Maddison for a cool side-footed finish.
52nd minute: Kulusevski get away down the right and finds Son to tee up Richarlison, who blooters his shot somewhere towards the Lockwood Resevoir.
46th minute: We’re back amongst it. Marco Silva has opted to twist, with Iwobi and Jimenez replacing Pereira and Vinicius.
Halftime: Bassey, who hasn’t had the easiest of halves, carts into Hojbjerg. Luck rather than judgement prevents him from giving a penalty away. Palhinha almost opened the scoring for Fulham, but either side of that chance they were completely outplayed and Son’s goal is the least Spurs deserve for their efforts. At this rate, they’ll be cantering back to the top of the table about an hour from now.
45th minute: More Maddison magic, more scrambling chaos in the Fulham box. If they get into halftime at 1-0, they’ve had a result. Two minutes of injury time to come.
43rd minute: Ooohhhhh, teasing cross from Richarlison that Porro launches himself towards but can’t connect.
42nd minute: Palhinha gets on the end of Pereira’s delivery again but can’t divert goalwards this time.
41st minute: Fulham get to breathe and Willian sends a deep, searching cross towards Decordova-Reid, whose header is deflected behind.
40th minute: Somehow not 2-0! Maddison pulls the strings, Son pops off a backheel to Udogie and Kulusevski’s shot is deflected behind by Palhinha off his shoulder.
38th minute: Kulusevski arrows a devilish cross towards Son. Bassey partially atones for his part in the Spurs goal with a brilliant headed clearance behind.
36th minute: GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!! Son Heung-min!!!!
Vintage Son and Spurs are ahead. Bassey gives the ball away carelessly in his own half. Richarlison finds Son, who cuts inside with a couple of defenders paying close attention and lashes home right footed.
35th minute: Hojbjerg is booked for a meaty challenge. Palhinha must be darkly amused.
34th minute: Delightful feet form Maddison to engineer shooting space but his effort lacks power and is too close to Leno.
30th minute: Spurs and Richarlison agonisingly close to the breakthrough. Kulusevski tees up his colleague on the edge of the box and Richarlison sweeps a side-footed finish low and just past the right-hand post.
27th minute: Hojbjerg catches a shot somewhat better. That’s a really sweet strike, actually. But straight at Leno.
25th minute: Lukic sees an opening to shoot from 30 yards. It’s a horrid scuff that at least manages to make it out for a goalkick.
24th minute: Maddison to Son, who is just unable to thread it through to Richarlison. Suddenly, Fulham feel penned right back in again.
20th minute: Fulham have got a bit of a foothold now, having given Spurs notice of their threat in transition. It means things have settled down considerably after that frantic start. Well, apart from Palhinha putting in a leaping challenge on Udogie that could have been quite nasty. No card.
13th minute: They play a bit of NFL at this ground. Castagne’s body check to bring down Richarlison on halfway is somewhere between the two versions of football.
12th minute: Fabulous save from Vicario! Palhinha makes a meaty connection with his header from about 12 yards out and Spurs’ Italian keeper has to be at full stretch with a strong wrist.
11th minute: A Fulham attack, and a handy one at that! Decordova-Reid aims a low cross towards Vinicius and Romero has to clear behind.
9th minute: Maddison touches to Kulusevski and Fulham’s charging wall does its job. If you were to be hyper-critical, Spurs have probably over-complicated a couple of really good set-piece opportunities in the midst of this sparkling start.
8th minute: Kulusevski slips a pass through to Porro and Robinson fouls him juuusssttt outside the box.
7th minute: Palhinha leaves another hefty whack on Maddison, who’s running the game but finding that to be a painful business. Can Spurs make better use of this free-kick. Maddison chip to the far post, Romero nods back and Van de Ven volleys over. Good chance.
5th minute: Richarlison’s cross is headed away by Ream and there’s an offside in there somewhere to give Fulham some respite. This has all been heavily one-way traffic so far, though.
3rd minute: Maddison got absolutely clobbered playing that pass and has a free-kick in a shooting position. He tries to slip a short pass to Udogie, who clearly did not get the one-from-the-training-ground memo.
2nd minute: Palhinha snuffs out a Spurs attack looking for Maddison. He’s going to get through some work tonight, you expect. Spurs in the ball back high up, Maddison slips a lovely pass through to Son and Leno comes out to make a find early stop.
3 mins prior to kickoff: The teams are out and we’re almost ready to get going.
20 mins prior to kickoff: If Spurs win tonight, Postecoglou will set a new record for the most points gained by a manager in their first nine Premier League matches. Victory would move his side on to 23 points. The current record of 22 points is jointly held by Guus Hiddink and Mike Walker.
40 mins prior to kickoff: We’ve been over Fulham’s dismal league record in this fixture but they pulled through when the sides met in the Carabao Cup this year. After a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage, Silva’s side win in penalties.
“I think we are just focussed on this game tonight. In the space of two months [since that defeat] we have only improved so we just need to focus on that, and have our minds on this game in front of us,” Tottenham goalkeeper Gugliemo Vicario told Sky Sports.
58 mins prior to kickoff: Calvin Bassey makes his second Fulham start. On his first he was sent off against Arsenal. At the other end of the pitch, forward Carlos Vinicius starts against his former club.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) October 23, 2023
1 hour prior to kickoff: The teams are in. Cristian Romero has been passed fit to start for Spurs, with Hojbjerg making his first Premier League start of the campaign in midfield.
1 hr 15 mins prior to kickoff: Team news is a quarter of an hour away. The big question for Postecoglou is who fills in for Yves Bissouma, who earned a rash red card at Luton last time out. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg looks like the favourite to slot in, but don’t rule out Ange going for something a little more funky.
1 hr 40 mins prior to kickoff: Tottenham are on the crest of a wave at the moment but, even when they haven’t been in the best form, this fixture has tended to be kind to them. Spurs have won seven of the most recent eight Premier League meetings. Fulham claimed a 1-1 draw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for their only measure of success during this ongoing slump in January 2021. For the Cottagers’ most recent league win over Spurs you have to go back to a 1-0 triumph at White Hart Lane in 2013..
2 hours prior to kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Tottenham versus Fulham. Can Ange Postecoglou’s side maintain their unbeaten form this season? A win will take them back above champions Manchester City and to the top of the table.
Tottenham vs Fulham lineups, team news
Spurs are without Yves Bissouma following his red card against Luton last time out. Cristian Romero and Son Heung-min have each recovered from minor injuries sustained on international duty.
Tottenham lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Vicario (GK) — Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie — Hojbjerg, Sarr, Maddison — Kulusevski, Richarlison, Son
Fulham boss Marco Silva must do without Issa Diop due to a foot injury. Fellow defenders Kenny Tete and Tosin Adarabioyo remain out alongside winger Adama Traore.
Fulham lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Leno (GK) — Castagne, Bassey, Ream, Robinson — Pereira, Palhinha, Lukic — Decordova-Reid, Vinicius, Willian
Tottenham vs Fulham live stream, TV channel
The Spurs against Fulham match from the Premier League kicks off at 8:00 p.m. local time from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Below are the corresponding times, TV channels, and live streams to watch the match in regions around the world
IN CANADA: Watch this match in 4k on Fubo Canada (on 4k devices)
|USA||USA Network||Peacock, Universo, Fubo|
|UK||Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League||Sky GO, Now TV|
|India||Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 2 Asia||Hotstar VIP,|
|Hong Kong||Now Premier League TV (620), Now Premier League 1 (621)||Now Player, Now E|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 3||Astro Go|
|Singapore||Hub Premier 1 (221)||StarHub TV+|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport Premier League||Sky Sport NOW|
USA: This game is being broadcast on USA Network with streaming available via Peacock. There is also a Spanish-langue stream with Universo, while this London derby is accessible for Fubo subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.
UK: This match is available for live broadcast and streaming via Sky Sports services.