One victor, one loser as Tottenham defeat Fulham at Wembley

Aubrey Yates
August 19, 2018

Fulham lost to Crystal Palace 2-0.

Harry Kane was pleased to put his August goal curse to bed after netting in Tottenham's 3-1 victory over Fulham at Wembley on Saturday.

Wolves made a double change at the break, Leo Bonatini and Adama Traore coming on for Diogo Jota and Helder Costa, and had a glimmer of hope after 66 minutes when Jamie Vardy was sent off for a rash challenge on Doherty before Jonny Castro hit the post.

Bournemouth completed the turnaround amid more weak defending from the home side, scoring their second goal in six minutes through Steve Cook's header. "I think I am happy because it was a great goal, but he still needs to improve".

The Cottagers will be keen to bounce back from their opening weekend defeat to Crystal Palace but Merson is predicting another tough afternoon for Slaviša Jokanović's side as he feels Tottenham will ease to a 3-1 win at Wembley.

Premier League clubs can register a squad of up to 25 players, with changes only possible during the summer or winter transfer windows, with 18 named for each match.

And the 21-year-old opened his account for his new club, in doubling their lead against Wolves.

It was the seventh Premier League assist that Azpilicueta has provided for his compatriot.

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Against Everton on Saturday, Ings scored his first for his new club adding to a unusual accomplishment.

Kane will be desperate to win his third Premier League Golden Boot in four seasons after Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah took the prize last term.

After arriving at Craven Cottage on a season-long loan from Arsenal, Chambers' performance may not have encouraged Fulham fans. "I want to give the full credit to the players".

But this morning, Pellegrini ruled out West Ham offering the midfielder a contract.

The goal was Wilson's fifth in his past five league games against the Hammers, his best record against any side in English football.

"He will always be a good player, but for the moment he is not for West Ham".

The unbelievable summer may have ended in England both weather-wise and for the national team but apparently no one has told Kieran Trippier.

And it was soon 2-0 when Alvaro Morata scored only his second league goal of 2018, fed by a through ball from Cesar Azpilicueta 11 minutes later.

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