Premier League: Harry Winks' late goal earns vital victory for Tottenham against struggling Fulham

Harry Winks scored a winning goal in the third minute of injury time as Tottenham beat Fulham 2-1 to revive their unlikely bid for the Premier League title on Sunday.

The Associated Press January 20, 2019 23:54:17 IST
Premier League: Harry Winks' late goal earns vital victory for Tottenham against struggling Fulham
  • Harry Winks scored a winning goal in the third minute of injury time as Tottenham beat Fulham 2-1 to revive their unlikely bid for the Premier League title.

  • There was some bad news for Tottenham, though, with Dele Alli going off injured late in the game to intensify the team's striker crisis.

  • In Tottenham's final attack, Winks made a surging run into the area and met an inswinging cross by Georges-Kevin Nkoudou with a stooping header from close range.

London: Harry Winks scored a winning goal in the third minute of injury time as Tottenham beat Fulham 2-1 to revive their unlikely bid for the Premier League title on Sunday.

Premier League Harry Winks late goal earns vital victory for Tottenham against struggling Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur's players celebrate a late winning goal from Harry Winks against Fulham. AFP

There was some bad news for Tottenham, though, with Dele Alli — the scorer of its equalizer at Craven Cottage — going off injured late in the game to intensify the team's striker crisis at a critical period of the season. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min currently are missing for manager Mauricio Pochettino.

In Tottenham's final attack, Winks made a surging run into the area and met an inswinging cross by Georges-Kevin Nkoudou with a stooping header from close range. The win allowed Spurs to trim the gap to first-place Liverpool back to nine points after 23 of 38 games.

Fulham took the lead thanks to an own-goal by Fernando Llorente — the replacement for the injured Kane — in the 17th minute.

Alli equalised in the 51st, heading in powerfully from Christian Eriksen's cross, but didn't finish the match.

The England international, an attacking midfielder who can play up front, stayed down clutching the back of his leg after sliding into an advertising hoarding following a tackle. He eventually got up and hobbled to the tunnel.

Kane is out for an estimated two months because of an ankle injury, while Son has joined up with South Korea at the Asian Cup.

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