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Analysis: Fulham 3-0 Tottenham

Son Heung-min
Son Heung-min

Ange Postecoglou was keen to say this poor defeat was not down to the absence of injured centre-back Micky van de Ven.

In the Dutchman's absence, January signing Radu Dragusin was given a first start but the Romanian allowed Muniz to drift into too much space for the opener and was beaten to the bouncing ball for the third.

He was not the only player to perform poorly and did make a good block in the first half.

In truth, few in a Spurs shirt left Craven Cottage with credit, with the team having started slowly, conceded a sloppy goal three minutes before half-time, emerged in similarly timid fashion after the break and conceded again within four minutes.

Tottenham had the momentum over Aston Villa in the top four race after their win at Villa Park last weekend.

This defeat threatens to halt that with Villa able to regain their five-point cushion on Sunday.

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