Loss has Fulham on the edge
Felix Magath side are two points away from safety,ahead of game with Hull City
London: Fulham squandered an opportunity to escape the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday after going down 3-1 at London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Felix Magath’s improving side had won their two previous games and they reacted impressively after falling behind to a close range Paulinho strike in the 35th minute, with Steve Sidwell equalising almost immediately.
However, secondhalf goals from Harry Kane and Younes Kaboul secured victory for Tim Sherwood’s Spurs, with Sidwell seeing a late penalty saved by Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Defeat left Fulham two points from safety, ahead of a home game with Hull City next weekend.“If we had got any points here, it would have been an extra point for us,” said Fulham manager Magath.
“We have to win our home games and I think we can manage it.”Sixth place Spurs closed to within four points of the Champions League places, although they have played a game more than both fourth place Arsenal and Everton. With leaders Liverpool not in action until Sunday, when they visit Norwich, Chelsea can provisionally take over at the top of the table if they win at home to bottom club Sunderland in Saturday’s late game.
Fulham slipped one place to 19th after Cardiff City moved above them on goal difference by drawing 1-1 at home to Stoke City. Marko Arnautovic gave Stoke the lead from the penalty spot in first half injury time after Kim Bo-kyung was contentiously adjudged to have tripped Peter Odemwingie.
( Source : AFP )