LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur rode their luck in the quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at Fulham last night thanks to an own-goal by Tosin Adarabioyo and the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
Victory dragged Tottenham back into the race for a Champions League spot with Jose Mourinho’s eighth-placed side on 42 points from 26 matches.
Seconds after an unmarked Harry Kane failed to head his team in front, Tottenham took the lead from a quick counter-attack in the 19th minute when Son Heung-min’s cross was met by Dele Alli before going over the line following a touch by Adarabioyo.
Meanwhile, Everton striker Richarlison continued his scoring form with a fourth goal in as many games to earn his side a hard-fought 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion.
Everton climbed into the top four to stay on course for a European club competition berth next season.
Their third successive win moved the Toffees to 46 points from 26 matches.
West Brom’s narrow defeat and their first loss in almost a month left them still deep in relegation trouble. They have 17 points from 27 games, nine points from safety, as they stayed second bottom of the table.