Harry Winks scored a 93th-minute header to earn Tottenham a dramatic 2-1 Premier League win at Fulham, but Mauricio Pochettino will be concerned about an injury suffered by Dele Alli.
England midfielder Alli had headed Spurs level, cancelling out a first-half own goal scored by Fernando Llorente – the striker deputising for the injured Harry Kane, who is out until March.
Alli could well be set to join Kane on the sidelines after limping off in the closing stages, but what looked like becoming a nightmare Sunday for Spurs at Craven Cottage was saved at the death by Winks.
Fulham scored two own goals in a 2-1 loss at Burnley last weekend, although one was later given to Jeff Hendrick, and the tables were turned when they took the lead in the 17th minute.
Jean Michael Seri’s corner from the right wing did not look particularly dangerous, but Llorente clumsily turned the ball into his own goal.
Llorente and Ryan Babel missed good headed chances, and Fulham then had a second goal ruled out for offside when Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home the rebound after Lloris had parried away a typically powerful Andre Schurrle drive.
Spurs improved after the break and they levelled in the 51st minute, Tim Ream’s fluffed clearance allowing Christian Eriksen to float a cross to Alli at the back post for a simple header.
Both sides had penalty appeals rejected and Llorente wasted another chance by heading wide Danny Rose’s cross, the left-back having earlier hit the crossbar with a deflected drive.
Alli hurt his left hamstring in the closing stages to add to Spurs’ growing injury list, but an unlikely pair of heroes combined to create the winner deep into stoppage time.
Nkoudou’s cross was inviting and Winks timed his run perfectly to nod in from close range.
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