Harry Kane hat-trick sees Tottenham cruise past Fulham

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A Harry Kane hat-trick helped guide Tottenham Hotspur to a convincing 3-0 victory over Championship outfit Fulham in Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round tie at Craven Cottage.

  • Fulham 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3
  • Kane taps home from Eriksen’s cross
  • Alli misses a great chance
  • Kane adds two more

Match summary

Fulham were barely in the contest as Spurs dominated across the pitch. Harry Kane made it 1-0 in the 16th minute from Christian Eriksen’s cross.

The England striker would make it 2-0 just after half time after another excellent ball from Eriksen. He finished off the Cottagers in the 73rd minute after converting from Dele Alli’s through ball.


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Full Report

Tottenham Hotspur showed their class as they were dominant in all departments in the early going. It wouldn’t be long before they made their dominance count when Harry Kane struck home the first in the 16th minute after a good ball across the small box by Christian Eriksen.

A minute later Dele Alli spurned a great chance to make it 2-0 when he fired straight at Marcus Bettinelli when he perhaps should have scored. Fulham were creating very little although Floyd Ayite may have done better from Scott Malone’s cross just before the break.

After the interval, Kane would make the game safe in the 51st minute when he was on hand to convert another excellent cross from Eriksen, after the prolific striker had escaped the attentions of Tim Ream.

It continued to be one-way traffic in the second half although Kevin McDonald may have pulled a goal back in the 72nd minute but his header from Stefan Johansen’s corner went over the bar. A minute later Spurs would put the game to bed when Kane raced on to Alli’s excellent through ball to convert calmly past Bettinelli for his hat trick.

There were few further alarms as the Lilywhites cruised into the sixth round. Fulham were simply outclassed and didn’t have an answer for Mauricio Pochettino’s impressive outfit.


 

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