Ange Postecoglou’s shiny new Tottenham daybreak vanished by the River Thames as Fulham knocked them out of the Carabao Cup on penalties.
Postecoglou gambled on wholesale adjustments and misplaced, his staff outplayed for 90 minutes and lucky to take the tie right into a shootout, the place it was settled by Kenny Tete’s spot kick after Marek Rodak had saved from Davinson Sanchez.
It was not more than Fulham deserved, having outplayed Spurs and conjured sufficient possibilities to have gained the tie in 90 minutes however weren’t medical. An personal aim by Micky van de Ven gave them the lead within the first half earlier than Richarlison levelled early within the second.
Defeat means an exit on the earliest stage for Tottenham, extends their seek for first trophy since 2008 and punctures the feelgood issue generated by a promising begin underneath their new boss.
Spurs have been sluggish to search out any rhythm at Craven Cottage. Rising of their dreary third package, a darkish beige, formally described as “taupe haze” however resembling the muddy waters of the Thames, they promptly disappeared into the night drizzle.
Fulham beat Tottenham in a penalty shootout to advance to the Carabao Cup second spherical
Richarlison (left) pulled Spurs degree by scoring his first aim of the brand new season
Micky van de Ven (proper) handed Fulham an early lead after turning the ball into his personal web
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Postecoglou’s 9 adjustments to a staff that gained in type at Bournemouth within the Premier League on Saturday most likely didn’t assist.
His fringe assortment lacked cohesion, and ‘keeper Fraser Forster and centre half Sanchez appeared notably awkward as they tried to play out from deep.
Fulham have been faster and sharper, and will have taken an early lead when Brazilian striker Rodrigo Muniz was introduced with a terrific probability.
Antonee Robinson pounced on a poor move by Sanchez, sprinted down the left wing, tearing previous the Colombian defender and, in full stride, clipping an inviting ball excessive to the again submit. Muniz climbed above Van de Ven however his header slid huge.
Fulham continued to dominate and took the lead 19 minutes into the tie courtesy of Van de Ven’s second personal aim in 4 video games, after one at Brentford on his debut.
Tom Cairney collected a move from Bobby de Cordova-Ried and twisted previous Sanchez not as soon as however twice earlier than reducing a low cross into the penalty space.
Harrison Reed darted throughout Van de Ven with out making contact and the ball struck Tottenham’s luckless Dutchman and spun into the online.
Six thousand Spurs followers within the Putney Finish fell silent. The aim was a minimum of the house facet deserved and Marco Silva, serving a touchline ban for 3 yellow playing cards in as many Premier League video games, nodded his approval from the empty part within the still-incomplete Riverside Stand.
Brazilian striker Richarlison (center) scored with a thumping header from close-range
Ange Postecoglou has misplaced his first match as Tottenham supervisor after being knocked out the Carabao Cup
Davinson Sanchez missed from the penalty spot handy Fulham the benefit within the shootout
Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak (proper) guessed the suitable path and saved Sanchez’ (left) effort
Fulham’s Kenny Tete (proper) scored the successful aim to ship Fulham via to the following spherical
Silva, who accomplished the signing of full-back Timothy Castagne from Leicester earlier than kick-off, made six adjustments to the staff that began Saturday’s draw at Arsenal, however his midfield trio of Joao Palhinha, Reed and Cairney managed the primary half.
Forster stopped them from extending the lead with two saves from Muniz, the primary with a boot after the Brazilian, who spent final season on mortgage at Middlesbrough, burst clear and the second a superb response, dropping low to his proper to maintain out a header.
Regardless of a bench filled with first-teamers, Postecoglou’s response was to ship 19-year-old Dane Scarlett to play up entrance with Richarlison in a 4-4-2 formation.
Fulham 4-2-3-1: Rodak 7; Tete 8, Ream 6, Diop 6.5, Robinson 6.5; Reed 7 (Harris 77), Palhinha 7; Traore 6 (Wilson 61, 7), Cairney 7.5 (Francois 83), De Cordova-Reid 5.5 (Pereira 77); Muniz 6.5 (Jimenez 83).
Scorers: Van de Ven OG 19,
Unused subs: Leno, Mbabu, Vinicius, Harris, De Fougerolles
Supervisor: Luis Boa Morte 6.5
Spurs 4-3-3: Forster 6.5; Royal 5.5, Sanchez 5, Van de Ven 5.5, Davies 6; Skipp 6.5 (Sarr 72, 6), Hojbjerg 7, Lo Celso 5 (Scarlett 46, 6.5); Solomon 5.5 (Maddison 82), Richarlison 6.5 (Kulusevski 71, 6), Perisic 6 (Son 71, 6).
Objectives: Richarlison 56
Bookings: Skipp, Postecoglou,
Unused subs: Vicario, Bissouma, Maddison, Romero, Udogie
Supervisor: Ange Postecoglou 6.5
Ref: Josh Smith 6.5
The swap had the specified impact, serving to Spurs additional up the pitch and forcing Fulham ‘keeper Rodak into his first save of the night time.
Rodak turned over one deflected shot by Richarlison and noticed one other fizz by from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg earlier than conceding an equaliser, scored with Fulham all the way down to 10 males as a result of Kenny Tete had dashed into the dressing room to exchange a torn boot.
Tete’s strike within the penalty shootout ensured Fulham would advance to the following spherical
Fulham supervisor Marco Silva (left) watched from the stands as he serves a touchline ban for 3 yellow playing cards in as many Premier League video games
De Cordova-Reid, filling in at right-back, was unable to cease Ivan Perisic discovering house to ship the cross met on the again submit by Richarlison, whose header contained sufficient energy to beat Tim Ream’s tried clearance.
It was solely his fourth aim in 12 months since a £60million transfer from Everton and his first since Harry Kane’s exit.
Fulham hit again, creating clear possibilities to win it in 90 minutes. De Cordova-Reid sliced huge when clear via and sub Harry Wilson was denied twice, first by Sanchez then Forster. Raul Jimenez headed over.
Rodak made a flying save from former Fulham winger Manor Solomon, on the different finish, and Spurs boss Postecoglou was booked within the midst of a breathless end because the tie went to penalties.