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Trippier Evokes Memories Of Russia Free Kick, Kane Scores In August

Following a tumultuous week off the pitch given their stadium troubles, Tottenham Hotspur put Fulham to the sword at Wembley.

Spurs had gotten their campaign off to a winning start against Newcastle last week, but the victory was sandwiched between a summer in which they made no signings, and controversy surrounding a delay to the reopening of the new White Hart Lane.

The North London side look to be in good nick on the pitch though, making it two wins from two in the Premier League after a 30-1 win against promoted side Fulham.

The hosts dominated the first half, but were unable to break down a resilient Cottage defence. It took a superb strike from Lucas Moura just before half time to break the deadlock.

Though this looked to be a harbinger for a rout, Fulham came out after the break very much up for the challenge. Their pressure told as teenage prodigy Ryan Sessegnon passed from close range to set up Aleksandar Mitrovic’s equaliser 52 minutes in.

The Serbian missed a good chance soon after for his second, and the visitors were made to pay for their lack of clinical finishing.

Fresh off a heroic World Cup appearance, Kieran Trippier hammered home a free kick in the 74th minute, bringing to mind the glorious strike against Croatia in the World Cup semi final.

Soon after, Harry Kane made sure of the points, breaking his long-standing August hoodoo.

Spurs’ next fixture will be decidedly more difficult, as they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

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