Ivan Cavaleiro Scores Late Goal to Stop Mourinho’s Third-place Hope
Fulham forward Ivan Cavaleiro scored a late header to deny Jose Mourinho’s chance of going to the English Premier League table’s third-place position. Ivan Cavaleiro helped his struggling side in the hard-fight against Tottenham in their fight to escape relegation.
The rearranged London derby favoured. The Portuguese forward’s finish cancelled out Harry Kane’s first-half goal. Harry Kane opened the scoring with a diving header to put the home side in front.
Ivan Cavaleiro sealed a remarkable turnaround for Scott Parker’s side. Fulham manager after the game came out to say it was “scandalous” to be given just two days’ notice to face Jose Mourinho’s men after Spurs’ game at Aston Villa was postponed.
But he is however pleased his side was able to share points with the North London side. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho failed to make it to the third-place position.
Jose Mourinho, speaking after the match said: “In the first half Alphonse Areola made some impossible saves, a couple of others in the second, too.”We have to kill a game, and we didn’t, but you have to keep a clean sheet, not make mistakes, so it was a very avoidable goal.
The markers are there, and there wasn’t even an advantage in terms of numbers.”Fulham was intelligent enough to understand how they play, change, become more defensive, and get results. I thought they were a bit lucky, but they were right.
“We have bad results and we should – and we could have – avoided these results.”