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The Tanner Report: a good week

This week Fulham earned a highly creditable point at the Emirates over high-flying Arsenal and on Tuesday deposited Spurs out of the Caribou Cup.

After losing at home to Brentford there was some trepidation over the next two Premiership fixtures – namely Arsenal and Manchester City away.

However, Fulham took a lead under a minute against Arsenal when Andreas Pereira exploited a loose back pass from Bakayo Saka to score.

Arsenal pulled 2 back in the second half and – with Calvin Bassey red-carded and Fulham now down to 10 men – a draw looked unlikely.

Joao Palhinha however side-footed the equaliser from a corner and the powerful and pacy Adama Traoré, recently acquired from Wolves, might indeed have scored a late winner.

We fielded a strong side on Tuesday against Spurs in the Caribou Cup.

After 90 minutes the score was 1-1 though Fulham had had the better of the proceedings.

In the penalty shoot-out Fulham scored all 5 whilst Marek Rodak saved the effort of Sanchez.

So it’s Fulham that go through to play Norwich later in the month.

Both results were achieved without Alex Mitrovic who has left for Saudi Arabia.

Its not been the easiest of times for Fulham with Saudi interest not just in Mitrovic but Head Coach Marco Silva and Willlian.

As well as Traoré, we signed the rated Leicester City right back Tom Castagne but at the time of writing have not acquired a forward replacement for Mitrovic.

Whilst still needing a 15/20 goal striker, we have achieved a solid start because of the consistency in the team.

Bernd Leno, Antonee Robinson, Kenny Tete, Joao Pahlinha, Harrison Reed and Andreas Pereira all put in 7/10 shits whilst club captain, ever-green Tim Ream, will soon be back after serving his suspension.

We look what we are – a mid-table outfit.

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About Alan Tanner

After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts