Manchester City edge Brighton; Tottenham Hotspur held by Fulham

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Both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur required wins on Wednesday evening in order to keep the pace with the Premier League's top four — and only one of them pulled it off.

Pep Guardiola's City edged out Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 at the Etihad courtesy of a fine strike from Phil Foden. Raheem Sterling had the chance to put the score beyond doubt with a stoppage-time penalty at the end, but was unable to convert.

Jose Mourinho's Spurs, on the other hand, fell into the familiar routine of taking the lead before failing to see out the result as they drew 1-1 at home to Fulham.

Harry Kane's first-half power header put Tottenham in front and the visitors had goalkeeper Alphonse Areola to thank that the lead wasn't bigger courtesy of several fantastic one-handed saves.

Substitute Ademola Lookman changed the game upon his arrival, eventually setting up Ivan Cavaleiro for the equaliser and almost teeing up Ruben Loftus-Cheek to win it.

Re-live all of the major action from Wednesday's double-bill below.


90' Full time

That's it in London as Fulham hold Spurs after a spirited rally in the second half.

89' Ball in net... flag up

Son is well offside as a good Spurs move comes to him. He squares for Reguilon who finds the net, but it's ruled out.

87' Another Fulham chance

The visitors break before Anthony Robinson finds the ball with a bit of space on the left. He takes a touch but Ndombele blocks his effort well.

85' Five minutes left

Son heads an effort well wide. It feels as though there could easily be a dramatic late winner here.

78' Fulham almost turn it around

Lookman's introduction has completely changed this game. Another burst forward leads to the Charlton academy graduate threading Loftus-Cheek through, but Lloris makes himself big to block the shot with his legs.

74' Goal Fulham!

Great dribbling by substitute Lookman leads to a superb cross and a bullet header from Ivan Cavaleiro to level the game! 1-1!

71' So close!

Son outpaces the Fulham centre-backs and his shot beats Areola but lacks power, trickling onto the far post before being recovered and cleared by the away side.

55' Winks tries his luck

A nice long-range curler from the midfielder requires another save from Areola, who has done well to keep Fulham competitive.

46' Back underway

The second half has kicked off between Spurs and Fulham. The West London side have not earned a single point from a losing position so far this season. Can they change tht here?

45' Half-time

And we go into the break with the score Spurs 1-0 Fulham.

30' Should be two for Kane

This time it's Aurier with the ball in from the other side, but Kane appears to be bamboozled by a slight deflection on the delivery coming in and ends up getting under it, guiding the shot over the bar.


Fantastic ball by Reguilon from the left is powered into the bottom right-hand corner by the head of Harry Kane! Spurs have weathered a good Fulham 15 minutes to turn the momentum around and now they have the lead!

24' What a save!

Son stays onside to greet a lofted ball forward into the danger zone with a lovely diving header, and Areola is at full stretch to deny the forward again, one-handed!

18' Spurs so close!

Aurier bombs down the right-hand flank and drives a cross in which Son pokes towards goal and is kept out by great reactions from Areola.

15' Strong start by the visitors

It's Fulham who are asking the early questions. They've had a few speculative shots closed down, won several corners and Anguissa forces a parry by Lloris.

1' Spurs vs. Fulham kicks off

Now it's time for our second bout of the evening, an all-London affair between Tottenham and Fulham.

90' Full Time!

City hang on and those three points bring them up to third, with an additional game in hand that could potentially move them a point behind their city rivals Manchester United at the top.

90' Penalty City! It's missed!

City have the chance to put things beyond doubt, but Raheem Sterling cannot make it 2-0 from 12 yards.

80' Last 10 minutes

Maupay is nearly put in past the City defence by Trossard, as the visitors continue to threaten a late equaliser here. This hasn't been as comfortable as Pep Guardiola would have hoped.

60' Brighton come close!

A great cross by Bernardo flashes past the City goal and Propper is unable to get a finishing touch. It has been end-to-end football in the second period so far, to be honest.

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