For the first time since then, Dele Alli was in the opening line-up of the first round of the season when the team knocked down football in the English Premier League away Fulham 1-0.
Alli were very close to putting themselves one up after 19 minutes as Fulhamin Tosin Adarabioyo got through on the left, but failing in concentration, he shot the ball wide.
However, Adarabioyo was awarded a goal.
Fulham was very close to leveling on a few occasions.
Josh Maja did attempt a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball into the away fans.
Tottenham is eighth in the league table and Fulham is 18th on the wrong side of the fall line.
Everton defeated West Bromwich Richarlison in the second half with a 1-0 goal.
The win momentarily raised Everton to fourth in the league table.
Richarlison stretched his consecutive goal series to four.
Late in the Premier League, Liverpool will host Chelsea.
The Londoners claimed victory with a hit in the 42nd minute of Mason Mount.
Liverpool have now lost five of their last six Premier League matches and have already sunk to seventh in the league table.
Chelsea rose back to fourth with their victory, so Everton continues in fifth place in the series.
The top three are Manchester City, Manchester United and Leicester.
English Premier League - Thursday 4.3.
Fulham – Tottenham 0–1 (0–1)
19. your painting 0-1.
West Bromwich – Everton 0-1 (0-0)
65. Richarlison 0–1.
Liverpool-Chelsea 0-1 (0-1)
42. Mason Mount 0–1.