LONDON: Tottenham surged to the top of the English Premier League after Son Heung-min and James Maddison secured a 2-0 win over Fulham.
Ange Postecoglou’s side extended their unbeaten run to nine league games thanks to Heung-min’s opener and Maddison’s first goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since his move from Leicester.
Tottenham bypassed Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool to go top with a two-point advantage over their nearest rivals.
Fulham are the only team to beat Tottenham this season, knocking them out of the League Cup on penalties in August.
They bounced back from that defeat with three league wins in a row to become one of the main contenders for the league title this season.
“They are quality players. Both are leaders at this club. They work hard for the team and credit to them,” Postecoglu said of Heung-min and Maddison’s performances.
Tottenham’s brilliant start under Postecoglou reignited the club’s dream of winning the league for the first time since Bill Nicholson’s side’s double in 1961.
Tottenham have not won any trophies since 2008 and the presence of the Australian manager has had an immediate impact.
Postecoglou now holds the record as a new manager for the most points in his first nine Premier League games, at 23 points, surpassing the previous record held by Mike Walker and Guus Hiddink.