The first half hour of Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to Craven Cottage played out as a pact between two teams determined to draw. Thankfully, somebody forgot to tell Clint Dempsey
The Fulham attacker played a ball off his chest at the top of the box, dribbled to the left edge of the six yard box before played a ball across goal from strike partner Diomansy Kamara for an easy, right-footed finish, making it 1-0 in the 30th minute.
If the goal stunned Spurs, it didn’t show, as the visitors quickly found Rafael van der Vaart in the middle of the area. His trap-then-chip when off the crossbar, the rebound falling to a perfectly placed Roman Pavlyuchenko, who finished for the equalizer.
After 31 minutes, it was 1-1 in London.