Richarlison scored but Fulham won a penalty shootout
Micky van de Ven’s first-half own goal gave Fulham a deserved lead, but Spurs leveled it up in an unusual way.
When Kenny Tete had to change his boot, the home side were reduced to 10 men, and Spurs took full advantage with Richarlison’s goal.
Fulham won the shootout despite Davinson Sanchez’s penalty being saved.
Tete, with a new boot on, scored the decisive spot-kick for the home team.
After Fulham dominated the first half against a sluggish Spurs side, Richarlison scored his first goal of the season to level the game.
Prior to the break, Fraser Forster made an excellent save to deny Rodrigo Muniz, who also had a couple of decent chances.
Manor Solomon’s curling effort from the edge of the box was saved by the goalkeeper late on as Tottenham improved after the break.
A free-kick from substitute James Maddison also struck the wall, but Fulham converted all their penalties to send Spurs home.
Fulham’s manager Marco Silva had to watch the match from the stands after picking up three yellow cards in the first three Premier League games.
An opening-day draw followed by back-to-back wins against Manchester United and Bournemouth have given Tottenham a good start to the season in the Premier League.
Therefore, Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou was able to rotate his squad and give others a chance to perform.
Only Richarlison and Van de Ven retained their places from the 2-0 win against Bournemouth, and this was a chance for the Brazilian to get off to a winning start as he looks to fill the void left by Harry Kane’s departure.
In the first half, he was mostly anonymous, with one notable shot easily blocked by Fulham’s defence.
Despite this defeat, Postecoglou will hope this will give him the confidence to kick on and start scoring goals in the Premier League.