Claudio Ranieri says Fulham's late defeat to Tottenham is down to inexperience

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And with Son Heung-Min away on worldwide duty at the Asian Cup and Lucas Moura still struggling with a knee injury it leaves Spurs short up top.

Kane, who has suffered a similar sort of injury in each of the last two seasons before this one, has a history of returning quicker than predicted and has vowed to get back as soon as possible.

After splashing over £100 million in transfer fees to little success in the summer, Fulham added Dutch global Ryan Babel till to the end of the season from Besiktas on Tuesday.

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"I think it's wonderful, the fight until the end, the belief was fantastic and I'm so pleased, three very important points for us", said Mauricio.

"I've still not decided the starting XI, but it's one of the possibilities that we have in mind".

Tottenham fans are left anxiously waiting to see how they cope without talisman Harry Kane for the next couple of months, as the centre-forward has been ruled out of action until March with an injury.

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Then again, I would have liked to have played the game out better, kept it better and made them run after the ball more. Under Jose Mourinho, qualification for the Champions League appeared to be a distant dream for those at Old Trafford.

As for the Cottagers, Claudio Ranieri's side remains five points from safety following their 2-1 defeat away to Burnley.

Jean Michael Seri's corner from the right wing did not look particularly risky but Llorente clumsily turned the ball into his own goal.

If anything Fulham looked the more unsafe side with Ryan Babel making a lively debut.

Fulham's defensive frailty allowed Tottenham to level six minutes after the break.

But Fulham's decision to deliver a late free-kick into the Spurs area, rather than running the clock down, proved costly as Harry Winks headed the victor in the dying seconds.

Spurs emerged for the second half with vigour, though, and equalised through Dele Alli, who converted from a Christian Eriksen cross following a botched clearance by Fulham defender Tim Ream.

Alli went off with a hamstring injury, but still Llorente should have scored, somehow glancing a header wider from in front of goal.