Ademola Lookman came off the bench to lay on the equaliser as Premier League strugglers Fulham took their unbeaten run to five games with a hard-fought draw against Tottenham in their hastily rearranged London derby at White Hart Lane.
Lookman, on loan at Craven Cottage from RB Leipzig, took just seven minutes after coming on in the 67th minute to set up Ivan Cavaleiro for the goal that gave Fulham a valuable point in their efforts to escape the relegation zone.
Lookman’s assist took his goal involvement to five goals (two goals, three assists) in the Premier League this season which is more than any other Fulham player.
The England-born winger who is of Nigerian heritage and has pledged his international allegiance to the Super Eagles shared the pitch with Eagles defender Ola Aina who was on from the start for Fulham.
Cavaleiro’s goal cancelled out Harry Kane’s 25th minute diving header and came just minutes after Son Heung-min hit the post in search of Spurs’ second.
It was a remarkable result for Scott Parker’s side who were given just two days’ notice to face Jose Mourinho’s men after Spurs’ game at Aston Villa was postponed because of a Covid-19 outbreak in the Villa camp.
The draw means Fulham have now gone five league matches without defeat, which is their longest such sequence in the top flight in three Premier League campaigns since 2012-13.
Despite the point, the Cottagers remain in 18th place, two points from safety but with two games in hand on their rivals.
Spurs, meanwhile, spurned the chance to go third and remain in sixth place, six points off leaders Manchester United.