It has been an even game at White Hart Lane, but Tim Sherwood will be disappointed that his side couldn't hold on to their lead once Paulinho had scored.
Spurs responded well, as moments later Fulham failed to clear a corner and allowed Younes Kaboul a free header at goal. Somehow though, the centre-back missed the target before a similar chance at the other end was tipped over by Hugo Lloris.
Their increasing pressure told on 34 minutes when Christian Eriksen's delivery allowed Paulinho to tap home from close range.
Fulham were back on level terms almost immediately as Steve Sidwell found space inside the box and held off a couple of defenders before slotting the ball past Lloris.
There were few chances after that, with Spurs controlling the ball against a resolute Fulham defence.