Preview - Tottenham vs Crystal Palace 5 Nov

Started by Bensergi, Nov 05, 2017, 10:35 AM

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Tottenham vs Crystal Palace

Having reassured Spurs fans that he's here for the long haul, Mauricio Pochettino will strive to continue the good work he has done at the north London club.

Since a 2-1 defeat in January 2015, Tottenham have won all of their last four EPL meetings against Crystal Palace. Palace's last win at Spurs was exactly 20 years ago, Neil Shipperley scoring a solitary winner.

Harry Kane is available again after returning from injury in the midweek Champions League victory over Real Madrid. He lifted his Wembley curse in the last EPL there, scoring in an emphatic 4-1 win over Liverpool.

Captain Hugo Lloris, though, misses out, joining Toby Alderweireld, Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela on the sidelines.

Palace have Mamadou Sakho and James McArthur back in full training, but Christian Benteke, Connor Wickham and Lee Chung-yong remain sidelined.


Match Stats:

  • Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace
  • Shots: 12-11
  • Possession: 68%-32%
  • Corner kicks: 10-9

Son Heung-min's second-half goal and a string of saves from back-up goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga gave Tottenham Hotspur a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.

Gazzaniga, in for the injured Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm, produced a superb save from Scott Dann's first-half header and after the break stopped efforts from Andros Townsend and Luka Milivojevic.

Wilfried Zaha had a good chance when he rounded Gazzaniga but could only shoot wide from a tricky angle before Spurs took the lead on 64 minutes when the ball fell to Son on the edge of the area and he fired home with his left foot.

Palace pushed for an equaliser but Spurs were able to hang on for their fifth win in six PL matches, while the Eagles remain at the bottom of the table, five points from safety.

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