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H. Kane
Son Heung-Min
4 - 1
H. Kane
M. Doherty
3 - 1
G. Bale
H. Kane
2 - 1
45' + 1'
C. Benteke
L. Milivojević
1 - 1
G. Bale
H. Kane
1 - 0

Match Stats

64% 35%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 1
Total Passes 690 373
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That concludes our commentary of the Premier League fixture between Tottenham and Crystal Palace! We hope you've enjoyed it!
Tottenham are in action again on Thursday, when they host Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League - before travelling to face Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday. Crystal Palace take to the pitch again on Saturday when they play West Bromwich Albion.
After being pegged back late in the first, Tottenham were able to reassert their dominance in the second half - emerging with a fully deserved 4-1 victory. A frenetic 10 minutes after the restart saw Bale score his second of the match before Kane’s phenomenal strike from outside the penalty area doubled the hosts’ advantage with 40 minutes still to play. The captain would get his second goal to add to his two earlier assists 14 minutes from time, when his headed effort after a Son assist bounced its way easily into the empty net. Despite his introduction in the second half, Zaha offered little going forward to help his side out aside from hitting the post, as the hosts were simply the better of the two teams on the day. The win puts Spurs into sixth place, while Palace stay in 13th.
Carlos Vinícius
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Vinicius is booked for a late, cynical challenge. 
90' + 3' The fourth official indicates five additional minutes will be added to the end of the 90 for stoppages.
90' + 2' The free-kick well outside the penalty area is taken short to Van Aanholt, whose ensuing throughball into the penalty area is shielded by Doherty - allowing Lloris to come off his line to claim.
M. Doherty
Yellow Card
90' Zaha tries to turn Doherty and gets the legs taken out from underneath him. It’s a late yellow card for the Tottenham full-back.
88' Kouyate gets into a bit of trouble as he’s unable to clear the ball from his own penalty spot under pressure from Vinicius, but Cahill comes across to offer aid by whacking the loose ball out of the penalty area - only as far as Reguilon.
86' Mateta dribbles into the penalty area and walks around a sliding Sanchez, only to see his cutback pass to Zaha intercepted by a retreating Alderweireld. The referee blows play dead anyways, however, as Mateta was unable to keep onside during the build-up play.
84' Spurs are looking to hold possession near the corner flag through Lucas with just over 5 minutes remaining in the contest. The hosts have done the hard work, and now just need to keep everything in front of them and see out the result. 
82' Before the start of play today, Son had been directly involved in six goals in seven Premier League starts against Crystal Palace, scoring five times and assisting once. He only has more Premier League goals against Southampton (8) than he does against Palace (5).
Carlos Vinícius
H. Kane
80' Kane gets an early rest after involving himself in four goals today. Vinicius gets a chance to impress. 
78' There was a lengthy VAR check after the goal was scored to see whether or not Kane was able to maintain an onside position during Son's pass - but the video assistants see nothing wrong - as the referee awards Kane the goal. 
Son Heung-Min
76' He could have gone for goal himself from seven yards out, but Son opts to unselfishly play it square for Kane - who finishes with time and space! It’s an assist for the South Korea international - his first contribution to the score sheet today. 
H. Kane
76' KANE GETS HIS SECOND GOAL TO ADD TO HIS TWO ASSISTS! Lamela plays a fantastic chipped pass into the penalty area which goes over the head of Ward for Son - who immediately volleys a pass across the face of the six-yard box for Kane. The captain puts his header into the ground awkwardly, but a friendly bounce gets it over the line comfortably! 4-1!
J. Mateta
C. Benteke
74' A Palace switch with just over 15 minutes remaining sees Benteke - who scored the goal - replaced by Mateta.
72' With less than 20 minutes remaining, Spurs look a lot less inclined to push forward. The two full-backs have been instructed to take a deeper position, as Mourinho looks to organise his side to see out the victory.
M. Sissoko
H. Winks
70' An alteration in midfield sees Sissoko come on for Winks.
E. Lamela
G. Bale
70' Bale's match comes to an end with 20 minutes remaining in the contest. He's been fantastic today, netting twice and causing real havoc on the wing. Lamela is the man to replace him. 
69' OFF THE POST! Zaha finds some room on the edge of the penalty area and fires a low, quick, strike just before Winks was able to close down the space. The shot sends Lloris into a dive, only for the goalkeeper to watch the shot cannon off the woodwork and out!
67' Milivojevic’s flat corner-kick delivery is taken right to Lloris - who uses two fists to punch the danger away.
J. Schlupp
A. Townsend
65' Crystal Palace make their second change of the game, replacing former Tottenham player Townsend with Schlupp.
63' Play is stopped momentarily for Son, who appears to have injured the back of his head after a duel with Riedewald. The forward looks okay to continue, though a head injury will always require a little break in play to ensure safety.
62' Bale uses his left foot to put an inswinging corner into the penalty area for Kane - who rises over Ward only to put his header wide of the post.
60' Bale looks to play Doherty through into the penalty area, but Cahill’s fantastic last-ditch slide dispossesses the full-back and puts it out for a corner.
58' ALMOST A GOAL FOR REGUILON! Kane again looks to play set-up man, nodding Doherty’s cross backwards to the far post for the left-back - who can only manage to poke his quickfire shot into Guaita’s side-netting.
56' After working so hard to claw themselves back into the match at the end of the first half - Crystal Palace have let it all go to waste after a terrible first-10 minutes of the restart. They’ve been taken apart twice in quick succession - barely able to get on the ball in that time. It’s going to take quite the comeback from this position.
54' Bale hits a switch across the pitch to the left side for Son, who takes a touch to control the ball before cutting inside and firing an effort that sails just wide of the far post. 
M. Doherty
52' It's an assist for Doherty, whose reverse-pass teed up the goalscorer. It's a simple connection, but one that gives Kane all the time and space he needs! 
H. Kane
52' KANE MAKES IT THREE! TOTTENHAM ARE RAMPANT! It’s a sublime strike from Kane, who receives a pass from Doherty well outside the penalty area near the right corner and uses his right foot to sweep an incredible first-time finish past the goalkeeper! 3-1 to Spurs!
51' Having only scored four goals in his first 16 appearances for Tottenham this season in all competitions, Bale has since scored five in his last six games for Spurs.
H. Kane
49' It's two assists for Kane, the second one coming via his head - placing it perfectly in the path of Bale - who converts easily! 
G. Bale
49' BALE GETS HIS DOUBLE! 2-1 SPURS! The same combination that paid off the first time works again as Reguilon fires a cross into the far post for Kane, who nods it across the six-yard box. Bale is again waiting, but this time he uses his head - getting in front of Kouyate and beating Guaita high!
J. Riedewald
Yellow Card
48' Riedewald is unable to escape a yellow card this time, after sliding in and bringing down Lucas. 
46' Spurs get the match restarted from the kick-off! 
W. Zaha
E. Eze
46' A swap at half-time sees Zaha enter the fray in place of Eze.
Mourinho will need to adjust his half-time team talk after conceding, though it appears the XI on the pitch have the quality necessary to get the job done. Kane, Lucas and Bale have been asking questions of the Palace defence all half, though there are a number of options waiting for their chance on the Spurs bench - including Bergwijn, Alli and Lamela. For Palace, a draw would be a fantastic result, though perhaps they can turn a point into three by introducing their tricky talisman Zaha - who was left on the bench to start the match.
Despite thoroughly dominating the first half, Mourinho will be wondering how his side have let Crystal Palace back into the match - as the two teams head into the half-time interval level at 1-1. Bale had given the hosts the advantage after 25 minutes, tapping Kane’s pass into the empty net from close range after a lovely bit of work from Lucas. From there it was all Spurs, keeping their opponents to less than 40% possession with no shots. With the last kick of the half however, Hodgson’s side would force themselves back into the contest, as Milivojevic’s cross was turned home by the ever-willing Benteke. It was against the run of play, but having caught Spurs’ defence napping - it’s a fully merited strike.
L. Milivojević
45' + 1' The captain makes his impact felt with a wonderful assist, delivering an inch-perfect cross to the head of Benteke for 1-1! 
C. Benteke
45' + 1' BENTEKE MAKES IT 1-1 OUT OF NOWHERE! Completely against the run of play, Crystal Palace find the equaliser just moments before the end of the first half! Milivojevic is allowed time and space on the left wing, with which he puts a delicious cross towards the penalty spot. In between two defenders, Benteke rises highest and powers his header high into the roof of the net!
45' + 1' Townsend delivers the cross towards the near post, but Lloris is off his line to punch the danger away with two fists. 
44' Winks brings Ayew down on the right wing near the corner flag. With time almost up in the first half, can Palace use this chance to register their first shot? 
42' Since Crystal Palace’s return to the Premier League in 2013, Tottenham have kept 11 clean sheets in 15 top-flight meetings with the Eagles – more than any side has against another in the division in that time.
40' Eze takes a Palace corner, but it’s nodded up by Alderweireld before Reguilon is able to get a clearing touch to it.
38' CLOSE! Kane switches play with a powerful cross, finding Bale free on the right wing. The Wales international opts to play a cross into the penalty area for Reguilon, who meets the delivery with a great first-time volley - only to send his shot narrowly wide!
37' It’s Kane who takes the set-piece, sending his effort ricocheting off of the top of the wall. The ball deflects kindly to the far post for the isolated Lucas, who mistimes his volley and skews the ball out of play for a Guaita goal-kick.
G. Cahill
Yellow Card
35' Lucas goes on a slaloming run through midfield and gets taken down from behind by Cahill right on the edge of the penalty area. It’s a yellow card for the centre-back, who gives Tottenham a real chance from a set-piece. 
34' Ayew’s got to be careful after bringing Reguilon down rashly near the Tottenham corner flag. The forward has already been shown a yellow card for a cynical foul, though the referee won’t show him a second booking this time.
33' Reguilon sweeps a lovely cross into the penalty area, but Bale’s lack of forward movement allows Van Aanholt to calmly stoop down to make the headed clearance.
31' Crystal Palace have been second-best in the first 30 minutes, failing to register a shot of any kind. With only 30% possession and less than half the total passes of their opponents, it’s going to take much more for the visitors to reassert themselves. 
J. Ayew
Yellow Card
29' Frustration gets the better of Ayew, who tugs Bale down in midfield to prevent the Real Madrid loanee from venturing forward on a counter-attack. It's a yellow card for the Crystal Palace forward. 
27' Palace are attempting to respond immediately to going a goal behind, but Ayew and Eze are unable to create anything outside Spurs’ penalty area - as Reguilon and Alderweireld converge to close down the space.
H. Kane
25' As is usually the case, Kane is involved in the action, dribbling into the penalty area with poise before firing an inch-perfect pass across Guaita’s area for the oncoming Bale. It’s unselfish play from the captain, who gets an assist for his troubles.
G. Bale
25' BALE BACK ON THE SCORE SHEET! It’s as simple a goal as he’ll ever score, tapping Kane’s square pass into the corner of an empty net after Lucas was able to poke possession away from Milivojevic on the edge of Palace’s 18-yard box! Spurs have the lead! 1-0!
24' Doherty takes his space and steps forward into acres of space before firing a cross to the far post. Son is able to get his head to it but only to prod it forward to a team-mate, though Guaita cuts across and makes the save.
23' Kane latches onto the end of Winks’ leading pass into the penalty area, but Kouyate is there to watch his every move. After using Bale as a decoy, the England captain cuts inside and looks to pick out the far corner with a curling shot, but again Kouyate tracks his man and blocks the attempt.
21' Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace (W9 D2), their longest ongoing run against any side currently in the division.
19' Winks plays an ambitious pass over the top of Palace’s defence for the run of Son, but Guaita has enough time to step off his line and make a simple catch just outside his six-yard box.
17' Reguilon is again involved as he receives a reverse-pass from Son on the left wing and cuts inside before curling a weak-footed cross to the penalty area which is thumped away by the head of Cahill.
15' Spurs do their best to trap Ayew by the corner flag to win back possession, but Reguilon’s chipped pass down the flank is intercepted by a leaping Eze, who keeps the ball inside Tottenham’s half.
13' Kane picks up the ball inside the centre-circle and launches a pass forward to the left for Bale, but Van Aanholt reads the play perfectly and steps up to intercept.
11' Kane appears to be dropping deep in the opening 10 minutes, looking to get onto the ball before spraying passes forward to Son and Bale. While his distance from goal will give the Palace defence a little bit of relief, his ability to pick out team-mates should be cause for concern going forward.
9' Play is stopped for Ward, who fell really awkwardly after going up for an aerial duel with Hojbjerg. The medical staff is on the pitch to tend to the full-back immediately, but he gets to his feet relatively quickly; a positive sign.
7' GREAT CHANCE! Bale shows off his fancy footwork inside the penalty area, getting between both Van Aanholt and Eze before curling a lovely cross to the far post for Son - who sends his header right into the waiting arms of Guaita.
6' Townsend hits the byline and tries to whip in a cross, but Son comes all the way back to tend to his defensive duties, blocking the delivery and winning possession before earning his side a free-kick.
4' Ward gets himself into trouble after being unable to clear Kane’s cross at the far post - effectively giving it to Reguilon inside the penalty area. The full-back’s blushes are saved however thanks to Milivojevic, who tracks back and wins possession on the edge of the 18.
2' Riedewald is lucky to escape a yellow card two minutes into the match, after his sliding challenge takes the legs out from underneath Lucas. It’s just a free-kick for Spurs, though it could have been more.
1' Crystal Palace get the match underway from the kick-off! 
Crystal Palace make a single change from the line-up that earned a 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Wednesday, as an injury to James McCarthy allows Riedewald to start in midfield.
Spurs make three changes from the XI that beat Fulham 1-0 last time out. Reguilon returns to left-back replacing Davies, while Winks is in for Ndombele in midfield. The final switch comes just behind Kane, where Lucas is preferred to Alli. 
CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Scott Dann, Jeffrey Schlupp, Jack Butland, Connor Wickham, Michy Batshuayi, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Reece Hannam, Wilfried Zaha, Martin Kelly.
CRYSTAL PALACE XI (4-4-2): Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Cheikhou Kouyate, Gary Cahill, Patrick Van Aanholt; Andros Townsend, Jairo Riedewald, Luka Milivojevic, Eberechi Eze; Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke.
SPURS SUBS: Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Ben Davies, Joe Hart, Tanguy Ndombele, Steven Bergwijn, Carlos Vinicius.
SPURS XI (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Sergio Reguilon, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Matt Doherty; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Winks; Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura, Gareth Bale; Harry Kane.
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, let's take a look at how the two sides will line up today - starting with our hosts! 
It’s another season in mid-table for Crystal Palace, who find themselves eight points away from the relegation zone with 11 matches remaining in the season. That realisation seems to have set in, as Roy Hodgson’s side have failed to win in four of their last five matches. Despite the poor recent results, Palace will still be able to go within five points of Spurs should they win today, despite five places separating the two before the start of play today. 
Jose Mourinho’s side will need a victory today if they wish to remain in the hunt for the fourth and final Champions League spot - as Spurs currently sit five points back of Chelsea having played a match less. With two wins and two clean sheets in their last two Premier League fixtures, there’s no doubt that Harry Kane and company will be entering this all-London affair in a state of real confidence.
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