Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace: Spurs stars rated and slated

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Spurs, who beat Real Madrid 3-1 in midweek, were subdued at Wembley but bounced back from their 1-0 defeat at Manchester United last time out in the Premier League.

Spurs cemented third place with 23 points from 11 games while Palace are stuck on four points.

"There's no point beating Real Madrid on Wednesday if you can't win at here at home on the weekend as well".

"We knew it would be hard today with players missing but we wanted to keep the momentum going".

Wilfried Zaha scuffed wide after taking the ball around Gazzaniga - Palace's best chance - but Hodgson refused to single out the previous week's last-minute goal hero.

"Gazzaniga only found out he was playing this morning and then came in and did really well".

Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - November 5, 2017 Tottenham's Ben Davies comes on as a substitute to replace Danny Rose.




Injuries to Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, and captain/goalkeeper Hugo Lloris assured that confidence, and Palace delivered on the threat.

The Argentinian saved brilliantly from Scott Dann, Andros Townsend and Luka Milivojevic before Son Heung-min picked out the corner in the 64th minute.

Palace looked the more likely to break the deadlock at the start of the second half and should have taken the lead.

Tottenham began to commit players forward and Zaha should have punished them when he was clean through but, after going round a poorly-positioned Gazzaniga, he shot wide with the goal at his mercy.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson brought on Bakary Sako for Joel Ward, but as his side pressed forward Son missed a chance to seal it, firing into the side netting when one-on-one with Speroni late on.

The goal came after 64 minutes when the ball fell to Son Heung-Min on the edge of the box after a cross was not properly dealt with and the South Korea global curled an outstanding finish past Speroni and into the corner.

Son is now the leading Asian scorer in the Premier League with 20 goals.

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