Tottenham Hotspur beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
Perhaps it is unfair to refer to Jermain Defoe as Tottenham's past, but given that he will soon be playing in the MLS for Toronto FC, it appears apt. And yet until that day comes, Spurs boss Tim Sherwood can rely on the striker to do his absolute best for the team, just as he did this afternoon.
Tottenham took the lead against Crystal Palace courtesy of Christian Eriksen, whose form since returning from injury suggests he has a vital role to play in the second half of the season. And Defoe came off the bench to wrap up the game with 18 minutes of normal-time to play.
The result means Spurs climb above Liverpool into fifth place in the Premier League, while Crystal Palace slip to the bottom of the table.