Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon hails Tottenham star Hugo Lloris for 'outstanding' performance

Hugo Lloris

Jason Puncheon was impressed but frustrated by Tottenham's Hugo Lloris at the weekend.

After a miserable midweek performance - There was only one way for Hugo Lloris to bounce back for Tottenham at the weekend.

The goalkeeper proved his display against Chelsea was an uncharacteristic blip by helping Spurs to a clean sheet in the draw with Crystal Palace.

His performance frustrated Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon, who felt only a superb display from the French international prevented his side winning at White Hart Lane.

He told Palace's website: "We had a lot of chances and even right up until the very end we could have got the breakthrough but their goalkeeper was outstanding today and made some really good saves to stop us taking all the points.

"He made a great save from Scott Dann's header and then again from Yannick later in the game are just two I can remember."

Lloris may just consider the display his best league performance since the beginning of the season. He has kept only four clean sheets - and of these, this was one he will feel he really contributed to strongly, equalling his number of saves as he did in the win over West Ham on opening day.

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Lloris had performed weakly against Chelsea, letting a soft Eden Hazard shot past him before an errant clearance led to Didier Drogba scoring a second.

The Palace display went some way to making up for that, and showed Spurs' fans and manager there is no need to worry about him.

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