Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace: New signing Son shows quality, scores winning goal

Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

  • 68" Son Heung-Min

Ref: Michael Oliver
Attendance: 35,723

White Hart Lane

Tottenham made it two wins in a row after a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

Tottenham Hotspur followed up last week's 1-0 victory over Sunderland with another 1-0 win this afternoon, beating Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.

After failing to win in the first four games of the season, Spurs have now made it two wins in a row thanks to Son Heung-min's goal against Palace.

Palace could have taken the lead in the first half, as Yohan Cabaye rattled the woodwork with a fine strike which flew past Hugo Lloris and crashed back off the post.

The Eagles then had another chance to go ahed in the second half, with Bakary Sako's rasping drive being tipped on to the post by Lloris, with manager Alan Pardew no doubt wondering whether it was going to be Palace's day having hit the woodwork twice.

Just moments later, Spurs took the lead as new signing Son Heung-min, who arrived from Bayer Leverkusen last month, produced a driving run before smashing the ball beyond Alex McCarthy and in to the goal.

Spurs then managed to hang on and claim the 1-0 victory, taking them up to ninth place, whilst Palace are down to eighth after his defeat.

Statistics

Tottenham Hotspur

Crystal Palace

Possession

57.1%
42.9%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Kyle Walker
  • Ben Davies
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Son Heung-Min
  • Eric Dier
  • Dele Alli
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes

  • Andros Townsend
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Tom Carroll
  • Clinton N'Jie
  • Michel Vorm
  • Federico Fazio

Crystal Palace

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Martin Kelly
  • Damien Delaney
  • Pape SouarĂ©
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Bakary Sako
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • James McArthur
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Yannick Bolasie

Substitutes

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Joe Ledley
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Patrick Bamford
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Lee Chung-yong

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