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      Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace

      Spurs 3 Palace 1

      Spurs3
      Werner77'
      Romero80'
      Son Heung-Min88'
      Palace1
      Eze59'
      Sat 02 Mar 15:00(KO listed in users′ timezone)

      Premier LeagueTottenham Hotspur Stadium

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      Match Summary

      Summary:

      • One change from Palace as Eze returns for Edouard
      • Mateta’s half-volley blocked from close range
      • Johnstone clearance deflects off Son and goes wide
      • Palace goalkeeper then produces superb stop one-on-one versus Werner
      • Muñoz denied first Palace goal by sharp save from Vicario
      • Defences hold firm in entertaining first-half
      • HT: Tottenham 0-0 Palace
      • Tottenham start second-half the brighter, Werner going close
      • Mateta denied from close range after high pressing from Eze
      • Lerma block denies Son, who then hits the post seconds later
      • Eze hammers superb free-kick into the top corner
      • Johnstone denies Werner at the near post as Tottenham launch late siege
      • Son’s low strike whistles narrowly wide
      • Werner draws hosts level from close range
      • Romero heads in Tottenham’s second to complete late turnaround
      • Son adds a third in the closing stages
      • HT: Tottenham 3-1 Palace

      New Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner could scarcely have asked for a more difficult first away fixture in charge: the Eagles had not won away against Tottenham since November 1997, drawing just 2 of their 11 league fixtures in that time.

      But in a meeting of two aggressive, forward-thinking sides – Glasner had spoken ahead of the game of the need for intensity – an entertaining, and evenly-matched, first-half ensued.

      Palace were unchanged from the previous week’s 3-0 win over Burnley, other than the reintroduction of Ebere Eze – after a month’s absence through injury – for Odsonne Edouard, who moved to the bench.

      They enjoyed the first clear opportunity through Jean-Philippe Mateta after quarter-of-an-hour. The ever-energetic Daniel Muñoz won a free-kick which Jordan Ayew delivered low into the box. As it skipped up off the turf, Mateta caught a half-volley cleanly near the penalty spot – but Yves Bissouma, yards away from him, took the full force of the strike.

      At the other end, Tottenham’s threat was increasing, and a hopeful ball forwards for Heung-Min Son required Sam Johnstone to be quick off his line for Palace; his clearance cannoned off the Spurs captain, sailing well wide.

      Seconds later, Palace were indebted to their goalkeeper for producing a world-class stop one-on-one; with Timo Werner running clear for Spurs, the German was favourite to score but Johnstone somehow stood tall, forced him wide and then sprung to his left to keep his goal-bound effort out, before Tyrick Mitchell helped clean up the danger.

      It wasn’t all one-way traffic, however, and when Jefferson Lerma’s threaded through-ball took a deflection which threatened to give Muñoz a tap-in, only brave goalkeeping from Tottenham 'keeper Vicario – plunging at the Colombian’s feet – kept the scores level.

      The rest of the first-half adopted a similar pattern – Spurs threatening in possession, and Palace doing so on the break – without much by way of clear opportunity. The second, however, was in stark contrast, as clear chances arrived for both teams immediately after the restart.

      Werner was Tottenham’s chief threat going forwards and flashed another ball across the face of Palace’s goal which somehow avoided his fellow attackers.

      Moments later, high pressing from Eze on Romero saw the ball drop invitingly towards the feet of Mateta, but the forward – under pressure from two chasing defenders – was unable to get a shot away, despite initially bringing the ball down.

      Son would then twice go close in a frantic start to the half: the Tottenham captain was superbly denied from a corner by Lerma’s plunging block, before hitting the outside of the post with a first-time effort from Dejan Kulusevski’s low cross.

      Then, a moment of Eberechi Eze magic.

      After the England international had won himself a free-kick 25 yards from goal with a slaloming run on the counter – bodychecked by Rodrigo Bentancur – Eze picked himself up and hammered a dipping free-kick into the top corner, goalkeeper’s side.

      Eze and his Palace teammates celebrated wildly – but, sadly, those then gave way to a spell of Tottenham domination, roared on by the home crowd.

      After Johnstone had denied Werner’s rising drive at the near post, and Son’s low strike across goal had whistled narrowly wide, the home team eventually drew level on 77 minutes.

      Appearing to win the ball in a cul-de-sac, substitute Brennan Johnson beat two players and squared for Werner, who simply could not miss inside the six-yard box.

      Tottenham's turnaround was complete just three minutes later when a quickly-taken throw-in was prodded into the box by James Maddison, allowing Cristian Romero to flick home a header and put his team into the lead.

      And with two minutes left on the clock, a cruel break of the ball for Palace allowed Son to skip clean through on goal and send Johnstone the wrong way, finding the bottom corner to continue the Eagles’ difficult run of results on Tottenham territory.

      Tottenham: Vicario (GK), Emerson, van de Ven, Romero, Udogie, Bissouma (Lo Celso, 90), Bentancur (Johnson, 63), Maddison (Højbjerg, 82), Kulusevski, Werner (Sarr, 82), Son (Scarlett, 90).

      Subs: Austin (GK), Davies, Skipp, Dragusin.

      Palace: Johnstone (GK), Muñoz, Ward, Richards, Andersen, Mitchell, Lerma, Wharton (Hughes, 71), Ayew (Edouard, 71), Mateta, Eze (França, 66).

      Subs: Henderson (GK), Clyne, Tomkins, Ozoh, Ahamada, Plange.

      Match Blog

      Full-Time

      Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, Crystal Palace 1.
      90'+7'

      free kick won

      Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+3'

      free kick won

      Micky van de Ven (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      90'+1'

      Substitution

      Tottenham Hotspur
      Son Heung-Min(7)
      off
      Dane
      Scarlett(44)
      on
      90'

      Substitution

      Tottenham Hotspur
      Yves
      Bissouma(8)
      off
      Giovani
      Lo Celso(18)
      on
      88'

      Tottenham Hotspur Goal

      Tottenham Hotspur
      Goal!
      Tottenham Hotspur
      Son Heung-Min(7)
      Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, Crystal Palace 1. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brennan Johnson.
      82'

      Substitution

      Tottenham Hotspur
      Timo
      Werner(16)
      off
      Pierre-Emile
      Højbjerg(5)
      on
      82'

      Substitution

      Tottenham Hotspur
      James
      Maddison(10)
      off
      Pape
      Sarr(29)
      on
      80'

      Tottenham Hotspur Goal

      Tottenham Hotspur
      Goal!
      Tottenham Hotspur
      Cristian
      Romero(17)
      Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2, Crystal Palace 1. Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Maddison.
      80'

      free kick won

      James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      78'

      free kick won

      Destiny Udogie (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      77'

      Tottenham Hotspur Goal

      Tottenham Hotspur
      Goal!
      Tottenham Hotspur
      Timo
      Werner(16)
      Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, Crystal Palace 1. Timo Werner (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brennan Johnson.
      76'

      free kick won

      Micky van de Ven (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      75'

      Yellow Card

      Johnstone(1)
      Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.
      74'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Destiny Udogie.
      73'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Chris Richards.
      72'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside.
      71'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Odsonne Édouard is caught offside.
      71'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Jordan Ayew
      Jordan
      Ayew(9)
      off
      Odsonne Édouard
      Odsonne
      Édouard(22)
      on
      71'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Adam Wharton
      Adam
      Wharton(20)
      off
      Will Hughes
      Will
      Hughes(19)
      on
      70'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      69'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace).
      68'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Chris Richards.
      68'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Dejan Kulusevski with a cross.
      67'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Chris Richards.
      66'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Eberechi Eze
      Eberechi
      Eze(10)
      off
      Matheus França
      Matheus França(11)
      on
      65'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Brennan Johnson (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.
      65'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Timo Werner.
      63'

      Substitution

      Tottenham Hotspur
      Rodrigo
      Bentancur(30)
      off
      Brennan
      Johnson(22)
      on
      62'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.
      62'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.
      62'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Timo Werner (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.
      59'

      Crystal Palace Goal!

      Crystal Palace
      Goal!
      Crystal Palace
      Eberechi
      Eze(10)
      Eberechi Eze
      Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, Crystal Palace 1. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.
      58'

      Yellow Card

      Bentancur(30)
      Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      57'

      free kick won

      Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      56'

      free kick won

      James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      55'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Destiny Udogie (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Timo Werner.
      54'

      post

      Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Dejan Kulusevski.
      53'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
      53'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Daniel Muñoz.
      50'

      Yellow Card

      Lerma(8)
      Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      49'

      free kick won

      James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      49'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Timo Werner (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
      48'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Tyrick Mitchell.
      46'

      free kick won

      James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      First-Half Ends

      First Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Crystal Palace 0.
      45'+2'

      free kick won

      Yves Bissouma (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      45'+1'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Maddison.
      45'+1'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Jordan Ayew is caught offside.
      45'

      offside

      Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Timo Werner is caught offside.
      43'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      42'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur).
      42'

      start delay

      Delay in match (Crystal Palace).
      41'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Destiny Udogie.
      41'

      free kick won

      Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      39'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Joel Ward.
      37'

      offside

      Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Timo Werner is caught offside.
      37'

      free kick won

      Micky van de Ven (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      36'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      34'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Tyrick Mitchell.
      33'

      free kick won

      Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      31'

      free kick won

      Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      30'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Jordan Ayew is caught offside.
      30'

      free kick won

      Yves Bissouma (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      29'

      free kick won

      Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      28'

      free kick won

      Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      25'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.
      25'

      free kick won

      James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      21'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham Hotspur).
      21'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Daniel Muñoz is caught offside.
      18'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Timo Werner (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Son Heung-Min with a through ball.
      17'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      15'

      free kick won

      Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      13'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.
      13'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Ayew with a cross.
      12'

      free kick won

      Daniel Muñoz (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      11'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      10'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Micky van de Ven (Tottenham Hotspur).
      7'

      corner

      Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Eberechi Eze.
      6'

      free kick won

      Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      5'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jefferson Lerma.

      Kick-Off

      lineup

      Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

      Starting lineup

      13
      Guglielmo Vicario
      GK
      38
      Destiny Udogie
      DF
      17
      Cristian Romero
      DF
      80'
      37
      Micky van de Ven
      DF
      12
      Emerson Royal
      DF
      10
      James Maddison
      MF
      substitution icon82'
      8
      Yves Bissouma
      MF
      substitution icon90'
      16
      Timo Werner
      MF
      77'
      substitution icon82'
      21
      Dejan Kulusevski
      MF
      30
      Rodrigo Bentancur
      MF
      58'
      substitution icon63'
      7
      Son Heung-Min
      S
      88'
      substitution icon90'+1'

      Substitutes

      4
      Oliver Skipp
      5
      Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
      substitution icon82'
      6
      Radu Dragusin
      18
      Giovani Lo Celso
      substitution icon90'
      22
      Brennan Johnson
      substitution icon63'
      29
      Pape Sarr
      substitution icon82'
      33
      Ben Davies
      40
      Brandon Austin
      44
      Dane Scarlett
      substitution icon90'+1'
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