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Preview: Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace

20 February 2016

Despite not winning a league game since December, the Eagles will be aiming to keep up their good start to the FA Cup at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon when they take on title-challenging Tottenham.

It was only 29 days ago that Spurs ran out 3-1 winners at Selhurst Park thanks to a pair of wondergoals from Dele Alli and Nacer Chadli but after seeing off Southampton and Stoke City the Eagles will be eyeing the chance to knock out another top-flight team.

Tottenham meanwhile saw off Leicester City in the third round after a replay and then hammered Colchester United 4-1 to set up this tie, which is the sixth time the sides have faced off in the competition.

Both have two wins apiece, with the Lillywhites winning the last FA Cup meeting between the sides in the competition which also came at White Hart Lane back in 2003/04.


Mauricio Pocchetino: “The schedule in England is tough for players and staff to manage. We have a squad who can fight [on all fronts] but the mentality and culture of English players is that the Premier League is the most important competition in the world.

“Today we have a good mix, a good balance, and every game we play is our priority. We are in a position where we want to fight for every game in every competition.

“I can understand, because our position in the table it is a very big opportunity to fight for the Premier League but, for me, when you’re in a big club like Tottenham you need to fight in every competition and every game."


Crystal Palace: The Eagles could be boosted by the return of Joe Ledley, Yannick Bolasie and Dwight Gayle for this cup tie.

James McArthur and Jason Puncheon remain out long-term and Pape Souare is suspended.

Tottenham Hotspur: Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is out of this game as he has a shoulder injury that kept him out of Spurs' Europa League game against Fiorentina, with Michel Vorm expected to deputise again.

Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N'Jie are sidelined but Pochettino is expected to shuffle his pack between the team that lined up against the Italians on Thursday and the one that features against Palace.

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Taking charge of this one is Craig Pawson who oversaw Palace's away trips to Stamford Bridge and Goodison Park this season.

Referee: C Pawson
Assistants: P Kirkup and I Hussin
Fourth Official: G Scott


20th September 2015
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace
Premier League

Son Heung-min scored his third goal in two games to give Tottenham their first home Premier League win of the season against Crystal Palace.

The South Korea international signed this summer from Bayer Leverkusen, followed up his two goals in Spurs' mid-week Europa League win with the winning goal on the break.

His low shot under Alex McCarthy came after Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris had made a superb save from Bakary Sako.

Palace's Yohan Cabaye also hit a post.


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