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Team News: McArthur And Sakho Return

26 April 2017


Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has made two changes to his side for tonight’s visit of Tottenham Hotspur, with Mamadou Sakho replacing the injured James Tomkins.


The Frenchman is available for selection again after missing the 2-1 win at Liverpool on Sunday as per the terms of his loan agreement, and he replaces Tomkins who could be set the miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury sustained late on in that game.


Meanwhile, James McArthur is handed his first start since mid-February after struggling with a back issue in recent months, and he comes in for Yohan Cabaye who drops to the bench.


Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino meanwhile has also made two changes to his team after their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday, with Kyle Walker and Ben Davies coming in as wing-backs, replacing Son Heung-min and Kieran Trippier, as Spurs stick to their three at the back formation.


Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Sakho, Kelly, Schlupp, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend, C. Benteke. Subs: Speroni, Van Aanholt, Delaney, Flamini, Cabaye, Sako, Campbell.


Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dembele, Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli, Kane. Subs: Lopez, Trippier, Wimmer, Sissoko, N’Koudou, Son, Janssen.


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