Premier League

  • J. Puncheon 80’
  • 49’ H. Kane
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 1
0 Half Time 0
Premier League
Selhurst Park
Attendance 24,193


    • KICK OFF
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      S. Dann goes into the referee's book.
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      That is the end of the first half, as we head into the break scoreless at Selhurst Park.
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      Good hands from Speroni as he grabs and holds on to a strong shot from Capoue. Two Tottenham players were waiting to pounce on a rebound, but the keeper ensured that would not happen!
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      Tottenham frantically send the ball forward as they chase an equalizer, but Palace remain firm at the back. They continue to sniff out every pass forward as stoppage time continues to wind down.
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      A. Guédioura gets yellow.
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      F. Campbell goes into the referee's book.
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      F. Fazio is cautioned by the referee.
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      WHAT IS HE THINKING!? First off, Zaha breaks into the area and has Campbell in the centre, but opts to go for goal himself as Lloris makes an easy save. Campbell gives him a bit of a knock and the keeper gets up and lashes out at the striker with an elbow! He is very lucky that Taylor did not see it
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      I am Alex Moretto and I would like to thank you all for joining me here today. Good bye!
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      FULL TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 2-1 TOTTENHAM. It is a storybook comeback from the Eagles who kick-off Alan Pardew's tenure with a massive victory! Goals from Dwight Gayle and Jason Puncheon erase Harry Kane's opener, allowing the Eagles to jump both QPR and Hull City, out of the relegation zone. Tottenha
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      HALF TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 TOTTENHAM. Both teams had one clear cut chance to open the scoring in the first half, but Eriksen was unable to hit the target for Spurs, while Lloris came up big to deny Murray at the other end. There were very few talking points otherwise, with a draw being a very fai
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      Alan Pardew is introduced to the fans over the loudspeaker and is greeted by a loud ovation from the home fans. They have had precious little to cheer about so far this season, but it will all be forgotten if they can start this new era with a massive three points.
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      Mauricio Pochettino will have to make do without Nabil Bentaleb for the next month as the midfielder is serving his country, Algeria, at the African Cup of Nations. This is a slight problem for the manager as the team runs thin at the heart of midfield with Ryan Mason suffering from a hamstring inju
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      TOTTENHAM SUBS: Kaboul, Lennon, Paulinho, Soldado, Vorm, Capoue, Davies.
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      TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Stambouli, Dembele; Townsend, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane.
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      Alan Pardew has made his mark on the team, as he opts to move Wilfried Zaha to the bench in place of striker Glenn Murray, who makes his first Premier League start of the season for the Eagles since returning from Reading where he was on loan. Palace will have to make due without Mile Jedinak who is
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      CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Mariappa, Hangeland, Guedioura, Campbell, Zaha, Hennessey, Thomas.
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      CRYSTAL PALACE (4-3-3): Speroni; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward; Bannan, McArthur, Ledley; Puncheon, Gayle, Murray.
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      It is amazing just how much can change in a month. Tottenham began December with a 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge and a scoreless draw against Crystal Palace at the Lane. At the time, they were looking like outsiders to finish in any of the European places, but fast forward a month, and with four win
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      The atmosphere will be electric for kick-off as Crystal Palace get set for their first Premier League match with Alan Pardew in charge. The Eagles currently occupy the third and final relegation spot, but remain a single point from safety. They gave Tottenham a real run for their money at White Hart
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      Good day Premier League fans around the world, and welcome to London! Selhurst Park is our venue today as Crystal Palace begin their new era under Alan Pardew against a streaking Tottenham side. I am Alex Moretto and I will be your in-game host, guiding you through the match LIVE as it happens!
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      Tottenham kick-off and we are underway at Selhurst Park! The visitors, moving right to left, are in their white tops, with Crystal Palace sporting their red and blue home strip.
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      Tottenham enjoy the bulk of possession early on, with Crystal Palace yet to get on the ball. The visitors have done little with it just yet, however, passing it about harmlessly in midfield. Moussa Dembele fails to connect properly with a shot from distance, and the hosts can finally see the ball fo
    • 5'
      STAT ATTACK: Since their return to the Premier League in 2013, Crystal Palace have yet to score a goal in three matches against Tottenham (D1, L2).
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      The two teams are feeling each other out in the early stages, with neither able to penetrate in attack as of yet. The visitors are enjoying the bulk of possession but have done precious little with it. Palace are pressing the ball well, which has made life a bit difficult on Spurs as they look to br
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      This is a crucial game for Palace and you can sense the nerves in their side early on. A few errant passes have seen them squander possession cheaply, and they are not making Tottenham work to win the ball back. Pardew will be urging them to settle down and get their legs under them, as he knows thi
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      Quite the cagey start to the match at Selhurst Park. Tottenham can ill-afford to slip up if they want to reinforce themselves as top four contenders, while Palace have the chance to jump out of the relegation zone with a victory today, thanks to results elsewhere earlier today.
    • 13'
      Sad attempt from Nacer Chadli who sees a poor touch run too far from him in the area. Seeing that the chance had gone begging, the winger went to ground in a heap, trying to win his side a penalty. It was a clear dive and he is lucky to escape without a caution, with Pardew arguing from the touchlin
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      STAT ATTACK: Tottenham have not kept a clean sheet on their travels since the opening day of the season at Upton Park, in a 1-0 victory over West Ham. They have conceded in all eight Premier League away matches since.
    • 17'
      It has been an incredibly sloppy start to this match from both teams. Tottenham have created little with their possession, and Harry Kane has started to try and do it all himself. He tries a shot from distance, thinking he's Gareth Bale, it would appear, but it makes for a comfortable save for Spero
    • 19'
      Glenn Murray is having a very tough go of things, as he is being left on an island up top. Palace have showed no intent to attack in the opening 20 minutes, which is shocking considering the amount of pressure they put Tottenham under at White Hart Lane in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
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      The hosts enjoy their first prolonged spell in possession, but nothing comes of it as Stambouli does well to stick himself in the way of Ledley which forces Palace to retreat. The ball is quickly given away and Tottenham can go back to passing it around aimlessly in midfield.
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      FRACTIONS WIDE! Much, much better from Tottenham, but they really should be in front! Kane takes a pass along the right of the area and picks out Eriksen in the centre. The midfielder has the goal at his mercy, with Speroni scrambling to get across, but he sends his shot wide of the near post! It is
    • 25'
      A. Townsend is cautioned by the referee.
    • 25'
      Andros Townsend is shown a yellow card for a cynical challenge as he pulls back Martin Kelly with the left-back beating him in midfield. The hosts are great from set pieces, so this will provide them with a good chance to send the ball into the area.
    • 27'
      BUNDLED OVER! The ball in is strong, and Dann is able to head it back into the danger area. Spurs fail to deal with it as Puncheon's touch falls to Delaney, but the centre-back sends his half volley well over the bar.
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      STAT ATTACK: Crystal Palace have scored 12 of their goals from set pieces this season, the highest total in the Premier League.
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      Speroni gets a needless touch on a cross from Danny Rose, which puts his side under pressure as Spurs win successive corners. Tottenham keep the ball in attack and Dembele sends a promising cross into the area, which Delaney is forced to head behind for yet another corner.
    • 33'
      Palace are doing an admirable job defending, preventing Tottenham from creating much, but the visitors are helping with their willingness to work the ball back to the defence. All this negative movement has made for a tedious first half, with scoring chances proving few and far between.
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      SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE OPENER! Tremendous save from Hugo Lloris, who rushes off his line to deny Murray. Tottenham looked very shaky at the back there as the striker was able to run through on goal, unmarked, only to be bailed out by the Frenchman!
    • 37'
      B. Bannan goes into the referee's book.
    • 37'
      Barry Bannan is issued the first yellow card of the day for Palace, as he slides in a bit late on Dembele. There was not much intent in the challenge, and there is no ill-will from the Tottenham midfielder following the tackle, but a card was certainly warranted.
    • 39'
      Crystal Palace are beginning to grow into the game and the play has been much more balanced in the last five or so minutes. The hosts will have to be pleased with their defensive work, but their pacey attack has been somewhat stagnant thus far.
    • 41'
      STAT ATTACK: Tottenham have lost just two of their nine away matches in the Premier League this season (Chelsea, Manchester City) and have been held scoreless just once.
    • 43'
      This new playing surface put down by Crystal Palace earlier this week has caused quite a few problems in the first half. Rose is the latest victim to slip up for Tottenham, causing yet another attack to fizzle out.
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      NO FOUL GIVEN! Worrying moments for Fazio as he is beaten for pace by Gayle, who gets in behind the defence. The forward takes a slight push in the back and goes to ground, but referee Anthony Taylor does not budge. It appears to be the right non-call, as it would have been a harsh foul and likely a
    • 45'
      The fourth official signals for one minute of stoppage time as Scott Dann is issued a yellow card for taking out the legs of Kane from behind, right at the halfway line.
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      SI A. Guédioura SO B. Bannan
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      A. Guédioura comes on for B. Bannan.
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      Crystal Palace kick-off the second half with one new face on the pitch. Algerian midfielder Adlene Guedioura is on to replace Barry Bannan, who was on a yellow card.
    • 48'
      Great start for Palace who are noticeably committing more men forward at the start of this second half. They win a corner and Tottenham look very unconvincing as they try and clear the threat. Finally, Gayle has a shot that Fazio blocks and finally Spurs manage to clear their lines.
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      G H. Kane Assist B. Bannan
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      Assist by N. Chadli.
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      It is harsh on Palace, as Kane took a pass in an offside position, but the linesman missed it. There was still work to do for the striker, however, who shows great control to turn a defender and then drive a low shot across goal, leaving Speroni pinned to his spot as the ball rolls into the bottom c
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      The goal is very harsh on the hosts, who have defended well and started this second half strongly. The missed offside will add a bit of salt to their wounds, but it is hard to stop a moment of brilliance like that.
    • 53'
      MAGNIFICENT REACTIONS! From a free kick, Tottenham again struggle to clear their lines and Dann keeps the play alive. The defender heads it back into the centre where Gayle meets it with a stab towards goal. It appears to be heading in, but Lloris gets his hands up to make the save and hold on!
    • 55'
      B. Stambouli receives a yellow card.
    • 55'
      FREE KICK MASTER! Scott Dann is proving to be a force on set pieces, getting his head to every free kick! Again he sends the ball back into the danger area, but Gayle's overhead kick is deflected safely into the arms of Lloris.
    • 57'
      STAT ATTACK: Crystal Palace have failed to score in five of their last seven league matches. Their last goal was scored by Scott Dann in the 86th minute of a 3-1 loss at home to Southampton on Boxing Day.
    • 59'
      Palace are enjoying more and more possession, as Guedioura's influence in midfield is already being felt. Tottenham's defence has proven to grow uncomfortable when put under pressure, but the hosts have looked most dangerous from set pieces.
    • 61'
      Pardew has to be pleased with the response of his side after falling behind, as they have in no way looked like folding. They have not yet become discouraged and continue to press for an equalizer. Tottenham will have to find their legs again, as this game appears to be getting away from them.
    • 63'
      It may be time for Pardew to make a couple of substitutions, as Gayle and Murray do not seem to be linking up as well as they would like. There appears to be a communication failure between the two of them, who are being left alone for the most part in attack. Zaha and Campbell are waiting on the be
    • 65'
      Totteham have 11 points from London derbies this season, a stark improvement over their record from last season. Palace, meanwhile, have yet to win one in this campaign and it is not looking good for them at the moment. There is very little happening out on the pitch, as the pace has slowed to a nea
    • 67'
      It is a very poor decision from Stambouli to slide in at the feet of Ledley, and somehow he has escaped without a caution! The midfielder was already on a yellow card and Palace are arguing he should be off!
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      SI E. Capoue SO B. Bannan
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      E. Capoue enters play, replacing A. Townsend.
    • 69'
      GAYLE CONVERTS AND PALACE ARE LEVEL! It is a perfectly struck penalty into the bottom left corner. Lloris had no chance of getting to that as the hosts are right back into this game!
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      STAT ATTACK: Tottenham have now conceded six goals from penalties in league play this season, the highest total among teams in the top flight.
    • 73'
      Totteham have woken up once again, as they try and regain this lead. Walker makes a nice run along the right, linking up with Townsend, but Delaney gets a good block in. The pressure stays on, but Dembele's ball into the area is defended well by Dann, before running safely into the hands of Speroni.
    • 74'
      SI W. Zaha SO B. Bannan
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      W. Zaha enters the game and replaces G. Murray.
    • 75'
      SI Soldado SO B. Bannan
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      Soldado comes on for B. Stambouli.
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      Kane tries to take on the whole Palace team, after picking up the ball at the halfway line, but there is too big a mob to get by. Spurs keep possession and Townsend sends in a cross, but the flag is up for offside as the chance fizzles out. The pace is picking up again for the final 15 minutes.
    • 77'
      J. Puncheon receives a yellow card.
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      APPEALS FOR A PENALTY NOT GIVEN! It surely looked like one, as McArthur's ball into the area for Puncheon is blocked by the arm of Walker. The defender did not have eyes on the ball, but the handball did prevent Puncheon from going through on goal! The striker is livid with the referee, charging ove
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      G J. Puncheon Assist B. Bannan
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      Superb build up play all made possible by the run of Zaha into the area, making quick work of Walker. The forward sends a ball into the centre, which deflects into the path of Puncheon. He runs onto it and side foots it past a helpless Lloris and into the bottom corner! Magnificent strike from the m
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      Tottenham are back on the front foot, desperately searching for an equalizer. Ledley and Soldado wrestle in the area as Spurs win a corner, which will delay it from being taken. Finally it is delivered into the area, and after a bit of pinball inside the box, Vertonghen's header is sent safely into
    • 84'
      STAT ATTACK: Tottenham have recovered 12 points from losing positions this season, the highest total in the Premier League - and of Spurs' five away victories in the league this season, four of them have come as a result of goals in the 89th minute or later.
    • 86'
      ANOTHER PENALTY REQUEST DENIED! Kane breaks into the area and goes down under pressure from Ledley. There was very little contact, and the striker was always looking for a penalty. Anthony Taylor wants nothing to do with it, much to the dismay of manager Mauricio Pochettino.
    • 87'
      SI F. Campbell SO B. Bannan
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      D. Gayle is done for the day. F. Campbell is his replacement.
    • 88'
      Rose goes in strongly at the feet of Guedioura, and is penalized for a foul. He gets up screaming at the referee, as Tottenham seem to be losing the plot here! Credit to referee Anthony Taylor, who has felt no pressure to make calls, despite heavy protests from both sides throughout the match. He ha
    • 90'
      SUPERB INTERVENTION! Eriksen tries to thread a ball through for Sondado, but Delaney stays with his stride for stride to slide in and send the ball behind for a corner. Meanwhile, the assistant referee has signaled for SIX minutes of stoppage time, much to the dismay of the home supporters.

    Line Up




    Roy Hodgson
    Mauricio Pochettino



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 8 13
    Yellow Cards 5 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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