FA Cup

  • 45’ M. Kelly
0 Half Time 1
Round 5
White Hart Lane
Attendance 35,547


    • KICK OFF
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      FULL TIME! Palace advance into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and earn their first victory since winning in the last round against Stoke. Thanks for joining us throughout the match, but that's all from us until next time.
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      That's everything from the first half! Palace go into the break in front despite being fortunate not to be behind at one point. If the score stays the same for a while, expect Pochettino to introduce the likes of Eriksen and Chadli to the match as Tottenham search for an equaliser.
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      Just five minutes until kick-off. The fans are in their seats, the atmosphere is building and the players are in the tunnel. Not long now.
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      Pochettino opts for seven changes to his starting eleven from the Europa League clash, also handing 18-year-old Josh Onomah his first start in a Spurs shirt in the playmaker role behind Harry Kane. Whereas Pardew goes for just two changes, one forced due to the suspension of Papa Souare, which sees
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      Subs: McCarthy, Mariappa, Jedinak, Lee, Bolasie, Campbell, Gayle.
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      Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly; Zaha, Cabaye, Ledley, Mutch; Wickham, Adebayor.
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      Subs: McGee, Alderweireld, Trippier, Chadli, Eriksen, Mason, Winks.
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      Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Vorm; Walker, Dier, Wimmer, Rose; Bentaleb, Dembele; Alli, Onomah, Son; Kane.
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      Alan Pardew will be looking to use the fact Tottenham played not long ago to motivate his side here. With Europe no longer a possibility for Palace, the only chance they have left at success is this cup competition so they'll be taking this match seriously.
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      After drawing away to Fiorentina just three days ago, Tottenham will be looking to continue their fantastic form to allow themselves to progress into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Facing Premier League opposition, it will not be an easy task, however Crystal Palace's recent form suggest this sho
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      Hello and welcome to the live text commentary for the FA Cup clash between Tottenham and Crystal Palace. We'll be guiding you through all the action as it happens at White Hart Lane.
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      Palace get the match underway!
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      Tottenham are enjoying the early command of possession in this match, with Onomah getting the first corner of the match. Son whipped the set-piece into the box, but Alli's header was cleared off the line by Cabaye.
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      A handball shout from Crystal Palace after Zaha delivered a ball to the back post to Mutch, which the midfielder turned back into the box but it appeared to strike the hand of Bentaleb as the midfielder put the play behind for the corner.
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      Chance for Palace as a deep corner towards Dann is headed back across the box by the defender towards Adebayor, but the striker is unable to get on the end of the pass and the play is cleared by the Tottenham defence.
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      Walker receives treatment after going down following a challenge from Mutch. However, it appears as if the full-back is in some degree of pain as the physio attends to the defender.
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      Palace are using a high velocity pressing system here, with Wickham constantly putting pressure on the Spurs defence when they're in possession. Wimmer also gets caught out as the striker gets a toe on the ball, but fortunately he's able to find Dier.
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      A free-kick to Tottenham in a good position as Zaha nudges Rose to the ground on the edge of the box. Son took the duties for the set-piece, but his delivery is poor and is headed away with ease.
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      CLOSE! Almost an own goal by Walker following a miscommunication from the defender and Vorm as the full-back loops the ball over the goalkeeper, but fortunately he's able to get back in his net to claw the play out for a corner.
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      A fantastic opening 15 minutes to this FA Cup match, with both Tottenham and Crystal Palace refusing to sit back as they constantly try to take the match to one another. If this continues, we could be in for a classic!
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      Another wasted set-piece from Son. The South Korean had a good opportunity to deliver in a cross from a dangerous free-kick, but this time it's too deep and goes out for a goal-kick.
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      Tottenham attempt a training ground routine from another set-piece, but yet again it doesn't work. The home side have had some great opportunities from free-kicks but they're continuing to waste them.
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      A long ball forward is brought down fantastically by Dann, before shifting a great through ball to Ledley but Vorm is off his line swiftly to close the angle down and prevent the midfielder from opening the scoring.
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      CLOSE! Alli couldn't get any closer! The midfielder tried to place the ball in the far corner after a dazzling run from Son, but he's only able to hit both posts before Delaney is able to get back and hook the ball clear.
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      CLOSE! Tottenham are really pushing on here as Walker whips a cross into the box for Onomah to attack, but the midfielder slices his effort and it goes wide of Hennessey's goal.
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      This is becoming a real back-to-the-wall job for Palace now. Tottenham have taken command of this match, much to the delight of the home support. Hennessey's goal is living a charmed life and Palace must get a hold in this match again if they wish to stay level.
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      When Palace do get forward, they look most dangerous from set-pieces. With the height of Adebayor and Dann, the visitors are a real threat in the air and it's something Tottenham need to be aware of.
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      CLOSE! A glorious opportunity for Palace following a fantastic delivery from a corner. Vorm decided to stay on his line, allowing the ball to fizz across the six-yard box, but Wickham couldn't quite connect with it.
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      A high and hanging cross from Mutch causes confusion in the Tottenham box as Vorm fails to come and collect it, dropping the ball into the path of Ledley. However, just as the midfielder pulls the trigger, Wimmer puts his body on the line.
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      Palace manage to break forward with Zaha, Wickham and Adebayor, but the Togo international goes for the selfish option and decides to shoot instead of using his teammates, which was perhaps the better option.
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      STAT: Tottenham have lost just one of their last 14 FA Cup matches at White Hart Lane, winning ten and drawing three.
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      Palace have certainly managed to get a better hold on this match now, in fact they've been the better side of late, which has prevented the onslaught from Tottenham. However, they've not tested Vorm properly just yet.
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      SAVE! A fantastic save from Hennessey down to his right as Tottenham finally make use of a dangerous free-kick. A shot from Kane 25 yards out made the Palace corner push the ball around the post for a corner for the home side.
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      Despite a frantic first half, it appears as if we're going to head into the break level. Almost everything except from a goal has actually happened with goal line clearances and the woodwork being struck.
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      SI C. Eriksen SO W. Zaha
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      The introduction of Eriksen has came earlier than expected, but it's an attacking sub for Tottenham with Dembele making way.
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      Tottenham get the second half underway.
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      Tottenham haven't started this match as brightly as they did the last with the opening exchanges in this one being quite scrappy. The home side need to get control of this match soon if they wish to turn it around.
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      Despite the poor start to the half, it's not stopping the Tottenham fans from being in full voice, with most of their chants being aimed in the direction of Adebayor who they're clearly not very fond of.
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      CLOSE! Kane goes close with a great strike from a difficult angle. A toe poke from Alli puts the striker through, but Hennessey gets down well to tap the ball wide for a corner.
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      A wonderful drive from Alli to break away from the Palace midfield to drive at the defence, but his pass towards Son is poor and he's unable to find the South Korean international in the box.
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      Tottenham are applying the squeeze on Palace now. A penalty shout is coming from the home fans as Alli is brought to the ground by Delaney, but the referee is having none of it and waves play on.
    • 58'
      Frustration is starting to sneak into the Tottenham players now as Alli goes to get the ball off Cabaye for a corner but ends up bringing the Frenchman down. The home side will need to be careful that it doesn't effect their game.
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      Tottenham are becoming quite open at the back as they push players forward and Palace had the opportunity to counter, but a poor pass from Mutch towards Wickham breaks down the attack.
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      Bentaleb tries his luck from range with a snapshot as the ball falls to the midefielder in the air, but his volley goes high and wide as it dips too late to trouble Hennessey.
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      Great awareness from Walker on the right side to cut the ball back to Eriksen on the edge of the box creates a shooting opportunity for the Danish international, but the midfielder's shot doesn't worry Hennessey too much.
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      This is going to be a long match for Palace as the visitors fail to release the pressure on themselves time and time again when they get the rare opportunity to move the ball into the Tottenham half.
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      SI N. Chadli SO W. Zaha
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      As predicted, Pochettino introduces Chadli in this match with Son being withdrawn.
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      STAT: Crystal Palace have won two of their last 11 matches.
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      Fantastic work from Zaha to close down Rose and allow Palace to ease the pressure momentarily and win a corner for the visitors, but the set-piece amounts to nothing for the Eagles.
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      Whilst Eriksen's delivery has been better than Son's, Spurs are still failing to utilise their set-pieces as the midfielder's corner is headed away at the near post by Wickham to launch a counter-attack.
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      Cabaye collects the first yellow card of the match.
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      Tottenham are having real difficulty breaking down Palace in the centre of the pitch. Ledley, Cabaye, Delaney and Dann are doing a fantastic job and are forcing the home side out wide when they attack.
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      SI Y. Bolasie SO W. Zaha
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      Bolasie is introduced by Pardew to offer more on the counter-attack.
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      Kelly thought he had another opportunity behind the Tottenham defence as the ball is headed forward following a free-kick, but the linesman had his flag up after spotting a foul committed by Mutch in the box.
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      Palace are finally having a prolonged spell in the Tottenham half again as Wickham uses his body to shield the ball out for a corner, but Dann is unable to connect properly with the cross and Tottenham launch a counter-attack.
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      SI R. Mason SO W. Zaha
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      Alli's match is over as he's brought off for Mason.
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      Wickham had a fantastic opportunity to slide the ball to Bolasie inside the Tottenham box, but the striker goes for the greedy option and his effort is blocked, much to the frustration of his teammate.
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      SI M. Jedinak SO W. Zaha
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      Pardew uses his second sub as he brings on Jedinak for Cabaye.
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      Tottenham are no longer in complete command of this match, which bodes well for the visitors as they attempt to clutch on to this one-goal lead and progress into the quarter-finals.
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      Bolasie hasn't been on the pitch long, but he manages to collect a booking.
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      CLOSE! Chadli brings the ball down well and provides a lovely pass into Onomah, the 18-year-old opts to shoot, but his effort is blocked by Dann before it reaches Hennessey's goal.
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      DISALLOWED! Palace thought they had this tie all wrapped up after Bolasie's shot is turned in by Wickham, but the striker is ruled offside - correctly - by the linesman.
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      Palace have been extremely organised thoughout this match, which is a credit to both them and Pardew. Even since the introduction of Eriksen and Chadli, Tottenham are having issues breaking down the visitors' defence.
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      Rose gets a yellow card for bringing Zaha down as the winger broke away from him on a counter-attack.
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      G M. Kelly Assist W. Zaha
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      Fantastic work from Zaha on the edge of the Tottenham box to take a series of touches, allowing Kelly the time to overlap for the winger to provide the assist.
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      GOAL! Maybe not! Palace take the lead on the stroke of half time with Kelly striking a shot at the near post into the top corner, making it very difficult for Vorm to keep out.
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      Zaha uses his pace to race away from Eriksen and work a shooting opportunity on the left side, but the angle was against him and his strike across goal is collected fairly easily by Vorm.

    Line Up




    José Mourinho
    Roy Hodgson



    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 16 15
    Yellow Cards 1 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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