Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace

Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min curled in a superb winner as Tottenham laboured to victory against the Premier League’s bottom club Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side looked weary after their Champions League exertions over Real Madrid in midweek, but Son’s effort from the edge of the area on the hour mark proved enough to secure three points.

Palace’s best chance fell to Wilfried Zaha in the second half, but the winger missed an open goal after going around stand-in goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, who was making his Spurs debut.

The Argentinian, in for injured first and second choices Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm, palmed away Scott Dann’s header with a full-stretch save and also made crucial stops to deny Andros Townsend’s low strike and Luka Milivojevic’s point-blank header.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 6Sánchez
  • 15Dier
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 24Aurier
  • 17Sissoko
  • 29WinksSubstituted forDembéléat 45′minutes
  • 23Eriksen
  • 3RoseSubstituted forDaviesat 90+2′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-min
  • 10KaneSubstituted forLlorenteat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Trippier
  • 14Nkoudou
  • 18Llorente
  • 19Dembélé
  • 21Foyth
  • 33Davies
  • 41Whiteman

Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 24Fosu-Mensah
  • 6Dann
  • 12Sakho
  • 2WardSubstituted forSakoat 76′minutes
  • 8Loftus-Cheek
  • 7Cabaye
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 15SchluppBooked at 56mins
  • 10TownsendBooked at 45mins
  • 11Zaha

Substitutes

  • 5Tomkins
  • 13Hennessey
  • 18McArthur
  • 23Souaré
  • 26Sako
  • 42Puncheon
  • 44Riedewald
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
65,270

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamCrystal Palace
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away9
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Crystal Palace 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Crystal Palace 0.

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Ben Davies replaces Danny Rose.

Offside, Crystal Palace. Scott Dann tries a through ball, but Bakary Sako is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Jeffrey Schlupp.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Moussa Sissoko tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jan Vertonghen.

Offside, Crystal Palace. Mamadou Sakho tries a through ball, but Bakary Sako is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Jan Vertonghen.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Fernando Llorente replaces Harry Kane.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Bakary Sako replaces Joel Ward.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Serge Aurier.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Serge Aurier.

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur).

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur).

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur).

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, Crystal Palace 0. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Kane.

Attempt saved. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.

Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andros Townsend following a fast break.

Booking

Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace).

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Foul by Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur).

goal

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