Tottenham edge past Palace with Son victor

Nov 06, 2017, 00:26
Tottenham edge past Palace with Son victor

Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-Min became the all-time highest Asian goalscorer in Premier League history after scoring against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

South Korean forward Son Heung Min's 64th-minute victor was a well-executed finish - quite out of keeping with the rest of his performance and that of his team.

Dele Alli's absence from the teamsheet will have perturbed Spurs fans, but Gazzaniga's presence was most eye-catching, the former Southampton goalkeeper making his Spurs debut in place of the injured Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.

Spurs, who beat Real Madrid 3-1 in midweek, were subdued at Wembley but bounced back from their 1-0 defeat at Manchester United last time out in the Premier League. "I am very pleased with an important three points".

Rock-bottom Palace created by far the better chances, but found surprise Spurs debutant Paulo Gazzaniga in inspired form.

"There's no point beating Real Madrid on Wednesday if you can't win at here at home on the weekend as well".

I can't ask much more of what the players are giving for us.

Paulo Gazzaniga, the third-choice Tottenham goalkeeper, kept his team in the game, while Wilfried Zaha spurned a gilt-edged chance following a 57th minute breakaway.

There was a moment of worry for Spurs when Harry Kane needed treatment after a strong Timothy Fosu-Mensah challenge, but the home talisman was soon back on his feet and saw his side miss a chance when defender Danny Rose headed wide from Serge Aurier's cross.

Son could have made the game safe in the final 10 minutes but dragged his shot wide when well-placed but it mattered little.