Crystal Palace vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League result and final score as Spurs go five points clear

Tottenham overcome a new problem on way to extending Premier League lead

Crystal Palace 1-2 Tottenham: Spurs went five points clear at the top of the Premier League after finding a way through a compact home defence

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham hold on to maintain their unbeaten start with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Spurs dominated for the majority of the game, but were given a few early scares by Palace as Vicario made a couple of good saves to deny Ayew and Edouard. It took the visitors until the 53rd minute to find the breakthrough, with Maddison’s off-target shot being turned into the back of his own net by Ward. Son then doubled their lead with Spurs’ only shot on target in the game, finishing off a lovely move by firing it into an empty net. Palace staged a late fight back, with Ayew pulling one back with a lovely rifled finish, and Franca missed a great chance to equalise in the dying seconds. It’s a win that takes Spurs five points clear at the top of the table, and they now turn their attention to Chelsea. Palace’s winless run goes on as they stay in 11th. They travel to struggling Burnley next weekend. That’s all for today, goodbye!

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

FULL-TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 1-2 TOTTENHAM.

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

GREAT CHANCE! Was that the last one for Palace? It’s curled in by Ward on the right and Mateta glances it on to Franca on the left of the box. He’s quickly put under pressure by Porro and he blazes it over the bar.

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

Yellow Card Jordan Pierre Ayew

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

Yellow Card Brennan Price Johnson

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

That goal has given the hosts a massive confidence boost and Ayew manages to win a corner. Johnstone rushes up for it, but Vicario gets a glove on it and the Palace keeper has to track all the way back to his own goal.

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

Yellow Card Joachim Christian Andersen

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

VAR is having a look at a possible handball against Ayew as he brought the ball down. They’re taking a long time over this, much to the home fans’ frustration. After two minutes, they decide it did come off his chest and the goal stands!

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur

Assist Joachim Christian Andersen

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