After the lackluster performance against Brentford the last time out, Antonio Conte sought a response from his Tottenham team. Only a victory over Crystal Palace could quiet the clamor from the fans, who have already begun to express their unhappiness.
Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace first half
They needed a strong start against London rivals here since Antonio Conte’s team have lost the first goal in each of their previous 10 games across all competitions. Despite all of Spurs’ good intentions, Vicente Guaita, the goalkeeper for Palace, had a relatively unconcerned first half.
Hugo Lloris, who contributed to Tottenham’s most recent loss to Aston Villa, made up for it in part by making a wonderful save on a strong Jordan Ayew shot that was headed toward his right. Both teams had opportunity for growth as the first half ended in a tie.
Second-half action between Crystal Palace and Tottenham
Spurs overcame a wobbly restart to take the lead for the first time in 11 games. On his 300th PL appearance, Kane scored, rising highest to head home from a tight angle after being set up by a cross from Ivan Perisic.
The center-forward for Tottenham doubled the advantage with a signature display of skill. Kane received a solid pass from Bryan Gil, and with a deft touch, he was able to get the ball off of his feet and slam it into the far corner.
Spurs were exploiting plenty of space on the break as Palace advanced, and they soon scored a third goal to end the match. Son Heung-min was set up by Kane, who did the running, but the Korean was unable to find an angle and instead found Matt Doherty, who shot into the far corner. Then, Son scored in just his second league game of the year, racing in behind Marc Guehi after a Kane pass to put the finishing touches on a fantastic away day for Spurs.
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