Full Time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace
Tottenham Hotspur managed to hold on to a solitary goal to snatch all three points off Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace this weekend. The Eagles managed to hold on to a point for most of the game but Heung-Min Son’s strike was enough for Spurs to seal the deal.
Tottenham Player Ratings
Paulo Gazzaniga (8)
Called on to cover for injuries, Gazzaniga made a nervous start to the game but slowly settled in and made a number of saves to keep his side in the lead.
Serge Aurier (7)
His usual self on the flank where he was ever available in attack and was quick to stop any attacks at the back.
Jan Vertonghen (6)
Took up the lead role in Alderweireld’s place and hardly put a foot wrong on a rather comfortable night.
Davinson Sanchez (6)
Was caught out of position but the likes of Zaha consistently but did well to recover on most occasions, helping his side to a victory.
Danny Rose (7)
Used his pace and strength well to dominate his flank and give Palace no chance down the wing.
Eric Dier (8)
Started as a part of the back line and slowly shifted out and put in a shift at both ends of the field, adding versatility and balance to his side.
Moussa Sissoko (6)
Started in the middle of the park but was hardly effective, and was lucky to stay on the pitch until the end.
Harry Winks (5)
Started the game confidently but slowly faded away and was replaced at half-time.
Christian Eriksen (7)
Played a free role in the attack and created half chances consistently but was not as effective in front of goal as he usually is.
Heung Min-Son (7)
Failed to help add width to Spurs’ attacks regularly but was alert to the opportunity that fell to him, which put Spurs in front. Did well late in the game to see off Palace’s late surge.
Harry Kane (6)
Was rattled early in the game and failed to have the kind of an impact he usually does in front of goal. Came close to scoring once, in what was an off-day for the English ace.
Mousa Dembele (6)
Added some strength and creativity to the midfield which allowed Spurs to push on and break Palace in the second half.
Fernando Llorente (6)
Came on for Kane with 10 minutes to go and did not have enough time to stamp his name.
Ben Davies: N/A
Replaced Danny Rose in stoppage time.