Tottenham Hotspur moved 5 factors clear on the high of the Premier League desk and continued their very good begin to the season with a win at Crystal Palace.
After a decent first half by which Odsonne Edouard went closest with a low strike that was pushed away by Guglielmo Vicario, the guests took management after the break.
They benefitted from an enormous slice of fortune with the opener when Palace defender Joel Ward turned James Maddison’s cross into his personal web.
However there was nothing fortunate about their second as a stunning transfer involving Maddison and Brennan Johnson ended with Son Heung-min firing house from six yards for his eighth objective of the season.
Jordan Ayew thumped in a surprising strike after taking the ball down on his chest in stoppage time for Palace, however there was to be no equaliser as Tottenham continued their fantastic type beneath new boss Ange Postecoglou.
The Australian has breathed new life into his aspect since becoming a member of from Celtic in the summertime and this win prolonged Spurs’ run to eight wins and two attracts from their opening 10 video games.
The victory means Tottenham transfer on to 26 factors, 5 forward of Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal, who each have a recreation in hand and may shut the hole over the weekend.
Maddison is Spurs’ key man once more
Postecoglou’s affect on the Spurs squad can’t be underestimated – he’s not solely having fun with one of the best begin to a season by a brand new supervisor in Premier League historical past, however has additionally guided his staff to their second finest begin to a top-flight marketing campaign.
Spurs’ finest ever begin got here within the 1960-61 season, after they amassed 30 factors from their first 10 video games and went on to win the league title. Whereas it’s early days, followers might be beginning to dream of of a title problem this time period too.
Key to Tottenham’s spectacular type this time period has been the irrepressible Maddison, who has appeared proper at house on this Spurs staff ever since his summer season switch from Leicester Metropolis, and it got here as no shock that he was on the coronary heart of each objectives at Selhurst Park.
Palace had defended solidly and maintained their form properly for 52 minutes, however they buckled when Maddison discovered area contained in the penalty space drove the ball powerfully throughout the face of objective to deflect in off Ward.
After that Tottenham, and Maddison particularly, discovered area extra ceaselessly and he performed a big half within the second, carrying the ball ahead and gliding into the field earlier than feeding Johnson, whose cutback was transformed by Son.
Maddison and Son’s skill to take care of their stellar type might be key in figuring out simply critically Tottenham can problem on the high of the desk because the season progresses, however proper now each gamers are trying unstoppable.
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- 16AndersenBooked at 90mins
- 3MitchellSubstituted forClyneat 70′minutes
- 8LermaSubstituted forFrança de Oliveiraat 79′minutes
- 9J AyewBooked at 90mins
- 19HughesSubstituted forAhamadaat 70′minutes
- 15SchluppSubstituted forRak-Sakyiat 60′minutes
- 22ÉdouardSubstituted forMatetaat 79′minutes
- 11França de Oliveira
- 37van de Ven
- 33DaviesSubstituted forEmerson Royalat 45′minutes
- 8BissoumaSubstituted forHøjbjergat 64′minutes
- 21KulusevskiSubstituted forBentancurat 90′minutes
- 10MaddisonSubstituted forGilat 89′minutes
- 9RicharlisonSubstituted forJohnsonat 64′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 7Son Heung-min
- 12Emerson Royal
- 18Lo Celso
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Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
Try missed. Matheus França (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the field is simply too excessive. Assisted by Jean-Philippe Mateta with a headed go.
Offside, Crystal Palace. Sam Johnstone tries a by means of ball, however Joachim Andersen is caught offside.
Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Guglielmo Vicario tries a by means of ball, however Bryan Gil is caught offside.
Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) is proven the yellow card.
Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the correct wing.
Foul by Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace).
Brennan Johnson (Tottenham Hotspur) is proven the yellow card.
Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Bryan Gil (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace).
Nook, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Pedro Porro.
Purpose! Crystal Palace 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) proper footed shot from the left aspect of the field to the centre of the objective. Assisted by Joachim Andersen.
Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).
Try blocked. Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked.
Try blocked. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Brennan Johnson.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Rodrigo Bentancur replaces Dejan Kulusevski.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Bryan Gil replaces James Maddison.