Premier League
3 April 2019
Game week
0 - 0
2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London)


Son Heung-Min (G) 55' (assist by: C. Eriksen)
1 - 0
C. Eriksen (G) 80'
2 - 0


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Pochettino will be delighted with the victory and the second-half performance. Spurs return to third having ended a poor run in the Premier League and will have rebuilt some confidence this evening. They have several days to prepare for next week’s Champions League clash with Manchester City. Hodgson can take positives from the defence's display, though his side posed very little attacking threat until the final few minutes. Palace face a tricky trip to Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
90'+2 Son gets a deserved standing ovation as he walks to the touchline. Wanyama replaces him.
90' There are three added minutes.
83' Davies shoots from 25 yards on his left. It's always rising, though, and sails into the stands.
82' Lucas replaces Alli, who had a good night playing in a deeper midfield role.
81' Batshuayi had a very frustrating night. He is replaced by Benteke for the final few minutes.
80' GOAAAL! ERIKSEN MAKES IT 2-0! Eriksen is in the right place at the right time as the ball drops to him just outside the six-yard box. He adjusts his body position and swings his left foot at the ball, firing it past Guaita.
79' Hodgson makes his first change of the match, replacing Kouyate with Townsend.
77' Son has been brilliant in the second half. He's stuck in the corner with Wan-Bissaka and looks to have dribbled past, but the Palace full-back gets back to put it behind for a corner.
76' Spurs play through Palace's press, allowing Son to dribble at the Palace defence. He passes to Alli on the left, but Alli's low cross is cleared by Tomkins.
74' Vertonghen plays an inch-perfect pass out to Trippier. Trippier slides a pass to Eriksen, who drives the ball across the edge of the area to Son. His shot is powerful but straight at Guaita and easily saved.
72' Schlupp wins the ball after a spell of Tottenham possession and tries to counter. He is tripped by Winks.
70' Van Aanholt attempts a throughball to Zaha down the left. It's overhit and goes out for a goal kick.
69' Pochettino makes his first change of the night, bringing Rose off for Winks.
68' Spurs press high, forcing Palace to pass back to Guaita. He goes long, but does not connect well and gives the ball away to Spurs in midfield.
65' Wan-Bissaka carries the ball into midfield on the right and looks to find Batshuayi. His pass is stopped before it can reach Palace's front man.
63' Alli slides a throughball towards Eriksen down the inside-right channel. Van Aanholt anticipates well and intercepts.
61' Van Aanholt tries to pick out Batshuayi with a driven throughball, but it's just behind the Belgian and Spurs regain possession.
59' James McArthur has had 40 touches so far, the most of any Palace player. Eight Spurs players have had more than 40 touches.
57' Son plays a one-two with Eriksen outside the Palace box and spreads play to Rose. His cross is blocked.
55' Eriksen picked out Son after winning possession in the Palace half. He is credited with the assist.
GOAAAAL! SON PUTS SPURS AHEAD! Son dribbles along the edge of the area, setting himself up for a left-footed shot. A huge deflection wrong-footed Guaita and sent the ball into the bottom-right corner.
54' Davies carries the ball down the left flank and is barged to the deck by McArthur, winning a free-kick in a good crossing position.
51' Just wide! Batshuayi has a rare opportunity on the ball in the final third and jinks onto his right. His shot goes a couple of yards wide of Lloris' post.
49' Son turns on the ball around 30 yards from goal. He shoots with his right and his effort sails over the bar.
47' The resulting corner is headed clear to Trippier, who strikes the ball from 30 yards. It goes into the stands.
Alli clips a first-time pass out to Rose on the left. Rose's cross is deflected behind for a corner.
46' The referee blows his whistle and we are back underway for the second half.
Pochettino will be a bit disappointed with what he saw in the first half. Tottenham played with incredible intensity, but there was a lack of creativity in the final third. Hodgson, in contrast, will be very pleased with his side’s resolute defensive performance. Palace were well organised with McArthur, Milivojevic and Kouyate limiting space for Eriksen and Alli, but Batshuayi was unable to hold the ball up and was very isolated. Lucas is Spurs’ main attacking option on the bench, while Hodgson could turn to Townsend for an extra threat on the break.
45' There will be two added minutes at the end of the first half.
41' Alli, who was booked earlier, goes down dramatically after a challenge in the Palace half. A free-kick is not given and the referee decides against a second yellow for simulation.
38' There's chaos on the edge of the Palace box as Son, Eriksen and Alli try to control and make space for a shot. Alli eventually gets an effort off and it is blocked. Spurs are forced to build from the back again.
35' Rose looks to take on Wan-Bissaka out on the left wing. Few get past Palace's right-back and he defends well again, forcing the ball out for a throw.
33' Alderweireld finds Rose in space on the left. Rose is given time to cross and he puts the ball into the middle but cannot find a Spurs shirt.
31' Vertonghen jumps in front of Batshuayi to stop a Palace counter and carries the ball forward. He quickly looks up at goal and takes a shot from nearly 40 yards. It is blocked.
30' Rose flicks to Kane, Kane flicks to Son and Palace react quickly to put pressure on before the Spurs forward can get a shot off.
29' Alli loses control of the ball in Palace's half and runs into a challenge with Milivojevic. The England international catches the Palace man and is shown a yellow card.
28' Kane steps up to take the free-kick and hits it straight into the wall. Spurs get a corner.
27' Alli receives the ball on the edge of the area and cuts onto his left. As he moves the ball, Milivojevic lunges in and concedes a free-kick for handball in a dangerous position.
26' Trippier attempts another pass down the inside-right channel. Tomkins steps across and puts it out for a throw.
24' With Palace sitting on the edge of the area and Spurs unable to find space, Eriksen takes a right-footed shot from around 35 yards. It goes a long way over the bar.
21' Guaita hits a goal kick long up to Batshuayi. The Belgian loses out to Alderweireld and Spurs win it back.
19' Trippier plays a stunning long pass to Kane down the inside-right channel. Tottenham's centre forward goes for an audacious first-time effort which goes well over the bar.
16' Schlupp does well to win the ball off Sissoko on Palace's left. The visitors have a rare chance to put a few passes together.
14' Trippier switches play to Rose, who controls on the left of the area. He crosses after a touch, and Palace clear.
13' Spurs are playing with remarkable intensity in the opening minutes. Crystal Palace are struggling to get out of their half.
11' Van Aanholt does superbly to read Kane's throughball for Eriksen and make a last-man tackle to stop the attack.
10' Alli wins the ball inside Spurs' half and feeds it to Rose on the left. Rose quickly releases Son, who carries the ball into the area and is forced to turn back. He lays it off for Eriksen, but the Dane's effort is scuffed along the ground and trickles wide.
9' Trippier is looking quite dazed as he walks off the field. Sissoko is temporarily filling in at right-back.
7' Trippier is given time out on the right and hits a floaty cross towards Kane. It's way too high, and Guaita easily catches it.
5' Palace are sitting deep early on and are happy for Spurs to keep possession on the halfway line. A long ball forward is claimed by Guaita.
2' Son takes on a couple of defenders down on the byline and wins an early corner for the hosts.
1' The referee blows his whistle and the first Premier League match at Tottenham's new stadium is underway!
There's a spectacular opening ceremony taking place ahead of the first match at the new stadium. Singers, fireworks and an incredible atmosphere with only moments until kick off.
SUBS: Max Meyer, Andros Townsend, Scott Dann, Jordan Ayew, Joel Ward, Christian Benteke, Wayne Hennessey.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, James Tomkins, Martin Kelly, Patrick van Aanholt; Cheikhou Kouyate, Luka Milivojevic, James McArthur; Wilfried Zaha, Michy Batshuayi, Jeffrey Schlupp.
SUBS: Harry Winks, Lucas Moura, Paulo Gazzaniga, Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez, Kyle Walker-Peters, Victor Wanyama.
TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies; Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli; Son Heung-Min, Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose; Harry Kane.
Crystal Palace have won three of their last five and they are as good as safe. The Eagles are eight points clear of the bottom three and will move up to 12th with victory tonight. Few teams have been as effective away from home as Palace this season, and they will be quietly confident of making it three road wins in a row against an out of form Tottenham.
Tottenham have only picked up one point from their last 15 available and are under pressure in the top four race. Mauricio Pochettino’s side desperately need a result in their first match at the new stadium tonight as they will drop out of the Champions League spots if they fail to win and Chelsea beat Brighton.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League match between Tottenham and Crystal Palace.


H. Lloris
K. Trippier
P. van Aanholt
D. Rose
T. Alderweireld
L. Milivojević
J. Vertonghen
J. Tomkins
Son Heung-Min
C. Kouyaté
H. Kane
W. Zaha
J. Schlupp
M. Sissoko
J. McArthur
D. Alli
M. Batshuayi
C. Eriksen
A. Wan-Bissaka
B. Davies
M. Kelly

Additional info

A. Marriner
S. Ledger
S. Long
Fourth official
C. Kavanagh


Match Stats

Tottenham Hotspur Crystal Palace
57 Attacks (Dangerous) 21
8 Corners 2
8 Fouls 5
9 Free Kicks 8
7 Goal Kicks 11
0 Offsides 4
6 Shots (blocked) 0
9 Shots (off target) 4
9 Shots (on target) 1
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
24 Throw Ins 11

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