Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace

(25′ mins): Against Palace side content to defend deep and in numbers, Heung-Min Son should have given Spurs the perfect start – the South Korean nodding directly into Vicente Guaita’s gloves after the rejuvenated Gareth Bale had picked him out. 

As it transpired, a mistake was the South Londoners undoing. Skipper, Luka Milivojevic was caught dawdling – Harry Kane centred – Bale on hand to convert the simplest of chances from close-range.

Brian Jeeves

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