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Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Selhurst Park – Report
Crystal Palace 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham’s one-hundred per cent record was brought crashing to its conclusion at Selhurst Park following an instantly forgettable afternoon for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
The game appeared to hinge on Japhet Tanganga’s dismissal. The Lilywhites defender handed his marching orders after picking up back-to-back yellow cards shortly before the hour mark.
And when Wilfried Zaha fired Palace ahead from the spot after Ben Davies had been adjudged to have handled, the roof caved in on the North Londoners.
Odsonne Edouard, Palace’s recent signing from Celtic, marked his debut with a brace. Profiting from Zaha’s toil seconds after arriving as a substitute. He then added gloss with the host’s third – Conor Gallagher teeing him up in stoppage-time to tap in.
Tottenham now turn their attention to the UEFA Europa Conference League, facing Stade Rennais FC at Roazhon Park, Rennes on Thursday, September 16 (5:45pm). They return to Premier League action on Sunday 19 when Chelsea visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (4:30pm).
Crystal Palace: Guiata, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Kouyate (Milivojevic 67), McArthur (Capt), Zaha, Benteke (Edouard 83), Ayew (Olise 87) Subs not used: Butland, Tomkins, Hughes, Clyne, Kelly, Riedewald
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (Capt), Royal, Tanganga, Dier (Rodon 12), Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Winks (Davies 60), Lucas, Dele, Kane Subs not used: Gollini, Doherty, Gil, Ndombele, Omole, Markanday, Scarlett
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistants: Marc Perry and Timothy Wood
Fourth Official: Tony Harrington
VAR: Jarred Gillett
Assistant VAR: Lee Betts