Foyth victor helps Spurs head into global break in top four

Danny Woods
November 11, 2018

Spurs found the going tough in heavy rain against Roy Hodgson's men and lost Kieran Trippier to injury with just 22 minutes on the clock, the full-back limping off the Selhurst Park pitch.

But Spurs needed their captain to produce a big save as the game entered stoppage time from Alexander Sorloth to secure a fifth straight Premier League away win to move just two points behind leaders Manchester City.

The 20-year-old had a hard debut in the Premier League last weekend as he conceded two penalties in Spurs' 3-2 win over Wolves.

Argentinian defender Juan Foyth (second right) celebrates his victor as Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 1-0. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial.

Spurs were knocking on the door prior to half time, but were always vulnerable from the dead ball and Palace were close to taking the lead on 55 minutes when Tomkins peeled off Alli only to head into the side-netting.

The breakthrough for Tottenham came in the 66th minute when Foyth reacted quickly to Harry Kane seeing his header blocked.

STAR MAN - He'll be disappointed to be on the losing side, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka continued to impress with yet another solid performance.

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Newcastle and Cardiff have both claimed important Premier League victories while Burnley and Huddersfield picked up a point as the bottom sides boosted their survival hopes. Subs: Aurier 6, Son 6, Winks 5.

Palace are yet to score a goal from open play at home in the league this season.

With football kits from many different clubs ringing the perimeter of the pitch, a huge banner was unfurled reading: "Khun Vichai, Forever in our Hearts" as former Leicester managers including Premier League-winning Claudio Ranieri looked on.

A minor hamstring injury had meant the hosts, who last won in the league without their influential forward at Sunderland in September 2016 and have struggled for goals all season, starting Andros Townsend and Jordan Ayew in an unfamiliar front two.

Palace, on the other hand, were without the services of talisman Wilfried Zaha, who missed out through injury.

Crystal Palace have been floating around the middle of the table for most of the season but after getting only one point in their last five games, Palace are only two points above the bottom three.

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