Crystal Palace 0-4 Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Crystal Palace 0-4 Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Harry Kane scored twice in five second-half minutes and Heung-min Son ended his goal drought as Tottenham cruised to a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to lift the mood at the club.

It did not look like being such a comfortable night at the halfway stage, Spurs very much under the cosh heading into the break as they put in a timid display that was painfully familiar for their fans. Jordan Ayew and Joachim Andersen both went close to putting the Eagles in front.

That all changed after the break though, as the visitors ran riot. Kane got them up and running with a quickfire brace, before Matt Doherty extended the advantage and Son scored his first Premier League goal since September to cap a perfect night for Antonio Conte’s side and give them a first win since the World Cup.

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham latest news

  • GOAL! Son brings an end to goal drought

  • GOAL! Doherty puts result beyond doubt

  • GOAL! Kane quickly doubles the lead

  • GOAL! Kane heads Spurs in front from Perisic cross

Crystal Palace FC 0 - 4 Tottenham Hotspur FC

FT: Crystal Palace 0-4 Tottenham

21:51 , Matt Verri

Tottenham really needed that!

Brilliant second-half display. Kane with a brace, Gil impressive, Son back on the scoresheet, debut for White... dreamy for Spurs.

A much-needed boost for them.

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21:49 , Matt Verri

90+1 mins: Three minutes added on, Palace will be very grateful it’s not more.

They were really impressive for about 25 minutes leading up to half-time, but it’s all gone badly wrong for them since the break. Tottenham have blown them away.

21:47 , Matt Verri

89 mins: Son with a clever free-kick aimed at Kane, just taken off him as he was eyeing up a hat-trick and the match ball.

Spurs will have to settle for a corner, whipped in to the near post and it’s put behind for another one. That one comes to Sarr 30 yards out, fires an ambitious effort well wide.

21:43 , Matt Verri

86 mins: Doucoure tries his luck from a long, long way out and it’s a long, long way wide. Zaha not thrilled with that, shall we say.

Conte turns to his bench again. White and Davies on for Perisic and Lenglet.

21:41 , Matt Verri

83 mins: Perisic out to Emerson, plenty of room out on the right.

Cheers from the away end as he gets himself out of trouble - nearly even more cheers as Kane turns into space in the box, but he scuffs his effort.

21:38 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Great save from Lloris, tipping Ayew’s powerful strike behind for a corner. He wants that clean sheet.

Again the set-piece leads to nothing, nodded over the bar as Lloris watches it loop to safety.

Dan Kilpatrick at Selhurst Park

21:36 , Matt Verri

Gil is replaced by Sessesgnon for the final 15 minutes after being involved in three of Spurs’ four goals.

A breakthrough night for the young winger and proof, perhaps, that he is cut out for English football. Emerson is also on for Doherty - no boos this time.

21:35 , Matt Verri

77 mins: Sessegnon and Emerson are on, Gil and Doherty off. The two subs will have about 15 minutes to make an impression.

Pretty good time to come on, with your side cruising to a 4-0 win.

21:32 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Tottenham continue to fly forward, they want more goals here. Wouldn’t bet against it either.

Incredible how Spurs have run away with this since the break, a massive lift for the whole club.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-4 Tottenham | Heung-min Son 72'

21:30 , Matt Verri

What a second-half for Spurs!

The mask is whipped off in celebration. Now it really is a perfect night for the visitors.

Kane with the pass over the top, Son too strong for Guehi and he finishes well at the near post.

Dan Kilpatrick at Selhurst Park

21:29 , Matt Verri

This night could be a turning point in Spurs’ season and could not be more timely, with Arsenal their next opponents in the Premier League.

It has not been perfect but contributions from both wing-backs and a breakthrough for Gil are particular positives, and even Son has looked more threatening this half.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-3 Tottenham | Matt Doherty 68'

21:26 , Matt Verri

GAME, SET AND MATCH.

Bit of a scrappy goal but Spurs couldn’t care less. Kane involved again, finding Son in the box.

He is forced wide, cut back falls to Doherty and he fires it beyond Guaita to seal the win.

21:24 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Son clean through on goal, only Butland to beat... straight at the goalkeeper.

Offside flag is up, but that was still really poor from the Spurs man. No confidence at all. Kane it was who played him through with a lovely pass.

21:23 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Yet another Palace corner - they haven’t been able to make the most of these tonight.

This is a bit better, headed back into the six-yard box and Mateta nods his effort well over the bar. Tricky one for the striker.

First change for Tottenham. Sarr coming on to replace Skipp in midfield.

21:21 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Great effort from Olise!

Running onto it, sends a curling strike towards the far post first-time but doesn’t get quite enough whip on it.

21:18 , Matt Verri

61 mins: Should really be 3-0... or not, offside flag goes up.

Kane is away down the right, has the freedom of the Palace half as Doherty slides it through.

His cut back misses Son but comes through to Perisic, who sees his low effort blocked. Not that it matters in the slightest.

21:15 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Palace seeing plenty of the ball, but Spurs won’t mind that. The visitors are happy to sit back in their shape with the two-goal lead.

Eze with a loose pass in midfield, no space for the Palace players in the final third.

Dan Kilpatrick at Selhurst Park

21:12 , Matt Verri

The away end has found their voice and respond to the goals with chants of “Antonio” quickly followed by “We want Levy out”.

Spurs fans are making it clear where their loyalties lie.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-2 Tottenham | Harry Kane 53'

21:11 , Matt Verri

YES THEY CAN!

Gil with a nice pass through to Kane, and it’s a superb finish into the far corner. Absolutely ruthless.

21:08 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Tottenham fans chanting Conte’s name, they’re in fine voice now.

A rare feeling for Spurs - they’ve scored the first goal in a match. Can they stay on the front foot now and take real control of the game?

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham | Harry Kane 48'

21:06 , Matt Verri

SPURS TAKE THE LEAD!

Out of nothing! Finally Tottenham take the lead in a Premier League match.

Brilliant ball in from Perisic, Kane there at the back post to nod home past Guaita.

21:04 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Appeals for a Palace penalty, mainly from the fans though. Ward’s strike from a corner does hit Doherty’s arm but never getting a penalty for that.

Another corner, Olise swings it in but too close to Lloris and the Spurs captain can claim.

Back underway!

21:03 , Matt Verri

Up and running again in south London.

21:01 , Matt Verri

Nine shots, two on target for Palace in that first half. Tottenham’s only shot on target was a tame effort from Gil early on.

Spurs once again have to pick things up after the break... significantly too.

Would have been a decent goal...

20:53 , Matt Verri

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Dan Kilpatrick at Selhurst Park

20:50 , Matt Verri

Spurs started well (at least by recent standards) but Palace had the two best chances of the half, a Lloris save from Ayew & Andersen’s strike.

The midfield looks rusty and it’s still Son’s brother.

HT: Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

20:47 , Matt Verri

That was fairly miserable from Tottenham, once again.

Visitors started relatively decently but completely fell away for much of the opening period, Palace well on top.

Ayew the closest to opening the scoring, denied by a good save from Lloris.

20:45 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Tottenham’s first attack in quite some time, ends with Kane having a shot blocked from 20 yards out.

Visitors will be happy to hear the half-time whistle with it still goalless, they’ve been under real pressure.

20:42 , Matt Verri

42 mins: Palace too keen to go down in the box, first Eze when there’s no real contact and then Zaha as he drives past Romero.

Skipp finally does earn himself a yellow card, this time catching Ayew late on the halfway line. Can have no complaints. Much like Spurs as a whole, Skipp has really struggled in the last 20 minutes or so.

20:40 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Ridiculous from Perisic who flies out of defence and gets completely done by a flicked Olise pass to Doucoure.

Midfielder finds Zaha, looks to work it onto his right foot but Gil does well to close him down.

Dan Kilpatrick at Selhurst Park

20:39 , Matt Verri

It’s been all Palace for the last 10 minutes and Spurs are being overrun in the middle of the park. Skipp started the game well but Zaha has already ghosted past him twice and he just lost out to Eze, too.

20:37 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Eze seeing more and more of the ball, which is a problem for Spurs. Skipp fortunate to avoid a yellow card as he drags the Palace man back, advantage is played and it’s corner for the hosts. Again.

Straight in this time, Andersen with the header but it just loops up for Lloris.

20:34 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Kane loses it cheaply, here come Palace again. Olise into the box, onto that left foot and the low effort is deflected wide. Yet another corner coming up.

Taken short as Zaha skips past Gil. Back out to Eze, shot from distance is blocked. Zaha with another chance to run with it, into the box but the door is eventually shut on him.

20:31 , Matt Verri

31 mins: Spurs clear it away, Lloris off his line to punch the ball to safety.

Visitors struggling to get a touch at the moment. Olise with a right-footed cross this time, again it’s dealt with well by the centre-backs.

Comes out to Andersen, it’s a stunning strike from 30 yards but just wide! Lloris was very, very worried.

20:30 , Matt Verri

29 mins: Palace corner, Tottenham being pushed back.

Olise swings it in, falls for Doucoure who takes a massive swipe at thin air. Did not trouble the ball.

Palace stay on the attack, Schlupp looks to pick out Ayew and Lenglet flicks it behind for another corner.

20:27 , Matt Verri

27 mins: BIG SAVE.

Zaha jinks inside past Gil and Skipp, flicking a pass inside to Ayew in the box. The striker works it onto his rigth foot as the space opens up, Lloris gets down well to keep it out.

20:26 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Anderson with a brilliant pass through the lines, Eze collects and has space in the Spurs half.

Looks to slide a cute pass through to Zaha, can’t quite pull it off and Lloris is out to claim. Palace growing back into the match, decent spell for the hosts.

20:24 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Olise looks the most likely to make something happen for Palace.

He drifts inside again onto that left foot and whips a cross into the box, too much on it though and Zaha can’t reach it at the back post.

Doucoure and Olise then both try their luck from distance in quick succession... neither worthy of further comment.

Dan Kilpatrick at Selhurst Park

20:21 , Matt Verri

Spurs have not allowed Palace to settle, which feels like an important step at Selhurst Park, particularly under the lights.

Skipp and Gil - seemingly talked-down as “young players” by Conte yesterday - are both adding drive and intensity.

20:20 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Ayew flops to the ground, grabs the ball with his hands and waits for the whistle to be blown.

It is indeed blown... for a Tottenham free-kick for handball. The forward might want to now re-consider acting as referee.

20:17 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Spurs are playing some decent football, a few nice flicks from Gil out on the right.

Home fans getting frustrated already, their side not doing enough with the ball when they do win it back.

20:14 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Four or five nearly moments in the space of a minute.

Kane so close to sliding Gil in, before a couple of crosses just evade a white shirt in the middle. Spurs have to settle for a corner.

Taken short, Son runs it straight out of play under pressure from Zaha. A bit more work on the training ground needed, for that move...

Dan Kilpatrick at Selhurst Park

20:13 , Matt Verri

By Tottenham’s recent standards, this is a decent enough start. Bryan Gil looks lively on the right and has already had a couple of shots, albeit both lacking power.

20:12 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Corner comes to nothing and Spurs come forward again, always seems to be plenty of space on offer for Doherty out on that right wing.

Comes out to him, he finds Gil who loses it very cheaply. Has to do better than that.

20:11 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Almost opens up for Tottenham as Kane drifts wide and fires a ball in for Son.

Neither he or Gil can control it properly, almost ends up confusing the defence though. They hack it away.

At the other end Romero makes a complete mess of things as he slides in, sends it behind for a corner.

20:08 , Matt Verri

8 mins: Ball comes to Gil 25 uards out, good footwork to chop inside onto his left foot and he gets the shot away at goal. Straight at Guaita.

Spurs starting to take control of the match, dominating possession now.

20:06 , Matt Verri

5 mins: That’s a good opportunity for Palace, opened up for them in Spurs territory.

Olise drifts inside, slides a pass through to Ayew in the box who would have been in had he taken the all in his stride. Instead he pokes it straight out of play with a really heavy touch.

20:04 , Matt Verri

4 mins: Nice move from Spurs, as they win the ball back.

Kane drives at the defence, ball is played through to Gil and it’s a decent chance in the box. Tame effort, deflected behind for a corner.

Launched into the box, too much on it though and Palace can clear.

20:03 , Matt Verri

2 mins: First foul of the night as Zaha is brought down - won’t be the last time that happens.

Confident start from the hosts, seeing pretty much all of the ball in the opening couple of minutes.

KICK-OFF!

20:00 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running at Selhurst Park!

Most important news of the night...

19:58 , Matt Verri

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Here we go!

19:55 , Matt Verri

Players are out onto the pitch, great atmosphere at Selhurst Park. Going to be a real test for Spurs tonight.

They simply have to show up from the start, can’t keep giving themselves so much work to do.

19:53 , Matt Verri

Update from Conte on Kulusevski - not massively encouraging for Spurs fans.

He says ahead of kick-off: “I don’t know. The medical department gave the possibility to play with us. Today they said he’s not available. I don’t know how close he is to coming back with us.”

Ten minutes to go!

19:50 , Matt Verri

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Vieira speaks ahead of kick-off...

19:44 , Matt Verri

“We have quality, we have talent, we have an understanding about how we want to play the game. The challenge for us is to be consistent.

“It’s important for us to build [from the Bournemouth win]. We have to be focused and disciplined for the 95 minutes.”

Dan Kilpatrick at Selhurst Park

19:38 , Matt Verri

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Conte’s pre-match thoughts

19:35 , Matt Verri

“Our expectation is to have a good reaction after a bad result.

“The performance was not so negative but when you lose a game, everything positive in the situation becomes negative.

“Our target is to start well and to play football, to try to create chances and not concede goals. This is our idea for the game.”

Spurs need more of this tonight...

19:32 , Matt Verri

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Conte on Tottenham future

19:25 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte is under contract until the end of the season, with a club option to extend by a further 12 months, and the Spurs boss once again this week hinted he would be willing to walk away.

“Here, I understood my task is different [to my previous clubs],” Conte said at his pre-match press conference.

“My task here is to build a solid foundation, to create a base and then to try to improve. This is my challenge here. If you ask me is [your aim] to win the Premier League or Champions League, this is not the task here in this moment.

“Now, if I want to stay here, then I have to accept this. Otherwise, if I don’t want to accept this, then I have to go. If I am satisfied to continue to do this work and to one day see the result, I will continue to stay. If I’m not convinced 100 per cent, then I can leave my work here.”

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Son’s barren run goes on

19:18 , Matt Verri

In the 18th minute of Tottenham’s miserable 2-0 defeat by Aston Villa on New Year’s Day, Heung-min Son ripped off his protective face mask and flung it to the sidelines.

Son had been playing in the mask since surgery on a fracture around his eye socket before the World Cup, but after five-and-a-bit appearances for club and country, and no goals, the South Korean had had enough.

His decision to risk a blow to the face was a stirring show of willingness to put his body on the line for Spurs, but also suggestive of a player who is desperately struggling to feel comfortable again on the pitch.

But far from releasing the Son of old, removing the constraint had no discernible impact on his performance, and for the 16th League game in 17, last season’s Golden Boot winner failed to score.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full piece on Tottenham’s struggling forward

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No Kulusevski for Spurs

19:10 , Matt Verri

Crystal Palace go with the same side that beat Bournemouth at the weekend, while Tomkins returns to the bench after suspension.

Dier and Skipp come in for Tottenham, Davies and the suspended Bissouma dropping out, and there is no Kulusevski in the squad in what is a huge blow to the visitors.

That means Gil keeps his place in the front three alongside Kane and Son.

Crystal Palace team news

19:04 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Guaita, Guehi, Andersen, Clyne, Ward, Schlupp, Doucoure, Eze, Olise, Zaha, Ayew

Subs: Johnstone, Richards, Mateta, Ebiowei, Edouard, Hughes, Riedewald, Tomkins, Milivojevic

Tottenham team news

19:01 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Gil, Kane, Son.

Subs: Forster, Davies, Sanchez, Tanganga, Sessegnon, Royal, Spence, Sarr, White

Team sheets coming up!

18:55 , Matt Verri

Just a few minutes until we get all the team news from Selhurst Park.

Tottenham will be desperate to have Kulusevski available from the start - will their recent form force Conte to take a risk with his fitness?

All will soon be revealed.

Inside the ground...

18:48 , Matt Verri

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Tottenham need united front

18:40 , Matt Verri

The home defeat by Aston Villa was the nadir of Tottenham’s season so far, a performance lacking quality and intensity, and provoking an angry backlash from the terraces.

Any hope that the World Cup break would provide Spurs with a welcome reset has quickly been extinguished, with the 2-2 draw at Brentford following a familiar pattern and Sunday’s performance the poorest yet in a season of many unconvincing displays.

The result leaves Conte under pressure ahead of tonight’s clash and raises fresh questions about the direction and very identity of the club. The mood is not being helped by Arsenal’s runaway lead at the top of the table and, ominously, the Gunners make the short trip up the Seven Sisters Road on January 15.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full piece here

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Ground for Spurs to make up

18:34 , Matt Verri

Tottenham already 14 points behind rivals Arsenal, who they host next weekend.

The priority for Spurs will be closing that gap to Manchester United in fourth, with the deficit currently five points.

Not falling 2-0 down would be a decent place for Spurs to start as they look to turn their form around...

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Vieira looking for strong response

18:26 , Matt Verri

Last time out at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace were beaten 3-0 by Fulham on Boxing Day on what Patrick Vieira described as “one of the worst days” of his time in charge.

Tonight, after a 2-0 win at Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve, Palace are out to exorcise that ghost against Tottenham in south London.

“We just have to keep what we showed against Bournemouth — and that is the most difficult thing to do,” Vieira said. “To be competitive and keep going game after game.

“But I believe in the group and try to enforce those messages. The benchmark is really high regarding what we want to achieve.”

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Selhurst Park under the lights

18:19 , Matt Verri

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Conte: We must stay together

18:12 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte also pleaded with fans for unity, after they jeered his tactical decisions and called for chairman Daniel Levy’s head during Sunday’s defeat by Aston Villa — but reiterated he could walk away from the club if not “100 per cent convinced” by their project.

Asked his view of the chants against Levy, Conte said: “Honestly, I didn’t hear this. But it’s important to stay together. In my life, my family taught me that the truth is always the best solution, even if this is a bad truth.

“I understand very well that fans want to win, to lift trophies, to be competitive. But to take this step, we need now to create a base, to have patience.”

Read the full story here

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Hosts have arrived!

18:05 , Matt Verri

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Prediction

17:59 , Matt Verri

Memories of last season’s big win over Spurs will give the Eagles confidence but Conte’s team have a fair amount of bouncebackability in them.

It would almost be a surprise if Palace didn’t take the lead at some point, but Tottenham should come away with at least a point.

Draw, 1-1.

Tottenham team news

17:51 , Matt Verri

Dejan Kulusevski is rated as 50/50 ahead of the game at Selhurst Park but could be called upon given Spurs’ form.

If Kulusevski is fit enough to return from a muscle injury, Bryan Gil will drop to the bench after making his full Premier League debut in Sunday’s dismal defeat to Aston Villa.

Rodrigo Bentancur remains out with a adductor injury sustained at the World Cup, while Yves Bissouma is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Villa. Oliver Skipp or Pape Matar Sarr will come into the midfield.

Predicted Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.

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Crystal Palace team news

17:44 , Matt Verri

Tyrick Mitchell is suspended for Palace but James Tomkins is available following his one-game ban.

Sam Johnstone, James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson are long-term absentees.

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How to watch Crystal Palace vs Tottenham

17:38 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 7.30pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the ground.

Good evening!

17:31 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Crystal Palace vs Tottenham!

The Spurs camp is not a happy one right now, after two poor performances since the top-flight resumed after the World Cup. Fans are increasingly unhappy with the team’s style of play and poor starts to matches.

Crystal Palace will be looking to take advantage of any lack of confidence tonight. We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm GMT from Selhurst Park.