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Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace: Son leads ailing Spurs

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  • Gazzaniga the star deputy
  • Son scores winner
  • Zaha misses golden chance
  • Kane wobbled, Dele out

Heung-Min Son‘s second half goal was enough to push injury-hit Tottenham Hotspur past Crystal Palace 1-0 at Wembley Stadium early Sunday.

Spurs were without Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli, and Toby Alderweireld for the match but got a star turn from backup keeper Paulo Gazzaniga to aid the effort.

Tottenham remains third, level on points with second place Manchester United, while Palace remains in 20th with four points.

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Palace could’ve been ahead inside of three minutes, but Mamadou Sakho instinctively took some mustard off his header attempt against a charging Paulo Gazzaniga.

Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris, and Kieran Trippier were all missing with injury, so Harry Kane‘s limping off in the 23rd minute was a scare. Fortunately, he returned to the pitch moments later in a bid to work it out.

Serge Aurier swept a 31st minute cross over the Palace defense to a free Danny Rose, who missed badly.

Gazzaniga made a nice save on Scott Dann‘s strong header off a 36th minute corner.

Heung-min Son and Harry Winks had opportunities before halftime, but failed to deliver a goal.

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Andros Townsend forced Gazzaniga into a quality save after an Aurier giveaway just after the break.

And the best chance, cued up again by Aurier, was for Zaha, who dribbled around Gazzaniga but dragged a jumping shot wide of the yawning cage.

Moments later, Gazzaniga palmed away a back post header from Luka Milivojevic.

Spurs took advantage of the let-off, with Son scoring a lovely goal after Danny Rose’s effort was blocked by Palace. Son often slips under the radar, but is a special talent.

Son then missed a break in the 82nd minute, fooling Julian Speroni but hitting his shot off the outside of the net.

Spurs collapse at home as desperate Bilic gets huge League Cup win (video)

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West Ham’s incredible fight back and Spurs massive home collapse led the Irons into the League Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 London Derby win at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.

Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli staked Spurs to a 2-0 halftime lead, but the fond times ended soon after the break.

Andre Ayew scored twice in five minutes to tie it up, cleaning up a rebound in the 55th and finishing some fine work from Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini in the 60th, before Angelo Ogbonna headed home a winner 10 minutes later.

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A long run from Heung-Min Son gave the South Korean plenty of time to spot Sissoko, and the French midfielder scored easily to give Spurs a sixth minute lead.

Dele  made it 2-0 before the break with a lofted shot that took a turn off Declan Rice‘s head and looped inside the far post.

Spurs coasted into the break before it all fell apart.

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Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Liverpool: Spurs superb at Wembley

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  • Spurs up 2-0 after 12 minutes
  • Salah pulls one back
  • Lovren struggles, subbed after 31
  • Kane with four brace of season

Tottenham Hotspur ran all over visiting Liverpool on Sunday, riding another star turn from Harry Kane to a 4-1 win at Wembley Stadium.

The win boosts Spurs level with second place Manchester United on points, and slips Liverpool ninth behind Burnley on goal differential. The Reds are three points back of the Top Four.

Kane scored twice, and assisted Heung-Min Son‘s goal. Dele Alli added the fourth in the second half, while Mohamed Salah continued his sparkling season with a goal for Liverpool.

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It was 1-0 early, as Kane cut into the center of the attacking third and took advantage of a Dejan Lovren error (prepare for a lot more of that term, sans first name) to hit a left-footed shot into the goal.

It was 2-0 when Lovren leapt to meet a Hugo Lloris clearance and… totally missed it. This Lovren error sprung Kane, who was patient with his dribble and snapped a pass to Son to make it 2-0.

Salah made it 2-1 when Jordan Henderson spied his back post run and his a diagonal ball. Salah put it by an unusually out-of-sorts Hugo Lloris.

Son had a good chance to restore the two-goal lead when he raced past Lovren, but Mignolet blocked his shot and collected a rebound off Lovren’s body.

Lovren left the match in the 32nd minute for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. That barely stemmed the flow, as Dele was alone to collect and deposit Joel Matip’s attempted clearance of a Christian Eriksen stoppage time free kick.

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Perhaps a riot act was read, because Liverpool came hot out of the second half gates. Spurs dealt with havoc in the first 120 seconds.

Kane made it 4-1 in the 56th minute, off a free kick. Mignolet collided with Matip while trying to collect an Eriksen free kick, then Roberto Firmino blocked a Jan Vertonghen shot off the line before Kane lashed in the third crack.

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Wembley what? Spurs top Borussia Dortmund 3-1

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Harry Kane scored twice after Son Heung-min’s early rocket, and Tottenham Hotspur handled Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at Wembley Stadium in both sides’ UCL group stage debut on Wednesday.

Andriy Yarmolenko scored BVB’s goal, while Jan Vertonghen was sent off late for Spurs.

Spurs next UCL opponent is APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus on Sept. 26, while Dortmund is off to Real Madrid on the same date.

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The opening goals were both wonderful.

Son started the scoring with a terrific solo run down the left flank, turning the corner on Sokratis and then blasting a shot over the shoulder of Roman Burki. The BVB goalkeeper will not pleased with conceding near post, but the shot still looked great.

Yarmolenko, the all-time Ukrainian leading scorer bought soon after BVB sold Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona, looked an able replacement with his wonderful curling rip from atop the 18. The left-footed strike left Hugo Lloris grasping for air, and it was 1-1.

That’s when Kane gave the match its third goal within the first 15 minutes, and Burki was again victimized short side. Kane’s shot swept around Burki and may’ve even just kissed the post on its way to Spurs’ 2-1 lead.

A brilliant dribble from Christian Pulisic almost leveled it, but his left-footed square ball was deflected by Jan Vertonghen before it could reach Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Pulisic’s desperate slide couldn’t quite get enough to redirect a 36th minute cross home, either, as BVB kept knocking.

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Son looked ready to make it 3-1 when Harry Kane ran onto a Christian Eriksen flick and sent a cross that Son settled, only to curl his 17 yard offering over the goal.

Christian Pulisic had a goal pulled back for offside, rightly so, but Aubameyang’s 56th minute goal should have stood if not for the flag the linesman.

That’s when Kane doubled Spurs advantage, cued up by Eriksen and hitting a clinical left-footed strike past a diving Burki and inside the far post.

This was a welcome match for Eriksen, who managed just a single assist as Spurs flamed out of the 2016-17 UCL at the group stage. His deft touch and vision were on display for most of the match.

Vertonghen was sent-off in the second minute of stoppage time for flailing his back arm into Mario Gotze’s face.

Tottenham 1-0 Middlesbrough: Spurs strengthen standing

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  • Kane buries penalty
  • Spurs keep pace with Chelsea
  • Boro one point clear of drop
  • De Roon misses stoppage equalizer

Heung-Min Son was an 80-minute menace and Harry Kane converted a penalty kick as Tottenham Hotspur beat Middlesbrough 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

The win keeps Spurs second in the Premier League table, nine points back of Chelsea, and they’ll finish the weekend there.

Middlesbrough has 21 points, the same as Leicester City and Swansea City. Boro is one point ahead of 18th place Hull City.

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Alvaro Negredo slashed a chance over the net for Middlesbrough’s only chance of the first 10 minutes, and Dele Alli‘s in-tight miss was more emblematic of the early goings.

Spurs had control, and maybe should’ve been up a man after Dele was shoved in the face and back of the neck by Boro backstop Victor Valdes.

Harry Kane’s flying header flew over the net off Heung-Min Son’s strong left-footed cross in the 35th minute.

Kane thumped a Son cross home six minutes later, but the English striker was offside.

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Son ended up setting up Kane in a different way for the match’s opener, winning a penalty kick off Bernardo.

Christian Eriksen came close to making it 2-0 moments later, but Valdes parried the hard shot away from the goal.

Son received a loud ovation from the WHL faithful when he departed for Moussa Sissoko in the 81st minute.

Alvaro Negredo nearly beat Hugo Lloris with an overhead kick off Fabio service, but it bounded wide of the far post. And Negredo turned provider for a would-be stoppage time equalizer than Maarten de Roon missed off the side of the netting.

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