- Sakho stretchered off
- Eriksen rescues title hope
- Spurs four back of Chelsea
Palace made them work for it.
Tottenham Hotspur didn’t exactly sends chills down the spine of Chelsea with its performance, but Spurs found a way past tricky and in-form Crystal Palace on Wednesday at Selhurst Park.
Christian Eriksen‘s pretty goal sealed the three points for Spurs, who have five matches to chase down four points from the Blues.
Palace sits 12th, seven points clear of 18th place Swansea City.
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Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min were called upon soon after the break to liven up Spurs attack.
The substitution that stood to shake up the match was Palace center back Mamadou Sakho, who was hurt with about 40 minutes to play.
Eriksen stung a shot across goal for the eventual winner, a rare moment of class from a three-match day that didn’t quite fit the standard of the Premier League.