Tottenham edge past Crystal Palace

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  • Foyth scores first career goal
  • Sixth PL win in last seven for Spurs
  • No home win for Palace this season

Tottenham Hotspur beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday as young center back Juan Foyth scored a second half winner.

In soggy conditions in south London there was little between the teams but Foyth headed home the first goal of his career to give Spurs all three points and solidify their spot in the top four.

With the win Tottenham are in fourth on 27 points, while Palace are in 16th place on eight points.

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Palace started brightly and Spurs needed a fantastic defensive header from Lucas Moura to clear the danger after a smart move and cross from the left.

Townsend then got free on the left but drilled his shot into the side-netting, while Moussa Sissoko then cut in from Spurs’ left but his shot was blocked.

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Kieran Trippier went off injured before half time, which will be a worry for England ahead of the international break, as Tottenham’s injuries continue to mount up.

Before half time Dele Alli went close with a header he got all wrong, Harry Kane smashed a shot on goal which Wayne Hennessey beat away and then James McArthur defended a cross bravely to put off two Spurs players.

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In the second half James Tomkins went close but his header was wide and Palace’s defender was then forced off through injury.

That would have a big impact on the game as Martin Kelly came on and then lost Kane who had his effort blocked but Foyth followed up to score his first goal for Tottenham and make it 1-0.

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Late on Palace pushed forward in search of an equalizer but Hugo Lloris saved well from Jeffrey Schlupp, Townsend and especially Alexander Sorloth as Spurs held on for another tight win.