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Selhurst Park (ATT 23,285) 18th August 2013 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: M Clattenburg

C Palace Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham


Tottenham 1

R Soldado (pen 50)

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  1. Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham 1. All over and Soldado's penalty is the difference on the day. Harsh on Palace who more than held their own.

  2. 90+3

    Last chance for Palace as they surge forward. Delaney sends the ball long. Chamakh is there, but Spurs can hack to safety. Williams then loses the ball and Defoe heads for the corner flag.

  3. 90+2

    Capoue sprays a pass towards Lennon, but Moxey is there first to launch long for Phillips. Lloris in the right place again for Spurs. Time running out for the hosts.

  4. 90+1

    Spurs keeping Palace at arm's length. The hosts needs to go long, and Chamakh glances on. Walker ends up nodding back to Lloris, who just about responds in time.

  5. Three minutes of stoppage-time to be played.

  6. Jedinak with a rare mistake, which ends up with him having to concede a free-kick and going into the book. Walker hammers the free-kick long, but the ball ends up back with Speroni.

  7. 89

    Holloway not too happy with the match officials. He is still arguing with the fourth official. On the field, Palace are in possession. Spurs sitting deep. Chamakh with a cross which is knocked down to Dikgacoi. He is denied by a double save from Lloris.

  8. 88

    Defoe somehow skews wide after doing everything right to create an opening. He is able to slip past three defenders, but then scuffs wide of the post when presented with a clear sight of goal. Phillips flagged offside at the opposite end of the field.

  9. 87

    Walker has Moxey back-peddling. He picks out a clever run from Chadli. He rolls over a low cross, which Sigurdsson meets but fires straight into Gabbidon. Solid defending.

  10. 86

    Final change for Spurs, as they look to keep the back door locked. Rose, who has done really well today, is replaced by Kaboul.

  11. 85

    Lloris flaps at the delivery, but makes amends as he bounces back to his feet to block a shot from Delaney. Williams then loses possession and Defoe charges forward. Palace have three men back and force Defoe towards the corner flag.

  12. 84

    Rose forced to concede a corner. Positive drive down the right by Chamakh. Palace's subs have all looked bright.

  13. 83

    Another change for Tottenham, with goalscorer Soldado making way for Defoe.

  14. 83

    Phillips latches onto a loose ball and is immediately looking at the target. He has Gayle up with him, but is never going to pass the chance on. He ends up cutting across a 20-yard effort and sees it bobble well wide.

  15. 82

    Chadli with his umpteenth effort of the afternoon. This time he sees a cross-shot with his left foot loop onto the roof of the net. Speroni never really troubled by it. Palace can't get hold of the ball at the moment.

  16. 81

    Lloris so good at reading the game. He spots a pass into his box so early that he can trot forward and pluck it out of the air before it gets anywhere near Phillips. Walker leads another charge, and fires a cross through the penalty area.

  17. 80

    Soldado breaks, with Chadli in support. With no-one else up with him, he takes two touches before drilling a low drive narrowly wide. He had to strike early as he had three defenders in close attendance.

  18. 79

    Jedinak has won so many 50-50s for Palace today. He wins another now, but then sends a pass down the left out of play. Walker takes his time with the throw. Palace soon back on the ball.

  19. 78

    Solid defending from Rose again as he is caught in another foot race with Gayle. He is able to get across the Palace forward, forcing Gayle to grab at his shirt and send him to the deck. Spurs fortunate to have Rose in their ranks. His pace has been crucial on two occasions now.

  20. 77

    Neat play from Spurs as Lennon combines with Soldado. The Spaniard gets to the byline and sees a cross bundled behind by a back-tracking Moxey. Sigurdsson over another set-piece, which is easily nodded clear.

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