Spurs bring the heat at Palace

Tottenham Hotspur secured maximum points when they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in their Barclays Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

* Palace establish the early lead
* Kane equalises in the 63rd minute
* Alli puts Spurs in front
* Chadli hits final nail in Palace coffin

Match Summary

Spurs, who entered the halftime break trailing by one goal, produced an inspired second half performance, which has helped them consolidate their spot among the top four in the Premier League. The visitors have now won their second match on the trot and are one step closer to securing a spot in Champions League competition. The journey is still a long one though.

Full Report

Dele Alli entrenched his status as a match winner for Spurs this season, when he scored his fifth goal away from home on Saturday. Alli juggled with the ball on the edge of the box, spun his marker and delivered a delightful volley into the bottom corner to establish the lead for his team in the 84th minute of the match.

While Alli appears to be the man of the hour at the minute, team spearhead Harry Kane was not to be outdone on the afternoon. Kane latched onto an assist from Nacer Chadli in the 63rd minute of the fixture, before equalising.

Chadli delivered a delightful cross and Kane leapt into the six-yard area before breaching the opposition defence with a solid header. That was his 12th goal in 14 Premier League games now, entrenching his status as the striker to watch in the Premier League.

With just moments to play in the match and the result a mere formality, Chadli decided to make another meaningful contribution in the match, by brushing aside the six men around him before burying a wonderful strike into the bottom corner of the goal, from 25 yards out.

It was the proverbial cherry on top for the Belgian midfielder. A disappointing result for Palace, who have now lost four on the trot. For Spurs, this result merely re-ignites conversations about a possible title challenge, for a team now just five points behind league leaders Leicester City.

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