Tottenham continued their resurgence under Antonio Conte as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the Premier League. Harry Kane opened the scoring for the home side in the 32nd minute before Lucas Moura doubled their lead two minutes later. Crystal Palace then had their talisman Wilfried Zaha sent off in the 37th minute for his second bookable offense. Heung-Min Son scored a third in the second half to stay six points behind Arsenal in fourth with three games in hand.

Player ratings

Tottenham: Lloris (7), Sanchez (7), Dier (7), Tanganga (7), Emerson (8), Skipp (7), Hojbjerg (7), Reguilon (7), Moura (9), Son (8), Kane (8).
Subs: Bergwijn (6), Gil (6), Ndombele (6).

Crystal Palace: Butland (5), Ward (5), Andersen (5), Tomkins (5), Mitchell (7), Kouyate (6), Hughes (6), Gallagher (5), Ayew (5), Zaha (3), Edouard (5).
Subs: Ferguson (6), Schlupp (6), Mateta (6).

Man of the match: Lucas Moura

Managers Reaction 

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte: “For sure we have to try to continue to improve, and to exploit the confidence that is going to improve. We know very well that we have a [big] job to do. It’s good to get three points; it’s good to score three goals with your three strikers; it’s good to keep another clean sheet. But we know very well that we have to work very hard to improve the situation.”

Crystal Palace assistant Osian Roberts: “We’re disappointed because [the sending off] made it such a difficult afternoon for us after a bright start, we felt. We were fairly comfortable and okay with the start we had but it’s a difficult place to come at the best of times, especially with the form they’re in at home.”

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