Free highlights and match report as Heung-Min Son overcame an eight-game goal drought in the Premier League with Spurs’ fourth goal, and Harry Kane scored twice in five minutes just after halftime in his 300th Premier League appearance.
For Spurs, it was a game of two halves, to use a sports cliche. Following a draw against Brentford and a loss to Aston Villa since the league resumed following the World Cup, Antonio Conte was seeking for a response from his team.
They were worn out by a strong Palace team in the first half who were also seeking redemption after a dismal 3-0 loss to Fulham in their previous home game.
But as has frequently been the case for the Eagles, they missed their opportunities when Tottenham’s talent started to emerge in the second half. In the 48th minute, Kane gave Spurs the lead in his 300th Premier League game.
Five minutes later, he scored his second, bringing his total to within two goals of Jimmy Greaves’ all-time scoring mark for Tottenham (266).
Son had also been under criticism due to his ongoing struggles in front of goal. He believed he had provided an assist for Matt Doherty’s goal (68), but Nathaniel Clyne deflected his cross as it was being delivered.
In the 72nd minute, the South Korean forward ended an eight-game scoring drought by combining with strike partner Kane for yet another Spurs goal. It was a nice volley as well, capping up a great night for Spurs.
After the game, Son told Sky Sports, “[My goal] was about time!” “It felt wonderful. Since I believe they expected more from me than what I delivered, I must admit that I felt awful for the team.
“I’m hoping tonight was the turning moment. I’m regaining my confidence, and I’ll keep supporting the squad.”