Tottenham vs Crystal Palace: Son, Eriksen power Spurs to victory at new stadium

Tottenham vs Crystal Palace: Son, Eriksen power Spurs to victory at new stadium

- Tottenham vs Crystal Palace ended in favour of the hosts as they mark their return to new stadium with a win

- A goal each from Son and Eriksen handed Mauricio Pochettino's men all three points after regulation period

- Spurs now have 64 points from 32 games and will hope to win the remainder of their games to finish in their current position

Two second half goals from Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen were all Tottenham Hotspur needed to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at their newly rehabilitated stadium.

Son opened scoring for the hosts in the 55th minute through a superb finish after dribbling two Palace defenders before finally sending the ball into the right side of the net.

The 26-year-old's opener was assisted by Eriksen, who in the 80th minute doubled his side's lead as they reclaim their third spot on the log from city rivals Arsenal.

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Before the home team broke the deadlock ten minutes after the resumption of the second stanza, both teams failed to find the back of the net in the first.

Though, there were a number of chances created by both sides but none was able to hit the target as they shared the spoils in the first 45 minutes of the meeting.

With this result at this point, Spurs are third on the Premier League table with 64 points after 32 matches - just one point better than the Gunners who have a match at hand.

Meanwhile, the Lilywhites will hope they can win their remaining six matches to ensure they finish in the Champions League when the season ends in May.

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Spurs next game will be against Manchester City in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash at home.

And a win for them will put them at advantage of reaching the semifinals ahead of the second leg at the Etihad Stadium later this month.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool returned to the summit of the Premier League table following their 2-1 win over title contenders Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, March 31.

Toby Alderweireld's own goal late in the match sealed the win for the Reds after Lucas Moura's goal had canceled out Roberto Firmino's early strike.

Te victory was a hard earned one for Jurgen Klopp's men, who are hoping to win their first EPL title in about three decades.

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