Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park with a late goal from Harry Kane in the 88th minute.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson was forced to make changes in this Sunday's afternoon Premier League fixture after his injury list continued to grow. Hodgson handed a first start for academy graduate
Another injury to the South East London side was midfielder Yohan Cabaye who
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The game settled down, losing its high tempo start when the away side had a penalty appeal denied on the half-hour mark. Another miss clearance Palace forcing the ball to Kane who is brought down by Timothy Fosu-Mensah. Referee Kevin Friend pointed to the penalty spot, but the linesman ruled the England striker offside. A lucky escape for Palace.
Tottenham continued knocking on the door of
But the deadlock was broken finally, much to the heartbreak of the home fans. Eriksen whipped in a beautiful cross in the 88th minute to find the head of no other than Kane. His 150th goal for his club.
"Harry Kane - he's one of our own" rang loudly around Selhurst Park from the away fans who felt their nerves increasing as the 90-minute mark approached.
Hodgson will be proud of how his players performed despite dropping all three points. Tottenham now will turn their attention to their midweek game against Rochdale in their FA Cup replay at Wembley.