This afternoon saw us travel to south Norwood in the Barclays Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace at Selhurst park, a fixture for which we had one objective to take those 3 points back with us north of the river. This London derby started with us dominating possession playing strongly with the ball at our feet we were by far the dominate force in the first 25 but were slightly lacking on the creative front with the exception, of an unmarked Toby Alderweireld header powered wide from a whipped Eriksen corner. However the dead lock was broken at the half way mark Palace found themselves 1 up after a cross made unfortunate contact from a defending Jan Vertonghen, which nestled kindly for Palace in the back of the net. Although it only took us 10 minutes to begin to respond tactically, Danny Rose launched a powerful strike from a resulting lofted pass only to be fantastically denied by the lighting fast reflexes of Wayne Hennessey.
Shortly after the restart Eriksen unleashed a spectacular long range dipping effort which flew narrowly wide of the postage stamp. The tempo had changed and our tenacity and quality showed in the 63rd minute, a precise lofted ball from Nacer Chadli met the head of Harry Kane, his header flew in to the top corner 1-1! But Palace weren’t giving up and a mere 7 minutes later Zaha had a good effort from just outside the Box denied brilliantly by the acrobatic Hugo Lloris who thwarted it wide, and soon after a blizzard of Palace chances hit the woodwork and forced yet more Lloris wonder saves, and it seemed as if we’d settle for the draw as Palace went from strength to strength, but Dele Alli had other ideas he controlled a precise pass hit it over Mile Jedinak and hit a most beautiful rocket of a shot into the bottom left hand corner of the goal, arguably the best premier league goal of the season. Surely the winner, Tottenham fans revelling in this most spectacular of moments, and yet just after our hearts were in our mouths former Spurs man Frazier Campbell thought he had earned a draw, but oh no for Hugo Lloris pulled off another exceptional save.
But our nerves were relieved as Alli sent a perfect pass to Chadli who curled in a marvellous effort from outside the box to send our fans in to delirium 3-1 it finished were 4 points clear in fourth and playing under Pochettino arguably some of the greatest football in Europe at the moment. COYS