Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Juan Foyth goes from zero to hero as Spurs beat Crystal Palace

Juan Foyth goes from zero to hero as Spurs beat Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace do not have the best of records when they have met Tottenham in the Premier League, having lost all their previous six matches and have only registered one goal in those meetings.

Argentinian defender Juan Foyth (second right) celebrates his victor as Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 1-0. His close range header was enough to win his side a valuable three points which closes the gap on the top three in the league.

Harry Kane saw his goal-bound header blocked but Juan Foyth was on hand to nod home the rebound.

Mauricio Pochettino insisted he never had any doubt goalkeeper Hugo Lloris would repay his faith after the French number one kept Crystal Palace at bay as Tottenham ground out a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park.

Spurs continue their impressive start.

The win at Palace was Tottenham's seventh victory from eight away Premier League matches this season.

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Subs not used: Guaita, Ward, Schlupp, Puncheon, Riedewald.

Substitutes: Aurier (7), Son (6), Winks (6).

With football kits from many different clubs ringing the perimeter of the pitch, a huge banner was unfurled reading: "Khun Vichai, Forever in our Hearts" as former Leicester managers including Premier League-winning Claudio Ranieri looked on. Great work-rate from the Brazilian.

Felipe Anderson's goal earned West Ham a point at Huddersfield, and Jose Holebas equalized with a deflected strike nine minutes from time to earn Watford a draw at Southampton.

Palace lacked cutting edge in attack without the injured Wilfried Zaha, though Roy Hodgson is adamant they did not lose just because the Ivory Coast global was absent.

The defeat means Palace, who have had a punishing run of fixtures, are experiencing their worst home start to a season for 21 years, with only goal difference keeping them out of the drop zone.

DeAndre Yedlin exchanged passes with Mohamed Diame down the right before the right back sent in a low cross for Rondon to score at the second attempt, putting Newcastle 1-0 ahead after seven minutes. The south London team last won in the league without Zaha at Sunderland in September 2016.

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