In a landmark moment for Tottenham Hotspur, they’ve surged ahead in the Premier League, boasting a five-point lead for the first time in their history. This came on the back of a hard-earned victory over Crystal Palace, 2-1 being the final score.NYSC Portal
A moment of misfortune for Joel Ward saw him net an own goal, while Tottenham’s star forward Son Heung-min added another to his tally. This win further cements Spurs’ solid form this season, making it 10 games without a loss and pushing them further ahead of reigning champions, Manchester City.Information Guide Nigeria
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Before the whistle, a poignant minute of applause rang through in memory of Sir Bobby Charlton and Everton’s chairman, Bill Kenwright CBE, both of whom sadly passed away recently.JAMB portal
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While Tottenham were clearly the dominant force in the first half, having a whopping 72% ball possession, they couldn’t quite translate that into a goal. However, patience paid off in the 53rd minute when an errant ball from James Maddison found its way past Palace’s captain, Ward, ending up in the net.NYSC Portal
Roy Hodgson, marking his 500th match helming English football teams, witnessed his squad’s valiant attempts at drawing level, with both Odsonne Edouard and Marc Guehi coming tantalizingly close. Yet, it was Tottenham who furthered their lead as Brennan Johnson set up Son, who effortlessly scored his eighth goal this season.
A last-minute effort saw Palace’s Jordan Ayew pull one back with a sublime volley, but it wasn’t enough to halt Spurs’ march to victory. This win has propelled Tottenham to a comfortable 26 points from 10 matches, while a struggling Palace sits at 11th, holding 12 points.JAMB portal
As for other Premier League actions on Saturday: Chelsea and Brentford will go head-to-head in a west London derby. Later, Arsenal will face off against Sheffield United, Burnley will challenge AFC Bournemouth in a crucial match, and Wolverhampton Wanderers will play host to Newcastle United.
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