Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIAugust 17, 2013

English Premier League—Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur

FINAL SCORE: Crystal Palace 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1

Match Information

50'—GOAL: Roberto Soldado, pen (TOT)

57'—SUB: Capoue for Dembele (TOT)

66'—SUB: Chamakh for Garvan (CRY)

66'—SUB: Williams for Dobbie (CRY)

66'—SUB: Philips for Wilbraham (CRY)

83'—SUB: Defoe for Soldado (TOT)

86'—SUB: Kaboul for Rose (TOT)

Match Summary

Debutant Roberto Soldado's second-half penalty was enough to get Tottenham Hotspur off to a winning start in the 2013-14 Premier League season against a spirited Crystal Palace side. The statistics will show that Tottenham dominated possession (over 60 percent), but they created few goal-scoring opportunities on the day and were perhaps somewhat lucky to walk away with the three points after a frantic final minutes saw goalkeeper Hugo Lloris make several huge saves at the back.

Still, a win is a win for Tottenham Hotspur, who won't miss traveling to Selhurst Park again this year—a trip that could well cause many teams to stumble this season. 

Team Lineups 

Crystal Palace XI: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Garvan (Chamakh-66'), Dobbie (Williams-66'), Gayle, Wilbraham (Phillips-66').

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose (Kaboul-'86), Lennon, Dembele (Capoue-57'), Chadli, Sigurdsson, Paulinho, Soldado (Defoe-83'). 

  

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