Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace: Son Heung-min scores victor

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace: Son Heung-min scores victor

Javier Howell
November 6, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-Min became the all-time highest Asian goalscorer in Premier League history after scoring against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The South Korea forward pounced on a weak clearance to curl in a shot from just inside the area in the 64th minute, as a depleted Spurs side eked out a victory over the league's last-place team.

With Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm injured, the Argentine started against London rivals Palace and gave a good account of himself.

Eric Dier was also full of praise for the former Gillingham stopper, saying: "It was a great day for Paulo, I thought he did really, really well".

Gazzaniga was arguably the best player on the pitch, and Spurs manager Pochettino has spoken highly of him, summing up his performance in one word - "fantastic".

Mauricio Pochettino's side, fresh from beating European champions Real Madrid in midweek, found Palace a hard nut to crack at Wembley and could have been behind before Son curled in the victor midway through the second half.

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The striker recovered from a hamstring problem to face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"I think we deserved to win the game".

The main talking point in a quiet first half came when Harry Kane picked up a knock following a challenge from Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

With the 64th-minute victor, Son increased his goals tally to 20 in 72 games to overtake the record of Park Ji-Sung who scored 19 league goals in 154 games.

Wilfried Zaha had a glorious opportunity when he rounded goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and dragged his shot wide of a gaping goal moments before Tottenham took the lead.