Son, Maddison lead Tottenham to another win, five points clear atop PL table

Son Heung-min and James Maddison played pivotal roles in Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 games under manager Ange Postecoglou.

Spurs currently sit at the top of the Premier League table, five points clear of their closest rivals, with the rest of matchweek 10 yet to be played.

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Crystal Palace executed their game plan well, defending deep in a 4-5-1 formation and looking for counter-attacking opportunities. However, they struggled to find the back of the net until it was too late. Despite Tottenham dominating possession in the first half, Crystal Palace had more shots (8-3) and managed to create chances, albeit with a low expected goal (xG) value of 0.27 compared to Tottenham’s 0.13.

The second half saw Maddison and Son find success, with Maddison almost causing an own goal from Crystal Palace’s Joel Ward. He later played a key role in setting up Son’s goal. Crystal Palace managed to pull one back in stoppage time, but controversy surrounded the decision to award the goal after video review.

What’s next?

Tottenham will face Chelsea in their next Premier League match on November 6, marking former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s return to north London. Crystal Palace will play Burnley next Saturday (November 4).

Player ratings – Crystal Palace vs Tottenham

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur, live score: 0-2

Goalscorers: Joel Ward (53′ – OG), Son Heung-min (66′)

53rd minute – James Maddison forces Joel Ward into opening own goal

66th minute – Brennan Johnson finds Son Heung-min for Spurs’ second goal

How to watch Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur live, stream link, time

Kickoff: 3pm ET, Friday (October 27)

TV channel: USA Network

Online: Stream live on

Crystal Palace starting lineup

Johnstone — Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell — Ayew, Lerma, Doucoure, Schlupp, Hughes — Edouard

Focus on Crystal Palace

OUT: Eberechi Eze (thigh), James Tomkins (calf), Dean Henderson (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Michael Olise (thigh)

Tottenham starting lineup

Vicario — Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Davies — Bissouma, Sarr, Maddison — Kulusevski, Son, Richarlison

Focus on Tottenham Hotspur

OUT: Ryan Sessegnon (thigh), Manor Solomon (knee), Ivan Perisic (knee), Alfie Whiteman (ankle) | QUESTIONABLE: Destiny Udogie (undisclosed), Ben Davies (knock)


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