14 Sep Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Match Report, 14/09/2019, Premier League
Tottenham ran roughshod from a ragged Crystal Palace, together with Son Heung-min the star of this series for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Son Heung-min starred at the North London sun as his dual motivated Tottenham into a 4-0 rout of hapless Crystal Palace.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side haven’t been in their most eloquent in the first throes of their Premier League season but by the minute Son scored a refined 10th-minute opener Spurs ran riot.
Spurs scored all their goals in a catastrophic opening 45 moments in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, together with Patrick van Aanholt turning Serge Aurier’s low ball into his own net, Son incorporating an expertly taken volley and Erik Lamela completing a clinical movement.
A failure to improve the tally in the second half wasn’t any manifestation of the drama and Pochettino can symbolize on Spurs’ most enterprising functioning of the season.
Spurs made the breakthrough when Son closely controlled Toby Alderweireld’s punt on the top before assessing on his left foot and selecting the bottom-right corner.
Son was powerful in Spurs’ moment, choosing out Aurier – earning his first start of the year – along with that his cross hit Van Aanholt earlier wrong-footing Vicente Guaita.
The very best was still to come. Aurier again had distance on the correct and his deep cross was met with a blistering left-foot volley out of Son.
A persistent first half culminated using Lamela slotting Harry Kane’s superb cross under Guaita in the conclusion of a catastrophic break.
Harry Winks hauled a daisy-cutter narrowly wide almost immediately after the restart and Son watched a clip Guaita after chasing down a Mamadou Sakho mis-control collapse agonisingly wide of the article.
Spurs were not able to inflict additional harm however, the hosts ran the clock down in the most comfortable manner.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 14, 2019
What exactly does it imply? Spurs locate some rhythm
A low-tempo beginning to the season had some pundits questioning whether Spurs had gone rancid under Pochettino. Their home performances so far — a late comeback win over Aston Villa and also a reduction to Newcastle United — did little to quieten these remarks but Spurs were lively, clinical and slick on this event to spark some life in their season.
Super Son that a menace for Palace
Spare a thought for Palace normally stoic backline, who had been run ragged from the South Korea global. In addition to his objectives, Son – that has scored in all four of his house games from Palace – was filled with imagination and running. He gave the Eagles’ defence a minute’s peace.
4 – Son Heung-Min has scored in all four of the Premier League home games from Crystal Palace (four goals), together with Spurs moving on to win all the preceding three. Regular.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2019
Sakho struggles on recovery
Palace, that had surrendered only twice this term before Saturday’s clash, were a collective shambles in the trunk. Sakho, playing for the first time since February because of a knee injury, was thrust back into activity because of Martin Kelly being inaccessible and has been well off the pace. Son was excellent for its opener, but Sakho must have done more to shield Alderweireld’s long haul — it had been a moment that summed a torrid outing.
Crucial Opta Facts:
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– Spurs listed their largest ever league victory over Crystal Palace, in addition to their joint-biggest from the Eagles across all contests (also 4-0 at January 1987 from the FA Cup fourth round).
– This was Spurs’ joint-biggest success in a London derby at the Premier League (seventh win by four goals), with last won one by four goals in what had been Mauricio Pochettino’s first home game in charge of Spurs (4-0 v QPR at August 2014).
– Spurs have won all the past nine Premier League matches from Crystal Palace — just against Birmingham (10 at September 1964) have they experienced a more winning streak in top-flight history.
– Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha won eight fouls against Spurs; the most from a participant in a Premier League game as November 2018 (eight — Harry Kane v Chelsea).
What is next?
Tottenham were runners-up at the Champions League last term and begin their bid to go one better with a visit to Greece to confront Olympiacos on Wednesday. Palace welcome Mothers to Selhurst Park per week on Sunday.