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Published: Mon, November 06, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Son breaks Premier League record as Spurs edge Palace

Son breaks Premier League record as Spurs edge Palace

The 25-year-old made his Premier League debut for Spurs at Wembley on Sunday and produced a number of fine saves to seal the three points.

Roy Hodgson has stressed that he "can't ask much more" from the Crystal Palace players following their 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. "It's great to get the three points ahead of the worldwide break and we'll enjoy watching the rest of the football this afternoon", Son said after the game.

"Last night I saw Michel wasn't very good so I prepared already and Toni (Jimenez), the goalkeeper coach, told me I was going to play today so I was ready from last night".

"Gazzaniga only found out he was playing this morning and then came in and did really well".

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

"We knew it would be hard today with players missing but we wanted to keep the momentum going".

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

The second half was more open and Palace grew in confidence after Townsend took advantage of a defensive mistake to force another great save from the home keeper.

Two minutes later, Spurs were again thankful to the alert Gazzaniga, who made a reflex stop from Luka Milivojevic's header - and within moments of that save they had taken the lead.

The Argentine was finally backed up in the 64th minute as Spurs poured forward, Palace's stretched backline clearing twice but a third fell to Son on the edge of the area and the Korean blasted past Julian Speroni with his left foot.

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