Tottenham failed to capitalize on a poor showing on the left side of the pitch.
Tottenham Hotspur earned a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the 10th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) at Selhurst Park in London, England, at 4 a.m. ET on Aug. 28. The win extends Tottenham’s unbeaten run to 10 games and keeps them at the top of the league with 26 points.
Tottenham struggled in the first half. Palace dropped their defense and didn’t allow Spurs any space. James Maddison and then, in the second half, the Spurs had shots on goal, but they were off target. Palace earned four corner kicks but were unable to capitalize. The first half ended goalless.
Tottenham made a substitution at the start of the second half. Ben Davies, who was disappointing in the first half, was replaced by Emerson Royal. Spurs took the lead. In the seventh minute of the second half, Pedro Foro found Sarr on the right flank. Sarr’s cross was deflected by the defense, then crossed back to Maddison. Maddison’s cross led to Ward’s own goal.
Tottenham added another goal. The hero was Son Heung-min. In the 66th minute, Sarr crossed the ball in from the back and Johnson headed it back to Maddison on the left flank, who cut it back to Johnson inside the penalty box. Johnson’s pass was met by Son Heung-min, who got a foot to it and rattled the net.
Some familiar faces returned to Tottenham. In the 44th minute, Maddison and Dejan Kluczewski came off and were replaced by Brian Hill and Rodrigo Bentancur. Palace pulled a goal back. In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Aubameyang found the back of the net with a powerful volley from his chest. The game ended with a 2-1 victory for Tottenham.
Before the game, manager Enze Postecoglou said of Udogie: “Udogie came off early against Fulham because he felt a bit tired. We still have to wait and see. We will assess the situation and make a decision.”
Udogie was left out of the roster for this game. Davis started in his place. But Davis looked lethargic. He didn’t actively participate in the offense, and his poor positioning, especially on defense, gave the opposition chances. Davies was replaced by Emerson at the start of the second half.
According to soccer stats outlet Couch Score, Davies played 45 minutes and had two clearances, one shot blocked, one tackle, one ground contest (two attempts), 32 touches of the ball, and a pass success rate of 95% (20 out of 21). His rating was 6.8. That was the second-lowest rating among Tottenham starters.
As Davies’ influence waned, so did his sharpness. In this game, Son started up top, with Heung-min on the left wing. He was lacking in detail. He didn’t keep the ball well and didn’t do a good job of linking up with his teammates. He was eventually replaced by Brennan Johnson. Coincidentally, after Johnson’s introduction, Tottenham scored from the left side. 토스카지노
According to soccer stats outlet Couch Score, in his 64th minute of action, he had a ball