Crystal Palace Inflicts First Defeat Of Tottenham Hotspur

Last weekend, the English Premier League resumed after being suspended due to the international break. This time the English Premier League is entering its fourth week. One of the interesting matches this week is the match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.

Crystal Palace stole the show earlier this season for appointing Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira as their coach this season. Then, Patrick Vieira did a lot of shopping for new players and maximizing existing players. Crystal Palace is considered to be quite competitive this season in the English Premier League.

On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur also had a new coach at the start of this season, namely Nuno Espirito Santo. The former Wolverhampton Wanderers coach has no doubt about his quality and consistency in the Premier League in recent seasons. Especially in the first 3 matches, Tottenham Hotspur always won and didn’t concede.

An effective game in the style of Espirito Santo made Tottenham Hotspur quite promising earlier this season. The match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur this time took place at Crystal Palace’s headquarters at Selhurst Park, City of London, England. This match was led by referee Jonathan Moss.

From the course of the match, Crystal Palace really dominated the game, such as possession of the ball and the number of shots on goal. While Tottenham Hotspur only a few times to attack. As a result, Crystal Palace were able to win 3-0 over Tottenham Hotspur.

Crystal Palace goals were scored by Wilfried Zaha in the 76th minute and 2 goals from Odsonne Edouard in the 84th minute and 90+3 minutes. This is the first win for Crystal Palace, having previously only drawn 2 and lost 1 time. On the contrary, this is the first defeat for Tottenham Hotspur after winning in a row in the previous 3 matches.

Thanks to this victory, Crystal Palace, which previously occupied the 14th position, immediately rose to 11th position in the standings. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur, previously at the top of the standings, immediately dropped to 7th position in the Premier League standings.

There are several Crystal Palace players who performed well in this match, including:
1. Odsonne Edouard
The 23-year-old player who plays as a striker was only bought by Crystal Palace at the beginning of this season after appearing quite consistently with Scottish club Glasgow Celtic in the last few seasons.

The former Paris Saint Germain player came on in the 84th minute to replace Christian Benteke in the match against Tottenham Hotspur. Odsonne managed to score 2 goals in this match, getting a rating of 8.9 and was named Man of the Match.

2. Wilfried Zaha
The 28-year-old player who plays as a winger is a genuine graduate of the Crystal Palace academy. Having played for Manchester United, it turned out that Zaha was unable to develop, until he returned to Crystal Palace.

In the match against Tottenham Hotspur this time, Zaha was again a mainstay in the left winger position. Wilfried Zaha managed to record 11 dribbles, scoring 1 goal and 1 assist. The rating for Wilfried Zaha is 8.1.

3. Conor Gallagher
This 21-year-old young player is a player who graduated from the Chelsea academy and is still a Chelsea U23 player. Conor Gallagher was brought by Crystal Palace on loan from Chelsea U23 earlier this season.

Conor Gallagher fills the right-hand central midfield position against Tottenham Hotspur. Gallagher was able to release 6 shots on goal, contributed 3 key passes and 1 assist. The rating for Conor Gallagher is 7.7.

4. Joachim Andersen
The 25-year-old who plays as a central defender is also a new Crystal Palace player this season. Andersen was bought permanently by Crystal Palace from Olympique Lyon, after last season on loan by Fulham.

Joachim Andersen paired with another new Crystal Palace player, Marc Guehi, in the match against Tottenham this time. Andersen played well with 3 tackles and 8 long passes. The rating for Joachim Andersen is 7.4.

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