Crystal Palace beat Tottenham Hotspur in pictures
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Patrick Vieira led Crystal Palace to an impressive 3-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday to maintain his formidable record against the north London heavyweights. Wilfried Zaha’s penalty and a brace from debutant Odsonne Edouard sealed all three points for Palace, with the Eagles claiming their first win of the new Premier League season on home turf.
The result saw Tottenham’s 100 per cent record ended in abrupt fashion, with the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli unable to find the target over the course of the 90 minutes.
Palace were firmly on top even before Japhet Tanganga was dismissed in the second half, with the Spurs defender picking up two yellow cards in rapid succession.
Nuno Espirito Santo will also be forced to deal with the potential absence of Eric Dier over the next few weeks after the England man hobbled off during the early stages of the match.
Spurs were second-best to Palace throughout the encounter that saw Vieira add to his stunning track record against his old rivals from the dugout.
The Frenchman was, of course, an Arsenal player between 1996 and 2005 and won plenty of north London derbies during his time as the club’s midfield general.
JUST IN: Arsenal fans told Ramsdale will be a ‘monster’ despite criticism
Saturday’s result sees Vieira’s personal record against Spurs stretched to 10 wins and seven draws from 18 matches when playing for or managing a London club.
His only defeat came with Arsenal back in 1999, a game in which he scored and was also booked for the Gunners.
Vieira will face his struggling former side as a manager for the first time next month and will be hoping that Palace can repeat their performance against Spurs to seal a memorable victory at the Emirates Stadium.
He waxed lyrical over his side’s dominant showing after the final whistle on Saturday, with the result seeing the Eagles climb up to 11th in the Premier League table.
“I think it was a really good team performance,” said Vieira in his post-match press conference.
“We started the game quite well with a lot of energy.
“We competed quite well, managing to win the ball quite high. I’m really pleased with that performance.”
Vieira also singled out Edouard as a result of his stunning debut cameo after being introduced with just six minutes remaining.
THINK YOU KNOW SPORT? Test your sporting knowledge with our tricky quiz
The former Celtic man, who was also linked with Arsenal during the summer transfer window, made the most of his opportunity to shine by scoring two late goals to secure the result.
“I think it’s a dream start for him,” added the Palace boss.
“He came on and was among space which allowed him to score those goals.
“We have to give credit to Christian Benteke who worked really hard in the first 70 minutes, and when Edouard came on he took his goals well.”
Source: Read Full Article