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CRYSTAL PALACE 0-1 TOTTENHAM: SPURS CLOSE THE GAP ON CHELSEA AFTER CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN'S LATE GOAL


Spurs had the best of the chances as they dominated the game in the second-half. Dele Alli could have scored at the far post from a Kyle Walker cross; Hennessey made the best save of the night from an Alli shot after 62 minutes; Eric Dier headed an Eriksen corner just over.

But this was still a very low performance by Tottenham’s standards. They dominated mainly because much of the fight disappeared from Crystal Palace after the stand-out player of their recent revival, Mamadou Sakho was carried off with what appeared to be a serious knee injury early in the second-half.

Sakho landed awkwardly and hyper-extended the joint eight minutes after the restart, tussling with Harry Kane.

Palace’s momentum disappeared after Sakho got injured. Until that point they had looked a match for Tottenham, at least.

Christian Eriksen celebrates his winner goal for Spurs.

Eriksen's strike wasn't powerful but it did the job and the goal was enough to ensure the heat is kept on league leaders Chelsea

James McCarthur takes aim at the Tottenham goal as Palace pushed hard for an opener in the Premier League encounter

Pochettino's men celebrate with the fans after ensuring the title race with Chelsea remains alive

Christian Benteke looked on as a his shot was saved by Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as Ben Davies slides in

Palace defender Mamadou Sakho was taken off on a stretcher during the second half

Sakho, who has been in fine form in recent weeks, picked up an awful knee injury in a challenge with Kane

Harry Kane takes his eye off the ball as Tottenham struggled to get a foothold in the game early on

Kyle Walker pictured as he holds his head in his hands during a frustrating first half for second-placed Spurs at Selhurst Park.

Eriksen is joined in celebration by Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane after scoring in the 78th minute of the game

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino makes his way to the dug-outs prior to kick-off at Selhurst Park

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Photo credit: The Sun