Alan Pardew’s dream start to his Palace career got better against Spurs. Here are THREE things we learned from Crystal Palace’s defeat of Tottenham:
Kane’s tenacious closing down makes him an effective player for Spurs even when he doesn’t score. Pochettino demands and high work rate from his players, and on this front, the young striker more than delivers.
Kane is England’s next big thing! Work rate, can score, all round class #futureno9
— Chrissss Dempsey (@MiiiniMe) January 10, 2015
Things were looking pretty grim for Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace after 10min when Tottenham had 75% possession. However, the Eagles grew into the game and caused and in-form Tottenham side more trouble than many would have expected. Pardew will be delighted with the response he got both from the players and fans.
— Javi (@futbolesqueAFC) January 10, 2015
@sam_andreas Pardew a hero already.
— Anthony Roy Pearson (@anthonypears09) January 10, 2015
Tottenham signed Benjamin Stambouli late in the summer transfer window and the Frenchman clearly missed the cut-off for doing the pre-match ‘walk thing’. Rather than getting the midfielder to come in separately, Sky clearly opted for a cheeky photoshop instead. Caught red handed: