Spurs stay in touch with Chelsea with 8th straight PL win


The most points Spurs had amassed in a Premier League season is 72, while the win against the Eagles moved them on to 74.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to continuing Tottenham's Premier League title drive in the derby against Arsenal after defeating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Wednesday. The team are now showing we are ready this season to fight and, next season, we'll be...

Eriksen came to the rescue with 12 minutes to play, gathering Harry Kane's pass and arrowing a glorious shot into the bottom-left corner to secure an eighth successive league win. "Our challenge now is to try and reduce the gap to Chelesa again, and to think about bigger things than only to be above Arsenal", Pochettino said.

But Eriksen clinched the three points. "That is so important because improving on last season was a big challenge, a massive challenge".

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Christian Eriksen's 78th-minute victor - an unstoppable dipping low shot - earned Spurs a victory and silenced the doubters who suspected Saturday's FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea would stop them in their tracks.

While Townsend and Zaha struggled to replicate their menacing first-half form, Palace's sturdy back-line continued to keep Spurs at bay, Eric Dier nodding a rare opening high and wide.

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Tottenham possess a rough run in, beginning against Arsene Wenger's guys, but Pochettino is happy that his side continue to be alive and kicking in the title race after Christian Eriksen's crucial late goal at Selhurst Park. Whether Tottenham lifts the trophy this time still depends on Chelsea dropping points in the five-game Premier League run-in.

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Leicester's plight is perilous, with the ailing champions only six points above the relegation zone with four games to go.

"I thought in the first half we took the game to Tottenham, which is not easy, and of course the lack of recovery time from Sunday to tonight told in the end", he said.

"We know what Arsenal means, this game, for our fans".

Allardyce fears defender Mamadou Sakho will miss the rest of the season after he was carried off on a stretcher with what appeared to be knee ligament damage.

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