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Harry Kane Leads Spurs to Thumping Victory Over Palace

05 January 2023, Thursday
Kane's double saw Tottenham take control of the game against Crystal Palace, with four goals in the second-half sending them to a 4-0 win at Selhurst Park on Wednesday. The strike duo of Kane and Son Heung-min on the score sheet, with Kane reaching an impressive 263rd and 264th goals for the club.

Tottenham have secured their second Premier League win in five games since the beginning of November, seeing them beat Antonio Conte's side and take them back within two points of 4th-placed Manchester United, who have played one less game. This result keeps the threat of dropping out of the top-four race at bay, for now.

Tottenham were much improved after the break, and who could blame them? The first 45 minutes had been disorganized and disappointing to watch, but they came out firing in the second half and silenced their detractors with a great display of energy and intensity. Palace had no answer to their efforts and Spurs managed to get their first win of the season.

Kane needed only three minutes to put Tottenham ahead, as he leapt to get his head on Ivan Perisic's ball to the back post. His second goal came five minutes later, when he directed a powerful shot just inside the far post after exchanging passes with Bryan Gil.

Kane scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season (in 18 games) in Tottenham’s match with Arsenal, putting him only two goals away from breaking Jimmy Greaves’ record of 266. His current goals-per-games average of 0.83 is on the path to top his best career mark of 30 goals in 2017-18.

Tottenham weren't finished yet, as Matt Doherty found the back of the net for the first time this season in the 68th minute and Son Heung-min brought an end to his eight-game streak without a goal for Spurs (Oct. 12, vs Eintracht Frankfurt).

Palace has seen three of their goals come from set pieces and have been hugely successful in taking advantage of these dead ball opportunities. They have scored 11 goals and conceded 18 in open play which has had an impact on their expected goals tally. Wilfried Zaha remains the star, but Eberechi Eze is quickly becoming a stand out player.

Tottenham have scored 10 goals off corner kicks in the current Premier League campaign, and their record in open play is an even 21-21 in terms of goals scored and conceded. Despite being a team sport, Harry Kane is Tottenham's standout player, as he has netted 13 goals in the league so far.

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