Tottenham vs Crystal Palace score, result from Premier League as Kane climbs all-time scoring charts again
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace score, result from Premier League as Kane climbs all-time scoring charts again
Kane gives Tottenham first win in five as Spurs beat Palace

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM, LONDON — Ryan Mason has secured the first victory of his second spell in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, lifting the mood slightly with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. 

Four years ago, this particular London derby opened this magnificent new home for Spurs. The North Londoners at that point were full of unbridled enthusiasm, as Mauricio Pochettino's swashbuckling side made their way to the Champions League final.

Their current plight would've been unfathomable then, as Spurs approached this game on a run of just one win in seven, including a humiliating 6-1 loss at Newcastle United on April 23 before throwing away a point after a late comeback at Liverpool last time out. 

📲 A message from our goalscorer and match winner!

🤳 @HPE

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 6, 2023

In this battle of the division’s youngest manager against its oldest - Eagles boss Roy Hodgson turns 76 in August - Mason’s side still showed a whole lot of weaknesses and looked devoid of ideas for periods against a team with nothing to play for, but merely getting back into the W column is a welcome relief for the demoralised Spurs faithful.

And there are a few glimmers of hope: Emerson Royal impressed throughout on his return; Cristian Romero was more assured than usual; Pedro Porro took the onus on himself to run the attack at times.

The first half sailed by almost without incident, as both sides failed to carve out clear-cut opportunities. Spurs stopped the rot in terms of their recent tendency to concede early goals, though, with Mason’s switch to four at the back and the absence of Eric Dier making the structure look stronger. 

⚪️ Harry Kane has now scored 26 Premier League goals this season!

👀 He has only managed more in a single season on two occasions in his career:

- 29 in 2017/18
- 30 in 2016/17

— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) May 6, 2023

Clement Lenglet hitting the top of the bar from a corner looked to be the only remotely close call in a dire opening period, but Spurs’ captain fantastic then stepped up on the stroke of half-time with the pivotal moment of the game. 

Harry Kane leapt to meet a cross swung in by Pedro Porro from the right, which narrowly evaded the Palace centre-backs. He headed home well, leaving goalkeeper Sam Johnstone with no chance. 

Spurs upped the tempo in the second half and began to make inroads into the Palace third more regularly, but still with a complete lack of any finishing touch. Son Heung-min had the best opening as he tried to round Johnstone after a quick counter, but the out-of-sorts South Korean superstar had his effort saved. 

👑 Harry Kane's 26 Premier League goals have directly earned Tottenham Hotspur 24 points this season!

👀 Spurs would be 15th without his goals…

🤝 He's one of their own…

— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) May 6, 2023

Palace, meanwhile, had brief moments of their own, though with no conviction. Michael Olise was a bright spark throughout with his bursting runs, while a couple of balls trickled across the box with no finisher to get on the end of them. 

The visiting support was absolutely seething with referee Darren England by the final minutes as decisions began to stack up against their side in an increasingly stop-start affair, with Palace left frustrated with Spurs’ timewasting, too — a particular flashpoint being  goalkeeper Fraser Forster’s refusal to give Wifried Saha the ball back as the winger tried to get play moving in stoppage-time. 

The hosts held on, with the three points taking them to two points clear of Brighton & Hove Albion in the battle for a Europa League place, though having played three games more. Palace, meanwhile, fall to 12th following a 3-1 win for Chelsea at Bournemouth. 

"It was important to get the three points today."

Harry Kane is pleased to finally celebrate a win again after the recent weeks

— The Spurs Web (@thespursweb) May 6, 2023

Spurs vs Crystal Palace score

  1H 2H Final Goalscorers
TOT 1 0 1 Kane (45)
CP 0 0 0 -

How many goals does Kane have? 

On coronation day, Kane took another big step towards his own crowning moment. He moved up to second spot in the all-time Premier League goalscoring charts, overtaking Manchester United icon and former England teammate Wayne Rooney. 

Kane’s goal was his 209th in the top flight, on his 317th appearance. By contrast, Rooney took 419 games to reach his mark. The Spurs skipper now trails record-holder Alan Shearer by just 51, as he faces a huge decision over his future this summer.

Spurs have shown no reason this season as to why Kane should stay for the final years of his career, with the centre-forward constantly digging them out of holes, as he did today. He has 26 goals in the league this term, directly winning his team 24 points. 


All of Harry Kane’s #PL goals so far 😍@HKane | @SpursOfficial

— Premier League (@premierleague) May 6, 2023

How did Richarlison play? 

After starting just one of the previous five games, Richarlison was given a chance to impress following his late - and ultimately in vain - equaliser at Liverpool. He showed the energy you’d hope for but not the quality, as he joined Kane at the top of the 4-4-2. 

The Brazil star was Spurs’ spark from the get-go, immediately getting the fans on their feet as he had a few nice drops of the shoulder followed by showing multiple golf clubs when it came to his methods of distribution. 

But his impact soon dried up. The timing of his runs was fairly poor throughout, while he showed a lot of hustle and bustle in latching onto loose balls but failed to make anything of them. He was as spiky and committed as usual, but there was very little purpose to his play.

He ended his 79 minutes with a single chance created and a single take-on won. Richarlison completed a total of nine passes (at a 70% accuracy), down on his season average of 19 per 90 minutes. 

Good to get back to winning ways. Positives to take into the last few games of the season to finish on a high.

— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 6, 2023

How many chances did Spurs create? 

Richarlison was only part of the problem for Spurs going forward. It was such a disjointed display in attack, failing to find any of the fluidity that would previously be associated with this team. Nothing sums that up like Son, who still has legions of South Korean fans around this magnificent stadium, adorned in No.7 shirts. 

He failed to make a single opportunity for his teammates and was outshone by Olise in their mini-battle, not looking on the same level as the Palace man, who dropped Son to the floor early on. Porro made a poor decision early in the second half when he didn't square for the winger, but it speaks volumes of the lack of trust around him at the moment. 

Indeed, in his best moment of the game, Son did everything right on a counter-attack, bringing down the ball well off a long ball from Cristian Romero and sprinting through on goal, but as he took it to Sam Johnstone’s left to try and create the angle for an open net, he simply couldn’t find the finish. The strike was saved by Johnstone on the floor, to a chorus of groans from a crowd who can’t quite believe the drop off in form. 

100 - Harry Kane's opener was his 100th home goal in the Premier League, while he's also become the first player to score 10 headed goals in a single Premier League campaign. Milestones. #TOTCRY

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 6, 2023

In the first half, Porro made three chances to the one of the rest of the Spurs team, as the Spain wideman injected urgency at times and finally grabbed his first assist in eight weeks. Four more chances were made in the second period overall, shared around by Porro, Ben Davies, Richarlison and Romero. 

The aforementioned other chance before the break was constructed by Kane, who again looked to be the key danger from outside the penalty area as well as in it. He slid in Pierre Hjobjerg - who skied his finish - with a lovely through ball. Spurs are in an unhealthy position where their best (well, only) goalscorer is also their best playmaker. 

Spurs vs Crystal Palace highlights, goals

45th min: GOAL! On the stroke of half-time, Harry Kane puts Spurs ahead! A cross from Porro on the right is swung into the box, going just over the Palace centre-backs and reaching the head of Kane, who makes no mistake. It's been a poor half with extremely few chances, finally given a spark. 

*Video available in USA: 

Another landmark goal from Harry Kane! 🙌

He now has the second most goals EVER in the Premier League.
📺: @peacock | #TOTCRY

— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) May 6, 2023

Spurs vs Crystal Palace team news 

Spurs team news: Mason made three changes from the defeat at Anfield, with Emerson Royal returning from injury, Richarlison being rewarded for his cameo and Lenglet coming into the side in place of Eric Dier. Hugo Lloris, Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur remain sidelined with long-term injuries. 

Spurs wstarting XI (4-3-3): Forster; Davies, Romero, Lenglet, Royal; Hojbjerg, Skipp, Porro; Son, Kane, Richarlison. 

Crystal Palace team news: Last weekend's thrilling 4-3 victory in another cross-capital clash, against West Ham United, means no changes are needed. Nathaniel Clyne returns to the squad after a recent knee injury, as does Naouirou Ahamada, but James Tomkins and James McArthur are still absent. 

Crystal Palace starting XI (4-3-3): Johnstone; Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Ward; Schlupp, Doucoure, Eze; Zaha, Ayew, Olise. 

Spurs vs Crystal Palace TV channel, live stream 

  TV channel Streaming
USA Peacock Premium
Canada fubo Canada
Australia Optus Sport
New Zealand Sky Sport Premier League Sky Sport NOW
India Jio TV, Hotstar VIP
Hong Kong 620-621 Now Premier League 1 Now E, Now Player
Malaysia Astro SuperSport 2

Astro GO, sooka

Singapore 221-222 Hub Premier 1-2 StarHub TV+

In the UK, Crystal Palace's trip to Spurs was not broadcast due to the blackout rule for 3pm kick-offs. Today, Manchester City vs. Leeds United has an extremely rare exemption from that rule, as it was moved back from its earlier TV slot due to the coronation of King Charles III. 

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