Not one minute after the announcers for the Crystal Palace-Tottenham Hotspur game announced that it had been eight hours of football since Crystal Palace last scored a goal – the streak was broken. (That’s what an announcer’s “kiss of death” will do to a team.) What was crazy about the whole situation wasn’t that the streak was broken – but HOW the streak was broken.
At the 29′ mark, just moments after the announcers pointed out the time on the clock indicating how long it had been since Crystal Palace’s last goal, Wilfried Zaha’s pass was deflected off the foot of Jan Vertonghen – and right past GK Hugo Lloris for a Palace goal.
Technically that goal goes down as an own goal for Vertonghen as opposed to a goal for any Crystal Palace. But considering that Alan Pardew’s boys were really in a bit of a “beggars can’t be choosers” situation, the club should probably just count their blessings and try to retain the lead.
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