Goals and other key moments from Palace’s victory over London rivals Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur’s seven-game unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday night as Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace came from behind to win 2-1 at Selhurst Park.
After an even first half – in which Christian Eriksen missed a sitter and Hugo Lloris made an excellent save to thwart Glenn Murray, Spurs improved, and they were much the better side early in the second period.
They took a deserved lead through Harry Kane, who smashed in his seventh goal in eight games on 49 minutes, following a sharp pass from Nacer Chadli.
Spurs continued to be the better side for the next ten minutes, before, just as it did on Monday night in their 1-1 draw at Burnley, complacency set in.
That allowed Palace back into the contest and the Eagles equalised from the penalty spot on 69 minutes.
Benjamin Stambouli brought down Joe Ledley, giving Dwight Gayle a chance to level – a chance he grabbed with both hands.
With momentum in their favour, Palace completed the turnaround with 10 minutes left on the clock.
Some wing wizardry from Wilfried Zaha set up a chance for Jason Puncheon, who smashed the ball home from just inside the 18-yard box.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the match, Puncheon said: “The first half we stuck in there and I think you saw in the second half the performance was good.
“We didn’t have many shots in the first half and there were more in the second half, as soon as I had a chance I thought I’d have a shot.
“Today’s game was all about getting three points at home but the massive one comes next week at Burnley.”
Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino added: “After 65 minutes we were in control of the game, the penalty changed it all, the energy, it changed all.
“The decision, maybe it wasn’t a penalty and it is key in the result. From my dugout it’s difficult to give my opinion, but my players say he never touched the player.”
Tottenham remain fifth in the Premier League table, while Palace rise to 15th – one point above the relegation zone.