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Spurs open new stadium with victory

3 Apr 2019
Son Heung-min celebrates

Third place regained after second-half goals from Son and Eriksen beat Crystal Palace

Second-half goals from Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen got Tottenham Hotspur off to a winning start at their new stadium by beating Crystal Palace 2-0.

Son became the first Spurs player to score at the ground with a shot that took a deflection off Luka Milivojevic on 55 minutes.

Eriksen confirmed the win 10 minutes from time when he drove a loose ball into the net after a driving run from Harry Kane.

Palace rallied late on and Hugo Lloris saved from Patrick van Aanholt and Wilfried Zaha before Christian Benteke headed wide from close range.

Race for top four

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
3 CHE 38 +24 72
4 TOT 38 +28 71
5 ARS 38 +22 70
6 MUN 38 +11 66

A first win in six returns Spurs to third on 64 points, one ahead of Arsenal, while Palace stay 13th on 36 points.

See: Spurs report | Crystal Palace report

Next fixtures

Spurs: 13 Apr v Huddersfield (H)
Crystal Palace: 6 Apr v Newcastle (A)

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