LiveSaturday football as it happened

Summary

  1. Chelsea two points clear after Man City draw at Everton
  2. Oscar & Costa give Blues win against Newcastle
  3. Austin scores pen against Burnley, but QPR lose
  4. WBA beat Hull, Swansea hold West Ham
  5. Liverpool beat Sunderland in early kick-off

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By Gary Rose and Marc Higginson

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Matt in Harold Wood: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Spurs will not be in the top 4 at the end of the season. No point us beating the likes of Chelsea, if we then lose to the likes of Palace.

Paul in London: All the hard work against Chelsea undone. Clearly, Spurs should have had a penalty but the damage had been done. Complacent at 1-0, sloppy at 1-1, and zero composure in the last few minutes. As always, just when you think things are coming together, Spurs shoot themselves in the foot.

Bob: Another Premier League game another poor decision from a referee. Something has got to be done about the shockingly bad level of officiating in this country.

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Laurie Barton: When was the last top-flight London derby with two or more scorers who were all Londoners?

John Roberts: Ref gives a dodgy penalty to Palace, then misses a blatant one for Kane. But apparently it's all Alan Pardew's doing?

Matthew Tabor: A Shakespearian script of a game. An absolute footballing tragedy that Palace won this. Non existent for 70 minutes.

"First person to text me was Mike Ashley"

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

More from Alan Pardew, speaking to BBC Sport: "To go a goal behind to a great team in great form, full credit, not just to the maverick players. Two moments I pick out, a tackle from Delaney and then a save at the end. Two moments you need from senior players."

Have you missed the kind of support you got at the end? "I have missed it in the last 18 months. I remember we won at Man Utd away last year, that was a proper team, we had Cabaye, Remy, a proper team, and I never got that since. So it was good to get back to that and the first person to text me after the game was Mike Ashley, a nice touch."

Match of the Day

Gary Lineker

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"The MOTD running order: Chelsea v Newcastle, Everton v Manchester City, Crystal Palace v Tottenham, Burnley v QPR, Leicester City v Aston Villa, West Brom v Hull, Swansea v West Ham, Sunderland v Liverpool."

Match of the Day is on BBC One at 22:30 GMT.

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Geoff Thomas on Twitter: "Dream start for Alan Pardew. Great response from the players."

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "This team is too honest and that is a strange statement for a Premier League manager to make. We need a maverick to release ourselves, we did not do that until the second half and once we did we looked a good side and total dominated from that spell onwards.

"Hopefully a victory today will give the likes of our midfield players the ambition to go up the pitch a bit, five yards would do.

"Wilfried Zaha is a little negative about the team not giving him the ball and I left him out of the starting line up in a way to test him and see what his reaction was like and it was good, strong and he changed the game for sure."

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Lee Hounslow: Typical, beat Chelsea get our hopes up but when it comes to a battle with a lower team we haven't got the stomach, choked!

Martyn Jones: Well done Spurs, perfect opportunity to claim 4th spot. When the heat is on, Spurs vaporise.

Matt Cartwright: Now that's typical Tottenham. We beat the team who'll prob win the league one week then next lose to one who may get relegated.

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: "Yes [decisions were key today]. After I think 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.

"Harry Kane's [penalty shout] was the same as the penalty for Crystal Palace. Difficult to see from my position, but one against us and though we conceded another goal, maybe it's important, this decision.

"It was difficult after we conceded the goal. They showed more energy than us in the last 15 or 20 minutes. For that I'm disappointed, after we conceded, Crystal Palace were better."

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Ben Walker: Alan Pardew getting the support he deserves. Holmesdale stand singing his name. Good luck Newcastle finding a better manager.

Ali Hussein: Well done Mr Pardew, you deserve a lot credit for your work at Newcastle.

Nick Maund: Pardew's first season is often good, lets see if the Palace fans are still behind him after 12 months of being 'Pardewed'.

Player reaction

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Crystal Palace forward Jason Puncheon: "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."

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

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Former QPR striker Bradley Allen: "If Spurs had got a second, it might have been a different story. But this result is a blow to their top four hopes."

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Andy in Corsham: Tottenham's run of lucky last-gasp results finally comes to an end.

Kevin in Hornchurch: The last 15 minutes summed up why Spurs never manage to secure fourth spot. Far too sloppy and lazy. Chelsea forward then Palace backwards. Just not good enough for Champions league.

Glenn in Norwich: Spurs have been robbed here by two awful refereeing decisions! The standards of officiating in the Premier League really is shocking.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

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For Tottenham, they could have moved up to fourth place but defeat means they stay fifth, two points behind Southampton, who play Manchester United tomorrow.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

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No more looking at the Premier League table behind your fingers Crystal Palace fans, as that win means things look a lot better now. Up to 15th and while only a point outside of the relegation zone, it puts a bit of the pressure on teams around them.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

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Former QPR striker Bradley Allen: "In terms of passion this London derby was right up there. That's two wins on the bounce for Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace now. They were brave, resilient and showed real desire to get themselves over the line at the end. The players ran that extra yard, Pardew got his substitutions exactly right when they were tiring as well."

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Zavair Baakza: Crystal Palace is making a habit of playing their hearts out when mid-season they get a managerial change. What a turnaround!

Abu Ali: Apart from keeping an eye on your team.in the league, the gap between Alan Pardew and Newcastle will be fun to see!

Paul Cate: For all the stick Alan Pardew has got in his time, he's actually proving to be a very good manager.

FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

That's it! Crystal Palace end Tottenham's unbeaten run at seven games and climb out of the bottom three with a come-from-behind win. Two wins out of two for Alan Pardew.

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CLOSE!

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Wilfried Zaha, on the break, warms the gloves of Hugo Lloris. Surely that's it?

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Etienne Capoue sees a gap in the defence and has a go at goal from distance but Julian Speroni is down to make the save. Was that the last chance for Tottenham?

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Kyle Walker swings a cross into the area for Jan Vertonghen, whose header at the second attempt is too close to Julian Speroni. Time running out for Tottenham.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

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Former QPR striker Bradley Allen: "Six minutes? Still all to play for here."

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Wilfried Zaha skips past tired Tottenham legs but shoots straight at Hugo Lloris. Crystal Palace want more goals!

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

SIX minutes of time added on is shown by the fourth official's board, unsurprisingly resulting in boos from the home crowd.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

The Tottenham players are showing their frustration as time ticks away, giving away a couple of needless free-kicks. Crystal Palace on the verge of a much-needed win...

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Final change for Crystal Palace as goalscorer Dwight Gayle goes off to applause from the Palace fans and on comes former Tottenham loanee Fraizer Campbell.

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Jeremiah Kariuki: Seems Alan Pardew has brought the winning mentality into Crystal Palace. Coming from behind and keeping the pressure to lead now!

Luke: Those Newcastle fans are looking pretty pathetic at this moment. Championship beckons again for that's where they belong.

Andy Brown: Great to see Wilfried Zaha playing with all the attributes that took him to Manchester United in the first place.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Harry Kane is the next to test Julian Speroni with an effort from just outside the area. It is well hit, but Speroni is behind it. This is going to be a long five minutes for the hosts.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

Jan Vertonghen heads at goal but it is from too far out to trouble Julian Speroni, who clutches the ball to the sound of cheers from the home crowd. They are loving this. I bet Alan Pardew is loving this.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham

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Former QPR striker Bradley Allen: "Tremendous spirit from Crystal Palace. I said Wilfried Zaha was the man to get Tottenham's full-backs and he's done that. But what a finish from Jason Puncheon, and now Selhurst Park is bouncing. Can Palace hold on now? It's going to be a barnstorming finish to this game."

GOAL

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham - Jason Puncheon

How about this! Crystal Palace have turned things round as Jason Puncheon powers in a goal. Wilfried Zaha has caused Tottenham plenty of problems since coming on and he has a big hand in that goal, racing into the area before his pass deflects kindly for Puncheon who lashes the ball into the corner of the net.

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Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham

Can Jam: Should be a three-match match ban for Joe Ledley...Definitely amounts to cheating to win that penalty!

Paul Moore: My goodness, what an absolutely disgraceful penalty decision from the ref.

Javel Bleach: Fully expect Spurs to hit back and coast to the win anyway.

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham make another change as the swashbuckling Benjamin Stambouli, who has thrown himself into a fair few challenges in this game, is taken off before he can earn himself a sending off, Roberto Soldado replaces him.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham are once again directing their attacks through Harry Kane as he flicks a header wide from Etienne Capoue's cross, but he had been flagged offside anyway.

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham

Crystal Palace also make a change, opting to introduce the pace and directness of Wilfried Zaha and sacrificing the aerial threat of Glenn Murray.

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham make a change immediately after that equaliser as Etienne Capoue comes on for Andros Townsend. What will their response be?

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham

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Former QPR striker Bradley Allen: "I think the referee has to award that penalty because he hasn't made contact with the ball. Dwight Gale showed really composure from the penalty spot and has lifted the crowd. Palace are right back in this."

GOAL

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham - Dwight Gayle (pen)

Dwight Gayle picks up the ball and places it on the spot before confidently striding up to drive the ball into the net. No chance for Hugo Lloris. Game on.

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PENALTY TO CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Benjamin Stambouli slides in on Joe Ledley inside the box and the Palace player goes down. Penalty to Crystal Palace...

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Everton 1-1 Man City

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Sergio Aguero via Twitter: "Very happy to be back in the field! We just missed taking the three points but there's plenty ahead of us. Come on City!"

Aguero came on as a substitute in Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park - his first appearance since he injured his knee against the Toffees at the Etihad Stadium in early December.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Benjamin Stambouli charges forward and tries to feed a ball for Andros Townsend to run on to, but over hits it and the ball trickles out of play. After a good spell from Palace, Tottenham seem to have regained control now.

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Jack McLeod: Losing Yannick Bolasie and Mile Jedinak would have hurt Palace. Been their two most influential players this season. Hard task now.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

A lovely flick on by Harry Kane sends Nacer Chadli on his way, but he runs straight into trouble and Crystal Palace clear before breaking down the other end of the pitch and winning a corner, which comes to nothing. Pretty open game though, after Kane's opener.

YELLOW CARD

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Benjamin Stambouli has walked a fine line with a few misjudged challenges in this game and the referee decides enough is enough when the Tottenham man goes in strong on Adlene Guedioura. Yellow card.

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Cameron Laws: Harry Kane is unreal. So glad he's been given his chance this year, Roy Hodgson I hope you're watching!

Martin Golds: This run of form Harry Kane is in is superb. Get him called up for England, Roy.

Will Jackson: Does anyone else actually play for Spurs other than Harry Kane?!

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

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Former QPR striker Bradley Allen: "This could the ideal game to introduce Wilfrid Zaha at some stage and get him running at Tottenham's full-backs."

CLOSE!

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Almost an immediate response by Crystal Palace as Scott Dann knocks a ball into the box down for Dwight Gayle, who stabs a shot at goal but it is straight at Hugo Lloris. Palace know they need to come forward, will Alan Pardew drop his cautious approach and go more offensive?

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

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Former QPR striker Bradley Allen: "Harry Kane has been relatively quiet up to this point by his standards, but he is that kind of player with just one chance on the edge of the 18-yard box he can punish you. What a season he is having. He's on fire. Where would Spurs be without him?"

GOAL

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham - Harry Kane

Give Harry Kane a chance and he will score. Crystal Palace had marshalled him superbly in the first half but let their guard down for a brief moment as the striker finds space on the edge of the area and swipes the ball into the far corner. That's six in his last six for Kane.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

Adlene Guedioura looks to make an immediate impression as the midfielder curls a fine cross into the box that Jan Vertonghen does well to hook away. Palace then win a corner, which is scrambled clear.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

Jack in London: As a Spurs fan I am pretty disappointed that after beating Chelsea 5-3 that we are now drawing 0-0 with Palace.

KICK-OFF

Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

Could Tottenham be in the top four in 45 minutes' time? Or Crystal Palace out of the relegation zone?

The second-half is under way, with the hosts having made a change - Barry Bannan off and Adlene Guedioura on to make just his fifth Premier League appearance this season.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

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Tottenham had more possession in the first half but managed just one shot on goal. Palace, though, have made the most of the ball when they have it, getting forward quickly and arguably had the best chance when Glenn Murray's shot was saved. Will Alan Pardew look to attack more in the second half? Or hope another big chance like Murray's comes Palace's way again?

Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

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Former QPR striker Bradley Allen: "Alan Pardew can feel happy with the efforts of his players in the first half. Tottenham you feel need to show a little more if they want to go on and win this game."

HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

A few moans from the home fans greet the half-time whistle, but seemingly directed at the officials rather than their new manager. Solid display by Crystal Palace, who defended well and had a few chances of their own.

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YELLOW CARD

Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

Harry Kane finally gets free of his markers and races into the Crystal Palace half but is brought down by Scott Dann and the Palace defender is booked as a result.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

Abu Ali: Hugo Lloris is so great, the one Spurs player I would like at Arsenal, so much better than what we have.

Luke: Lloris showing there how important a top keeper like himself and David De Gea can drag poor teams and managers through the season.

Matt Cartwright: Great save from Lloris, Spurs should be winning this but nothing coming from all our possession.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

Did Federico Fazio push Dwight Gayle? The Palace forward chases a ball over the defence and into the area and looks to be nudged by Fazio, Palace fans cry for a foul, referee says no. Tough to call.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

Stavros Makrozachopo: I think Alan Pardew with his approach so far is showing much more respect than he should against Tottenham. Very cautious.