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Summary

  1. De Roon stabs in for Boro against Sunderland
  2. Sunderland could go down at the weekend
  3. Spurs win at Palace to move four points behind Chelsea
  4. Eriksen with crucial Spurs goal; Sakho carried off with worrying knee injury
  5. Arsenal go sixth with a win over Leicester - Monreal's shot deflects in off Huth

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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That's all from us tonight then - thanks for your company and join us on Thursday for the Manchester derby.

Massive.

No early goals...

Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland

Marten de Roon
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Marten de Roon's goal was Middlesbrough’s first Premier League goal inside the opening 10 minutes at the Riverside since a Tuncay Sanli strike in the third minute against Hull in April 2009.

Leave it late

Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

Huth
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Arsenal have now scored 29 league goals in the final 30 minutes of games in the Premier League this term; the most of any side.

'Fantastic three points'

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: "It is a very good three points. We are going in the race for the title and it is fantastic for us to get the three points here. It was a great goal by Christian Eriksen. I think he can repeat it again many times."

Plenty of goals in Spain

Spanish La Liga

Messi
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Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona retained their La Liga lead with a thumping win to relegate Osasuna.

The defending champions are level on points with Real Madrid, who beat Deportivo la Coruna 6-2 later on Wednesday and have a game in hand.

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James Chambers: Spurs getting excited about finishing above us. Try and win the league at our ground and finish above us the next 20 years

Craig Smith: Can see #Spurs winning all their remaining games. #Chelsea must be prepared to battle through, like #Leicester last year

We will probably have to wait until Thursday at the earliest for more news on that Mamadou Sakho injury. He has been an exceptional signing for Crystal Palace. 

"Sakho has a knee injury"

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Crystal Palace

Sakho
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Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce, speaking to Sky Sports: "Wow. Outstanding team effort by the players, who have had less time to recover against an exceptionally good side. Our application was outstanding and we gave Tottenham a hell of a game in the first half, nip and tuck, but of course it would happen that we would tire given the lack of recovery time compared to Tottenham.

"A terrific goal by Eriksen but a shame for the lads they could not hold out."

On Wanyama and if he should have been sent off: "The second challenge was the worst. Mauricio was very clever to sub him at half time. I think the referee made the wrong decision, I don't think he was brave enough."

On Sakho injury: "Our biggest problem is at centre half. Sakho with another knee injury but it is a good job we are blessed with outstanding centre halves. He has hyperextended the knee. It is certainly serious enough to keep him out for who knows how long, we won't know until we diagnose it, but if it is ligament it may be the end [of his loan spell], it may not."

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Crystal Palace

Sam Allardyce can't offer much in the way of an update on Mamadou Sakho's knee injury, but expects the centre-half to be out for "a considerable length of time."

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Big Sam says Palace gave Spurs "a hell of a game tonight" but he also blames a lack of recovery time for his players. 

'We are alive in the race'

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was unbelievable. Very good performance. I think second half we played much better than in the first half. It was difficult in the first half for us to move the ball and find the space but we changed the shape at half time and it was more fluid, we started to find the space and started to push Palace deeper and deeper.

"It was good to get the three points and be alive in the race for the title. The challenge is to keep going. It is always better to win but it is true [the Arsenal game] is a big derby, perhaps the last at White Hart Lane and I think it will be an exciting game.

"I am very pleased for Christian Eriksen. I need to see the goal on television but from my position it was a great goal."

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Jamie Millar:#Eriksen doesn't get enough praise, such a classy footballer. Would walk into any PL midfield in my opinion

Lee Hounslow: Would have taken any win tonight COYS Bring on Sunday to ensure we finish above Arsenal

Lotax: Beat a team that beat Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool (latter two from 1-0 down), whilst playing below par. Spurs showed mettle. 

'We did well'

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

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Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen: "We struggled with some parts of our game, we didn't have many chances but luckily we scored with the one we had.

"We played more attacking in the second half which gave us more chances and I think we did very well."  

Yep, Chelsea face Everton at the weekend, while Spurs play Arsenal.

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'I'm so proud of the players'

Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland

Middlesbrough

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Middlesbrough manager Steve Agnew speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "It feels great. Everybody is absolutely delighted with the three points. We had to defend for long spells but we got the goal early.

"The second half we were a little bit anxious and it wasn’t our intent to hang on to the lead, we wanted to score a second. The players showed fighting spirit right to the end and I’m so proud of the players.

"Clean sheets are obviously something you build on. I think it was important, the early goal. It gave everybody a lift and a confidence to see the game through."

On avoiding relegation: "I think all we do now is we remain focused for the game on Sunday against Manchester City. We’ll certainly gain some confidence and believe going into games.

"The Premier League, the reason we’re there is to play against the big teams. We will enjoy competing against the best because that’s why we’re in there."

'We have five tough games'

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane, speaking Sky Sports: "It is unbelievable. This is a tough place to come and we had to keep fighting. We knew our time would come and what a strike by Christian Eriksen.

"We knew we had to bounce back after the weekend and what a performance by everyone. We knew we had to dig deep and get a goal. It was a perfect win in the end.

"We can't focus on Chelsea. We have five tough games, we have to win them to have a chance and hopefully we can do that."

'While there's a chance we'll keep going'

Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland

Sunderland

David Moyes
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Sunderland manager David Moyes speaking to Match of the Day: "We didn’t get a good result but I thought we played well. We limited Boro to no opportunities other than the goal. It was a poor goal that we gave away but I cant fault the players or their efforts. 

"Sometimes small things make the biggest difference. We conceded the goal but after that we were on and played well."

On maintaining their Premier League status: "While there's a chance, we’ll keep going, while there’s games to win. Good performances lead to results, that’s the way it goes. 

"I think we’ve had a couple of pretty good performances in the last few games. We know our position, we’re not daft, we know exactly where we are. We have to try and pick up every win.

"I’m experienced enough. I’ve never been in this position before so it’s new to me as well. It’s something I’m not enjoying. I’d like to say I win more often than not. I can't say its something I enjoy"

'We need more points'

Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

Leicester City

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare: "We showed resilience in our defending, but we have not got any points on the board to show for it. We restricted them and were cruelly beaten by a deflected shot. We have got a dejected dressing room in there. 

"We have not got enough points yet and we need to put more on the board."

'Games are running out'

Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing: "We know what the situation is. Games are running out. But while it's mathematically possible we're still fighting. It's very clear where we are in the table - it paints a picture."

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Geoff Ramm: Some managers lose the dressing room. Moyes has lost the city.

Andy: Curtains for Sunderland. Too many seasons fighting for survival has caught up with them 

recordNEW RECORD

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Tottenham have won 74 points in the Premier League this season; their best ever return in the competition.  

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'The target is clear for us'

Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger
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Arsene Wenger to Sky Sports: "Leicester were hard to break down, but we were patient and did not give away any chances. We created some dangerous chances. We had to give everything on Sunday afternoon, playing extra-time. I think Christian Fuchs should have got a yellow card at the end as well as Sanchez.

"Every win gives you a little more momentum. I don't have a preference for the Manchester derby, we don't have to look much at the others. We just have to look after ourselves. The target is clear for us."

Asked about whether there will be any news about his own future before Sunday's north London derby: "No, no, no."

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

That is a big win for Tottenham, who remain in the hunt for the title.

Spurs face Arsenal on Sunday. 

FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

The seven minutes are up... Full time!

Mauricio Pochettino celebrates after the match with Hugo Lloris
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SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Now Kieran Trippier does come on, for Dele Alli. Still around two minutes of added time to play. 

'Nothing is impossible'

Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough goalscorer Marten de Roon: "We're getting three points closer to safety. It will give us some confidence and hope. Nothing is impossible."

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Mousa Sissoko lamps the ball 65 yards downfield and then wins a corner, as Spurs kill some more time by bringing on Kieran Trippier.

No, they are going to take a corner first.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham
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INJURY TIME

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Hang on Palace fans, Spurs fans, and Chelsea fans, there are SEVEN MINUTES added on...

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Palace now force a corner, time for nerves for Spurs? No, they clear it easily enough. 

CLOSE!

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Nearly two for Tottenham as Toby Alderweirled swivels inside the area as a corner is half cleared, but the Belgian can only shoot wide. 

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Kyle Utterson: Brilliant goal from a brilliant player at a time when a tired Tottenham side were looking to be running out of ideas

Sam Pougher: Even as a Palace fan I cannot deny that was a fantastic goal for Spurs! 

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Still 10 minutes left at Selhurst park, and that goal has ignited Tottenham, who now look dangerous. Harry Kane slaloms into the penalty area but is crowded out well by the Palace backline.

Christian Eriksen's corner is flicked on - cleared!

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

And it's all over at the Emirates. A fractious end to the evening but three points for Arsenal, who remain four points shy of the top four. 

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FULL-TIME

Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland

Boro's first league win of 2017. Can they stay up now?

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

That puts Spurs four points behind Chelsea once again at the top of the table. If they win, of course. 

Great Dane

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

That is a big goal at the top of the table! Spurs were devoid of inspiration but Christian Eriksen, as he's not afraid of doing, takes on a shot from 25 yards and finds the back of the net.

It's a sweet strike, beats Wayne Hennessey for pace, power and surprise. 

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GOAL - Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Christian Eriksen

A great hit!

Christian Eriksen celebrates
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YELLOW CARD

Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

It's all simmering over. Christian Fuchs has a throw-in for Leicester, Alexis Sanchez refuses to move out of his way so the Austrian captain just launches the ball into his face!

Sanchez goes down like Rivaldo v Turkey, 2002, and he's booked. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham

Spurs need some inspiration, from somewhere. Don't forget that this one kicked off 15 minutes after the other two.