The Eagles had better control of the game and they maximised their chances after Tanagana received a red card around the hour mark. Odsonne Edouard scored a stunning brace on his debut for Palace while star attacker Wilfried Zaha was also on target.
Here are the talking points from the game.
A lacklustre defensive show from Spurs after Tanganga’s red
Spurs appeared to have built a strong unit under new manager Nuno Santo after picking up three clean sheets in all of their games so far. However, Crystal Palace made it feel otherwise after ripping apart the North Londoners’ defence. Japhet Tangana’s red card was the turning point of the game while Ben Davies’ foul in the penalty box allowed Palace to open their account. Spurs weren’t good in attack either as they attempted only two shots compared to the home side’s 18.
Edouard’s dream debut, Zaha shows his class.
Odsonne Edouard announced himself in style after scoring a brace on his debut for Palace and that too coming as a substitute. However, Wilfried Zaha’s impact was felt throughout the game as he once again showed he belongs to the category of the most undervalued strikers of the Premier League. Zaha ended up having a goal and an assist and completely outsmarted Spurs’ new signing Emerson Royal.
Patrick Vieira with his first win of the season.
Palace’s new manager Patrick Vieira had been under immense pressure before today’s clash after failing to pick up a win in the three games. However, the French gaffer’s side schooled a tough-looking Spurs for their mistakes and registered their first win of the season in an emphatic fashion. The win would be a morale-boosting one ahead of their clash against Liverpool next week.