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A strike to remember for Eriksen

 

By Robert Jones

Christian Eriksen admits he has not scored many more important goals than the one that kept Tottenham in the Premier League title race with a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace.

The Denmark international struck with a long-range drive 12 minutes from time to move Spurs back to within four points of leaders Chelsea.

"It's one of my most important goals," Eriksen said. "It meant a lot.

"We struggled in some parts of the game and didn't have many big chances but luckily we scored a half-chance."

Palace presented a tough test for Mauricio Pochettino's side, who dug deep to keep their title hopes alive.

Harry Kane added: "It's an unbelievable feeling. It's a tough place to come and we had to keep fighting when it was 0-0 for a long time.

"We knew our chance would come and what a strike it was."

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