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Crystal Palace v Tottenham - story of the match

Christian Eriksen kept Tottenham's title hopes alive with a crucial strike to sink Crystal Palace 1-0.

The Dane rescued Spurs with a long-range drive 12 minutes from time to ensure they remain four points behind leaders Chelsea.

Eriksen's eighth Premier League goal of the season made it eight successive league wins for Mauricio Pochettino's side to keep the pressure on the Blues.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"Wow @ChrisEriksen8 great strike" - Matt Le Tissier, who knows a thing or two about great strikes, enjoyed the game's only goal.

STAR MAN

Christian Eriksen. With Kane and Alli uncharacteristically subdued it was left to Eriksen to provide the attacking thrust and he did not disappoint, capping a lively display with a crucial winner.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

There looked to be little on when Eriksen collected the ball from Kane 30 yards out, but the Dane looked up before lashing in a powerful drive to secure three vital points.

DATA POINT

Spurs have now beaten their previous best Premier League total of 72 points - set in 2012-13 - when they finished fifth. They are now on 74 with five games remaining.

RATINGS

Crystal Palace

Wayne Hennessey 6 (out of 10)

Joel Ward 6

Martin Kelly 6

Mamadou Sakho 7

Jeffrey Schlupp 6

Luka Milivojevic 7

James McArthur 6

Jason Puncheon 6

Andros Townsend 7

Wilfried Zaha 6

Christian Benteke 6

Subs

Damien Delaney (for Sakho, 57 minutes) 6

Yohan Cabaye (for McArthur, 64) 5

Frazier Campbell (for Benteke, 80) 5

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris 6

Kyle Walker 6

Eric Dier 6

Toby Alderweireld 6

Jan Vertonghen 6

Ben Davies 6

Victor Wanyama 5

Mousa Dembele 6

Christian Eriksen 7

Dele Alli 6

Harry Kane 6

Subs

Heung-Min Son (for Dembele, 46) 6

Moussa Sissoko (for Wanyama, 46) 6

Kieran Trippier (for Alli, 90) 5

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Crystal Palace v Burnley (Premier League, Apr 29)

Tottenham v Arsenal (Premier League, Apr 30)

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