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Tottenham 4-1 Crystal Palace: Harry Kane and Gareth Bale double act downs Eagles

Tom Doyle
·1-min read
 (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)
(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)

Harry Kane and Gareth Bale starred for Tottenham as Jose Mourinho’s side fought back to claim a 4-1 Premier League London derby win over Crystal Palace on Sunday night.

Bale scored two goals - both assisted by Kane, who also scored two himself - to secure a fourth victory on the trot for Spurs in their pursuit of a top-four finish.

Christian Benteke’s fine header had cancelled out Bale’s opener to send the sides into half-time level at 1-1, but the Real Madrid loanee scored a header of his own soon after the restart before Kane added a glorious third for Spurs.

Perhaps wary of ‘Kane and Bale’ becoming the new ‘Son and Kane’, Heung-min Son got in on the act with a tidy assist for Kane to score his second from close range.

The result sends Spurs sixth in the table, two points off fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification.

While it was another important three points for Spurs, Bale again showed real quality in front of goal to suggest he could be a key player for Mourinho during the run-in.

The defeat was disappointing for Palace given how quickly they crumbled in the second half having scored just before the interval, but Roy Hodgson will take heart from the return of WIlfried Zaha, who looked lively.