Watch Spurs vs Crystal Palace in true VIP style, in the state of the art Spurs New Stadium. Opening towards the end of 2018, the new venue will be pleased to welcome you in early March 2019 for an unforgettable match day experience. Sit back and enjoy all of the action from match day in luxurious, padded sets located in the East Stand of the stadium, providing some of the best views possible. Enjoy complimentary light food, drinks (including beer, wine and soft drinks) and have an unforgettable experience.
Spurs and Crystal Palace have had an extensive history over the years with games that date back to the early 1900’s. The battle between the two teams have always be an exciting watch with tense wins and disappointing losses for both sides. With an exciting fixture between Spurs and Crystal Palace coming up there’s no doubt both teams will be hoping for a win. Below we explore the history of both Spurs and Crystal Palace and some memorable games from the last ten years.
Spurs 0 – 1 Crystal Palace, February 2016
35,547 fans flocked to White Hart Lane in February 2016 for the 5th round of the FA cup to see Spurs take on Crystal Palace. Martin Kelly was the only player to score a goal out of both teams and Crystal Palace sealed their place in the FA cup last eight. The defender scored his first goal since 2011 with a 6 yard strike just before half time. Spurs were however the first team to create an opening during the game, with an unmarked Dele Alli having a header cleared off the line by Yohan Cabaye after just three minutes into the game. Former Spurs player led the attack for Crystal Palace against his old team mates. The Spurs backline faced criticism, with reports saying they lacked discipline and were poor defence wise. Alan Pardew, the Crystal Palace said his team were “back to their old selves” following a tough run. He also credited Wilfried Zaha’s form during the game, praising him for helping set the goal up and he was terrific from that moment forward”. Mauricio Pochettino said “it was a tough game, we managed the game but it was difficult to win”. The Spurs manager also claimed that according to the statistics his team played better. Statistic wise, this is true. Spurs had greater possession through the game with a figure of 66%, 19 shot attempts and 4 on shot targets. Therefore having more opportunities available to them.
Spurs 3 – 0 Crystal Palace, January 2004
The third round of the FA cup in 2004 saw Spurs take on Crystal Palace in their home stadium; White Hart Lane where over 30,000 fans came out to support their team. Spurs fans were left pleased with the result thanks to a hat-trick win from Frederic Kanoute. A pass by Gus Poyet helped the striker bag his first goal and a dazzling run by Stephane Dalmat helped him bag his second goal, before the third and final pass from Ledley King secured the team’s victory. The Spurs team were hoping for their first win in five matches, so no doubt they will be pleased with the result. Spurs confidence grew and grew throughout the match and the Crystal Palace opponents were unable to rise to the occasion. Prior to the match rumours speculated surrounding whether Kanoute will play, however he played from the start and manager David Pleat said he never even considered leaving the player out. Given the difficult circumstances the player stepped up to the mark and played with exceptional focus and determination. Spurs took the lead from very early on, with three goals bagged within 38 minutes and their confidence prevailed throughout the match, with the Crystal Palace team struggling to keep up.
Spurs 1 – 0 Crystal Palace, September 2015
Spurs beat Crystal Palace with a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane, which gave them the three points they needed in the 2015 Premier League. The goal was scored by the South Korean player; Heung-Min Son on his home debut. The goal led to the team’s second 1-0 league win in a successful run, with 22 minutes remaining of the game the left footed strike gave the hosts the lead they needed. No doubt Crystal Palace fans were disappointed with the result as this was the first time they had dropped a point in an away game that season. Both Spurs and Crystal Palace left the game level on nine points each. The Crystal Palace goalkeeper successfully managed to save a fierce Dele Alli attempt. The Palace team were seen to be stepping up in the latter stages of the first period, however struggled to score successfully. Mauricio Pochettino had a positive reaction to the game, “It was one of the best performances of the season”. This win came as the teams first home premier league win of the season and many believed it was well deserved. On the other side Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew had a more negative reaction and said his team should have done better and this kind of play should not be acceptable for his team. It is no surprise why Crystal Palace were left disappointed with the result, however Spurs at time did play better.