Alli is no diver - Palace boss Hodgson


With Spurs struggling to break down the Palace defence, Mauricio Pochettino introduced Lucas Moura for Erik Lamela in the 66th minute.

Wayne Hennessey made a number of fine stops to keep the North Londoners at bay and Kane spurned a couple of decent opportunities. Referee Kevin Friend pointed to the penalty spot, but the linesman ruled the England striker offside.

Tottenham outplayed their hosts and missed several chances to score against Palace who were very poor in the first half.

Aurier and Eriksen combined superbly to tee up the England striker, who - despite being unmarked - somehow failed to convert from five yards out.

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But the former Liverpool defender pulled out of the trip to Everton last time out and will again be missing when Tottenham visit Selhurst Park on Sunday because of his lingering concern that the problem has not yet cleared up. Eriksen dinked a handsome cross that dropped right to the feet of Kane around two-yards out, but he directed his shot just wide.

- Spurs are now unbeaten in their last 15 games in all competitions (W9 D6); their longest run since going 16 without defeat between December 1998 and March 1999. His 150th goal for his club.

Crystal Palace received a major injury boost earlier this week when Jeffrey Schlupp returned to training but according to club manager Roy Hodgson, the Ghana worldwide is not fully ready for action just yet.

- In fact, Spurs have won three consecutive away league games against Crystal Palace for the first time in their history.

- The Eagles haven't won any of their eight Premier League games when Wilfried Zaha didn't feature this season (P8 W0 D0 L8).