Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Crystal Palace: Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both score twice for Spurs in comfortable win

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Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both scored twice to inspire Tottenham to a third consecutive Premier League win at the expense of Crystal Palace.

On-loan Real Madrid forward Bale had Kane to thank for both of his goals, opening the scoring with a tap-in from Kane's cross and heading in a superb second from another assist from the England forward.

In between, Christian Benteke had drawn Palace level with their first effort on target with a fine header from Luka Milivojevic's cross.

However, while the returning Wilfried Zaha hit the post for Roy Hodgson's side after being introduced as a substitute they were unable to cope with the firepower at the hosts' disposal.

Kane, who had played the role of provider, opened his account for the evening with a curling 20-yard effort into the top left corner and then dispatched Son Heung-min's cut-back to register his 24th goal of the campaign in all competitions.

The goal rounded off a fine Spurs display and brought up a notable landmark, with Kane and Son now having combined for more goals in a single season than any other duo in Premier League history.

The result lifts Tottenham up to sixth in the table and they are now just two points off a top-four place, with Palace remaining in 13th.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Squad number1Player nameLloris

Squad number2Player nameDoherty

Squad number6Player nameD Sánchez

Squad number4Player nameAlderweireld

Squad number3Player nameReguilón

Squad number8Player nameWinks

Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg

Squad number9Player nameBale

Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura

Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min

Squad number10Player nameKane

Squad number11Player nameLamela

Squad number17Player nameSissoko

Squad number45Player nameCarlos Vinícius

Crystal Palace

Squad number31Player nameGuaita

Squad number2Player nameWard

Squad number8Player nameKouyaté

Squad number24Player nameCahill

Squad number3Player namevan Aanholt

Squad number10Player nameTownsend

Squad number4Player nameMilivojevic

Squad number44Player nameRiedewald

Squad number25Player nameEze

Squad number20Player nameBenteke

Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

Squad number11Player nameZaha

Squad number14Player nameMateta

Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

Line-ups

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Lloris2DohertyBooked at 90mins6D Sánchez4Alderweireld3Reguilón8WinksSubstituted forSissokoat 70'minutes5Højbjerg9BaleSubstituted forLamelaat 70'minutes27Lucas Moura7Son Heung-Min10KaneSubstituted forAlves Moraisat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

11Lamela12Hart15Dier17Sissoko20Alli23Bergwijn28Ndombele33Davies45Alves Morais

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-4-2

31Guaita2Ward8Kouyaté24CahillBooked at 35mins3van Aanholt10TownsendSubstituted forSchluppat 65'minutes4Milivojevic44RiedewaldBooked at 48mins25EzeSubstituted forZahaat 45'minutes20BentekeSubstituted forMatetaat 74'minutes9J AyewBooked at 29mins

Substitutes

1Butland6Dann11Zaha14Mateta15Schlupp21Wickham23Batshuayi34Kelly38Hannam

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Crystal Palace 1.

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Crystal Palace 1.

Carlos Vinícius (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur).

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Carlos Vinícius (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace).

Offside, Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

Offside, Crystal Palace. Patrick van Aanholt tries a through ball, but Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.

Offside, Crystal Palace. Luka Milivojevic tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Carlos Vinícius replaces Harry Kane.

VAR Decision: Goal Tottenham Hotspur - Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Crystal Palace (Harry Kane).

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 4, Crystal Palace 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.

Attempt blocked. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta replaces Christian Benteke.

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace).

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