The Reasonable Advocate
- Oct 17, 2006
CRYSTAL PALACE 1-1 SPURSSpurs: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso (Bergwijn), Lucas (Sanchez), Son (Dele) (Skipp), Kane.
Subs: Gazzaniga, Tanganga, Vertonghen, Sessegnon Lamela.
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Dann, Kouyate, Mitchell, Townsend, McArthur, McCarthy, Schlupp, Zaha, Ayew.
Subs: Hennessey, Kelly, Woods, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Meyer, Kirby, Perrick, Gordon.
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REFEREE: ---- - Andre Marriner
TEAM FORM: ----- Palace LLLLL ----- Spurs WDWWW --- (All Competitions)
Crystal Palace have lost their last nine Premier League (PL) games against us, their longest ever losing streak against an opponent in their top flight history. When playing their last league match of a season at home, Palace have won their last four final day matches (excluding play-offs), including all three in the PL in that time.
Only bottom side Norwich (0) have won fewer PL points since the restart than Palace (3). Only Norwich (9) are on a longer current losing run in the competition than the Eagles. Palace are on course to becoming just the eighth team to go through an entire PL season without scoring more than twice in a match - the Eagles would be the first side to do so without being relegated.
We have won our last nine PL games against Palalce - in our top flight history we have only won more consecutively against Birmingham (10 between 1960-64). We have won our last seven PL against Palace without conceding a single goal - in English top flight history, only Liverpool have won more straight games against an opponent while keeping a clean sheet each time (9 vs West Brom between 2002-10).
Only Chelsea (16) have won more points than us in the PL London derbies this season (13). Meanwhile Palace have lost just one of their last five league London Derbies at home (W2 D2), though it was in their last such match v Chelsea.
Our last four PL matches on the final day have produced a total of 27 goals (F15 A12), with us winning two, drawing one and losing one. We have won four of our last five PL games (D1), as many as we had in our previous 13. We are looking to secure four consecutive P victories for the first time since February 2019.
Our Kane has scored six goals in five appearances on the final day of PL seasons. Of the 487 players to have played in five such matches, he has the fourth best minutes per goal ratio on the closing day (one every 72 minutes), behind only Yakubu (44), Theirry Henry (64), and Matt Le Tissier (67).
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