Palace fans impressed with player's display against Spurs: "Immense", "Excellent"

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Palace fans impressed with player's display against Spurs: "Immense", "Excellent"

South Korea worldwide Heung-Min Son got the only goal of the game with a well-struck effort from the edge of the penalty box, however, Palace had their own chances to take the points back to Selhurst Park.

Son's goal, his 20th in a Tottenham shirt, lifts the 25-year-old above fellow South Korean and former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji Sung to become the highest-scoring Asian in the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino's side, fresh from beating European champions Real Madrid in midweek, found Palace a tough nut to crack at Wembley and could have trailed before Son curled in the victor.

"We need points and I'd have settled for playing much worse than we did and having a bit of good fortune".

Striker Harry Kane tweeted: "Sometimes you just got to grind it out".

Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha both had glorious chances for the Premier League's basement club but they were unable to get past Tottenham's third choice goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Spurs, who beat Real Madrid for the first time in their history in midweek, were well-matched by Roy Hodgson's relegation battlers.

Palace looked the more likely to break the deadlock at the start of the second half and should have taken the lead.

"Spurs' goal was a painful blow", Hodgson told reporters.

However, it was the hosts who would score the only goal of the game, with Son producing a superb curling effort to secure a precious win for his side.