Son Heung-min strike seals Tottenham laboured win over Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson turned on his heel and marched back towards the bench. The Crystal Palace manager’s stony-faced fury told the story. Football can be the cruellest of pursuits and how Hodgson felt it shortly after the hour mark here at Wembley.

His Palace team had held Tottenham Hotspur at arm’s length and created a clutch of chances to have taken the lead. Paulo Gazzaniga, the third-choice Tottenham goalkeeper, had kept his team in it while Wilfried Zaha had blown a glorious chance following a 57th minute breakaway.

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