Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son net as foolish Wilfried Zaha is sent off for “taking Boxing Day too seriously” as Tottenham push past Crystal Palace, ten men
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Tottenham continued their resurgence under Antonio Conte as Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to ten in what was a routine victory in north London.
Wilfried Zaha was also sent off for the visitors as he took another thoughtless warning to go after Davinson Sanchez for leaving the visitors virtually no chance of reversing their two-goal deficit before the break.
After half an hour of opening tied, Kane broke the deadlock with his second Premier League goal in as many games.
The English captain grabbed a brilliant pass from Moura to strike home.
Just two minutes later, the Brazilian stepped in himself when he rose from the top to glance at Emerson Royal’s cross in the area to put the hosts in control.
Zaha was then sacked shortly before half-time after recklessly hitting Sanchez.
Her moment of madness came after being severely cautioned earlier for a little clip on Eric Dier.
His second offense, however, was completely stupid and inexcusable for one of Palace’s more experienced players.
It drew criticism from BT Sport commentator Jemain Jenas and host Jake Humphreys, who joked that the 29-year-old had ‘taken Boxing Day’ too literally in the studio at halftime. .
“What struck me the most is that Zaha is their most experienced player,” Jenas said as a commentator.
“It’s a situation he manages week after week.
“If I’m a Palace player and a Palace fan, I think it’s ridiculous that he always gets caught out for things like that.”
Heung-min Son, who caused all kinds of trouble for the Palace defense throughout the game, netted his eighth goal of the season shortly before exiting.
Moura put the South Korean to the test and returned the ball to the near post to kill the game.
The comfortable victory means Antonio Conte has won four of his six Premier League games since taking charge.
His team remain in fifth position after the victory, while Palace fell to 12th after the loss.
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