HomePremier League round-up: Spurs fight back to beat Palace, Hammers stun Everton

Premier League round-up: Spurs fight back to beat Palace, Hammers stun Everton


Tottenham launched a stunning second-half fightback to deny Crystal Palace a second win in two Premier League games under Oliver Glasner on Saturday, boosting their top-four hopes with a 3-1 win.

Ange Postecoglou’s men were staring at back-to-back defeats at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when Eberechi Eze’s free-kick put Palace 1-0 up shortly before the hour mark.

However, Timo Werner’s first goal for the club kickstarted a dramatic turnaround, with Cristian Romero heading in James Maddison’s cross just three minutes later.

Captain Son Heung-min then swept home one minute from time to make the points safe, keeping the pressure on Aston Villa in the battle for Champions League football.

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There was also a dramatic finish at Goodison Park, where West Ham scored twice in stoppage time to condemn Everton to a 3-1 defeat, extending their winless run to 10 Premier League games.

Everton failed to end a week which saw their 10-point deduction reduced to six on a high, despite Beto – who replaced the out-of-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin in their lineup – heading in the opener shortly after half-time, having had a first-half penalty saved by Alphonse Areola.

Kurt Zouma levelled for David Moyes’ men, though, and Tomas Soucek struck a brilliant half-volley in stoppage time to put the Hammers ahead, before Edson Alvarez’s dink took them further clear at the death.

Elsewhere, Newcastle United beat Wolves 3-0 to boost their European hopes, with Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon taking advantage of defensive errors to put the Magpies two up by half-time.

Gary O’Neil’s side improved after the break despite withdrawing Pedro Neto, having also started without Matheus Cunha and Hwang Hee-chan. However, Tino Livramento added a late third as Eddie Howe’s men leapfrogged their opponents into eighth.

Chelsea’s own European hopes suffered a blow as they played out a 2-2 draw with struggling West London rivals Brentford, with Axel Disasi’s header salvaging a point after goals from Mads Roerslev and Yoane Wissa put the Bees 2-1 up.

Finally, Fulham continued their impressive form with a 3-0 rout of Brighton and Hove Albion at Craven Cottage, with Harry Wilson, Rodrigo Muniz and Adama Traore on target.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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