Tottenham Hotspur continues to perform well in the Premier League. Manager Ange Postecoglou’s team won 1-2 against Crystal Palace on Friday. In La Liga, Daley Blind took the lead with Girona.
Tottenham took the lead eight minutes after halftime through Joel Ward’s own goal. The right back wanted to clear, but instead fired Pape Sarr’s cross behind his own goalkeeper Samuel Johnstone.
Afterwards, Tottenham kept the initiative in the match. The second goal for the leader came in the 66th minute. Son Heung-min tapped home after a flowing attack from the left. The South Korean has already scored eight goals this season and is now second behind Erling Haaland on the top scorers list. In injury time, Jordan Ayew returned the favor for Crystal Palace with a great goal, but that was it.
As a result, Tottenham continued their best start to the season in 63 years. In the 1960/1961 season they even won the first ten games of the season. The London club only lost points against Brentford and Arsenal this year (both matches ended 2-2).
Micky van de Ven played the entire match for the visitors. Thanks to the victory, Tottenham also strengthened their lead in the Premier League. The Spurs are five points clear for at least a day.
Blind with Girona in the lead
Girona was too strong for Celta de Vigo with 1-0. Defender Blind’s team took the lead and is three points clear of Real Madrid, which will visit FC Barcelona on Saturday.
Girona recorded its third victory in a row. It had a lot more ball possession than Celta, which defended stiffly throughout the match. As a result, it took a long time before the opening goal was scored. Only in injury time did Venezuelan Yangel Herrera make it 1-0, meaning Girona is now at the top.
The 33-year-old Blind is a permanent member of the team from Catalonia this season. He also played the entire match against Celta de Vigo. El Clásico is scheduled for Saturday at 4:15 PM.
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