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  • Date:18 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:23,285
  • Soldado - pen (49)
Goal!

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93mins

Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.

91mins

Clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

91mins

Clearance by Younes Kaboul.

90mins

Aaron Lennon fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick.

90mins

Clearance by Michael Dawson.

89mins

Kagisho Dikgacoi has an effort at goal. Hugo Lloris parries the ball but the danger is not over.

89mins

The ball is delivered by Dwight Gayle.

89mins

Clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

88mins

Shot by Jermain Defoe went wide of the left-hand post.

87mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Daniel Gabbidon gets a block in.

86mins

Daniel Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Younes Kaboul on for Danny Rose.

85mins

Damien Delaney takes a shot. Parried by Hugo Lloris back into danger.

85mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonathan Williams.

83mins

Jermain Defoe replaces Roberto Soldado.

83mins

Shot by Kevin Phillips missed to the left of the target.

82mins

Clearance by Etienne Capoue.

81mins

Centre by Kyle Walker.

80mins

Nacer Chadli takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dwight Gayle on Danny Rose.

77mins

Shot by Joe Paulo Paulinho missed to the left of goal.

77mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

77mins

Clearance by Dean Moxey.

75mins

Handball by Dean Moxey.

75mins

Roberto Soldado manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

74mins

Clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

74mins

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line.

72mins

Nacer Chadli takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

69mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

68mins

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line.

67mins

The ball is swung over by Nacer Chadli.

67mins

Jonathan Williams is penalised for a handball.

66mins

Kevin Phillips is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Wilbraham.

66mins

Owen Garvan goes off and Marouane Chamakh comes on.

66mins

Jonathan Williams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Dobbie.

65mins

Shot by Dwight Gayle cleared the net.

64mins

Clearance made by Stephen Dobbie.

63mins

Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

61mins

Shot by Etienne Capoue cleared the net.

59mins

Kagisho Dikgacoi delivers the ball.

58mins

Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Etienne Capoue replaces Mousa Dembele.

57mins

Danny Rose makes a clearance.

56mins

Corner taken by Stephen Dobbie.

55mins

Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Clearance made by Joe Paulo Paulinho.

54mins

Clearance by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

53mins

Aaron Wilbraham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Paulo Paulinho.

53mins

Stephen Dobbie restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Aaron Wilbraham fouled by Michael Dawson, the ref awards a free kick.

52mins

Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

51mins

Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.

50mins

Roberto Soldado scores a penalty. Crystal Palace 0-1 Spurs.

49mins

Dean Moxey is adjudged to have handled the ball.

49mins

Header at goal by Nacer Chadli goes over the bar.

48mins

Kyle Walker takes a brilliant shot and missed to the left of the goal.

48mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Mile Jedinak gets a block in.

48mins

Clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

47mins

Clearance by Danny Rose.

46mins

Daniel Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

45mins

The ball is swung over by Kyle Walker.

41mins

Foul on Dwight Gayle.

40mins

Shot by Roberto Soldado. Julian Speroni fumbles the ball.

36mins

Clearance by Mile Jedinak.

35mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Julian Speroni parries the ball away.

35mins

Clearance by Mile Jedinak.

34mins

Roberto Soldado fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick.

33mins

Clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

33mins

Kyle Walker challenges Dean Moxey unfairly and gives away a free kick.

32mins

The ball is swung over by Aaron Lennon.

31mins

Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.

29mins

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

29mins

Nacer Chadli has an effort at goal. Blocked by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

28mins

Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

27mins

Chance falls to Aaron Wilbraham who heads at goal. Hugo Lloris safely holds on.

27mins

Owen Garvan restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

Dwight Gayle fouled by Danny Rose, the ref awards a free kick.

24mins

Header by Michael Dawson misses left.

24mins

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

24mins

Aaron Lennon produces a cross.

23mins

Aaron Wilbraham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose.

22mins

Danny Rose manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Shot by Roberto Soldado cleared the net.

21mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

20mins

Joel Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose.

20mins

A cross is delivered by Danny Rose.

14mins

Roberto Soldado makes a clearance.

14mins

Nacer Chadli concedes a free kick for a foul on Dwight Gayle.

13mins

Mousa Dembele takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the bar.

12mins

Owen Garvan produces a cross.

11mins

Clearance by Kyle Walker.

11mins

Damien Delaney fouled by Joe Paulo Paulinho, the ref awards a free kick.

10mins

Clearance made by Aaron Wilbraham.

9mins

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

9mins

The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon.

8mins

Header by Roberto Soldado misses left.

7mins

Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Julian Speroni makes a clearance.

3mins

Owen Garvan manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Holloway: Experience will help Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is hoping his prior experience of the Barclays Premier League can help him in his quest to keep Crystal Palace in the top flight. The 50-year-old guided the Eagles back in to the Premier League through the play-offs last season and is now preparing his squad for the challenge of hosting Tottenham in their season curtain-raiser on Sunday. Holloway tasted a solitary season in the Premier League with Blackpool but, although he and his players earned plaudits for the way they played, the Seasiders ultimately slipped back into the second tier. Now Holloway is ready to use those experiences and lessons of taking on the biggest and best teams in the country to ensure Palace can survive for more than just one campaign. "I think every year of your life you should learn and think about what you have learnt over and over again to improve yourself," he said "You have got to deal with disappointments and upsets and then bounce back and get there and we had a great run at it. "We [Blackpool]were predicted we would be the worst team ever - we wouldn't even get 10 points, that is not nice." Holloway has already added nine players to his ranks at Selhurst Park following the 1-0 play-off final success against Watford, a result he felt was masterminded because of those trying times with Blackpool. "I've learnt an awful lot and I felt that helped me in the play-off situation," he added. "I have got a different group of players at a different club but hopefully my experience in this can help everyone around me." Known for employing an attacking philosophy for the majority of his time at Bloomfield Road regardless of the opposition, Holloway has conceded he may have to play a little more defensively this time around. "Hopefully we can stop the opposition doing whatthey are doing," he said. "We can break it up and then go and score ourselves and get three points instead of none and get to 40 points so we can do it again [next season]. "What I've got to do is stay calm, keep my feet on the ground, keep working and keep being realistic. "I need to give them tactics that I have picked up along the way that might stop some of these teams who have got technically better players." Holloway is likely to hand a number of competitive debuts to summer signings but he will be without injured club captain Paddy McCarthy, midfielder Yannick Bolasie and new recruit Jerome Thomas as he looks for a good start at home to Andre Villas-Boas' Spurs. Tottenham boss Villas-Boas expects his team to walk in to a cauldron of hostile noise when they take on Palace at Selhurst Park. After a summer spent batting away questions about Gareth Bale's future, Villas-Boas is looking forward to returning to the dugout as Spurs look to start the season with a win. Although Villas-Boas will be without Bale, who has a foot injury, for the game, the Spurs boss has the luxury of having four new signings available for the game in south-east London. After a summer of frustration in the transfer market, Holloway's team are favourites for the drop, but Villas-Boas is wary of under-estimating the newly-promoted side on Sunday. Given that the fixture will be Palace's first in the top-flight in eight years, Villas-Boas expects a raucous atmosphere at Selhurst Park. "It will be a difficult game because of Selhurst Park," Villas-Boas told Spurs TV Online. "As a stadium, it's very hard to play in, there will be lots of emotion and intensity, and it's always difficult to play against a team that has just come up." While Spurs have spent almost #60million on new signings, Palace have struggled to add any experienced players to their squad. To make matters worse, two of the club's key players from last year, Glenn Murray and Bolasie, are injured, as is new signing Thomas. Villas-Boas still expects a competitive game from Holloway's side, though, partly because he has not been able to draw on the experience of playing Palace last year in his usually thorough preparation for the match. "Obviously Palace have a couple of problems - they are trying to put their team together, but we don't know them as well as other teams, and that is always a factor," the 35-year-old said. "We have to be disciplined in that respect and hopefully with the quality we have, we hope that can make the difference and we hope can bring back the three points." As well as Bale, defender Jan Vertonghen is doubtful due to an ankle injury he suffered in pre-season while midfielder Lewis Holtby misses out with a knee injury. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor will not feature as he only returned from compassionate leave on Wednesday while midfielder Scott Parker is expected to be left out of the squad as he is in talks with other clubs about a move away from White Hart Lane.

Formation:4231Manager: Ian Holloway

Crystal Palace

Formation: 4231Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs

  • Julian Speroni
  • Joel Ward
  • Daniel Gabbidon
  • Damien Delaney
  • Dean Moxey
  • Mile Jedinak
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Owen Garvan
  • Aaron Wilbraham
  • Dwight Gayle
  • SUBS
  • Florian Marange
  • Neil Alexander
  • Jose Campana
  • Kevin Phillips
  • Stuart O'Keefe
  • Jonathan Williams
  • Marouane Chamakh

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