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  • Date:18 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:23,285
  • Soldado - pen (49)
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92:29 +2.29

Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.

90:49 +0.49

Clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

90:21 +0.21

Clearance by Younes Kaboul.

89:21

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

89:04

Clearance by Michael Dawson.

88:58

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

88:54

The ball is delivered by Dwight Gayle.

88:41

Clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

87:03

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

86:18

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

85:46

Daniel Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

85:18

Younes Kaboul on for Danny Rose.

84:07

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

84:02

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

82:50

Jermain Defoe replaces Roberto Soldado.

82:06

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

81:21

Clearance by Etienne Capoue.

80:37

Centre by Kyle Walker.

79:12

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

76:50

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

76:43

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

76:38

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

76:12

Clearance by Dean Moxey.

75:00

Handball by Dean Moxey.

74:13

Roberto Soldado manages to make a clearance.

73:42

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

73:33

Clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

73:12

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

71:24

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

68:12

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

67:18

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

66:52

The ball is swung over by Nacer Chadli.

66:18

Jonathan Williams is penalised for a handball.

65:31

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

65:19

Owen Garvan goes off and Marouane Chamakh comes on.

65:04

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

64:38

Shot by Dwight Gayle cleared the net.

63:28

Clearance made by Stephen Dobbie.

62:49

Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

60:39

Shot by Etienne Capoue cleared the net.

58:16

Kagisho Dikgacoi delivers the ball.

57:43

Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

56:41

Etienne Capoue replaces Mousa Dembele.

56:15

Danny Rose makes a clearance.

55:25

Corner taken by Stephen Dobbie.

54:46

Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

53:20

Clearance made by Joe Paulo Paulinho.

53:02

Clearance by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

52:26

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

52:14

Stephen Dobbie restarts play with the free kick.

51:47

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

51:29

Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

50:36

Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.

49:19

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

48:33

Dean Moxey is adjudged to have handled the ball.

48:02 +3.02

Header at goal by Nacer Chadli goes over the bar.

47:50

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

47:43 +2.43

Clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

47:43

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

46:46 +1.46

Clearance by Danny Rose.

45:30

Daniel Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

44:49

The ball is swung over by Kyle Walker.

40:41

Foul on Dwight Gayle.

39:32

Shot by Roberto Soldado. Julian Speroni fumbles the ball.

35:19

Clearance by Mile Jedinak.

34:19

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

34:18

Clearance by Mile Jedinak.

33:05

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

32:59

Clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

32:15

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

31:07

The ball is swung over by Aaron Lennon.

30:52

Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.

28:54

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

28:30

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

27:39

Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

26:42

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

26:40

Owen Garvan restarts play with the free kick.

26:03

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

23:47

Header by Michael Dawson misses left.

23:44

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

23:10

Aaron Lennon produces a cross.

22:07

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

21:10

Danny Rose manages to make a clearance.

20:07

Shot by Roberto Soldado cleared the net.

20:05

Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

19:39

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

19:12

A cross is delivered by Danny Rose.

13:51

Roberto Soldado makes a clearance.

13:09

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

12:27

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

11:09

Owen Garvan produces a cross.

10:44

Clearance by Kyle Walker.

10:16

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

9:02

Clearance made by Aaron Wilbraham.

9:00

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

8:34

The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon.

7:10

Header by Roberto Soldado misses left.

6:34

Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.

3:07

Julian Speroni makes a clearance.

2:22

Owen Garvan manages to make a clearance.

1:09

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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