Bale double, Kane double: Spurs rush to the next victory

  • Title : Bale double, Kane double: Spurs rush to the next victory
Date: 08 Mar 2021    


Tottenham Hotspur's soaring in the Premier League continues. In the derby against Crystal Palace, the Spurs came to a deserved 4: 1 thanks to two double packers - the fourth win in a row.


Before the game, José Mourinho had explained how urgently the Spurs need points with a view to international business. Accordingly, Tottenham then also appeared dominant against Palace. The home side achieved visual advantages, had more possession and were more grippy in the duels against exclusively destructive guests.

However, it took until the 25th minute before it rattled for the first time in this game - and the goal was then preceded by a lapse from Crystals Milivojevic. The Serb recklessly lost the ball, Lucas Moura and Kane got the ball to Bale - 1-0.

As a result, the Spurs shifted down a gear and received the receipt before the half-time whistle: Milivojevic crossed from the left into the center to Benteke, who marked the 1: 1 with his head (45th + 1).

Spurs quickly take the tension off

Round two promised to be exciting, but things turned out differently. Tottenham got off to a brilliant start and basically made everything clear with a quick one-two: First Bale tied a brace (49th), then Kane hit the left corner with a wonderful long-range shot (52nd).

There wasn't much to see of the Eagles afterwards, the guests obviously have to nibble - and almost made the connection anyway, but the substitute Zaha failed from 18 meters on the right post (69th).

The final decision came after 76 minutes, when Son directed a strong diagonal ball from Lamela at the left post straight to Kane, who then pushed the ball over the line to make it 4-1. The goal also means the setting of a Premier League record: Son and Kane have hit each other 14 times and on this point were level with Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, who had reached the same mark at the Blackburn Rovers in 1994/95.