Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Highlights
Roberto Soldado scores a penalty on his Tottenham debut, as Crystal Palace lose 1-0 on their Premier League return.
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[colored_box color=”red”]Venue: Selhurst Park
Date: Saturday, 18 August, 2013
0-1 Soldado (Penalty) 50′
Palace have scored in all but one of their previous eight Premier League fixtures against Tottenham.
In fact, they have scored more goals (10) against Spurs than against any other side in the division.
The Eagles have lost only one of their last six Premier League games against Spurs.
Both teams finished last season on 72 points and finished fifth in their respective leagues. Spurs finished fifth in the Premier League after 38 matches, while Palace were fifth in the Championship following their 46 games.
In eight previous Premier League encounters, both teams have identical records having won two apiece with the other four matches ending in draws.
The Eagles won 16 penalties, more than any other side, in the Championship last season, including the one in the play-off final that took them to the Premier League.
The last time Palace opened up a Premier League season with a home match at Selhurst Park, they lost 6-1 to Liverpool in 1994-95.
Both Palace and their opposition have scored in all four of the Eagles’ opening-day fixtures in the Premier League.
This will be the 16th time Tottenham have played away from home in their opening Premier League game, a competition-record. They have only managed to win two of their last 12 opening-day fixtures (W2, D4, L6).
Tottenham scored 16 goals from outside the box in the top-flight last season, the most in the top flight. Gareth Bale was responsible for nine of them.
Their total of 72 points last season was the highest ever Premier League total recorded by a team finishing outside the top four. In the 2010-11 season that would have been enough for Spurs to finish second.
Tottenham and Swansea were the only clubs not to be awarded a single penalty kick last season – the first time this has happened since Charlton Athletic in 2004-05.