Tottenham won 4-0 at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, with all four goals coming in the second half.
Tottenham returned to winning ways with a 4-0 victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, thanks to a quick-fire brace from Harry Kane.
The hosts had played well in a goalless first half, but Kane scored twice in the opening five minutes of the second half to turn the tide.
Goals from Matt Doherty and Son Heung-min increased the visitors’ lead as they earned their first Premier League victory since the World Cup break.
Kane’s two goals pushed his Tottenham total to 264, only two short of Jimmy Greaves’ club record, and his opening snapped a run of ten consecutive games in which Spurs allowed the first goal.
Michael Olise, who set up both goals in Palace’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth, attempted to add another assist when he found Jordan Ayew inside the box, but he was unable to get a shot off before the ball rolled out. The hosts had a spell of prolonged pressure during which Wilfried Zaha almost connected with a cross from Olise, who then skied a long-distance attempt of his own.
Hugo Lloris saved a shot from Eberechi Eze before Zaha weaved his way between two white shirts to feed Jordan Ayew, who couldn’t make the most of the opportunity. Palace came inches away from taking the lead when Joachim Andersen sent a long-range attempt just past of the right post as the teams went into half-time goalless.
The hosts’ first period effort won them a wave of applause as they marched into the tunnel, but it was all undone three minutes later.
The Eagles made a strong start to the second half, with Joel Ward bouncing a shot wide of the right post inside the first minute.
But things started to fall apart when Kane deftly headed in Ivan Perisic’s left-wing cross from close range in the 48th minute, kicking off a dramatic momentum shift.
Kane doubled his score and Spurs’ advantage after only five minutes when the ball dropped to Bryan Gil on the right and he flicked a pass to the England captain, who blasted a low effort into the bottom left corner. Son found Doherty on the right side of the area, and the Republic of Ireland international scored in the 68th minute when his low shot bounced off the extended Vicente Guaita and in.
It didn’t take long for Son to get on the book, beating Marc Guehi to Kane’s high pass and shooting into the bottom corner through a deflection to make it 4-0.
Ayew forced a diving stop from Lloris, who also got enough of his foot on Zaha’s late effort to keep Spurs clean for the first time since October.