Spurs Thrash Palace, Eagles Awoniyi Gives Forest First Away League Win At Saints

Crystal Palace 0 vs Tottenham 4

HARRY Kane scored two of Tottenham’s four second-half goals after they eventually cruised to a Premier League win over Crystal Palace.

Kane’s towering close-range header from Ivan Perisic’s cross was the first time Spurs had led 1-0 in a game since 15 October. They had conceded the first goal in all 10 games in between.

He then drilled a low second into the bottom corner from Bryan Gil’s pass.

The England captain has now scored 264 goals for Spurs, only two behind Jimmy Greaves’ club record.

Kane, making his 300th Premier League appearance, had a hand in their next two goals too. First he found Son Heung-min, who picked out Matt Doherty to slot home.

And then he set Son away with a long ball forward with the South Korean smashing home, via a deflection, to end a 12-game scoreless run for club and country.

Southampton 0 vs Nottingham Forest 1

Nottingham Forest recorded their first away Premier League win of the season as they beat bottom-of-the-table Southampton to move out of the relegation zone.

Forest had only scored one league goal away from home before this match but were gifted a 27th-minute lead.

Lyanco carelessly lost possession on the halfway line with Brennan Johnson capitalising and racing clear before he pulled it back for Taiwo Awoniyi, who buried the chance.

Southampton are in their 11th successive top-flight campaign but have now only won once in 13 in the league since beating Chelsea 2-1 on 30 August.

The Saints failed to have a shot on target and are yet to pick up a single point from four matches since Nathan Jones replaced the sacked Ralph Hasenhuttl in November.

Meanwhile, improving Forest have now lost only two of 10 games in all competitions and moved above West Ham, Everton and Bournemouth from 18th to 15th.

Aston Villa 1 vs Wolves 1

Substitute Danny Ings’ late equaliser earned Aston Villa a point and denied Wolves an important Premier League victory in their West Midlands derby at Villa Park.

Ings cancelled out Daniel Podence’s delightful first-half strike as he lifted the ball past Jose Sa after his run behind the defence was picked out by Tyrone Mings’ superb pass.

Podence ensured the visitors capitalised on their purposeful start as the Portuguese forward weaved past Douglas Luiz before curling a 12th-minute opener beyond World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

Making his first appearance since lifting the World Cup with Argentina last month, Golden Glove winner Martinez was called upon to deny Matheus Nunes at close range as the visitors continued to offer the greater threat.

Leeds 2 vs West Ham 2

West Ham were denied a much-needed win as Rodrigo drove home a Leeds equaliser to salvage a point in a thrilling encounter at Elland Road.

The Hammers seemed set to end their five-match losing run with a victory to mark the passing of joint-chairman David Gold, whose death was announced by the club six hours before kick-off.

Teenage forward Wilfried Gnonto had put the hosts ahead when he thrashed the ball home after 27 minutes, only for Lucas Paqueta to level with a well-taken penalty after VAR had intervened following Pascal Struijk’s foul on Jarrod Bowen.

West Ham, though, could not keep control of a spiky contest after Gianluca Scamacca punished Brenden Aaronson’s wayward pass with a first-time shot from 25 yards just 45 seconds into the second half.

And with 20 minutes left, Rodrigo stepped inside off a Jack Harrison pass and beat Lukasz Fabianski with a low shot for his 10th goal of the season.

In today’s game:

Chelsea vs Man City

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