Sakho sustains knee injury in Palace defeat

Ross Houston
April 27, 2017

Christian Eriksen's long-range strike consigned Palace to a 1-0 defeat on Wednesday and Allardyce believes his side need three more points to guarantee Premier League survival, as they prepare for Saturday's home game against Burnley.

Finding himself in a rare bit of space the Dane unleashed a thunderous drive from 30 yards and the ball flew into the Palace bet beyond the reach of Wayne Hennessey. "Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are all devastating on their day, but only Antonio Conte's Chelsea are as good as Tottenham when the chips are down". We knew Crystal Palace had won against big teams such as Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool but we fought as a team and did very well.

"We tried to do our best for him".

Pochettino, who admitted that it was vitally important for Tottenham to beat Crystal Palace to remain in the title race, explained that the fans are looking forward to the north London derby against Arsenal on Sunday.

"It's not a motivation and it's not a distraction", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. The only thing we can do is try to win our games.

The match also created history, says the Daily Mirror: "Spurs are now the first team in Premier League history to be losing in the 88th minute before going on to win by two goals". "It is certainly serious enough to keep him out for who knows how long, we won't know until we diagnose it, but if it is ligament it may be the end (of his loan spell)".

'One day to achieve big trophies, you must be mentally bigger. Mathematically not quite, but I don't think you'll be caught on 41 points.

"I thought in the first half we took the game to Tottenham, which is not easy, and of course the lack of recovery time from Sunday told in the end", he said. "It is important to have big dreams".

Tottenham, who are expected to announce this week that they will definitely move to Wembley next season while their new stadium is completed, will finish above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years with victory over Arsene Wenger's Gunners.

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