The surprise record Roy Hodgson is looking to break when Crystal Palace take on Tottenham

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Both Crystal Palace and Tottenham were involved in seven-goal thrillers last weekend, but it's the Eagles who arrive in north London in form.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is hoping his in-form side can take advantage of Tottenham’s recent poor outings to record his first away win to the Lilywhites.

Hodgson has enjoyed a brilliant return to south London, leading the team to a last-gasp win over Leicester before thrashing Leeds United 5-1 in the subsequent game.

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Southampton will also fall to a 2-0 defeat before an incredibly unlucky 0-0 draw with Everton followed. Wolves have been the only side to beat the Eagles since Roy returned, but even that was quickly put aside with a thrilling 4-3 win over West Ham United to hit the 40-point mark, that guarantees Premier League safety.

The football has been good too with key players like Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise, thriving and looking re-born under the 75-year-old manager.

The game against Tottenham comes at a time Spurs are still with a chance to finish in the top four but have won only one of their last seven games.

Roy Hodgson who knows a team can be dangerous even at their lowest point wants his side to eschew complacency and help him record his first away win at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium this weekend.

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He told reporters: “There are lots of other players in their team as well with incredible ability. They’re still vying for a Champions League place.

“We know how difficult a game it will be. If we go to Tottenham and win this weekend, I don’t remember ever having won there, it would probably be a first for me, I think.”

Spurs lost to Liverpool and will be hoping for a swift response in front of their fans while Palace will hope to now bag points to equal last season's tally of 48, which is just one short of their all-time best which is 49 in Premier League history.

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