Tottenham Hotspur player ratings gallery after fine win at Crystal Palace with one 9/10

An inspired second-half display helped Antonio Conte’s men move withing striking distance of the top four.

Off-field talk and recent comments from Antonio Conte may well have domiated the preparations for Tottenham Hotspur’s short trip across London as they faced Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

And for 45 minutes it looked as if there would be more negativity as Patrick Vieira’s men enjoyed the better of the first-half exchanges. But an inspired second-half performance from Spurs - and the typically clinical finishing of England captain Harry Kane - ensured thoughts of Sunday’s poor home defeat against Aston Villa were quickly swept aside.

Matt Doherty and Heung-Min Son were also on target as Spurs moved within two points of fellow Champions League contenders Newcastle United and Manchester United. With a positive result now in the bag all thoughts turn towards the FA Cup third round clash with managerless Portsmouth.

But before thoughts of silverware are the focus, LondonWorld takes a look back at the win at Selhurst Park and gives out our playing ratings for Conte’s men.

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