Victor Wanyama was the match-winner on his White Hart Lane debut as he headed home a late goal to settle a tight and testing match against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
It was no more than we deserved though as we dominated possession and shots, eventually making that pay with our Kenyan midfielder’s 83rd minute goal.
Palace were indebted to goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey for a number of good saves to keep us out in the first half including a trio of stops on one occasion, while we continued to have the upper hand after the interval.
Harry Kane, Vincent Janssen and substitute Dele Alli all had chances to open the scoring, Janssen having the best when through on goal but putting his effort wide, while Yohan Cabaye had Palace’s best opportunity but he blazed over from 12 yards.
It looked like we were heading for a second successive draw when Wanyama popped up with the winner to give us our first three points of the season and we held on for the remaining minutes.
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