Spurs sit top of the Premier League with a perfect record this season, having defeated Manchester City, Wolves and Watford thus far, but will have to make do without Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez, who are all unavailable after travelling to South America during the international break. There are also doubts over the fitness of Son Heung-min and Oliver Skipp, with Nuno Espirito Santo likely to be forced into several changes as he aims to continue the brilliant start to his tenure.
There has been less cause for celebration for Patrick Vieira, who has taken two points from his first three games in charge at Crystal Palace. There were clear signs of improvement against West Ham before the break, though, as Conor Gallagher scored twice, while new signings Odsonne Edouard and Michael Olise could make their debuts. Follow all the action live below:
Another Palace debutant as Michael Olise comes on
86’ – Jordan Ayew is replaced by 19-year-old wide player Michael Olise who was signed from Reading this summer.
Hard to imagine him impressing more than Édouard here, but with Spurs in disarray, who knows?
Dan Austin11 September 2021 14:15
GOAL! Odsonne Édouard scores immediately on Palace debut
84’ – Wow. Zaha breaks down the left-hand side once again, cuts it back towards the penalty spot for Édouard, and after two touches to control and set himself, the Frenchman drags a shot towards the far post that wriggles just beyond Hugo Lloris’ out-stretched hand and finds the corner of the net.
Selhurst Park erupts and Édouard is delighted.
Palace are full value for a two-goal lead.
Dan Austin11 September 2021 14:14
Édouard makes Palace debut
83’ – Summer signing Odsonne Édouard is on to replace Christian Benteke who, despite not having a clear chance at goal this afternoon, has occupied Spurs defenders and given his team-mates space to work in on plenty of occasions.
Dan Austin11 September 2021 14:12
Lucas Moura booked
81’ – Lucas Moura loses a boot after slipping before giving a yellow card for throwing the ball away in frustration.
The majority of his anger will be with his team-mates who have offered zero support for the Spurs attack all afternoon.
Dan Austin11 September 2021 14:10
Confirmed line-ups for Man United vs Newcastle
Confirmed line-ups – Cristiano Ronaldo is straight into the United XI!
Sancho and Varane also start, while Newcastle’s big-money signing Joe Willock is in for them too.
Man United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.
Newcastle: Woodman; Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Hayden, S Longstaff, Willock; Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
Karl Matchett11 September 2021 14:08
Tottenham up against it now
78’ – Spurs hadn’t conceded a goal so far this season until Zaha calmly slipped the penalty to the right of Lloris, but now with ten men and precious little threat in attack all afternoon it’s extremely difficult to see them finding a way back into the match.
The home crowd are delighted and singing Zaha’s name in full voice.
Dan Austin11 September 2021 14:07
GOAL! Palace lead as Zaha scores penalty
75’ – Hugo Lloris goes the wrong way and Wilfried Zaha scores his first of the season to give Palace a full-merited lead here.
Great composure from the Ivorian, who has caused the visitors so many problems all afternoon.
Dan Austin11 September 2021 14:04
PENALTY! Spot-kick for Palace after Davies handball
74’ – Ben Davies’ arm is out-stretched as he blocks a Conor Gallagher cross and that is a definite penalty.
Dan Austin11 September 2021 14:03
Ball cleared off the line by Reguilon
74’ – Tyrick Mitchell lifts a cross towards the far post which beats Hugo Lloris and looks to be dropping into the net unaided before Sergio Reguilon somehow manages to position himself in a way which allows him to head it wide for a corner-kick.
Dan Austin11 September 2021 14:02
All Palace since Tanganga red card
72’ – Patrick Vieira’s 11 men are enjoying pretty much all of the possession now but Spurs seem to have settled into a resolute shape fairly well, with Joe Rodon in particular impressing ever since he replaced Eric Dier early in the first-half.
Nuno Espirito Santo will be pleased if they can continue defending like this for the final twenty minutes or so.
Dan Austin11 September 2021 14:01