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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Crystal Palace: match thread & how to watch

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The mood is quickly changing in North London.

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Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Things were looking pretty bleak for Tottenham Hotspur, but back-to-back clean sheets in the Premier League have boosted the club back into the top four race with over 10 matches remaining. All is not perfect, but with even Gareth Bale and Dele Alli contributing, this is the most hopeful supporters have been in a while.

The fixture list remains as busy as ever, with the Europa League Round of 16 beginning this week and a North London Derby on Sunday, but all Spurs can do is take it one match at a time. A visit by Crystal Palace represents another decent chance at three points and an opportunity to keep building some positive momentum.

Last December, Spurs disappointingly gave up a late goal to Palace, kicking off a stretch of four straight matches without a league win. Outside of a very long-range effort by Harry Kane, there was not much offensive output, and as a result the visitors left themselves vulnerable to an inevitable equalizer at Selhurst Park.

Palace are outside of the relegation zone but have not been all that impressive this season, sporting a -14 goal differential. The Eagles’ last two matches have been 0-0 draws, so it will be up to Jose Mourinho’s side to generate some goals if the team wants to maintain its shot at sneaking into the Champions League next season.

Lineups

How to Watch

Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Time: 2:15 p.m. ET, 7:15 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: none (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: Peacock Premium (USA), Sky Go Extra (UK)

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