Tottenham won 2-1 in the 10th round of the 2023-24 Premier League against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in London, England, at 4 a.m. on the 28th. Tottenham, which has been undefeated in the opening 10 games with the victory, has 26 points, widening the gap with the second-place team by five points. 스포츠토토
Again, Son Heung-min and James Medicine won the game. In the first half, Tottenham suffered from failing to properly target Palace’s defense, but began to find a solution in the second half. The first goal was lucky.
The attack began with Pape Matasar’s half-space movement in the 8th minute of the second half. Papasar tried to cross after digging in well, but it was deflected and then headed to Medicine. Medicine, who took over, crossed strongly, and Joel Ward cleared it with his net.
Tottenham needed one more goal for a stable victory. Then Son Heung-min appeared. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Brennan Johnson, who just came in as a replacement, connected the pass to Medicine with his head and penetrated again. Johnson delivered the pass to Son Heung-min after taking over Medicine’s exquisite pass. Son Heung-min showed off his one-shot, one-kill instinct to give him a 2-0 lead.
Tottenham lost a point to Jordan Ayew just before the end of the game, but won by keeping the lead well. Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, the second-ranked teams, have not played yet, but it is very unfamiliar to see Tottenham running at the top of the table by five points.
Football statistics media ‘OPTA’ shed light on Tottenham’s special No. 1 record. The media said, “Tottenham is ranked No. 1 in the PL, with a five-point difference.” This is the biggest difference since Tottenham was eight points behind second place on the last day of the 1960-61 season, the last league winning season, he said.
It is the first time in 62 years that Tottenham has widened the gap with 19 teams in the top spot and looks down so leisurely. This is the first emotion that even fans who have supported Tottenham for 60 years feel.
It is still too early to say that Tottenham can win, but what is clear is that Tottenham now is a completely different team from Tottenham in the past. Even if not participating in the European competition is working in an advantageous way in the league race, no one expected Tottenham to perform so well.