Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace: Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen ensure Spurs open new stadium with a win


Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace: Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen ensure Spurs open new stadium with a win

Tottenham marked the opening of their new stadium with a much-needed 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Heung-min Son made history by becoming the first player to score at the breathtaking arena, before Christian Eriksen made sure Spurs kept their place in the top four and ended their five-match winless streak.

Son scored the first goal in the new stadium

While fireworks preceded the game during a stunning opening ceremony, the first-half failed to live up to the occasion and Palace frustrated the hosts.

But Son, returning to the starting XI, settled any nerves with his left-footed strike from the edge of the box in the 55th minute.

And Spurs fans, who have been encouraged to stay for up to two hours after the full-time whistle, were able to relax when Eriksen doubled the lead in front of the magnificent, steep South Stand.

The result sees Tottenham leapfrog bitter north London rivals Arsenal into third, although the Gunners have a game in hand.