Harry Kane proved to be the match winner once again, heading home an 89th-minute goal to finally break Crystal Palace’s resistance and earn us three vital Premier League points at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.
Despite totally dominating the game from start to finish, enjoying 76 per cent possession, the goal looked like it was never going to come until our England striker popped up at the far post to nod in Christian Eriksen’s corner for his 35th goal of the season and the 150th of his club career.
An uneventful first half saw very little of action of note, bar a couple of penalty claims from us and a superb save from Wayne Hennessey to deny Kane from close range with just 10 minutes on the clock.
Palace were resolute defensively and, when we did manage to break through, it was a combination of wastefulness in front of goal and some good saves from Hennessey that was threatening to deny us the win.
Eriksen skied a half-volley over the crossbar, Kane sliced wide when unmarked and with just the goalkeeper to beat and the Palace keeper denied Aurier, Ben Davies and Kane as we laid siege to the home side’s goal.
A glorious chance came and went when Aurier failed to convert inside the last 10 minutes, but we kept plugging away and got our just rewards in the final minute of normal time thanks to that man Kane.
The result made it 15 unbeaten in all competitions and saw us climb up to fourth in the table, above Chelsea ahead of their trip to Manchester United this afternoon.