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Relive Jermain Defoe's final Spurs goal v Palace

18 August 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

It took 63 years for us to play Crystal Palace in competitive action at the Lane after our first meeting on home soil in 1906 - and as our 'brief history' feature highlights, the fixture has produced a lot of poignant Spurs moments since then, including Jermain Defoe's 143rd and final goal for us.


The first time we played host to Palace at White Hart Lane, a 3-0 win the Southern League on 6 October.

Below: Steve Perryman



Sixty-three years later and we welcomed Palace for the first time in the Football League. It was a day to remember for a Spurs great as well, as legendary former skipper Steve Perryman, just 18 at the time, scored his first Spurs goal in a 2-0 win in Division One on Boxing Day. Alan Mullery was also on target. That was 'Stevie P's' 15th game - he went on to make a Club record 854 appearances in all competitions between 1969-1986.

Below: Garth Crooks skips past Palace goalkeeper Paul Barron on his way to a hat-trick in 1980



Our first hat-trick against Palace as Garth Crooks bagged the matchball in a 4-2 win in Division One on 12 November. The striker hit six goals against Palace in the 1980-81 campaign!


Another first - our first goal in the Premier League, headed home by Gordon Durie in a 2-2 draw against Palace at the Lane on 22 August.

Below: Fredi Kanoute slots home his first goal on the way to a hat-trick against Palace in 2004



Fredi Kanoute fired home only our second hat-trick against Palace, this time in a 4-0 victory in the FA Cup at the Lane on 3 January.

Below: Jermain slots home goal number 143 for us against Palace in 2014



Jermain Defoe struck home what turned out to be his 143rd and last Spurs goal against Palace at the Lane on 11 January. Christian Eriksen also scored in a 2-0 win. Still scoring goals at Sunderland, 'JD' remains fifth in our all-time goalscoring list behind Jimmy Greaves (266), Bobby Smith (208), Martin Chivers (174) and Cliff Jones (159).

Below: Joy for Heung-Min Son after hitting the winner against Palace at the Lane in the Premier League last season



Heung-Min Son scored his first Premier League goal to secure a narrow 1-0 against Palace on 20 September.