Last Updated: 10/01/15 7:38pm
It's all over! Alan Pardew is off to a winning start as Crystal Palace manager in the Premier League as they beat Spurs 2-1. It was a frantic second half, with Kane giving Spurs the lead but Palace replying through goals from Gayle and Puncheon. A fantastic result for Palace.
What a chance for Palace to put the game to bed. Zaha races away down the left and has men in the box but decides to go for goal and it's easy for Lloris. Should have passed there probably.
Almost an opening for Spurs as Eriksen tries to thread a pass through for Soldado but Delaney puts in an excellent tackle to clear the ball away.
It's Palace who are looking the better team in the closing stages, Spurs look frustrated as decisions go against them.
Now Spurs want a penalty as Kane goes down under a challenge from Ledley in the box. The referee says no and it's probably the right decision as there didn't seem to be too much contact. A tricky call for the referee though.
Kane goes for goal from the left of the box but it's curled into the hands of Speroni. Great atmosphere at Selhurst Park as Palace look to close out the win.
Puncheon was booked a few minutes ago for complaining about the handball that wasn't given. He wouldn't mind about that now though!
What a comeback by Palace! Brilliant work by Zaha on the left to beat two defenders and drive towards the box. His cross deflects out to Puncheon who fires a shot into the bottom. Excellent finish from Puncheon and Selhurst Park erupts again as the Palace players celebrate!
Strong appeals from Palace as the ball hits Walker on his arm as he turns away from it just outside the box. It's not a penalty as it was clearly outside the area but if it hadn't flicked his arm then it would have gone through to Puncheon who would have been in on goal. Tough call for the referee but he gives the decision in Spurs' favour and says it wasn't handball.
Kane takes on the Palace defence single-handedly and almost makes it all the way to goal before three defenders eventually get the ball off him.
Delaney is getting some treatment but looks like he will be alright. A few divots around on the newly laid pitch.
Selhurst Park erupts as Gayle fires past Lloris from the spot! Spurs are complaining about the awarding of the penalty but it looked like Stambouli did clip Ledley as he latched on to Guedioura's flick.
A couple of poor efforts from Gayle as he slices over the bar from a good position on the right and then goes over the top for Murray when the striker was coming short to get the ball. Perhaps a bit of lack of communication there.
Palace have seen more of the ball in the second half but they have struggled to create any chances so far. Murray in particular hasn't really got involved in the action so far this half.
Spurs look very comfortable in possession as they pass it around without too much pressure from Palace. No doubt the visitors are deserving of their 1-0 lead.
Just seeing a replay of that Gayle overhead kick and it was blocked by Vertonghen's hand. It looked like the defender put his hand up to cover his face as the ball was hit towards him from close range.
Free-kick to Palace on the right touchline after a foul by Rose on Puncheon, it's lofted up for Dann to head across again and again it finds Gayle. This time he tries an overhead kick but it takes a deflection and is easy for Lloris.
CHANCE! Almost an instant reply from Palace as Dann gets up well to head a free-kick back across goal. Gayle gets to the knock down but can only poke his shot at Lloris, who gathers the ball.
Spurs take the lead and no surprise that it's Kane who scores it. The ball gets away from Chadli on the edge of the box and falls for Kane, who manages to get it out of his feet and fire a shot across Speroni and into the bottom corner. An excellent finish for Kane's 18 goal of the season.
Good ball into the box from Puncheon almost finds Murray but Vertonghen does well to clear it behind. The corner isn't dealt with very well by Lloris but Spurs just about clear.
The referee blows his whistle to bring a scrappy half to a close. Both sides missed one excellent chance each; Eriksen shooting wide for Spurs and Murray seeing a one-on-one chance saved by Lloris. Let's see if either team can find a breakthrough in the second half.
That is a clear booking for Dann as he clips Kane as he looked to start a dangerous break. Could have been a good opening for Spurs if Kane had got away.
Saying that, a nervy moment for the Spurs defence as Gayle gets in front of Fazio and goes to ground. Not really much contact though and the referee says no foul.
Alan Pardew spoke before the game about his side coming out of their shell but they haven't really done that so far. They have been pushed back by Spurs, who have enjoyed most of the possession and have looked quite comfortable at the back.
Great determination from Stambouli to win the ball against three Palace players and then pass it to a team-mate. Silky skills as well from the Frenchman as he spun away from a couple of challenges.
Bannan is booked for a sliding challenge on Dembele. Can't have too many complaints about that as he definitely caught Dembele with his studs.
CHANCE! What an opening for Palace! Kelly wins the ball well and it falls to McArthur on the edge of the box. He flicks it through for Murray, who is one-on-one with Lloris but the keeper saves well with his legs. Great chance for the hosts goes begging.
Palace concede an avoidable corner as Speroni leaps for a ball that is heading out of play and palms it behind under no pressure. The first corner is cleared behind and the second is then punched away by Speroni, but it's back into the box and Delaney has to head it behind.
Clear foul by Fazio on Murray as he jumps straight through the striker on the halfway line. Free-kick is hit long but Spurs gather the ball and have possession again.
Still goalless at Selhurst Park but signs that the game is coming to life. It's a pretty even contest but Palace are seeing more of the ball now as Murray heads wide from Bannan's cross, which was a bit behind him.
Townsend is booked after pulling back Kelly, who won the ball well from the Spurs winger and was then fouled as he tried to get away.
CHANCE! Now a chance at the other end as Gayle gets space down the left and swings in a cross that McArthur meets on the penalty spot but he heads high over the bar. He was in space but it was a tricky header to keep down.
CHANCE! What a chance for the visitors to take the lead. Townsend feeds the ball out to Walker on the right and his low cross takes a deflection and falls for Eriksen eight yards out. It's a bit behind him but he still gets a good contact, only to fire wide of goal. Would have expected him to score from there.
First time in the match that Palace pass the ball around well and manage to get Murray into the game. The final pass is cut out by a Spurs defender but that is better from the hosts.
Rose looks to have taken a knock after running into Kelly in the box, both players seem to be fine though and play continues.
Spurs nick the ball on the corner of the box and it falls to Kane, who goes for goal but hits a low shot that Speroni easily saves. Kane has scored five goals in his last five Premier League matches and certainly looks full of confidence.
Palace fans cheering every touch from their team but there hasn't been much else to cheer so far, no chances and only a couple of shots on goal.
Chadli wants a penalty, Palace want a yellow card for diving. It looked more like the latter as Chadli went down very easily in the box after pushing the ball past Kelly and Delaney. Referee Anthony Taylor gives neither though and decides instead just to go for a Palace goal kick.
Selhurst Park is still rocking but it's Spurs who are dominating possession, they have had 75% of the ball in the first 10 minutes.
Stambouli almost caught on the ball in a dangerous position by Puncheon but just about manages to get away from the challenge. Spurs still seeing more of the ball but no chances so far.
The free-kick is actually rolled short to Bannan and he tries his luck from distance, but it's off target and never troubling Lloris.
Big opportunity for Glenn Murray tonight and he wins a free-kick in a decent position as he is fouled from behind by Vertonghen. Looks like it will be whipped into the box...
Good start from Spurs, they have kept the ball well and haven't allowed Palace a sniff so far. First shot of the game comes from Dembele, who fires wide from 25 yards.
As expected it's a cracking atmosphere, can Palace feed off it? Spurs pass the ball around well and Rose tries a cross from the left but it sails behind for a goal kick.
Damien Delaney and Hugo Lloris lead the teams out and Alan Pardew follows, applauding the fans on his way to the dugout. There's a large banner in the Palace end that reads: 'Our season starts now'. We are about to find out whether that's true or not...
Mauricio Pochettino has also been talking to Sky Sports: 'It is important for us to keep our performance and focus on our skill. It is a different game from Chelsea, we need to forget that game. I am always confident in my players, we don't have Bentaleb and Mason but we have trust in our players and our squad.'
RJ Isaacs says: 'Spurs will win 4-1. Kane will get 3 but Palace will score first and Spurs will wrap it up with a Soldado goal. COYS.'
Don't forget this evening's match is also live on Sky Sports 1, with Jamie Redknapp and Chris Coleman in the studio. Alan Pardew has been talking to Sky Sports ahead of the game, here's what he had to say: 'We are without a shadow of the doubt the underdogs because Spurs are in such great form, but we can upset that and that is the history of Crystal Palace, upsetting bigger teams. We have to come out of our shell a bit, open our wings and see if we have some beautiful flight in there, which I am sure we have.'
Not only do Palace have a new manager but they also have a new pitch after the playing surface at Selhurst Park was relayed over Christmas. This will be the first time it has been played on so it's a fresh start in more ways than one for Palace today.
Tottenham are 6/5 with Sky Bet to maintain their fine form and win today, with the draw and a Palace victory both 12/5. It's no surprise to see Harry Kane heads the first goalscorer market at 9/2 and he is 7/1 to bag another brace, while Dwight Gayle is rated the hosts' biggest threat at 7/1 to net first.
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With Yannick Bolasie and Mile Jedinak away on international duty, Alan Pardew hands a first Premier League start of the season to Glenn Murray alongside Dwight Gayle. Wilfried Zaha and Frazier Campbell are both on the bench along with Adrian Mariappa. Spurs make two changes from their victory over Chelsea as Mousa Dembele and Benjamin Stambouli come in for Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb.
Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose, Dembele, Stambouli, Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend, Kane. Subs: Vorm, Davies, Kaboul, Capoue, Lennon, Paulinho, Soldado.
Crystal Palace starting XI: Speroni, Kelly, Delaney, Dann, Ward, Puncheon, McArthur, Bannan, Ledley, Gayle, Murray. Subs: Mariappa, Hangeland, Guedioura, Campbell, Zaha, Hennessey, Thomas.
Good afternoon and welcome to live and interactive text commentary of Crystal Palace against Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park. After easing gently into the Palace hot seat at non-league Dover last weekend, Alan Pardew faces a far stiffer test today in his first Premier League match in charge of the Eagles. Spurs travel to Selhurst Park fresh off their superb New Year's Day victory over Chelsea and will be looking to spoil Pardew's homecoming. Team news coming up shortly ahead of kick-off at 5.30pm....