Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur: 6 Things We Learned

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Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur: 6 Things We Learned
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Roberto Soldado is congratulated by his Tottenham Hotspur teammates after scoring what proved to be the winner against Crystal Palace.

Tottenham Hotspur got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 away win over Crystal Palace.

After keeping Tottenham at bay for much of the first half, a Dean Moxey handball gave the visitors a penalty which Roberto Soldado duly converted.

Spurs had chances to add to their lead, with Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson coming notably close.

Palace worked Andre Villas-Boas' side hard in the last 20 minutes, and might have sneaked an equalizer but for some outstanding goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris.

With the first match out of the way for both of these sides, here is a few things we will be taking away from this entertaining, season-opening encounter.

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