Crystal Palace 2 – Tottenham 0
It’s been a disastrous few days for Tottenham as defeats to Chelsea and Crystal Palace have ended two cup runs.
Spurs remain in the Champions League, where they face Borussia Dortmund in the knockout phase.
In the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are third. However hopes that Spurs can win the league have evapourated in recent weeks.
After exiting the Carabao Cup semi-final on penalties, Spurs were soundly beaten at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
Connor Wickham fired Palace into the lead after nine minutes as the striker marked his first start for the Eagles in almost 800 days with a goal.
An Andros Townsend penalty doubled Palace’s lead, and ultimately booked Roy Hodgson’s side a place in the fifth round.
Son Heung-min update before Watford
Tottenham are back in action on Wednesday in the Premier League.
Watford, seventh in the division, visit Wembley to take on Spurs.
This will be the third time these sides have met this season.
Back in September, Watford beat Spurs 2-1 in the league. While Tottenham KO’ed Watford in the Carabao Cup after a penalty shootout win following a 2-2 draw.
This midweek, Tottenham could be boosted by the return of Son Heung-min.
Son has just returned to north London after competing in the Asian Cup with South Korea.
After the Crystal Palace game, Pochettino gave the following update on Son. Asked if Son will feature against Watford, Pochettino said:
Yes, yes. Today we were with him on the training ground in the morning. He’s so tired, he played three games. Very tough games.
Of course not too much energy today, but we hope he’ll be available and ready on Wednesday to help the team.
Tottenham will continue to be without Harry Kane and Dele Alli for the Watford match.
Listen to Pochettino’s comments on Son’s return in the manager’s full presser after Crystal Palace below.
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