Song Heung-min was the match-winner for Tottenham in Sunday's early game, with the South Korean netting the only goal of the game against strugglers Crystal Palace. The forward's body shape was ideal and he got his left-footed shot to bend back into the corner of the net from just outside the box.
That goal saw Son become the outright top Asian scorer in Premier League, with his 20-goal haul surpassing Park Ji-sung 19.
Spurs weren't anywhere near their best in the game at Wembley after their Champions League exertions over Real Madrid during the week, but with two shots on target, they grabbed all three points with Son's goal. With Hugo Lloris out, Michel Vorm had been in line for a rare league run-out, but he injured his knee in training on Saturday.
The former England manager bemoaned Palace's lack of attacking options saying: "It would be nice by the end of the season to have one person who is a centre forward and goalscorer". I can't ask much more of what the players are giving for us.
"Spurs' goal was a painful blow", Hodgson told reporters. We knew they'd dominate possession with the quality they have, but we worked hard to restrict them and they didn't have many shots to worry us.