Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both scored twice to help a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur to a third consecutive Premier League win at the expense of Crystal Palace.
On-loan Real Madrid forward Bale had Kane to thank for both of his goals, opening the scoring with a tap-in from Kane’s cross and heading in a superb second from another assist from the England forward.
In between, Christian Benteke had drawn Palace level with their first effort on target with a fine header from Luka Milivojevic‘s cross.
However, while the returning Wilfried Zaha hit the post for Roy Hodgson‘s side after being introduced as a substitute they were unable to cope with the firepower at the hosts’ disposal.
Kane, who had played the role of provider, opened his account for the evening with a curling 20-yard effort into the top left corner and then dispatched Son Heung-min‘s cut-back to register his 24th goal of the campaign in all competitions.
The goal rounded off a fine Spurs display and brought up a notable landmark, with Kane and Son now having combined for more goals in a single season than any other duo in Premier League history.
The result lifts Tottenham up to sixth in the table and they are now just two points off a top-four place, with Palace remaining in 13th.