Tottenham Hotspur fans had plenty to celebrate on Boxing Day as the woeful ten men of Crystal Palace fell to a 3-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Despite scoring, Lucas was left red faced after an incredibly embarrassing miss at 0-0. He glanced his header wide from a superb Sergio Reguilon cross, just needing more on the ball for a pretty much guaranteed goal.
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He was quick to rectify his error, setting up Harry Kane for the opening goal of the game before scoring himself two minutes later. He then set up Son late on to wrap the points up for Spurs.
How the Spurs fans reacted to Lucas Moura’s performance
“That was a forward’s header that I haven’t seen since the 80’s! Took everything with him!” @MattCOYS81
“HE DESERVES TO START!!!” @AATHFC
“Ronaldo this, Messi that, I’ll show you who MY goat is.” @thfcle
“MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US, SPURS ARE BACK.” @GiovaniLoCelsad
“My man is so underrated.” @twofourr__
“Lucas is cooking today.” @Marc_Thfc
“Lucas Moura has been unbelievable under Antonio Conte” @NozAhmed
“Lucas really starting to contribute under Conte. This is the best he’s looked for us. Dangerous every time he gets it. Also great performance from the fullbacks. Both excellent today.” @Choffspurss
Lucas made it five goals and five assists in his 22 games in all competitions, but only his second goal and third assist in the Premier League this season.
His involvement today was huge for Spurs who kept pace with Arsenal who also won convincingly. Spurs are now up to 5th place, directly behind their rivals.
Arsenal hold a six point advantage over Spurs, but thankfully for Antonio Conte’s side, they have three games in hand over the Gunners, so climbing into the Champions League places is still in their own hands.
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