Report: Tottenham break Boxing Day record with 3-0 win over Crystal Palace

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Tottenham Hotspur made history with their win over Crystal Palace yesterday, with the North Londoners now holding the record for the longest unbeaten run on Boxing Day fixtures.

Spurs produced a clinical display to brush Palace aside 3-0 yesterday through goals from Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min.

The result was pretty much done and dusted when Wilfried Zaha got his marching orders after picking up a yellow card in the 37th minute, with Spurs being 2-0 up at the time.

Antonio Conte would have been pleased to see his side keep another clean sheet, which was Tottenham’s fourth in his six Premier League matches in charge.

The win took Spurs to fifth in the table, with the Lilywhites now sitting six points behind Arsenal in fourth with three games in hand over their local rivals.

According to Tottenham’s official website, the club also set a record by making it 15 consecutive Boxing Day games without defeat, which is the longest run of any team in the top four divisions of English football.

Spurs have won 12 of those 15 matches they have played on boxing day, drawing the other three.

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Our record through the festive period, in general, has been pretty impressive over the last decade or so. Let’s hope that trend continues under Conte and we pick up another vital three points at St Mary’s on Tuesday.

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