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Edouard double as Palace Stun 10-Man Spurs


Odsonne Edouard scored twice on his Crystal Palace debut as Patrick Vieira’s side secured an emphatic 3-0 win over 10-man Tottenham at Selhurst Park.

The striker, an £18.5m signing from Celtic on Deadline Day, scored his first just seconds after coming off the bench in the 84th minute then netted his second, and Palace’s third, in stoppage time.

Earlier, the depleted visitors had been reduced to 10 men when defender Japhet Tanganga received two yellow cards in the space of five minutes early in the second half, the first for a shoulder-barge on Zaha, who was also booked in the subsequent melee, and the second for a late lunge on Jordan Ayew.

Palace were still searching for a breakthrough at that point despite dominating from the start of the game, and it arrived in the 76th minute when Zaha coolly converted from the spot after a Conor Gallagher cross had struck Ben Davies on the arm.

Edouard’s late double ensured the best was yet to come for Palace, who celebrated their first Premier League win of the Vieira era, while Spurs, who only mustered two shots on goal, were left to reflect on an abrupt end to their winning start to the campaign.

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