- Mauricio Pochettino was forced to haul Harry Winks off the pitch at half-time after he picked up a slight injury
- Spurs Forward Son Heung-Min curled into the corner just after the hour mark to put the home side in front
- Crystal Palace looked bright but failed to make their chances count as stand-in keeper Paulo Gazzaniga shone
Published: 08:52 EST, 5 November 2017 | Updated: 09:03 EST, 5 November 2017
Wembley had always been kind to Roy Hodgson as England manager. He was never beaten in a competitive fixture and lost only three games out of a total of 24 internationals beneath North London’s famous arch.
On his first return as manager of Crystal Palace, however, he found that Tottenham are starting to feel more comfortable at the venue, enjoying good fortune and winning games like this one which they did not deserve to win.
It is a useful knack to have. Sometimes the trademark of title contenders – as they are – and one which is not purely down to chance.
Son Heung-Min showed his relief as he celebrated after he put the ball in from the edge of the box in clinical fashion
The South Korea international picked up the ball just inside the 'd' and curled an accurate shot into the corner of the net
Spurs keeper Paulo Gazzaniga made several key saves and pulled off a magnificent one to deny Scott Dann's header
Son had a golden opportunity to kill the game off but dragged his shot wide of Julian Speroni's near post
MATCH FACTS, LEAGUE STANDINGS AND MATCH ZONE
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Gazzaniga, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks (Dembele 45), Sissoko, Eriksen, Son, Kane (Llorente 77);
Subs not used: Trippier, Nkoudou, Foyth, Davies, Whiteman
Scorers: Son (64)
Crystal Palace (3-5-2): Speroni, Ward (Sako 76), Dann, Sakho, Fosu-Mensah, Loftus-Cheek, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha;
Subs not used: Tomkins, Hennessey, McArthur, Souare, Puncheon, Riedewald
Booked: Townsend, Schlupp
Referee: Kevin Friend
Season at glance
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Son Heun-Min curled in from the edge of the box to score the game's only goal and earn Tottenham three valuable points against Crystal Palace. CLICK HERE to see more from our brilliant MATCH ZONE.
Mauricio Pochettino tried to shake-up his team to drive them through the physical and emotional aftermath of a euphoric victory against Real Madrid.
But, in the end was grateful for an exquisite second-half strike by Heung-min Son, an inspired display of shot-stopping from rookie goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and Palace’s rotten finishing.
Hodgson’s team remain rock-bottom, still searching for their first goal and first point away from home despite causing plenty of problems for off-key Spurs.
Pochettino made five changes, three of them forced by injuries. There was no Dele Alli, two-goal hero against Real, absent with a hamstring, which will also rule him out of England duty.
Hugo Lloris was injured and back-up ‘keeper Michel Vorm damaged a knee during training on eve of game which meant a Spurs debut for Gazzaniga, signed from Southampton in the summer.
Gazzaniga almost started in calamitous fashion when confused by a teasing Wilfried Zaha cross. He was nowhere near ball as it sailed past his goal but he did clatter Mamadou Sakho with a firm right hand.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino embraces his opposing manager Roy Hodgson prior to kick-off at Wembley Stadium
Both sets of players and fans pay tribute by marking Remembrance Day with a minutes silence before the game
Crystal Palace had an early opportunity to take the lead but Mamadou Sakho couldn't connect with his header
Spurs forward Harry Kane tries to skip past Scott Dann down the touchline but the latter times his challenge to intervene
Danny Rose made his long-awaited return to Premier League action, starting the game at left back for Pochettino's side
Sakho was stunned and required treatment and no-one appealed for a penalty when there might have been a strong case.
Spurs escaped but they were to be tested by Palace, who sat deep, prepared to soak up pressure and take their chances on the counter-attack with the pace of Zaha and Andros Townsend or from set-pieces.
Gazzaniga made a fine save to deny Scott Dann, when the Palace captain climbed above Eric Dier to meet a corner taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Son Heung-Min times his sliding challenge to perfection to dispossess Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic
Wilfried Zaha tries to set up an attack for the away side as he escapes the attention of Spurs midfielder Eric Dier
Hearts were in mouths as Spurs striker Kane fell on his knee awkwardly after a challenge from Timothy Fosu-Mensah
The 24-year-old forward receives medical treatment from a Tottenham physio following the challenge
Moussa Sissoko shrugs off pressure from Jeffrey Schlupp and Milivojevic to retain possession and pick out a team-mate
Tottenham’s best results at Wembley have been against opponents who play with adventure. Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Real Madrid have all been well beaten while those who plan to frustrate have fared better.
Spurs dominated possession but clear first-half chances were scarce.
Danny Rose, making his first Premier League start since January and clearly well short of his best, made a complete hash of one at the back-post.
Kane headed over from a low cross by Rose was diverted into the air by Sakho.
Fosu-Mensah slides in to block Rose's attempted cross from the left flank into the box
Spurs' stand-in keeper Gazzaniga got down well to deny Andros Townsend from scoring against his former club
Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek rises the highest to beat Kane in the air and head clear the danger from a corner
Pochettino’s concerns increased when Harry Winks, who required treatment in the first-half, was unable to return after the interval and was replaced by Mousa Dembele.
Still the home team found it difficult to find a way through to Julian Speroni’s goal but carelessness by Serge Aurier presented Palace with opportunities to take the lead.
Aurier, preferred to Kieran Tripper on the right, presented Townsend with the chance to tear clear only to be denied by another good save by Gazzaniga, low to his left.
Another misplaced pass by Aurier allowed Townsend to release Zaha who skipped around Gazzaniga but was unable to find the open net from an angle.
It was a tough day at the office for Kane and Pochettino hauled him off for Fernando Llorente after 77 minutes on the clock
Zaha misses a gilt-edged chance after rounding the keeper and putting the ball wide of the gaping goal
Gazzaniga jumps up to put off Loftus-Cheek whose header went over after he ghosted in at the back post
Zaha’s right-footed shot drifted across goal and wide. It was a costly miss and it spoiled an otherwise outstanding display by the Palace striker.
Gazzaniga beat away a header by Luka Milojevic, Spurs finally stirred and Son pounced in the 64th minute.
Rose and Moussa Sissoko were integral to the build-up, making sure Palace did not clear their lines, and when Cabaye’s attempted clearance fell to Son on the edge of the penalty box he shaped it beautifully beyond Speroni.
The goal knocked Palace’s spirit from them. Son ought to have scored a second but crashed his effort into the side-netting. One would be enough.
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Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms
The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.
The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.
All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.
It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.
British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.
The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.
The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.
It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.
“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.
“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”
The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.
It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55862128
Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official
Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.
The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.
Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.
Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.
“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.
“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.
Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.
Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”
However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.
Australia’s tight restrictions
The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.
Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.
Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.
Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.
Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.
Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.
The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.
While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.
Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.
In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55699581
Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection
The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.
Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.
Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.
It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.
The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.
Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”
“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.
“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”
Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.
Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.
For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.
Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.
A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.
Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane
Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane
At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.
When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.
Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.
While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.
But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.
And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.
And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55582836
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