Hazard delivers verdict as Tottenham beat Crystal Palace to keep title race alive
By Matt Bullin
Micky Hazard has praised Tottenham’s character after they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 last night.
The win came courtesy of a fine strike from Christian Eriksen, and kept Spurs within touching distance of Chelsea at the top of the league.
Eriksen’s goal, a fine 30-yard strike, was his seventh in the Premier League this campaign and came just 12 minutes from the end to secure his side all three points.
The result means Tottenham closed the gap on league leaders Chelsea to just four points, with five games left this season.
Former Spurs star Hazard posted his thoughts on the win on his personal Twitter account after the match, praising Spurs’ “great character”.
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What a result tonight boys, great character after Saturday,great bounce back in very tough game, still in there fighting,well done boys COYS
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) April 26, 2017
Hazard, 57, played 170 league and cup games for Spurs and was part of the 1982 FA Cup and the 1984 UEFA Cup winning sides.
After a disappointing defeat at the hands of Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final it was key for Spurs to bounce back v Palace.
Palace would have been high on confidence going into the match having beaten Liverpool and Arsenal in recent weeks – so it was by no means a simple task for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Next up for Spurs is a huge North London derby on Sunday as they welcome Arsenal to White Hart Lane on Sunday.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Kane delivered his verdict on Spurs’ win v Palace.