Tottenham Hotspur picked up another three points this evening away to Crystal Palace, winning 2-1 despite some nervy final minutes at Selhurst Park. 

Let’s take a look at the five things we learned:

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on October 27, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

That Heung-min Son aura –

Harry Kane always had that aura in North London where you felt he could pop up with a goal at any time even if the team weren’t playing well. Heung-min Son seems to have that this season. Whether it’s a simple finish in the right place at the right time, or a sensational curled effort from 30 yards, Son is proving the difference week in, week out. That armband is doing wonders for him.

Five points clear at the top –

Of course, it means very little this early in the season when everyone else has a game in hand. But you would rather be five points clear than not! Wherever Spurs finish come the end of the season, let’s enjoy this period while we can. The longer this promising start to the season continues, the more Tottenham’s credentials for Champions League football next season increase. (Plus… who knows?)

Yves Bissouma escapes a ban –

He may not have been at his best tonight, but it will definitely be a boost for Ange Postecoglou to have Yves Bissouma available for selection against Chelsea next week. A yellow card this evening and he would have been banned. That being said, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg may have his eye on that starting spot.

The Destiny of Tottenham –

If Spurs missed one thing this evening, it was the drive and pace of Destiny Udogie down the left. Ben Davies struggled to get into the game and Emerson Royal did well, but Udogie just offers something different. After just 9 games in his new position, he already has such awareness both at left-back and even pushed all the way up to a left-sided number ten. He has incredible quality on the ball in tight areas and Postecoglou will want him back against Chelsea.

The return of Rodrigo Bentancur –

He is back! That is all! For the first time since February, Rodrigo Bentancur is back! And he even got a few minutes at the end. Happy days!

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