Tottenham scrapes to another win in English Premier League

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Tottenham scrapes to another win in English Premier League

Associated Press

Tottenham defender Juan Foyth had an uncomfortable English Premier League debut last weekend.

His second game in England’s top flight went a whole lot better.

The 20-year-old Argentine center back scored a second-half goal to earn Spurs a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace that moved them level on points with second-place Chelsea and Liverpool in the standings.

A week ago, Foyth made his first appearance in the Premier League and gave away two penalties in Tottenham’s 3-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Signed from Estudiantes in the 2017 offseason, Foyth is getting a run in the first team only because of an injury crisis that has robbed Tottenham this season of nine of its 12 players who featured in the World Cup in Russia.

The latest casualties were Colombia center back Davinson Sanchez, who injured his hamstring in the Champions League in midweek, and England right back Kieran Trippier, who hobbled off injured midway through the first half against Palace.

Tottenham Hotspur's Juan Foyth, center, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Juan Foyth, center, celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Without even hitting its stride this season, Tottenham is firmly in contention in the title race.

Five of its last six wins in the league have been by a one-goal margin, with the only league defeat since mid-September coming at home to leader Manchester City.

Newcastle climbed out of the relegation zone after beating Bournemouth 2-1 for a second straight win. Cardiff also won 2-1, at home to 10-man Brighton.

There were draws in Huddersfield-West Ham, Southampton-Watford and Leicester-Burnley. At Leicester, fans, players and staff honored its late owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed with four others in a helicopter crash two weeks ago.

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Newcastle United's Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St James Park stadium, Newcastle, England. Saturday Nov. 10 2018 (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

Newcastle United's Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St James Park stadium, Newcastle, England. Saturday Nov. 10 2018 (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

Newcastle United’s Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St James Park stadium, Newcastle, England. Saturday Nov. 10 2018 (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock, left, embraces winning goal scorer Sol Bamba after the English Premier League soccer match between Cardiff City and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Saturday Nov. 10, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock, left, embraces winning goal scorer Sol Bamba after the English Premier League soccer match between Cardiff City and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Saturday Nov. 10, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock, left, embraces winning goal scorer Sol Bamba after the English Premier League soccer match between Cardiff City and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Saturday Nov. 10, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)

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