Soccer-Soldado penalty gives Spurs opening win at Palace (Reuters)

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Spain striker Roberto Soldado’s penalty on his Premier League debut gave Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in their opening match of the season on Sunday. Spurs, who were not awarded a single penalty last season, were given the spot kick early in the second half for an unfortunate handball by Palace defender Dean Moxey as he tried to block a dangerous Aaron Lennon cross. Soldado then coolly slotted his effort inside Julian Speroni’s right hand post with the keeper going the other way. …

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