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Harry Kane has scored seven goals in six appearances on the final day of Premier League seasons Jose Mourinho says he intends to get Tottenham back "where we belong" after they qualified for the Europa League with a hard-fought draw at Crystal Palace. Harry Kane opened the scoring for Spurs, dispatching a low finish into the bottom left corner after collecting Giovani lo Celso's pass. However, Jeffrey Schlupp levelled for Palace with a close-range finish after some poor Tottenham marking at a corner. Media playback is not supported on this device Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham: Eagles need a player like Kane - Roy Hodgson Media playback is not supported on this device Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham: My teams always qualify for Europe - Jose Mourinho However, few Tottenham supporters could have imagined such a difficult campaign - or that the Portuguese boss would take charge less than six months on from their appearance in last season's Champions League final. "Of course everybody that one day plays Champions League doesn't want to go back and play Europa League - but it was the only thing possible after such a difficult season for the club," Mourinho added.
Until then, Tottenham had looked capable of extending their lead via the pace and power of Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura, on the break. Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their past five final-day Premier League games played at home (W4 D1). Tottenham Hotspur registered just eight clean sheets in their 38 Premier League games in 2019-20, their lowest tally of shutouts in the competition since 2010-11 (also eight). Crystal Palace have become just the eighth team to go through an entire Premier League season without scoring more than twice in a match and are the first side to do so without being relegated. Tottenham have finished the Premier League campaign in the top six for the 11th consecutive season, after managing to do so just twice in their previous 17 seasons in the competition.
Full Time Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Post update Foul by Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur). Post update Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Post update Foul by Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur). Post update Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Post update Foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur). Post update Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Post update Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Post update Foul by Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace). Post update Foul by Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur). Post update Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing. Crystal Palace vs Tottenham live stream, Sky Sports Action, Saturday July 26, 4pm BST SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE Premier League live streams: How to watch every game on this weekend SKY SPORTS AND BT SPORT ON NOW TV (Image credit: PA) GUIDE How to watch BT Sport, Sky Sports and BBC games on a Now TV Stick Use a VPN to watch Crystal Palace vs Tottenham live stream from outside your country How to watch a Premier League live stream in the UK If you don't want to commit to a monthly contract, then NOW TV are currently offering up their Sky Sports Monthly Pass for just £9.99 (usual price £16.99) – it'll get you access to all of their Premier League and Football League offerings, including this game. The Premier League Pass will give you 380 matches live to stream on-demand, plus shows highlights, analysis and on-demand replays for $64.99. DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2019/20 – and it gets better. Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via your Fetch TV box and all of the other friendly streaming devices. Astro has secured Premier League rights for three seasons from 2019/20, and have every game available for viewing. Champions League live stream best VPN: how to watch from anywhere in the world Tottenham had Chelsea to thank for a place in next season's Europa League after being held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Although Spurs had one eye on the Champions League when the campaign resumed, part three has really saved Spurs' season and left the club in a more optimistic place ahead of the summer break. While four straight seasons of Champions League football comes to an end, most people connected with the club would have taken sixth-place back in March or even November. The pandemic has left Spurs in a financial hole and a spot in the Europa League could prove crucial to Mourinho's hopes of having money to spend to improve his squad in the summer ahead. Harry Kane scored his 18th League goal of the season in the first half but Jeffrey Schlupp equalised for Palace after the break. Earlier in the week Mourinho joked that Spurs were 'champions of the last five games' following four wins and a draw, and they were looking to end the season with a flourish at Selhurst Park. Tottenham's failings here were all too familiar, with Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko failing to exert any sort of control in midfield and Serge Aurier careless ahead of Palace's equaliser. Mourinho's plans in games like this, when both sides were more comfortable on the counter-attack, still needs refining and a big summer lies ahead if Spurs are to return to the Champions League. More than anyone in the top-flight, Harry Kane will not want the season to end. Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in next season's Europa League after a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace. Spurs had to better Wolves' result at Chelsea to guarantee a top-six finish and they did the job as Harry Kane's 14th goal in 19 games under Jose Mourinho helped earn the decisive point. It was far from convincing, though, as Palace levelled through Jeffrey Schlupp and were the better team in the second half at Selhurst Park as they ended a seven-game losing streak. Spurs had threatened in just the fourth minute when a fast break saw Lucas Moura's cross just evade Son Heung-min, with Giovani Lo Celso firing straight at Vicente Guaita. Kane has been in a rich vein of form since the restart and scored his seventh goal in eight games with a fine finish.