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Palace star backs Tottenham hitman to score more and hails massive confidence boost from win

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JOE Ledley says beating Tottenham Hotspur on the back of their result against Chelsea was a "confidence boost" for Palace.

The midfielder won the Eagles a penalty in the second half, which Dwight Gayle converted in front of the Holmesdale Stand.

Ledley admitted he only knew it was a penalty when he heard Anthony Taylor's whistle, too.

"It was great to finally get a win, it felt good," he said.

"We could see against Dover things were starting to work and then to continue that against Spurs was brilliant.

"We needed the points too as other results didn't go our way. We should have won at their place in December.

"They're a top six team who have beaten Chelsea, so for them to come to Palace and for us to put on a performance like we did is a massive confidence boost.

"It was 50-50 for the penalty. I wasn't sure if he touched it but I managed to get my foot in.

"Things like that, you need to take. I didn't call for it, I just heard the whistle so that was a big bonus for us and we kicked on."

Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead to continue his red-hot form in front of goal, and Ledley believes the goal won't be his last for a while either.

"Their goal was from nothing really," added Ledley.

"We had him (Kane) covered and he's managed to get a short back lift and shoot.

"He has a great future, he's doing well and I'm sure he's going to score many more this season."

By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)

Palace star backs Tottenham hitman to score more and hails massive confidence boost from win


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