Here's what we learned from Crystal Palace's 2-0 FA Cup win over Tottenham.

Townsend out of the shadows

Over the last two seasons Wilfried Zaha has, rightfully, earned most of the column inches when it comes to Palace. But one man who doesn’t get enough credit, until now, is that of Andros Townsend.

This season the attacker has kept his head down and let his football do the talking. He’s more often than not the most potent weapon Palace have with his pace, trickery and a rocket of a shot.

And what’s better this season is that he’s becoming more consistent, yes no one will forget the wonder-strike at the Etihad, or the pile-driver against Burnley, but it’s his work-rate and desire that has impressed this time around.

Take a bow, Andros.

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Cheikhou the enforcer

Often deployed as the box to box midfielder next to Luka Milivojevic, the man from Senegal showed that in the captain’s absence he is disciplined enough of occupying the holding role.

He was rarely caught out of position and made easy work of the Spurs central midfield of Erik Dier and Oliver Skipp.

Sitting in between the energy and class of Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer, Kouyate showed Roy Hodgson a different side of his game, and possibly this could be a turning point in the manager’s season as he looks to get the most out of Meyer.

Wickham has no guarantees

We were all elated to see Connor Wickham get on the scoresheet after his injury hell, but Hodgson was equally diplomatic in his post-match conference.

‘He wouldn’t have started if it was a league game’ the manager said.

And, despite bagging a goal you can’t blame Hodgson for wanting another striker.

Wickham was never clinical before his injury, and he’s not the sort of maverick who can make something happen out of nothing. He’ll hold the ball up, battle, endeavour, but the same can be said about a number of strikers in the league.

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Defensive headache

Scott Dann and Martin Kelly were immense on Sunday.

Dann who is slowly retuning from a serious knee injury looks like a man on a mission.

James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho have commanded the back line well over the last year, but in Dann you have a top-quality centre back, which if he can prove his fitness should be starting.

It’ll be interesting to see what decision Hodgson makes on the 31-year-old, but I’m sure that the former Blackburn man is eager to play regularly and there wouldn’t be a shortage of takers if he's sat on the bench.

Tottenham in turmoil

Coming to Selhurst Park on the back of two successive defeats, Tottenham looked jaded and deflated.

Manchester Untied and Chelsea both got one over the north Londoners and it showed.

Lacking a little confidence, and a real goal scoring threat, they looked to be going through the phases and it served as a sign they need to dip in to the transfer market or face the possibility of their season unravelling.