Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son made history as Tottenham Hotspur won their first Premier League game in their new ground against a resilient Crystal Palace.

The much-anticipated moment at a packed stadium arrived in the 55th minute when Son cut inside from the flank before his driven effort took a huge deflection off Luka Milivojevic and in.

A dominant, but misfiring, Spurs rarely looked under duress and added to their slender lead when Eriksen latched onto a loose ball in the box to rifle past a helpless Vicente Guaita.

The three points sees Tottenham move into third, a point above fierce rivals Arsenal, while Palace remain in 13th with 35 - one point above Newcastle who they face this weekend.

Roy Hodgson opted for a centre back partnership of James Tomkins and Martin Kelly as Jeffrey Schlupp was picked ahead of former Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.

Spurs got off to a quick start when some of their most influential players in Dele Alli and Eriksen tried their luck at goal within the opening 15 minutes.

Perhaps Palace's biggest defensive let-off arrived just past the half-way stage when Eriksen glided through their defence but couldn't quite control Alli's exquisite lofted through ball.

The visitors went in at the break level with the hosts, having failed to register a single shot on target, but could've taken a shock lead when Michy Batshuayi curled an effort just narrowly wide of the target.

Son eventually broke the deadlock shortly before the hour mark as his shot had an element of luck to it - coming off Milivojevic and sailing into the bottom corner of the net.

It was more of the same throughout the second 45 minutes, with home captain Harry Kane scuffing a glorious scoring opportunity on 65 minutes.

As the game reached the late stages Spurs doubled their lead - Kane danced his way into the box, and looked to have been brought down by James McArthur, before Eriksen fired in the second.

Hodgson made two substitutions in quick succession by bringing on Townsend and Christian Benteke as Palace staged a late surge.

The visitors did somewhat unsettle Tottenham through Benteke and talisman Wilfried Zaha but, ultimately, couldn't find the necessary finish.