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Jermain Defoe begins farewell in style as Tottenham beats Crystal Palace 2-0

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, right, celebrates after scoring a goal against Crystal Palace during their English Premier League soccer match at the White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 11, 2014 - 9:30 AM

LONDON - Toronto-bound Jermain Defoe started his Tottenham farewell by scoring as they moved within one point of the Champions League spots and Crystal Palace dropped to last place in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tottenham confirmed on Friday that Defoe would leave for Toronto FC at the end of February, and the 31-year-old striker wrapped up the 2-0 win over Palace with a clinical finish in the 72nd minute at White Hart Lane.

Defoe spun away from his marker and looped a shot over Julian Speroni 15 minutes after being introduced as a substitute.

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring in the 50th with a powerful half-volley.

Jason Puncheon blazed a first-half penalty high and wide for Palace following a clumsy tackle by Mousa Dembele.

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