Crystal Palace couldn't spoil Tottenham's homecoming as Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son scored each scored at their new ground in a comfortable win.

After the teams went in level at half time, Son broke the deadlock on 55 minutes when his shot took a wicked deflection off Luka Milivojevic before flying into the net.

While Tottenham dominated for large periods of the game, they were wasteful with their chances, and eventually grabbed their second during the latter stages.

James McArthur tangled with Harry Kane in the box, with the Spurs skipper tumbling to the turf, as Eriksen latched onto the loose ball and fired past a helpless Vicente Guaita.

Here are five things we learned...

Tottenham deserved to win - but they were made to work for it

There was always a lingering fear that the occasion could get the better of Spurs, who marked the occasion with a superb opening ceremony before kick-off.

They didn't look too troubled for most of the game but they were the architects of their own downfall through a catalogue of missed chances that they would otherwise put away.

It's where Palace didn't take advantage that they managed to capitalise - through Son and Eriksen - and soon enough cruise to a crucial three points.

Could Palace have done more tactically?

Roy Hodgson succeeded in being able to keep Spurs at arms length with his tactical approach - setting out a stall and inviting the hosts to break his team down.

That's a fair way to go about things. But one wonders whether Palace gave them too much respect, not utilising the dangerousness of someone like Wilfried Zaha at their disposal.

It wasn't until the final few minutes that we saw some of the best of Palace. They could have cut the deficit in half but may well have been a case of too little, too late.

Among a selection of good performances, Tomkins was outstanding

He has been a mainstay figure in the back four this season. Against Tottenham he stifled one of the league's most prolific strikers in Harry Kane and met everything with conviction.

Tomkins hardly put a foot wrong.

There were definitely some other impressive showings, but none more so than Tomkins I thought.

Is it too easy to say, 'Unlucky Palace?'

There were definitely elements of lucks in both of Spurs' goals - Son and Eriksen's speculative chances came from struggling to get the best of a resilient rearguard.

That said, there were opportunities for Palace's most influential players to score - Batshuayi and Zaha in particular.

There probably comes a time when you can't keep saying that Palace were simply "unlucky" not to get something from the game because of fortunately-scored goals.

The travelling supporters were brilliant

Despite how loud and raucous the Spurs crowd was in its new home, you could still hear the away fans loudly and clearly.

When there were lulls in the atmosphere as support slowly grew into frustration, the visiting fans never wavered.

Brilliant throughout.