Ghana striker Jordan Ayew was in action for Crystal Palace the ten-man slipped to a Boxing Day defeat at Spurs on Sunday in the English Premier League matchday 19 clash.
A goal each from Son, Lucas and Kane helped the hosts’ to all three points.
The Black Stars striker started the game alongside Ivory Coast striker Zaha in attack for Patrick Viera’s team.
Lucas Moura passed up a guilt-edge chance for Spurs to take the lead. Son was the provider turning away from his marker before crossing for Lucas, who glanced wide from barely five-yards out despite being totally unmarked.
The Brazilian was able to make up for his mistake shortly after. Peeling away from James Tomkins, he found space to run in behind the Eagles’ back-four. Alongside him was Harry Kane, who latched onto Lucas slide-rule pass and swept into the top corner.
It wasn’t long before their lead was doubled, and this time Lucas got the final touch. Spurs’ switched play to create space on the right, where Emerson Royal’s cross sat up perfectly in the six-yard box for Lucas to nod home from close-range.
Things went from bad to worse just before half-time, with Wilfried Zaha shown a second yellow-card after a tussle with Emerson; Palace went in at the break two goals and a man down.
Unsurprisingly, Spurs dominated possession as the game restarted. Kane came closest to adding a third, guiding a half-volley just over the crossbar.
Palace were not without endeavour, and made gallant attempts to foray forwards, Ayew and Gallagher winning corner kicks supported by the excellent Tyrick Mitchell at full-back.
But the man advantage proved too much, and Son added the hosts’ third, flicking home from the angle after Lucas’ ball across the face of goal.
There was a slight ray of sunshine in what was otherwise a grey afternoon for Palace, as Nathan Ferguson came on for his first competitive appearance in a Palace shirt after two years blighted by injury.
Spurs could have added a fourth in the dying moments when Davinson Sanchez swiped wide from twelve-yards despite having plenty to aim at.