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Saturday, September 14, 2013
 Full Time
Tottenham Hotspur
Norwich City
G. Sigurdsson  28' 1-0 
G. Sigurdsson  49' 2-0 
HT: 1-0
White Hart Lane (Attendance: 35,952)
Referee: Lee Mason
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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Norwich City
Minute Commentary
Stoppage time passes without incident and Tottenham have secured their third win of the season. The hosts controlled proceedings from the start and took the lead through Gylfi Sigurdsson. The midfielder added a second shortly after the break and after that the home side were content to keep the ball. Norwich barely threatened, but Chris Hughton will feel that Hugo Lloris should have been sent off for a deliberate handball outside the penalty area. Nevertheless AVB will be the happier of the two managers tonight. It's finished Tottenham 2-0 Norwich City.
Four added minutes announced, as Tottenham continue to keep possession and deny Norwich the opportunity to break forward.
Hugo Lloris races off his line to clear the ball, but handles outside the penalty area. Lee Mason is urged by the Norwich players to send him off, but only gives him a yellow card. Robert Snodgrass hits the free kick at goal, but hits the wall.
Erik Lamela replaces Moussa Dembele for the final stages.
Another chance for Tottenham. Andros Townsend whips in a corner and this time Jan Vertonghen meets the cross. His headed effort beats Ruddy, but also beats the crossbar.
AVB makes his second change. Goalscorer Gylfi Sigurdsson is replaced by Sandro in midfield.
The home side are looking for a third. Roberto Soldado plays the ball to Townsend, who shoots towards goal. His low effort is held by Ruddy and Norwich can look to build an attack of their own.
Chris Hughton rolls the dice and makes a double change. Anthony Pilkington and Alexander Tettey are brought on, with Nathan Redmond and Johan Elmander making way.
Danny Rose is cynically brought down by Johan Elmander and the striker is given a yellow card. AVB also makes his first change. Lewis Holtby is on for Christian Eriksen, who receives a standing ovation.
Norwich are beginning to press forward in search of a goal. Robert Snodgrass crosses into the path of Ricky van Wolfswinkel. The striker drives his shot on trarget, but Danny Rose blocks and Tottenham clear.
The first change is made by Chris Hughton. Jonathan Howson replaces Bradley Johnson in midfield.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is looking for his third. The midfielder is played in by Walker and he hits a powerful effort from 25 yards. It's on target, but John Ruddy scrambles across his goal to claw the ball away from danger.
Javier Garrido brings down Andros Townsend and is shown a yellow card by Lee Mason.
Hugo Lloris gets involved for the first time in the second half. Steven Whittaker whips a cross from deep, but the French goalkeeper is alert and comfortably collects.
The home side have slowed the tempo having grabbed the second goal. The onus is on Norwich to try and claw their way back into the game, but Tottenham are denying them possession.
Nathan Redmond looks to create a chance for Norwich, but his cross to Johan Elmander is met with a linesman's flag for offside against the striker.
Tottenham grab a second and it's GYLFI SIGURDSSON again. Paulinho crosses from deep and John Ruddy misreads the flight of the ball, leaving Sigurdsson with a tap in from close range. It's Tottenham 2-0 Norwich.
The hosts win the ball back and press forward for a second. Kyle Walker plays in Christian Eriksen, but his shot curls over the crossbar.
Norwich get the second half underway at White Hart Lane.
Lee Mason blows his whistle and the sides head off for the break. Tottenham pressed forward from the start with intent and finally took the lead through Gylfi Sigurdsson. Norwich have only pressed forward sporadically and Chris Hughton will be expecting more from his side in the second half. It's Tottenham 1-0 Norwich.
One added minute is announced by the fourth official. Tottenham are content to keep possession as we approach half time.
Another chance for Roberto Soldado. This time a header is half cleared by Michael Turner into the path of Danny Rose, who blasts the ball over the crossbar.
Tottenham are content to keep the ball and await gaps appearing in the Norwich defence. Paulinho passes to Gylfi Sigurdsson, but Steven Whittaker is alert to the danger and intercepts.
The visitors begin probing the Tottenham defence. Nathan Redmond crosses into the path of Ricky van Wolfswinkel, but his header drifts wide. The striker is adamant it deflected off Danny Rose, but a goal kick is given.
The hosts continue to press forward and are looking for a second goal. Danny Rose takes the ball past Bradley Johnson and blasts a shot from distance. The shot has power, but not precision and drifts wide of goal.
Tottenham finally take the lead and it's GYLFI SIGURDSSON with his first goal of the season. Roberto Soldado plays in Christian Eriksen, and his cross is met by the Icelandic midfielder, who makes no mistake in slotting home his shot from close range. AVB is delighted and it's Tottenham 1-0 Norwich.
Moussa Dembele crosses into the penalty area and Roberto Soldado brings the ball down. He turns and shoots, but Sebastien Bassong again blocks the shot and concedes a corner. Christian Eriksen delivers, but Norwich once again clear their lines.
Leroy Fer gives the ball away cheaply and Danny Rose speeds forward. He is clipped by Steven Whittaker and Tottenham have a free kick in the Norwich half.
Bradley Johnson fouls Roberto Soldado and referee Lee Mason brandishes the first yellow card of the game. Chris Hughton will be happy with the way his side have defended so far, but the pressure is building as the home side continue to press.
First corner of the game and it's for Tottenham. Christian Eriksen swings the cross in, but Steven Whittaker heads clear.
Roberto Soldado knocks a header down into the path of Christian Eriksen. Fortunately for Norwich there are three defenders blocking his way and the playmaker can't find a way through.
Spurs should take the lead. Christian Eriksen's shot is blocked by John Ruddy and falls into the path of Roberto Soldado. The striker knocks the ball towards goal, but Sebastien Bassong is there to intercept the shot and prevent him opening the scoring.
Tottenham are dominating possession in the early stages, but have yet to test John Ruddy in the Norwich goal. Christian Eriksen crosses into the penalty area, but Sebastien Bassong clears.
First sign of attacking intent from Norwich. Johan Elmander brings the ball into the penalty area, but he cannot pick out Ricky Van Wolfswinkel with a cross and Hugo Lloris collects.
Andros Townsend is straight back into the action, this time he finds time and space to blast a shot just wide of goal and into the advertising stands.
The hosts have started brightly. Andros Townsend cuts inside from the wing and plays the ball into the path of Gylfi Sigurdsson. The midfielder shoots from outside the penalty area, but his effort doesn't find the target.
Tottenham get the game underway at White Hart Lane.
Chris Hughton sticks with the same side that defeated Southampton. There is a boost on the bench, as striker Gary Hooper makes the squad having overcome injury.
Two changes made by AVB to the side defeated by Arsenal. Christian Eriksen makes his first start for the club, whilst Gylfi Sigurdsson also returns in midfield. Erik Lamela remains on the bench, whilst Capoue and Chadli drop out.
Erik Lamela has arrived at Tottenham from Roma with a big reputation. The playmaker scored 15 times in Serie A last year and will be looking to bring his good form to the Premier League. The pressure will be enormous as he will be expected to fill the void left by Bale, but AVB clearly feels he can handle it. Sébastien Bassong used to play for Tottenham, but all eyes will be on his return to see how well the defender deals with the attacking threat his former employers will bring.
Chris Hughton moved swiftly earlier in the summer to rectify his lack of attacking thrust, with Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Nathan Redmond already off and running with their first goals for the club. Gary Hooper hasn't featured because of injury, but he might make his debut this afternoon. The visitors need to improve their away form, having won once in 2013, albeit against Manchester City and today could be an indicator as to how far Hughton has brought Norwich since his arrival in the summer of 2012.
Gareth Bale might have departed for a world record transfer fee, but there is still a growing optimism amongst fans that this could be the season where they finish above Arsenal and secure a place in the top four. AVB has brought in several creative players, most notably Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen. The manager will be hoping that they can fill the void left by Bale, who contributed a goal or assist in 38% of goals scored last season.
Lee Mason takes charge of his second Premier League game this season. The last time the official took charge at White Hart Lane, Tottenham defeated Manchester City and the home fans would certainly take a repeat of the 3-1 scoreline today.
A big game at White Hart Lane, as Tottenham look to bounce back from defeat against Arsenal last time out with a win against a Norwich side who are looking to secure their second successive win. Gareth Bale has officially left Spurs, and AVB will be looking towards his new signings to provide inspiration and momentum this afternoon. Chris Hughton played 297 games for Tottenham, but the Norwich manager will be fully focused on beating his old employer. Both sides have strengthened their attacking options, and it promises to be an entertaining encounter.
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Team Stats
Tottenham Hotspur Norwich City
2 Goals 0
2 Assists 0
23 Shots 3
7 Shots on Goal 1
1 Saves 5
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
27 Crosses 5
8 Corner Kicks 1
1 Offside 4
4 Fouls Committed 12
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
75% Ball Possession 25%
Tottenham Hotspur
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
25Hugo Lloris 90 - 1 0 0 1
2Kyle Walker 90 0 0 0 - -
3Danny Rose 90 0 0 0 - -
5Jan Vertonghen 90 0 0 0 - -
8Paulinho 90 0 0 0 - -
9Roberto Soldado 90 0 0 0 - -
17Andros Townsend 90 0 0 0 - -
19Moussa Dembele 83 0 0 0 - -
20Michael Dawson 90 0 0 0 - -
22Gylfi Sigurdsson 79 2 0 0 - -
23Christian Eriksen 71 0 0 0 - -
11Erik Lamela 7 0 0 0 - -
14Lewis Holtby 19 0 0 0 - -
30Sandro 11 0 0 0 - -

Norwich City
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1John Ruddy 90 - 0 0 2 4
3Steven Whittaker 90 0 0 0 - -
4Bradley Johnson 64 0 1 0 - -
5Sebastien Bassong 90 0 0 0 - -
6Michael Turner 90 0 0 0 - -
7Robert Snodgrass 90 0 0 0 - -
9Ricky Van Wolfswinkel 90 0 0 0 - -
10Leroy Fer 90 0 0 0 - -
16Johan Elmander 74 0 1 0 - -
18Javier Garrido 90 0 1 0 - -
22Nathan Redmond 74 0 0 0 - -
8Jonathan Howson 26 0 0 0 - -
12Anthony Pilkington 16 0 0 0 - -
27Alexander Tettey 16 0 0 0 - -
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Norwich City
Minute Event
90' Game Over  Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Norwich City
90' Half Over  Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Norwich City
90' Throw-In  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
90' Cross  Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) - Clearance In Play
90' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
90' Foul  Lamela fouled by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)
90' Cross  Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) - Deflected - Out of Play
90' Throw-In  Javier Garrido (Norwich City)
90' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
90' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
90' Cross  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) - Clearance Out of Play
89' Foul  Walker fouled by Leroy Fer (Norwich City)
88' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
86' Cross  Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City)
85' Yellow Card  Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
85' Foul  Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
85' Corner Kick  Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) - Headed Out - In Play
84' Cross  Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) - Defended by Keeper
84' Foul  Snodgrass fouled by Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur)
83' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
83' Corner Kick  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
83' Substitution  Erik Lamela (on). Dembele (off). (Tottenham Hotspur)
82' Shot  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
81' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
80' Throw-In  Javier Garrido (Norwich City)
79' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
79' Substitution  Sandro (on). Sigurdsson (off). (Tottenham Hotspur)
78' Shot  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
78' Corner Kick  Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) - Headed Out - In Play
77' Offside  Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City)
76' Shot on Goal  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
76' Cross  Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) - Completed Pass
76' Corner Kick  Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur)
75' Cross  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) - Clearance Out of Play
75' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
74' Substitution  Alexander Tettey (on). Elmander (off). (Norwich City)
74' Substitution  Anthony Pilkington (on). Redmond (off). (Norwich City)
74' Cross  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) - Clearance Out of Play
73' Throw-In  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
72' Throw-In  Sebastien Bassong (Norwich City)
71' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
71' Substitution  Lewis Holtby (on). Eriksen (off). (Tottenham Hotspur)
70' Yellow Card  Johan Elmander (Norwich City)
70' Shot  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
70' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
69' Shot  Nathan Redmond (Norwich City)
68' Foul  Whittaker fouled by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
67' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
67' Offside  Johan Elmander (Norwich City)
67' Throw-In  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
66' Shot on Goal  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
66' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
64' Substitution  Jonathan Howson (on). Johnson (off). (Norwich City)
64' Foul  Townsend fouled by Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
63' Cross  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) - Headed Out - In Play
63' Corner Kick  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
62' Cross  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) - Clearance Out of Play
62' Corner Kick  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) - Defended by Keeper
61' Cross  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) - Clearance Out of Play
61' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
61' Shot  Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur)
61' Foul  Dembele fouled by Leroy Fer (Norwich City)
60' Yellow Card  Javier Garrido (Norwich City)
60' Foul  Townsend fouled by Javier Garrido (Norwich City)
59' Cross  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) - Defended by Keeper
59' Throw-In  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
58' Cross  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) - Headed Out - In Play
58' Cross  Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) - Clearance In Play
57' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
56' Offside  Johan Elmander (Norwich City)
55' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
55' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
53' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
53' Throw-In  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
53' Offside  Johan Elmander (Norwich City)
52' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
51' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
49' Goal  Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur)
49' Shot on Goal  Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur)
49' Cross  Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) - On Target
48' Foul  Vertonghen fouled by Ricky Van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City)
48' Cross  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
47' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
47' Shot  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
46' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Norwich City
45' Throw-In  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
45' Foul  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
45' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
45' Shot  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
44' Throw-In  Moussa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur)
44' Shot  Moussa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur)
43' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
41' Foul  Vertonghen fouled by Johan Elmander (Norwich City)
41' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
41' Shot  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
41' Shot  Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur)
41' Cross  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) - Off Target
40' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
38' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
36' Goal Kick  Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
35' Shot  Ricky Van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City)
35' Cross  Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) - Off Target
35' Throw-In  Javier Garrido (Norwich City)
35' Shot on Goal  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
34' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
34' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
33' Cross  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) - Clearance Out of Play
33' Throw-In  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
31' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
31' Shot  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
30' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
30' Cross  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) - Headed Out - Out of Play
30' Throw-In  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
30' Cross  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) - Deflected - Out of Play
29' Offside  Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur)
28' Goal  Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur). Assist by Eriksen
28' Shot on Goal  Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur)
28' Cross  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) - On Target
28' Cross  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) - Completed Pass
27' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
27' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
27' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
26' Corner Kick  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
25' Shot on Goal  Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur)
25' Cross  Moussa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur) - On Target
25' Corner Kick  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) - Headed Out - In Play
25' Shot  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
25' Cross  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) - Headed Out - In Play
24' Foul  Rose fouled by Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
23' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
22' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
21' Cross  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) - Intercepted
21' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
20' Yellow Card  Bradley Johnson (Norwich City)
20' Foul  Soldado fouled by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City)
19' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
19' Foul  Walker fouled by Ricky Van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City)
19' Throw-In  Javier Garrido (Norwich City)
18' Corner Kick  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) - Headed Out - In Play
17' Shot  Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur)
16' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
16' Shot  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
15' Throw-In  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
14' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
14' Throw-In  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
13' Cross  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) - Overhit
13' Throw-In  Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
12' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
12' Cross  Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) - Defended by Keeper
12' Shot  Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur)
11' Shot on Goal  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
11' Throw-In  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
10' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
10' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
8' Foul  Dembele fouled by Johan Elmander (Norwich City)
8' Throw-In  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
8' Cross  Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) - Deflected - Out of Play
8' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
8' Cross  Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) - Clearance Out of Play
6' Shot on Goal  Johan Elmander (Norwich City)
4' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
4' Shot  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
4' Throw-In  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
3' Cross  Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) - Deflected - Out of Play
3' Cross  Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) - Headed Out - In Play
2' Goal Kick  John Ruddy (Norwich City)
2' Shot  Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur)
2' Throw-In  Javier Garrido (Norwich City)
1' Foul  Dembele fouled by Leroy Fer (Norwich City)
1' Start Half 
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