- Spurs up to third
- Alli has 7 goals this season
- Norwich lost 4 on the spin
Tottenham Hotspur beat Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road on Tuesday as Mauricio Pochettino‘s side moved up to third in the Premier League table.
An early goal from Dele Alli set the tone and the youngster won a penalty before half time which Harry Kane slotted home. Norwich huffed and puffed but Steven Naismith‘s flicked header which crept wide was as good as it got, then Kane added his second in stoppage time to seal the win.
With the win Spurs sit in third on 45 points, while Norwich sit in 17th on 23 points.
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Spurs took the lead just two minutes in as Alli tapped home his seventh goal of the season following Christian Eriksen‘s shot being deflected into his path. 1-0 to Tottenham.
Norwich responded well to going behind and could have had a penalty as Naismith went down under a challenge from Kyle Walker but nothing was giving. Mbokani put himself about to try and cause Spurs’ defense problems and although they were ahead, Pochettino’s team weren’t having it all their own way.
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However, Spurs were 2-0 up at half time as Kane’s shot was parried by Declan Rudd but only into the path of Alli who had his heels clipped by Sebastien Bassong. A penalty kick was, a little harshly, awarded and Kane sent Rudd the wrong way. Soon after Kane rattled the post and Spurs were flying at the interval.
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After winning a penalty and scoring the opener, Alli was replaced at half time with Nacer Chadli coming on but Norwich looked brighter after the break with Naismith flicking a header just wide and then Bassong had a goal disallowed for being offside.
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Kane hit the post again with Spurs dangerous on the break and then Kane sealed the win in stoppage time after being put through by Eriksen.
Spurs’ fans will return from Norfolk happy after leapfrogging Arsenal in the table, as Pochettino’s side are still unbeaten away from home since the opening day of the season.