Harry Kane struck a late penalty to beget Tottenham a point at Carrow Highway and mutter Norwich a valuable Premier League victory in seven matches.
Mario Vrancic opened the scoring alongside with his first Premier League aim for the Canaries earlier than they had been denied a 2nd when Teemu Pukki’s aim became as soon as dominated out for a marginal offside by the video assistant referee (VAR).
Spurs improved after the interval and Christian Eriksen drew them stage with a ravishing free-kick but Norwich retook the lead when Serge Aurier keep via his enjoy pick up.
The traffic had their chances and Dele Alli’s orderly attain became as soon as dominated out for offside, earlier than Kane drew Christoph Zimmermann precise into a lunging downside interior the condo.
The England striker sent Tim Krul the execrable arrangement from the set aside to exact a point for the north London side.
Norwich remain bottom of the table and six aspects from security, while Spurs are as much as fifth, two aspects in the encourage of fourth-placed Chelsea who beget a sport in hand.
Contemporary Canaries descend instant again
Norwich last gained in the Premier League on 23 November, but they started brilliantly in opposition to Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.
They played with attacking intent from the opening exchanges as Vrancic rolled the spicy Onel Hernandez via on aim, only for Paulo Gazzaniga to high-tail off his line to enjoy the loose ball.
That space the tone and Daniel Farke’s side pressed their traffic high up the realm. When Juan Foyth hesitated and misplaced possession deep in his enjoy half, Vrancic carried the ball with urgency earlier than firing past Gazzaniga with a neat attain.
Then got here a 2nd of controversy as Vrancic became provider to fireplace a lengthy ball onto the chest of Pukki, who held off Jan Vertonghen to maneuver the ball into the online, only for the aim to be dominated out.
The Finnish striker perceived to come encourage encourage onside earlier than the ball became as soon as played over the unconvincing Spurs defence, but VAR adjudged his correct arm to be offside.
Spurs hit encourage after the interval but Farke’s males rode the storm and retook the lead as Pukki endured to trigger confusion, his effort deflecting from Toby Alderweireld onto Aurier and into the Spurs’ pick up.
As Spurs sought for the equaliser, the hosts demonstrated a steely mentality and dived into tackles – but eventually did so as soon as too continuously. Zimmermann lunged precise into a drained-having a gaze take care of to concede the penalty and Kane punished Norwich.
Parts in opposition to the so-known as ‘large six’ will beget to be built on if the Canaries are to changed into the main side bottom of the Premier League on the flip of the 365 days to beat a six-point deficit from security and live to convey the story.
Kane and Erisken present their quality
When Mourinho took the Spurs job he spoke referring to the “quality” he became as soon as inheriting from Mauricio Pochettino, and Kane is exactly the form of participant the Portuguese became as soon as referring to.
The Spurs and England captain had an ineffective first half without reference to latching onto a lengthy ball from Alderweireld and firing at Krul from end vary.
But when Spurs found themselves a aim in the encourage of for the 2nd time in the match, Kane got here alive in the penalty condo and dragged his crew stage.
The striker enticed the downside from Zimmermann earlier than checking encourage on his left and successful the set aside-kick, which he attributable to this truth transformed with ease.
Yet another participant Mourinho would had been eager to work with on his arrival on the club is Eriksen, and the midfielder’s 2nd-half performance proved exactly why.
There became as soon as masses of speculation over the Dane’s future, alongside with his contract attributable to trot out on the head of the season. Making his first league originate below Mourinho, he struck his free-kick with aplomb to attract the traffic stage.
Eriksen had extra touches of the ball (118) and extra images (four) than any other participant and he became as soon as principal to the traffic regaining a foothold in the game after going in the encourage of for a 2nd time.
If Mourinho can persuade the midfielder his future is great served below him at Spurs, he may well per chance per chance very properly be the variation between securing Champions League soccer for next season or lacking out altogether.
Man of the match – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)
‘The same defensive mistakes’ – what they acknowledged
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports: “I believe the same defensive mistakes we made in the main half, we made in the 2nd half. Here’s being a itsy-bitsy bit bit of our history.
“We conceded two very scandalous targets. Our defensive mistakes are match after match.
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“I basically beget hundreds work to enact on the other hand it has been complex on yarn of I consistently train you may well per chance test out and veil your fragilities. We beget to give a bewitch to defensively on yarn of there are too many individual mistakes. That is extremely stressful on yarn of we play properly and may well per chance per chance now not be extra offensive than we had been in the 2nd half.
“Norwich defended with their souls and their lives.”
On Christian Eriksen’s future: “I make now not want to discuss about it. We are so inaugurate with one another. We retain it to ourselves. Obviously I share it with my boss. But it be perfect between us. The single factor I can train is he is searching for to abet the crew and I am cheerful alongside with his man of the match.”
Norwich supervisor Daniel Farke told Match of the Day: “Over the course of the 90 minutes, a draw became as soon as an even raze result and an even point for us.”
On VAR: “I make now not want to complain too worthy about this topic. My understanding is that VAR may well per chance per chance silent ranking the game extra gorgeous. My gut feeling [after Pukki’s goal] became as soon as that we may gain a difficulty the set aside it became as soon as offside.
“In all likelihood they found a a part of his shoulder that became as soon as now not onside. In my eyes, VAR would not ranking the game extra gorgeous in this difficulty. The striker must be given the abet. Being 2-0 up at half-time would beget changed the game. It became as soon as a valuable difficulty.
“Or now not it is an even originate to the 2nd half of the season and hopefully we can add many extra aspects.”
Spurs fight in opposition to Canaries again – the stats
- Norwich Metropolis beget refrained from defeat in three of their past four dwelling games in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League (W1 D2 L1) after losing four of their first 5 in opposition to them in the opponents (D1).
- Tottenham Hotspur beget scored four enjoy targets in the league in 2019 – the most in a Premier League calendar 365 days for the club.
- Easiest Alan Shearer (145) and Sergio Aguero (138) beget scored extra Premier League targets in their first 200 appearances in the opponents than Harry Kane (136).
- Kane has scored 20 penalties for Tottenham in the Premier League – bigger than any other participant for the club.
- Christian Eriksen has scored extra targets from outdoors the sphere (23) and extra whine free kicks (eight) than any other participant since his Premier League debut for Tottenham.
- Emiliano Buendia has assisted six targets for Norwich Metropolis this season; double that of any other participant for the Canaries – furthermore, only Kevin de Bruyne (70) has created extra chances than Buendia (57).
- Norwich Metropolis’s Mario Vrancic is the fourth Bosnian participant to ranking in the Premier League after Edin Dzeko, Sead Kolasinac and Asmir Begovic.
Norwich host Crystal Palace on Original 365 days’s Day (17: 30 GMT), while Tottenham high-tail to Southampton a piece of earlier on the same day (15: 00).
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