PREMIER LEAGUE: Norwich score huge win at Tottenham

Norwich City have grabbed a massive scalp by beating Tottenham 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

The Canaries grabbed their first win on the road in four matches thanks to goals from Anthony Pilkington and Elliott Bennett either side of Jermain Defoe’s leveler as Paul Lambert’s men moved back into the top half of the table.

Norwich took a 13th minute lead when Pilkington dispossessed Younes Kaboul before causing all sorts of bother in the Spurs box with Aaron Wilbraham’s attempted shot deflected into the path of the midfielder who fired home for his eighth of the campaign.

Just after the half-hour mark, Tottenham equalised against the run of play when Defoe latched onto a pinpoint through ball from Jake Livermore before taking a touch and then deftly chipping an advancing John Ruddy to make it 1-1 which was a rather fortunate scoreline for the home side.

Early in the second half, Spurs kicked back into gear and could have gone ahead when Benoit Assou-Ekotto was denied by Ruddy in a one-on-on before Gareth Bale struck the crossbar in the 64th minute.

A couple of minutes later, Bennett scored the eventual winner with a fine strike which rocketed past Brad Friedel from the edge of the area to give the promoted club a huge victory over a potential Champions League contender.

The defeat leaves Spurs fourth on the table, two points in arrears of North London rivals Arsenal who meet Wolves on Wednesday.

TRIBAL ASKS: Is Norwich’s the best performance from a promoted club in the last few seasons? Now on 43 points, can they kick on and push even higher than ninth?

Tottenham: 1 (Jermain Defoe 33’)
Norwich City: 2 (Anthony Pilkington 13’, Elliott Bennett 66’)

White Hart Lane, London - 36,126

Yellow cards: TOT - Kyle Walker 50’
NOR - Bradley Johnson 59’, Elliott Bennett 62’

 

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