Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,
 
Played
April 9, 2012 3:00 PM BST
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 36126‎
 

Tottenham - Norwich Preview: Hosts look to improve recent form and continue charge for Champions League place

Having now gone four games unbeaten, Spurs will be looking to take another three points at White Hart Lane against a Canaries side who have just won just once in their last eight

By Chris Teale


PROBABLE LINEUPS

TOTTENHAM

Friedel
Walker, Kaboul, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto
Parker, Sandro, Modric
Van der Vaart, Adebayor, Bale

NORWICH CITY

Ruddy
Martin, R. Bennett, Ward, Drury
Bennett, Fox, Howson, Surman, Hoolahan
Holt


With a number of their key players replaced in the goalless draw away to Sunderland, Harry Redknapp is unlikely to make any changes to his side, with no new injury or suspension concerns to contend with.

Norwich manager Paul Lambert rarely makes alterations to his side, and despite the short space between games, is unlikely to change this policy.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor (pictured right) has been caught offside the most times in the Premier League this season, and is their leading goalscorer in the Premier League with 13 since joining on loan from Manchester City via Real Madrid.
  • After their win over Swansea in their last home game, Tottenham have now achieved the rare feat of defeating teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland this season, having previously faced Hearts and Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League.
  • The first meeting between these two sides this season was on December 27, and finished in a comfortable 2-0 win for Spurs at Carrow Road thanks to a brace from Welshman Gareth Bale.
  • Both sides were founder members of the Premier League in the 1992-93 season, and in nine games played between the two, Norwich have only recorded one victory: a 3-1 win at White Hart Lane in the 1993-94 season.
  • Tottenham’s Kyle Naughton is currently on loan to Norwich City, and has only made one appearance for his parent club, as a 94th minute substitute away to West Ham in August 2009.
  • These two sides faced each other in the 1973 League Cup final at Wembley, with a 72nd minute goal from Ralph Coates handing Tottenham a 1-0 victory.
  • Despite reaching 40 Premier League points thanks to their 2-2 draw at home to Everton, Norwich have only taken five points from their last six games, with a 2-1 win at home to Wolves helping lift them 12 points clear of the relegation zone.
  • Norwich’s Adam Drury has been at the club since 2001, and is the only player in the squad who was part of the Canaries’ most recent season in the Premier League in 2004-05; he has been inducted into the Norwich City Hall of Fame.

How do you stay up to date with football when on the move? With http://m.goal.com – your best source for mobile coverage of the beautiful game.


Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Feb 23, 2014 Norwich City 1 - Tottenham 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Sep 14, 2013 Tottenham 2 - Norwich City 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Jan 30, 2013 Norwich City 1 - Tottenham 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Capital One Cup(League Cup) ‎(CCUP)‎ Oct 31, 2012 Norwich City 2 - Tottenham 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Sep 1, 2012 Tottenham 1 - Norwich City 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
24Brad FriedelGoalkeeper
4Younes KaboulDefender
20Ledley KingDefender
2Kyle WalkerDefender
32Benoit Assou-EkottoDefender
11Gareth BaleMidfielder
7Aaron LennonMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
14Jake LivermoreMidfielder
8Louis SahaStriker
18Jermain DefoeStriker
23Carlo CudiciniGoalkeeper
3Danny RoseMidfielder
-Ryan NelsenManager/Coach
23Rafael van der VaartMidfielder
21Niko KranjcarMidfielder
30SandroMidfielder
10Emmanuel AdebayorStriker
1John RuddyGoalkeeper
2Russell MartinDefender
3Adam DruryDefender
22Elliot WardDefender
24Ryan Bennett Defender
4Bradley JohnsonMidfielder
12Anthony PilkingtonMidfielder
17Elliott BennettMidfielder
8Jonny HowsonMidfielder
29Grant HoltStriker
18Aaron WilbrahamStriker
13Jed SteerGoalkeeper
20Leon BarnettDefender
-Andrew CroftsMidfielder
14Wesley HoolahanMidfielder
11Andrew SurmanMidfielder
20Steve MorisonStriker
10K. JacksonMidfielder
Players to Watch
Rafael van der Vaart
Rafael van der Vaart
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 23
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
With Tottenham’s recent struggles in the Premier League, they will be hopeful their Dutch talisman can ignite their attacking play and give them an added potency at White Hart Lane after a disappointing run of results.
Grant Holt
Grant Holt
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 29
Games Goals YC RC
8 1 1 0
The frontman has been a revelation in his first season in the Premier League, and has caused problems for defences up and down the country. He could be problematic again, with his aerial threat and sheer strength likely to make life uncomfortable for Tottenham’s defence.
Prediction
Having played out tough draws on Saturday, this game may be a struggle for both sides. However, with home advantage, Tottenham will be confident of reversing their recent poor form and returning to winning ways, and should have enough to see off the Canaries.
Editor's Prediction
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0