Norwich 0-3 Tottenham (02.02.2016) Live Commentary

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It was a good decision to watch today’s encounter. There has been more to be seen on the pitch than in most of the other games. The away side dominated the game. The home players attempted to beat the opposition’s defence using mostly counter-attacks. The away team tried to prevail using combination football.
90+5′
Nothing more will happen in this game because it is over.
90+5′
Jonathan Howson (Norwich) takes the corner kick and sends a lovely ball into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and knocks the ball to safety.
90+5′
Martin Olsson (Norwich) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out. Now Norwich with a corner.
90+1′
Erik Lamela (Tottenham) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Christian Eriksen.
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We will have 3 min. of added time.
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Goal! The ball breaks to Harry Kane (Tottenham) after some poor defending, he finds himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and calmly puts the ball into the back of the net! He makes it 0:3.
89′
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Alexander Tettey (Norwich) was quite harsh and Kevin Friend didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.
89′
The attendance for today’s match is 27067.
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Danny Rose (Tottenham) is yellow-carded.
88′
Declan Rudd (Norwich) sends a lofted cross from a mid-range free kick. His effort, however, goes out-of-play.
87′
A clumsy foul by Kyle Walker (Tottenham) and Kevin Friend blows the whistle. There is a free kick near the sideline to Norwich.
86′
Youssouf Mulumbu (Norwich) has an effort from the edge of the area, but he skies the ball over the top.
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Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) swings in a dangerous cross from the resulting corner kick, but none of his teammates managed to outjump the defence.
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POST! Harry Kane (Tottenham) unleashes a thunderous effort from the edge of the box and the ball crashes against the left post. What a strike that was!
81′
Declan Rudd (Norwich) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
77′
Tottenham enjoy period of possession as they are exchanging some passes and waiting for an opportunity to strike.
74′
Alex Neil prepares a substitution. Steven Naismith is replaced by Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Norwich).
74′
Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich) commits an offensive foul and referee Kevin Friend immediately signals a set piece.
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Jonathan Howson (Norwich) puts a cross into the box from the corner but there is no panic for the oppositon as they easily clear.
71′
Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. Norwich have a corner.
70′
Alex Neil has decided to substitute Matthew Jarvis and he is replaced by Cameron Jerome (Norwich).
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Substitution. Thomas Carroll (Tottenham) on for Heung-Min Son.
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Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) does his best to catch the ball into the box from a cross, but he isn’t successful.
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We can have a look at the offside statistic – 5:0.
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Steven Naismith (Norwich) misses the target from a promising position, sending the ball well wide of the left post.
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Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) swings in the corner, but it’s comfortably cleared away.
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Eric Dier (Tottenham) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Tottenham.
58′
Kevin Friend shows a yellow card to Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) for his blatant foul.
57′
Corner kick, taken by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
57′
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort. The ball is out-of-play and Tottenham manage to earn a corner.
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The assistant referee raises his flag and the main referee blows the whistle. Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) puts the ball into the net, but he is flagged for offside.
54′
Harry Kane (Tottenham) perfectly skips past challenges and misdirects his shot from the edge of the box. The ball flies a few yards wide of the right post.
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A precise cross, aimed towards the area of the penalty spot, was gathered by Steven Naismith (Norwich). He outjumped the defence and produced a decent header which went by a whisker wide of the right post.
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The ball is whipped in from the corner by Matthew Jarvis (Norwich), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
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Matthew Jarvis (Norwich) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence. Norwich will take a corner kick.
50′
Declan Rudd (Norwich) with a teasing cross into the area, but Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) intercepts the ball.
50′
Kevin Friend couldn’t ignore the harsh tackle of Alexander Tettey (Norwich) and blew the whistle.
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Moussa Dembele (Tottenham) fails to find Harry Kane with a clever through ball, which could have put him into a promising position, but the defence is alert to the danger and makes a clearance.
46′
Mauricio Pochettino makes a half-time substitution. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) comes on in place of Dele Alli.
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The game restarts for the second half.
45+2′
We are seeing an attractive offensive game so far, and the fans have nothing to complain about. The visitors dominated that half, looking more dangerous in attack so far. The home players attempt to beat the opposition’s defence using mostly counter-attacks. The away team tries to prevail using combination football.
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There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Kevin Friend has ended it.
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1 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
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Kevin Friend blows the whistle. Alexander Tettey (Norwich) brings one of his opponents down with a harsh tackle.
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Steven Naismith (Norwich) takes a mid-range shot, but the ball sails high over the bar.
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Chance! Danny Rose (Tottenham) sends a brilliant curling cross into the heart of the defence and into the path of Dele Alli (Tottenham), whose header from the centre of the box goes by a whisker wide of the right post.
37′
Matthew Jarvis (Norwich) with the corner, but it is intercepted by the defender.
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Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. Norwich have been awarded a corner kick.
34′
Ivo Pinto (Norwich) is caught offside!
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Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
33′
Danny Rose (Tottenham) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out. The ball is out-of-play, and the assistant referee points at the corner flag. Tottenham will take it.
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Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
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Harry Kane (Tottenham) smoothly converts the penalty with a beautiful low drive into the right side of the goal.
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Harry Kane (Tottenham) is heading towards the penalty spot to take it.
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Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) takes his opponent down and receives a yellow card from the referee.
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Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) comes up with a challenge to deprive his opponent of the ball. However, the referee calls for a foul and blows his whistle. He’s not happy with the decision. Tottenham are about to take a penalty!
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Matthew Jarvis (Norwich) swings in the corner, but fails to find any of his teammates. One of the defenders reacts superbly to get it clear.
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Matthew Jarvis (Norwich) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. The referee blows his whistle, Norwich are awarded a corner kick.
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Steven Naismith (Norwich) is adjudged offside.
23′
Kevin Wimmer (Tottenham) should calm his temper, this was too much! He robbed the opponent of the ball, but Kevin Friend calls for a foul.
23′
The Tottenham players are exchanging some short passes.
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Matthew Jarvis (Norwich) is penalised for tripping, a poor challenge. Kevin Friend, blowing his whistle for a foul, makes it clear he won’t tolerate such behaviour.
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The keeper doesn’t have to worry about this one. Matthew Jarvis (Norwich) sacrificed accuracy for power, and thus his attempt went well over the bar.
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What a chance that is! Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) wastes a huge opportunity as he receives a beautiful pass inside the box but is somehow only able to prod the ball onto the left post!
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Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) attempts to surprise the keeper with a shot from distance, but it lacks more accuracy and it goes high over the crossbar.
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Oh, this didn’t go well. Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich) tried his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort directed low to the middle of the goal was too weak to get past Hugo Lloris, who keeps it out easily.
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Moussa Dembele (Tottenham) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
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Eric Dier (Tottenham) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
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The resulting corner, taken by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), comes to nothing.
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Attempted cross from Danny Rose (Tottenham) is cleared. Tottenham force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
10′
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) timed his run perfectly to connect with the resulting corner kick, but his finish from around the penalty spot was rather poor as it went way wide of the right post.
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Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) goes over to take the corner kick and it looks like he will swing the ball into the penalty box.
10′
Kyle Walker (Tottenham) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack. The referee signals for a corner kick, Tottenham are awarded.
9′
Moussa Dembele (Tottenham) and Kyle Walker (Tottenham) are trying to find each other with some accurate passes ever since the match has started. These two are definitely the most combining and most creative players of their team.
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The corner, delivered by Matthew Jarvis (Norwich), is intercepted by Hugo Lloris (Tottenham).
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Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders. The ball goes out-of-play. Norwich are awarded a corner kick.
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Eric Dier (Tottenham) latches on to the corner kick and releases a quick strike from the edge of the box. The result differs significantly from his intention as the ball flies way over the crossbar.
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Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) collects a rebound and produces a promising attempt. The ball goes low to the middle of the goal, but Declan Rudd (Norwich) keeps it out with an amazing save.
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Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) takes the corner.
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Eric Dier (Tottenham) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. Tottenham forced their opponent to concede a corner.
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Goal! Dele Alli (Tottenham) was in the right place at the right time to pounce on the rebound inside the box, and he fires the ball home. It is 0:1.
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Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) finds himself some space just outside the box, collects a rebound and produces a goal-bound effort. Declan Rudd (Norwich) pulls off a fantastic reflex save to stop the ball which went low to the middle of the target.
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The resulting corner from Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) is cleared by the defence.
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Dele Alli (Tottenham) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared. Good work from Tottenham as they win a corner.
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Today’s match has just started, enjoy yourself!
The players are on the pitch and Tottenham will have the kick-off.
Let us introduce today’s referee to you, and it is Kevin Friend.
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