Norwich city put a hollow in Tottenham Hotspur’s top four disputes by gaining three precious points with a triumph over the Spurs in the Premiere League at Barrow Road.
Since Jan 18 at home to hull it was Norwich City’s first win in the league. The canaries’ had not defeated Spurs at home since April 1991. Robert Snodgrass scored the only goal in the 47th minute after few chances in the first half. Norwich had possibly the best occasion for a second goal when Bradley hit the crossbar in the final minutes.
This result relieves stress on Norwich manager Chris Hughton because in the last week the club chairman commented in the Eastern Daily press that Norwich might replace Hughton if the team’s performance doesn’t improve.
Norwich progressed up to the 14th with 28 points but the Canaries stay just four points over the demotion places. According to Sherwood, Spurs have some quality players who can help win both the titles.
Sherwood said that the main concern of the alliance is to win a place in the Champions league and then a trophy at the end of Europe league. Inspite of Sunday’s victory Norwich remain directly in the downgrading clash. And the Canaries’ future games list is full of teams in the bottom half of the table. A trip to Aston villa next Sunday followed by a home match against stokes city after six days is approaching for Norwich city.
Hughton replace Gary Hooper for striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, after losing the match at West Ham last time out. In the third minute Norwich shaped the first moment of danger when Snodgrass’s corner from the left jumped invitingly in Tottenham’s box when Ricky van was not capable to relate the finishing touch as spurs goalkeeper Hugo Luris collected the ball.
The first half went scoreless for the team, but with the start of second half Norwich was in front. In the 47th minute, Ricky Van started quick the attack. Johnson took control in the middle and freed Snodgrass with a fine slanting pass back at the right. Then Snodgrass rounded a finish at far post and took Norwich to 1-0 lead.