Friday, February 23

Norwich v Tottenham: Spurs need to match Arsenal’s result against relegated Canaries

Antonio Conte has eased fears Tottenham have been hit by a repeat of Lasagne-gate ahead of their trip to Norwich during their crucial last game of the Premier League season.

Claims emerged on Friday that Spurs were hit with another ill-timed sickness bug – causing worrying flashbacks for fans who remember the infamous episode that handed Arsenal a top-four spot in 2006.

Son has been spearheading Tottenham’s top-four charge

Son has been spearheading Tottenham’s top-four charge

But, at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Conte eased fears Spurs had been hit with another food poisoning nightmare.

Tottenham know only a point (or simply matching Arsenal’s result) will end their three-year Champions League absence.

Norwich v Tottenham: Date and live stream

This Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, May 22.

The match at Carrow Road will kick-off at 4pm.

Unfortunately, this match has not been chosen for television coverage in the UK.

However, updates will be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon while will also be running a live blog HERE.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2, click  HERE for the live stream.

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Tottenham hold all the cards ahead of north London rivals Arsenal


Tottenham hold all the cards ahead of north London rivals Arsenal

Norwich v Tottenham: Team news

Norwich XI: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Byram, Giannoulis, Sorensen, Normann, Lees-Melou, Dowell, Rashica, Pukki.

Subs: Gunn, Zimmermann, Rupp, Placheta, Tzolis, Tomkinson, Gibbs, Springett, Rowe.

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Son, Kane.

Subs: Gollini, Winks, Rodon, Bergwijn, Lucas, White, Scarlett, Devine, Craig.

Norwich v Tottenham: What has been said?

Dean Smith has said his Norwich side will only be focused on beating Tottenham despite receiving texts from Spurs and Arsenal fans.

“No, no extra motivation,” he said when asked about the key fixture. 

“I’ve had texts off Arsenal fans, I’ve had texts off Tottenham fans. I have no allegiance to either so no extra motivation at all.

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“It’s our last home game of the season, last Premier League game of the season and I’ve said before that we’ll try and win the football game because we want to get points.”

Norwich are already relegated but will want to put on a show in their final home game


Norwich are already relegated but will want to put on a show in their final home game

Norwich v Tottenham: Match facts

  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored eight goals on the final day of Premier League seasons, with only Andrew Cole and Les Ferdinand (9 each) netting more such goals in the competition.
  • Norwich have faced more penalties than any other side in the Premier League this season (12). Meanwhile, Tottenham’s Harry Kane has scored a penalty in his last two Premier League games – no Spurs player has ever scored a penalty in three consecutive appearances in the competition before.
  • A Tottenham win (or simply matching Arsenal’s result) would ensure them their first top four finish since 2018-19. It would also see manager Antonio Conte become the fifth manager to finish in the top four of the Premier League with two different clubs, after Kenny Dalglish, Rafael Benítez, Claudio Ranieri and José Mourinho.
  • Norwich are looking to become the 23rd different team to reach 100 Premier League wins. The only team to reach the milestone in a season in which they were relegated are Sheffield Wednesday, who beat Chelsea 1-0 for their 100th victory in April 2000.
  • The bottom side (Norwich in this case) has won their final Premier League match in just two of the last 16 seasons (D3 L11), with Stoke winning 2-1 at Swansea in 2017-18, and Sheffield United beating Burnley 1-0 last term.
  • Tottenham have lost their final league game in just one of the last 11 campaigns (W8 D2), going down 5-1 at already relegated Newcastle in 2015-16. Including that result, Spurs’ last six final league games have produced 35 goals (F20 A15), an average of 5.8 per game.
  • Norwich have won their final league game in just two of their nine Premier League campaigns (D3 L4), beating Aston Villa in 2011-12 and Manchester City in 2012-13. The Canaries have lost their last three such games by an aggregate score of 10-0.
  • This is the sixth time Spurs have faced a side already relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season, though they’ve lost more of those games (3) than they’ve won (2) – they beat Wolves in 2003-04 and Hull in 2016-17, but lost against Leicester in 2001-02, Burnley in 2009-10 and Newcastle in 2015-16.
  • Spurs have lost just one of their last 10 away league games against Norwich (W6 D3), going down 1-0 in February 2014.
  • Norwich have won just one of their last nine league games against Tottenham (D3 L5), a 1-0 home victory in February 2014. The Canaries have conceded at least twice in each of their last five against Spurs (D1 L4).
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