Andre Villas Boas takes his high flying Tottenham Hotspur side to Carrow Road to take on Norwich City as they look to create breating space between them and the chasing pack for the fourth and last UEFA Champions League qualifying places, having already opened up a three point lead from Everton in fifth and a four point gap with arch rivals Arsenal who lie in sixth. After last weekend’s stunning draw against league leaders Manchester United when they scored with virtually the last kick of the game to leave the ground with a point in a match they completely dominated, Spurs are high on confidence and with Norwich struggling of late after their hammering against Liverpool last weekend, it gives the North London club the scope to open up a gap at fourth.

Spurs were totally dominant in their match against Manchester United and if it hadn’t been for David de Gea in the United goal, they could have stolen a deserved win against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men quite easily. Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon ran riot on the United goal in the second half and it seems that the Portuguese manager has finally found a winning formula with his new side and he also has a point
to prove after the unceremonious way he was sacked by Chelsea. Spurs have been decent in their away matches this season but Carrow Road can prove to be a very difficult place to visit as both Manchester United and Arsenal have found out this season with losses at the hands of The Canaries.

Although Chris Hughton’s men suffered a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, his side has been extremely competitive to say the least and must not be treated as mere pushovers. But the biggest problem for the former Newcastle United manager is the fact that they already have 25 points on board and at this stage of the season, are looking relatively safe from the relegation dogfight which has seen many players not playing with enough desire according to some.

But that doesn’t give Spurs the opportunity to take them lightly and if they want to push for the UEFA Champions League place, they cannot take any match lightly especially with Arsenal slowly and steadily getting into their strides as the season moves towards the business end when the North London club has always faltered as evidenced last year.

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