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Norwich vs Tottenham: Premier League – LIVE!


Spurs are firmly in the driving seat as they look to beat Arsenal to fourth place and Champions League qualification on the final day of the season.

Momentum has swung back and forth for weeks as the two north London rivals compete fiercely for a return to the top table of European football.

However, Tottenham took decisive charge of the battle with a crushing 3-0 win over Arsenal earlier this month, also taking a vital point at Anfield and squeezing past Burnley in another pivotal victory.

The Gunners responded to their derby humbling with a disastrous loss at Newcastle on Monday night, meaning they head into the final round of Premier League fixtures sitting two points behind Antonio Conte’s side in fifth.

Therefore just a draw for Tottenham away at relegated Norwich today would be enough to seal fourth spot thanks to their vastly superior goal difference, with Harry Kane expected to be fit after illness.

Arsenal must hope they beat Everton at the Emirates today and that Spurs are defeated by the top-flight’s bottom club, who have won just one of their last 16 matches across all competitions.

Follow Norwich vs Tottenham LIVE below, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at Carrow Road!

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So can Tottenham seal a Champions League spot ahead of Arsenal?

Their 1-0 win over Burnley last Sunday, followed by Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at Newcastle on Monday, means they go into the final day two points ahead of their north London rivals.

With their vastly superior goal difference, Spurs can afford a draw at relegated Norwich.

Only a win will do for Arsenal, who are at home to an Everton side now assured of Premier League football next season.

If Norwich can produce a shock at Carrow Road and beat Spurs, a win will see Arsenal nick it.

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The scene is set

It’s a glorious day in Norfolk…

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Norwich vs Tottenham prediction

Even the most optimistic Arsenal fan will not expect Spurs to let this one slip, with Norwich’s lack of defensive prowess set to provide a gold mine of opportunities for Spurs’ goal-hungry attackers.

A 3-0 Tottenham win.

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Norwich team news – Normann should be fit

Relegated Norwich are still being plagued by injury problems, meanwhile.

Manager Dean Smith remains without the likes of Adam Idah, Andrew Omobamidele, Christoph Zimmermann, Kenny McLean, Joshua Sargent and Ozan Kabak.

Ben Gibson is a major doubt today, while Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour has returned to his parent club for assessment on an ankle problem.

However, Norwegian midfielder Mathias Normann should be fit to return for the Canaries at least.

Norwich predicted lineup: Gunn; Aarons, Byram, Hanley, Giannoulis; Rupp, Normann, Lees-Melou; Dowell, Pukki, Rashica

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Tottenham team news – Kane expected to start

Harry Kane should be ready to lead the line for Tottenham as usual today.

The England captain is one of a number of Spurs players to have experienced illness recently, sparking concerns over a repeat of the infamous “Lasagna-gate” events of 2006.

Kane cancelled a planned media appearance on Friday due to feeling unwell, though Antonio Conte expects him to play at Carrow Road.

“Yeah for sure,” Conte said on Friday. “Also because in the last game we had Deki (Dejan Kulusevski) had this problem – he didn’t have training with us on Saturday but on Sunday he was good to play.

“For sure Harry doesn’t want to miss this type of game. This game means a lot for everybody.

“If you remember the last game against Burnley we had four cases with stomach problems. This week I have to be honest we had a couple of cases about this, but we overcame this situation.

“Also members of the staff for one day they were not feeling so good. I don’t know why but the last week and also this week we faced this situation.”

Cristian Romero, Matt Doherty, Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp and Sergio Reguilon are all out for Spurs today, though Kulusevski should return to the starting XI.

Tottenham predicted lineup: (3-4-3) Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Royal, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Son, Kane

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How to watch Norwich vs Tottenham

TV channel: Today’s match is not set to be televised live in the UK.

However, you can watch highlights tonight on Match of the Day, which starts at 10:30pm BST on BBC One.

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Welcome to Norwich vs Tottenham LIVE coverage!

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Norwich vs Tottenham!

Spurs are in the driving seat as they look to beat north London rivals Arsenal to fourth place on the final day and a spot in the Champions League next season.

Looking to spoil a fine achievement for Antonio Conte and Co is a rock-bottom Norwich team that have won only one of their last 16 matches, with relegation back to the Championship long since confirmed.

Stay tuned for live build-up, team news and match updates, with kick-off at 4pm BST. We’ll also have expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at Carrow Road!


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