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Tottenham take fresh step forward as Conte continues to build momentum


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purs continued their encouraging progress under Antonio Conte with a 3-0 win over Norwich to maintain the pressure on the top four.

Conte remains unbeaten in four League games and his side have now won three on the bounce, building impressive momentum ahead of the hectic festive schedule.

Spurs looked set for a comfortable afternoon when Lucas Moura fired them ahead in the tenth-minute but for long periods Norwich, who came into the game unbeaten in four, were worthy of a point, only to squander a host of chances.

But just as Norwich were gearing up for a big final push, Conte’s side killed the game as a contest when Davinson Sanchez pounced on a loose ball from a corner to double Spurs’ lead in the 67th-minute.

And, having won by two clear goals for the first time this season against Brentford on Thursday , Spurs showed a newfound ruthlessness to add gloss through Heung-min Son’s late strike.

Even considering the quality of the opposition, it felt like another big step forward for the team under Conte, and a number of individuals shone.

Oliver Skipp and Lucas were impressive, while Ben Davies is transformed under Conte and made both Spurs’ second-half goals, having earlier gone close himself.

With Brighton, Leicester and Liverpool to come in the next week, there could easily be a bump in the road just around the corner but there is little doubt that Conte has quickly improved everything about Spurs.

There were, however, reasons for concern for Conte, who could be without three wing-backs for Thursday’s visit of Rennes after Sergio Reguilon pulled up in the first half.

His replacement, Ryan Sessegnon, is suspended for the Europa Conference League game, while Emerson Royal missed the Canaries clash through illness.


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