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White Hart Lane (ATT 36,142) 1st September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Halsey

Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City Norwich

Tottenham 1

M Dembele (68)
T Huddlestone (S/O 89)


Norwich 1

R Snodgrass (85)

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Spurs and Canaries seek first league victories

Last Updated: 31/08/12 12:41pm

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Moussa Dembele: Midfielder could make his Tottenham debut after joining from Fulham

Moussa Dembele: Midfielder could make his Tottenham debut after joining from Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City will both be looking for a first Premier League victory of the season when they do battle at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Opta Facts

  • Six of the last eight Premier League meetings between Norwich and Spurs have ended as away wins.
  • 13 of Jermain Defoe's last 14 Premier League goals for Tottenham have been scored in the 60th minute or later.
  • Norwich have used more players than any other team in the Premier League this season (19) so far.

Spurs went down 2-1 at Newcastle United despite producing a decent display and then had to settle for a draw against West Bromwich Albion after being pegged back by a late equaliser.

As well as the on-field frustrations, new manager Andre Villas-Boas has had to deal with a frantic final period in the transfer window.

The long-running Luka Modric saga finally came to an end with a move to Real Madrid, providing the club with funds to bring in reinforcements.

Villas-Boas will now hope Tottenham can find their best form and surge up the table, just as they did 12 months ago when the end of August signalled a remarkable upturn.

Chris Hughton is another new boss who will be targeting improvement following a slow start to the season for Norwich.

The Canaries were hammered 5-0 by Fulham on the opening day of the campaign, before playing out a 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers last time out.

A 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe United in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday will have boosted morale, but Norwich will now want to start climbing the Premier League standings.

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Midfielder Moussa Dembele could be handed his Tottenham debut as Villas-Boas looks to record his first win of the season against Norwich at White Hart Lane.

Steven Caulker could make his first Premier League start after fellow defender Younes Kaboul was ruled out with a knee injury.

Scott Parker (Achilles), Giovani Dos Santos (calf) and Heurelho Gomes (ankle) are unavailable.

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Simon Lappin will miss Norwich's trip with an ankle ligament injury he picked up in the midweek Capital One Cup victory against Scunthorpe.

Lappin will be out of action for three weeks, while Robert Snodgrass trained yesterday after suffering a minor leg injury last weekend and should be fit.

Goalkeeper Mark Bunn will not make the trip after signing from Blackburn but midfielder Alex Tettey could feature from the bench.

Previous game's starting line-ups

  • Lloris 1 Lloris
  • Dier 15 Dier
  • Fazio 21 Fazio
  • Vertonghen 5 Vertonghen
  • Rose 3 Rose
  • Mason 38 Mason

  • Bentaleb 42 Bentaleb
  • Lamela 11 Lamela
  • Eriksen 23 Eriksen

  • Chadli 22 Chadli
  • Kane 18 Kane

Team taken from Tottenham Hotspur vs Hull City (Barclays Premier League) on Saturday 16th May 2015

  • 1 John Ruddy
  • Whittaker 2 Whittaker
  • Martin R 5 Martin R
  • Bassong 30 Bassong
  • Martin Olsson 23 Martin Olsson
  • Redmond 22 Redmond
  • Howson 8 Howson
  • Tettey 27 Tettey
  • Johnson B 4 Johnson B

  • Hoolahan 14 Hoolahan

  • Jerome 10 Jerome

Team taken from Norwich City vs Ipswich Town (Sky Bet Championship) on Saturday 16th May 2015

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Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 37 84
2 Manchester City 37 76
3 Arsenal 37 72
4 Manchester United 37 69
5 Liverpool 37 62
6 Tottenham Hotspur 37 61
7 Southampton 37 60
8 Swansea City 37 56
9 Stoke City 37 51
10 Everton 37 47
11 West Ham United 37 47
12 Crystal Palace 37 45
13 West Bromwich Albion 37 44
14 Leicester City 37 38
15 Sunderland 37 38
16 Aston Villa 37 38
17 Newcastle United 37 36
18 Hull City 37 34
19 Burnley 37 30
20 Queens Park Rangers 37 30