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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR VS NORWICH

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2015 | 12:00 AM

TOTTENHAM VS NORWICH CITY

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)

LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWIRELED, VERTONGHEN, DAVIES, DIER, DEMBELE, LAMELA, ALLI, ERIKSEN, KANE

NORWICH (4-2-3-1)

JEROME, BRADY, HOOLAHAN, REDMOND, TETTEY, O'NEIL, OLSSON, BASSONG, BENNETT, MARTIN, RUDD

Tottenham are thriving after winning 2-0 at Southampton last Saturday. The three points elevated Spurs to fourth place, nine points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City.

They owe their good run to a sequence of just two defeats in 17 games; only Leicester have suffered fewer losses (just one, against Arsenal).

Away from home, Tottenham are unbeaten since the opening day of the season, but they lost their last home game, against Newcastle, and will be determined to keep the pressure on the leaders, with two away games to follow this, at Watford and Everton.

Norwich got a much-needed boost last weekend with a memorable 2-1 win at Manchester United, where the Canaries became the first newly promoted side to win at Old Trafford since Bolton in October 2001.

It was only Norwich's second win away this season and fourth of the season, and it allowed the Canaries to move out of the relegation zone.

Tottenham have not lost a Boxing Day game since 2003, at Portsmouth. Since then they have played 11 games, winning eight and drawing three.

Last season they won 2-1 at Leicester where Harry Kane scored the opener in the first minute.

At Southampton, Kane scored his 11th goal of the season in what was his 100th game for Spurs.

Norwich have a reasonable record at White Hart Lane, winning two and drawing two of seven visits in the Premier League.

Tottenham miss Clinton N'Jie and test Ryan Mason and Danny Rose. Norwich, meanwhile, are wait on Andre Wisdom and Matt Jarvis.