Tottenham crush Norwich 3-0 to extend revival under new boss Conte

Tottenham Hotspur crush Norwich 3-0 to extend their recent revival under newly appointed boss Antonio Conte

By AFP
December 05, 2021
AFP

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur crushed Norwich 3-0 to extend their recent revival under newly appointed boss Antonio Conte at the iconic Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs are one point ahead of United with a game in hand after cruising to a 3-0 win against bottom side Norwich, their third straight victory in the Premier League.

Lucas Moura opened the scoring in the 10th minute. After a nice piece of skill to round a Norwich defender, he played a one-two with Son Heung-min, turned his marker and thundered an unstoppable drive into the top corner from 20 yards.

Tottenham doubled their lead midway through the second half when Davinson Sanchez smashed home a loose ball from a corner.

Son made it 3-0 in the 77th minute with a fine goal as Ben Davies and Oliver Skipp combined before the South Korean fired into the bottom corner.

Conte took over from the sacked Nuno Espirito Santo early last month, with Spurs languishing in mid-table after a poor run of results and is starting to make an impact.

Brentford were denied a win at Elland Road as Patrick Bamford scored deep into stoppage time to rescue a point for his side.

Tyler Roberts gave Leeds a 27th-minute lead, sliding on to Raphinha´s cross from the left to stab the ball home.

Shandon Baptiste equalised for Brentford from the edge of the penalty area in the 54th minute and Sergi Canos put the Londoners ahead seven minutes later.

But Bamford had the last word, poking home from close range in the 95th minute following a corner.

Manchester City are top of the Premier League after their 3-1 cruise against Watford on Saturday, one point clear of in-form Liverpool and two ahead of Chelsea.