A superb Norwich performance gave them relief at the bottom of the table but it looks as if Tottenham’s push for the top four is over.

Spurs have slipped well behind Liverpool, who won today, and so it seems the Europa League is beckoning once again.

The win sees Norwich pull clear of the relegation zone and with that here are the three things we learned from the game.

Norwich have what it takes to stay up

Chris Hughton’s side produced an excellent display that saw them push their way clear of the relegation zone and relieve the obvious pressure.

Fighting spirit had been lacking lately but it returned in front of their home crowd who got behind their team from the kick off.

The quality of the goal along with forward play of Ricky van Wolfswinkel will make the headline but defensively they were sound too and don’t look like a team on the verge of relegation.

 

 

Tim Sherwood should have spent some cash in January

Hindsight is a great thing, especially in football, but surely most people could see at the time that Tim Sherwood should have made additions to his squad in January?

A number of positions need quality additions and they are suffering now with Liverpool looking like a shoe-in to finish in the top four.

The chance of Champions League football is all but over for Sherwood’s side and failing to add a defender and striker in January is playing a huge part in that.

Chris Hughton should be given time

Talk of Hughton having to win this game in order to keep his job may have been true, but we will never find out.

What we do know is that Norwich were excellent and much of that has to be down to the manager.

His decision to play Van Wolfswinkel on his own up front was justified and his fellow new signing Gary Hooper looked equally effective when he came on.

The system to nullify Spurs worked wonders and so Hughton will now surely be given time to continue their revival and look to pull clear of the drop zone.

 

 

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  • PatrickThe Red
    5 months ago

    I wouldn’t say Spurs are out of the race for 4th just yet. Liverpool next two games are away to Southampton and United.

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  • PatrickThe Red
    5 months ago

    Southampton nearly always dominate Liverpool and beat them and United will do anything to win against Liverpool.

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  • Sig
    5 months ago

    Does it matter what L’pool does or not does when Spurs play like they have in the last 2 games…….

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