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19:00 1st February 2016

by Ben Mouncer

Nickname: Spurs
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino
2014-15: 5th
Ground: White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino played down City's 5-4 defeat at the hands of Liverpool, preferring to take a wider perspective when assessing Alex Neil's side.

"In football this type of game can happen sometimes," said the Argentine. "For that, football is very attractive. It is difficult to analyse as in football to score you need to make a mistake.

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"We analysed the last few games from Norwich and they are very difficult to play. We know they are a team that had 10 days to prepare for our game.

"But our mentality is good, we are strong. We arrive in a very good condition to compete on Tuesday."

Dele Alli's rapidly growing reputation was enhanced even further by his stunning goal in Spurs' last league game against Crystal Palace.

Alli's volley on-the-turn not only helped Mauricio Pochettino's side extend their impressive away form but it also led to yet more headlines for the 19-year-old England international.
In his first season at White Hart Lane, he has already amassed 30 appearances in all competitions, contributing six goals.

Alli progressed through MK Dons' youth system, making his debut as a 16-year-old in 2012 before helping them to promotion to the Sky Bet Championship last season.

Tottenham booked an FA Cup Fifth Round meeting with Crystal Palace by easing to a 4-1 victory at League One Colchester United on Saturday.

BT Sport showed the fixture live sensing a potential upset, but Spurs' Premier League quality shone through as they comfortably came out on top at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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In-form Nacer Chadli opened the scoring on 27 minutes with a fine strike before Eric Dier's deflected drive past the Us on-loan Canaries goalkeeper Jake Kean in the second half opened up a two-goal cushion for the north Londoners.

Moments after Chadli added a third, Ben Davies scored an unfortunate own goal to give the home crowd reason to cheer, but Tom Carroll netted Tottenham's fourth with eight minutes left on the clock.

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (c), Michel Vorm.

Defenders: Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer, Ben Davies.

: Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason, Clinton Njie, Andros Townsend, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli, Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Josh Onomah, Thomas Carroll, Harry Winks.

: Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela.

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