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Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City

21 January 2020

Norwich City make their first trip to the brand-new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday to play Jose Mourinho's side in the Premier League.

City go into the match off the back of their first win since November after beating AFC Bournemouth 1-0 at Carrow Road on Saturday.

But the Canaries will be without Emi Buendia, who has picked up a quadricep injury, as well as Ralf Fährmann (knee), Mario Vrancic (shin), Ben Godfrey (suspended) and long-term absentee Timm Klose.

The opposition

After previously seeing an upturn in results after the arrival of Jose Mourinho, Spurs' form has stuttered of late and they are without a win in their last four league games.

Since they drew 2-2 with City on December 28, they've only picked up one win in all competitions and that was a 2-1 FA Cup third round replay victory over Middlesbrough.

Goals have been hard to come by in particular and Mourinho's side are one of just three in English football's top four divisions that have failed to score a league goal in 2020, alongside Bournemouth and Bristol Rovers.

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That's partly been down to the absence of Harry Kane who was sidelined for three months after picking up a thigh injury in the defeat to Southampton on New Year's Day. 

Spurs will also be without Moussa Sissoko, Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies for the visit of the Canaries but Tanguy Ndombele could return after recovering from a hip injury.

Ref watch

Chris Kavanagh will be the man in the middle for Wednesday's game. He's refereed 18 domestic fixtures in 2019-20 and handed out 57 yellow cards and 0 red cards.

Constantine Hatzidakis and Sian Massey-Ellis will run the line, with Roberts Jones the fourth official. Mike Dean and Simon Long will oversee VAR.

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Info for supporters

To view Tottenham's Away Supporter's Guide, which includes information on getting to and entering the ground, what you can and can't take in with you, accessible info and more click HERE.

Supporters are asked to arrive early, and gates will open at 5pm, two and a half hours prior to kick-off.

Please note the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a cashless stadium, so any transactions will have to be made with contactless payment, mobile payment or a gift card.

How to follow

Canaries TV subscribers can listen to live BBC Radio Norfolk commentary from Chris Goreham by purchasing a match/monthly/yearly pass. For more info, click HERE.

We will be running regular updates on our Twitter account, including reaction after the final whistle.

There will also be a minute-by-minute live match blog on canaries.co.uk and you can also receive updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages.


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