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FA Cup Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City

4 March 2020

Norwich City resume FA Cup responsibilities on Wednesday when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the fifth round (7.45pm).

The Canaries are aiming to make it through to the quarter finals for the first time since 1992 and go into the match buoyed by their 1-0 victory over Leicester City on Friday.

Here’s our preview of Wednesday’s game:

The opposition

Since the last encounter between the two sides on January 22, Spurs have won three, lost three and drawn one of their last seven matches in all competitions.

However, three consecutive defeats have inflicted dents on their top four hopes and Champions League ambitions.

Spurs have endured replays in both rounds so far, overcoming Middlesbrough in round three and Southampton in round four.

In their fourth-round replay against the Saints, they fought from two goals behind to progress. Shane Long and Danny Ings cancelled out an early Jack Stephens own goal to put Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side ahead on 72 minutes.

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However, goals in the final ten minutes from Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son (pictured) ensured Spurs' stay in the competition would continue

Jose Mourinho will be without the injured Son, Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko for the match against the Canaries.

Ref watch

Paul Tierney will oversee the fixture and be assisted by Harry Lennard and Nick Hopton. Andrew Madley will be the fourth official. Stuart Attwell and Simon Beck are overseeing VAR.

Tierney has refereed 24 games across in English football this season, dishing out 80 yellow cards and three reds in those fixtures.

Two of those dismissals came in the Premier League fixture between City and Bournemouth on January 18. Steve Cook was sent off for deliberate handball in the first-half before Ben Godfrey’s yellow card for a challenge on Callum Wilson was upgraded to a red after a VAR review.

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Info for supporters

There are a number of late train services operating from stations around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after the game. For more information, click here.

There has also been a late train added for supporters returning to Norwich after the game. It departs from London Liverpool Street at 23:49 and arrives into Norwich at 01:43 via Stowmarket and Ipswich.

For a supporters guide, including a list of prohibited items, click here.

Tottenham operate a strict bag policy at their stadium and any bags that don’t meet the criteria will have to be left at a bag drop area for a cost of £10. For more info on what you can and cannot bring into the ground, click here.

A reminder that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is cashless.

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How to follow

For UK based supporters, the match will be broadcast on the BBC Red Button and iPlayer. The match kicks-off at 7.45pm.

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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