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Tottenham 1-1 Norwich

1 September 2012 Last updated at 15:54 GMT

Tottenham 1-1 Norwich

Tottenham 1
Dembele 68′

Snodgrass 85′

1 September 2012 Last updated at 15:54 GMT

By Ben Smith BBC Sport
Robert Snodgrass scored a dramatic late equaliser as Norwich consigned 10-man Tottenham to their worst start to a Premier League season for four years.
Mousa Dembele had put the hostson course for their first league win of the season with a goal on debut.
But, with time running out, the Norwich midfielder found the space to unleash a low left-foot shoot that flashed beyond Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel.
Substitute Tom Huddlestone was shown a straight red card in the 90th minute.

BBC Match of the Day commentator
"Spurs have thrown away a lead for the second week running which hasn't gone down well with the fans. Goalkeeper Brad Friedel made a real statement here to Hugo Lloris, who they bought yesterday, and but for himNorwich might have had all three points."
Boos echoed around White Hart Lane at the final whistle, with Andre Villas-Boas still without a competitive win as Tottenham manager.
There could be little dispute aboutthe result, however. It was just reward for Chris Hughton's powers of organisation on an emotional day for the Norwich manager as he returned to the club where he had spent 28 years, as a player and then a coach.
Villa-Boas could not afford to accommodate such sentiment. Having been beaten by Newcastle on the opening day and frustrated by West Brom last weekend, the pressing need for points and for that elusive first win was at the forefront in his mind. The wait goes on.
This was a performance that epitomised Spurs' faltering progress so far this season: style but no substance, beauty but no brawn, panache but no penetration. Dembele's goal apart,Villa-Boas's side lacked confidence, cohesion and sustained threat.
Norwich could have won - Hughton
In contrast Norwich pushed and probed, frustrated and confounded their more celebrated opponents and their uncomplicated, direct approach put Spurs under serious duress. For a period during the second half it appeared Spurs might snatch victory thanks to Dembele's heroics but Snodgrass found the net with five minutes remaining.

Norwich might have stolen all three points but for the brilliance of goalkeeper Brad Friedel.
Twice during the first half the 41-year-old showed his apparent replacement, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, that he will have to be at his very best to displace him,first tipping Russell Martin's thundering header onto the crossbar before throwing himself to his right to prevent Snodgrass's clever header.
Tactically smart, Norwich's work-rate was also admirable, their players often doubling up onTottenham's main threats like Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon. Jermain Defoe also found he had unwelcome, unstinting company.
Norwich maintained their momentum after the interval as first Grant Holt headed over from six yards, before winger Anthony Pilkington drew another important save from Friedel.
Spurs must improve - Villas-Boas
The introduction of the £15m Dembele and Emmanuel Adebayor shortly after the intervaldid alter the game, however. The former Fulham midfielder burst forward after 67 minutes, exchanging passes with Defoe and spinning beyond his defender before thumping a low shot across Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy into the net.
Aware that his team surrendered a 1-0 lead in injury-time last weekend, Villas-Boas brought Huddlestone on for his first game in just over a year but the visitors kept coming.
They were denied a penalty whenBenoit Assou-Ekotto appeared to pull substitute Steve Morison's shirt in the box with time runningout but when Pilkington found Snodgrass in the penalty area with five minutes left, the former Leeds midfielder thundered homethrough a crowded penalty area to empty salt into an already raw wound.

There was more disappointment for Spurs when Huddlestone was given a straight red for a mistimed tackle on Jonny Howson, while Bradley Johnson almost won it in injury time, only for Friedel to deny him again.

Tottenham Hotspur
24 Friedel
05 Vertonghen
13 Gallas
28 Walker
32 Assou-Ekotto
07 Lennon
11 Bale
22 Sigurdsson (Adebayor - 56' )
29 Livermore
30 Sandro (Dembele - 46' )18 Defoe (Huddlestone - 81' )
23 Cudicini
16 Naughton
33 Caulker
06 Huddlestone
31 Townsend
10 Adebayor
19 Dembele

Norwich City
01 Ruddy
02 R Martin
05 Bassong
18 Garrido
20 Barnett
04 Johnson
08 Howson
12 Pilkington
07 Snodgrass
09 Holt10 Jackson (Morison - 73' )
13 Rudd
06 Turner
23 Tierney
11 Surman
14 Hoolahan
27 Tettey
16 Morison
Ref: Halsey
Att: 36,142

Match Stats
Possession 43% 57% 96 mins Tottenham Hotspur Norwich City
15 10
On target
9 4
4 2
7 12

Goal kick taken long by Brad Friedel (Tottenham). 90:00
+3:38 Shot by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) left-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar. 90:00
+3:26 Shot by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) left-footed from centreof penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Brad Friedel (Tottenham). 90:00

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