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Sep
2013
Sunday 15th
posted by Morning Star in Sport

Easy win does little to show whether north Londoners have what it takes for a serious title push. By Amar Azam at White Hart Lane


There is much to suggest that this could be one of the most exciting and unpredictable Premier League scraps for many years.

The traditional title candidates, as well as the outside chances, spent big. In Spurs’ case, they spent really big.

In doing so chairman Daniel Levy made clear his intention — to push for the top honour.

Spurs supporters are expectant and manager Andre Villas-Boas has the task of moulding this expensive ensemble into championship contenders.

Victory came easy against Norwich yesterday. A brace from Gylfi Sigurdsson was enough to take the win. Tougher tasks lie in wait.

Villas-Boas was delighted with his team’s display. “It was outstanding. On many levels of quality, we dominated physically and tactically.”

Christian Eriksen, the £11 million signing from Ajax, stood out with a solid debut. The young Dane played a part in the opener, applying a clever touch to the final ball.

The second goal, four minutes after the break, meant no way back for a poor Norwich.

Villas-Boas said: “We used as motivation for this game the fact that we could not beat them in three games last year and the boys stood up to that and gave a very good performance.”




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