Sports Mole brings you live commentary of Tottenham vs. Norwich as both sides look for their first wins of the season.
By Barney Corkhill, Staff Reporter Filed: Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 14:24 UK
Last Updated: Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 13:29 UK
Good afternoon and welcome to Sports Mole's live commentary of today's Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at White Hart Lane.
Both sides are still looking for their first wins of the season, and both bosses their first league wins with their respective clubs.
Andre Villas-Boas began his Spurs career with a 2-1 loss to Newcastle, while a late equaliser from West Brom last weekend ensured that Spurs didn't take all three points in their first home game.
Chris Hughton, meanwhile, suffered a torrid start with the Canaries, losing 5-0 to Fulham on the opening day. They responded last weekend with a 1-1 draw against QPR.
Note that kickoff is at 3pm.
5pmThat's all from me on this match today, thanks for reading. Join me later for Manchester City vs Queens Park Rangers, a repeat of last season's thrilling finale!
4.59pmYou can find a full match report of the match here.
4.57pmVillas-Boas, meanwhile, must already be feeling the pressure. It is still ludicrously early in his Spurs career, but he needs a win soon to get that monkey off his back. It's not just three points from what would have probably been an expected seven.
4.54pmSo both managers are still looking for their first league wins in charge of their respective teams, but Hughton will be a happy man tonight no doubt.
93 minNorwich come forward one last time, but Holt can't make anything of the attack.
92 minThe sending off has riled this crowd up. No doubt that what is looking like another failure to win is also contributing to the fans' anger.
90 minFour minutes of added time, and now Spurs will have to hold on to a point with just ten men! Things not going right for Villas-Boas.
89 minThings go from bad to worse for Spurs as they are reduced to ten men. Huddlestone goes in for a 50/50 challenge with a Norwich player, who pulls up hurt. The ref flashes a red card at Huddlestone for, presumably, a double-footed challenge. Very harsh decision.
81 minAnother change for Tottenham as Jermain Defoe comes off for Tom Huddlestone, who is still at the club despite coming close to leaving during the summer. Defensive sub as Villas-Boas looks to hold on to his lead.
79 minSpurs probably look the most likely to get another here. Bale's corner results in a clumsy tackle on Lennon, giving his side a free kick in a dangerous position but, again, it comes to nothing.
78 minA half-hearted long range effort from Spurs goes straight into the arms of Ruddy.
75 minNorwich are claiming a penalty but the referee waves it away. 15 minutes left here.
74 minThe match has resorted to how it was before the goal, no real reaction from Norwich.
68 minWhat a start for a the �15m man! Dembele takes the ball under instant control on the edge of the box before turning the defender to make a yard an firing it into the bottom corner. Great play from the former Fulham man. Luka who?
4.02pmMoussa Dembele comes on for Sandro to make his debut as Spurs get us underway for the second half.
3.55pmI'm sure Chris Hughton was expecting a tough task at Norwich, but Villas-Boas must have been thinking that his first win would have come before now.
3.54pmSo, as it stands, both managers will still be looking for their first league wins at their respective clubs.
3.51pmWe'll have a full half-time report of the match on site shortly.
3.49pmA chorus of boos greet the half-time whistle at White Hart Lane. That may be a bit harsh, but Norwich have certainly been the better side, and should be ahead. They hit the bar through Russell Martin and saw Friedel make a great save to keep it level.
44 minHow can Friedel still do that at 41?! Superb double save.
41 minCHANCE! Wow! If there is a way to convince your manager to start you instead of a new signing, that's it. Friedel produce an outstanding, one-handed save from Snodgrass's header, and denies Norwich again on the rebound. Spectacular, and a message to Hugh Lloris.
39 minAn almost identical free kick to the one Martin hit the crossbar from earlier in the half is well defend by Spurs this time. Norwich are failing to threaten at the moment.
37 minDefoe joins Sandro in hitting row Z, as the ball falls to him to control and volley way over the bar.
36 minSandro tries an effort from a good 40 yards...and unsurprisingly it goes about 40 yards high and wide. Frustration from Tottenham.
33 minA decent spell of possession from Tottenham's results in Lennon's cross being blocked. The corner is blocked, as is the cross from the rebound.
30 minThat nearly put a smile on their faces, though! Bale fires in a fierce, swinging effort that is punched away before Sandro's strike was well saved by Ruddy. That's the closest Spurs have come.
29 minThe Tottenham fans don't really look happy at the moment, Norwich have been the better side in the opening half an hour.
27 minSpurs are beginning to see more of the ball now and have started to slowly take control of the match.
25 min...and immediately Spurs respond with their best chance of the match. Lennon is put through, but doesn't fancy shooting with his left, instead trying to cut back and find Sigurdsson, whose first touch is too heavy.
25 minFantastic ball in by Howson is headed out in front of the striker, and Johnson smashes the rebound over the bar.
22 minWhile we wait for a chance, a stat for you: Norwich won here back in April, and are the last team to do so! Can they do it again?
20 minSpurs can't find a way through at the moment. Norwich have come closest through Russell Martin's header that hit the bar, but that has been the only highlight of the opening stages here.
17 minA rare shot in the opening 20 minutes as Jermain Defoe lets fly from long range, but his low shot goes harmlessly wide.