Andre Villas-Boas: 'Draw was a fair result'

Tottenham Hotspur's Andre Villas-Boas on the touchline on December 29, 2012
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas concedes that his side's 1-1 draw with Norwich City was a fair reflection of the game.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that the 1-1 scoreline in his side's Premier League clash with Norwich City was a fair reflection of the game.

The Spurs boss was complimentary of his team's first-half performance, singling out goalscorer Gareth Bale and debutante Lewis Holtby for praise.

"In the second half we really put on a show and put on a good performance. Pity, our first half cost us two points and we wanted to profit from the Arsenal v Liverpool game, but we did not have enough time to get a winner," BBC Sport quotes him as saying.

"The draw was a fair result. Gareth Bale had such pace and power. There was a tackle that could have broken his leg, but never mind.

"Lewis Holtby made a difference, it is a major coup for us and he gave us something in between the lines to connect our team."

Bale's second-half strike cancelled out Wes Hoolahan's opener, but the result leaves Spurs just one point ahead of Everton in fourth place in the Premier League.

Spurs winger Gareth Bale celebrates his equaliser against Norwich on January 30, 2013
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