EPL: Spurs are the real deal

EPL: Spurs are the real deal

UK - Norwich have recruited well this year, but they could have spent another £50 million ($108m) and still failed to buy anyone who could stop Spurs' midfield from running riot.

Two goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson barely begins to reflect the superiority enjoyed by the home side.

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas resisted the urge to throw both of his new attacking midfielders into the fray, holding Erik Lamela back until the 82nd minute, but fielding Christian Eriksen from the start.

Norwich, having beaten Southampton in their last match, were unchanged.

In retrospect, that may have been an error.

Poor Leroy Fer and Bradley Johnson were powerless to prevent the onslaught, outnumbered from the start.

With every moment, the understanding between Paulinho, Moussa Dembele and Christian Eriksen developed.

Sigurdsson and Andros Townsend were regular outlets on the flanks.

Never mind keeping the ball, it was all Norwich could do to keep their shape and their heads.

For all the new signings, it was Sigurdsson who scored the critical goals.

The Icelandic midfielder opened the scoring with a low, drilled shot into the bottom corner.

But it was Eriksen who created the goal.

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