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Tottenham vs Norwich LIVE: Antonio Conte’s men looking to close the gap on top four with third straight Premier League home win… plus updates from Leeds vs Brentford

  • Tottenham have taken seven points from a possible nine under Antonio Conte
  • Norwich went bottom of the table after Newcastle’s win against Burnley  
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  • Premier League table – as it stands

Tottenham will look to make it three Premier League home wins on the trot as they welcome 20th-placed Norwich to north London. 

Antonio Conte’s men finally got their chance on Thursday to bounce back from their shock Conference League defeat by NS Mura – after their game at Burnley was suspended due to the snow – and they did so with a 2-0 win against Brentford. 

That was Spurs’ second straight home top-flight win since Conte took charge and means their draw against Everton is the only time they have dropped points in the league under the Italian.

Norwich meanwhile dropped to the bottom of the table on goal difference on Saturday following Newcastle’s win against Burnley, having earned a 1-1 draw against the 10-man Magpies in midweek at St James’ Park.

Follow Sportsmail‘s MAX MATHEWS for live Premier League coverage of Tottenham vs Norwich, including build-up, team news and updates from Leeds vs Brentford. 

Elsewhere, there is another 2pm kick-off taking place at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, which Sportsmail‘s ADAM SHERGOLD will keep you up-to-date with.  

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Man United v Palace live blog HERE

In case you missed it, Sportsmail’s Adam Shergold will be covering Manchester United v Crystal Palace here as Ralf Rangnick has his first game in charge at Old Trafford.

As one striker returns at Elland Road… another is out. Brentford talisman Ivan Toney has tested positive for Covid-19 and therefore misses out.

Interestingly, rather than replace him with an attacker like Yoane Wissa, Saman Ghoddos or Marcus Forss, in comes Mads Roerslev at RWB, with Sergi Canos moving forward to join Bryan Mbeumo up top.

Shandon Baptiste also replaces Frank Onyeka in midfield. 

Some big news – Luke Ayling is back from injury! He starts at RB, with Stuart Dallas moving to midfield and Mateusz Klich dropping to the bench.

Junior Firpo replaces Pascal Struijk at LB, with Struijk out of the squad, so possibly injured.

Patrick Bamford back on the bench too – what a big miss he has been!

Three changes for Dean Smith’s side – Pierre Lees-Melou comes in for Lukas Rupp in midfield, with widemen Josh Sargent and Christos Tzolis dropping out for Andrew Omobamidele (who will be an extra man in defence) and Adam Idah, who will start alongside Teemu Pukki up top.

A 5-3-2 formation for the Canaries, it looks like.

Only the one change for Spurs from the win against Brentford, with Japhet Tanganga replacing Emerson Royal, who is ill, at right wing-back.

The lesser-spotted Matt Doherty is on the bench, as is young striker Dane Scarlett.

“We felt with the quality Tottenham have got we might need that extra defender, but it also gives us some balance with the ball as well.

“By going with two up front we can occupy their three centre backs as well. We can’t just be reliant on Teemu Pukki, hopefully Adam Idah can help take some of the pressure off him.

“Spurs play a similar way but more aggressive, hunt the ball back and will run hard.”

“The next step is to improve in all the aspects we are working on and to continue to work on the physical, mentality and tactical aspect – to improve and be better in the future.

“After one month I can be satisfied for the commitment, behaviour and desire they have shown me, now we have to continue and implement the football for our identity, a big solidity and all the improvement I want to see.

“We need to keep our identity, our system, our idea to play football and then if there are changes in formation from our opponent it can become a bit difficult at the start, we must be ready to face the situations.”

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Good afternoon everyone – today we’ll be bringing you live coverage of Tottenham v Norwich, with updates from Leeds v Brentford too.

Coverage of Manchester United v Crystal Palace in Ralf Rangnick’s first game as United boss comes from the incomparable Adam Shergold via this link.

It’s set to be a (pre) Christmas cracker!

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