Breaking: Tottenham fall to Norwich defeat

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Tottenham lost at home to Norwich, again, as the Canaries ran out 2-1 winners in their friendly match on Friday.

Spurs lost in the Carabao Cup at the hands of Norwich in March – the night of Eric Dier’s charge into the stands to defend his brother from an abusive fan.

And they slipped to yet another defeat at the hands of the Canaries during a friendly on Friday ahead of the return against Manchester United next week.

Jose Mourinho’s side host the Red Devils in their first competitive game back from lockdown on Friday June 19.

They continued their quest to be fit for the game – which holds huge significance in the race for a European spot – with warm-up against Norwich at home.

The clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium consisted of four 30-minute quarters, allowing plenty of breaks and affording plenty of players the opportunity to build up their match fitness.

Importantly for Mourinho, he welcomed back Harry Kane and Son Heung-min from injury and military service respectively.

But they were ultimately unable to affect the result, slipping to a disappointing defeat.

Erik Lamela gave Spurs the lead, but the hosts allowed Josip Drmic and Mario Vrancic to score late goals and seal a surprise win for the Yellows.

Tottenham take on West Ham in a London derby after their clash with Man Utd on June 23.

And it will be all hands on deck for Spurs, who are down in eight in the Premier League after a shocking season.

The North Londoners sit four points adrift of Man Utd in fifth – which would be enough to secure a Champions League spot due to Manchester City’s two-year European ban.

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United played West Brom twice on Friday – winning one and losing the other, including a mixed bag from Bruno Fernandes.

Spurs have nine games in all to fix the damage done between August and March, before the lockdown was enforced.

Meanwhile, Norwich kick off their restarted campaign on June 19, taking on Southampton.

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