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Harry Kane stars in Tottenham Hotspur's 3-0 victory over Norwich City

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Spurs surged up the table with an impressive win at Carrow Road.

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Tottenham Hotspur are up to third in the Premier League table, thanks to an impressive performance at Carrow Road on Tuesday night. Spurs got off to a fast start, taking the lead just two minutes into the match, and were always in control en route to a 3-0 victory over Norwich City.

Dele Alli was the man who finished off the opening goal, assisted by Christian Eriksen, though the Dane won't get credit for that on the stat sheet. Eriksen's shot from the edge of the box was parried away by Declan Rudd, but directly into the path of Alli, who finished from close range.

And Alli created Spurs' second goal in similar fashion just before the half-hour mark, again crashing the back post on a rebound. On this occasion, he set up Harry Kane, who had his shot saved, then was hauled down by Sebastian Bassong while trying to score a carbon copy of his first goal. The referee pointed to the spot, and Kane converted for his 14th goal this season.

The Canaries should have had a penalty of their own at the end of the half, but Kevin Wimmer was lucky not to be whistled for a bad challenge on Steven Naismith.

Spurs appeared to take their foot off the gas in the second half a bit, and were lucky not to concede. Hugo Lloris had to come up with a couple of excellent saves, while Bassong had a goal disallowed for offside on a poorly defended set piece. But as the half wore on, Spurs got better at preventing shots, and eventually capitalized on Norwich's desperation.

After his goal from the spot, Kane had a shot well saved and another hit the post. He deserved a goal from open play, and he finally got it in stoppage time. Eriksen set it up with a brilliant tackle in midfield that set Kane free in on goal, and he curled the ball around Rudd with his left foot to seal the points for Spurs.

Arsenal, by the way, drew 0-0 against Southampton. They're below us in the table.