Norwich City 0, Tottenham Hotspur 3 - what the nationals said
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'The positional awareness of a lasagne' - here are the national newspapers' views on Norwich City's 3-0 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
The Times: 'Ivo Pinto, who spent the evening demonstrating roughly the same positional awareness as a lasagne.'
The Guardian: 'The signs are not so encouraging for Norwich, who, despite a second-half improvement, ended up convincing losers...proving that despite personnel changes the team has yet to plug big gaps at the back.'
The Mirror: 'Alex Neil will be pleased with the fight that his side showed in the second half but it was all too little, too late. Norwich certainly aren't in a position where they can give a side like Spurs a two-goal headstart. Canaries fans will be a little concerned at how toothless they looked at times.'
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The Independent: 'Spurs now appear to possess an inner steel and that's what they showed, without really trying too hard, in easing past a poor Norwich City side last night.'
The Daily Mail: 'Kane dispatched the penalty and the home crowd sang: 'Kevin Friend, he's one of your own'. The mood did not improve when the officials ruled out two Norwich goals for offside: a looping header by Ivo Pinto and a close-range finish by Bassong. Norwich were also fuming because Friend ignored Steven Naismith's claims for a penalty when he was bundled over by Kevin Wimmer.'
The Sun: 'Declan Rudd will have been as pink as his garish shirt after a couple of errors cost Norwich in the first half. Rudd should have done better with Christian Eriksen's second-minute shot – he could only push the ball into a central position for the onrushing Dele Alli to convert. He made a similar mistake a split-second before Spurs' penalty when parrying Harry Kane's blast into a central position. On both occasions, Rudd needed a firm hand to shove the ball away from goal. Rudd has now conceded a hatful of goals in four straight league defeats – and must fear being replaced by John Ruddy.'
•Read fan reaction from the game here