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Spurs beat Norwich to qualify for Champions League

Published on: 22 May 2022

Son Heung-min's second-half double put him level with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot

Tottenham secured Champions League qualification, denying north London rivals Arsenal in the process, with an emphatic victory over already-relegated Norwich at Carrow Road.

Spurs needed just a draw to seal a top-four finish, but ensured victory in stress-free fashion after first-half goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Harry Kane quickly dispelled any pre-match nerves among the travelling supporters.

Kulusevski added a third with a brilliant left-footed strike on 64 minutes before Son scored twice to give him a share of the Golden Boot, putting him level with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah on 23 goals apiece.

Spurs finished two points clear of Arsenal, whose victory over Everton ultimately proved inconsequential for European qualification.

Tottenham's return to the Champions League comes after a two-year absence, having participated in the Europa League and Europa Conference League in recent seasons.

Their qualification, helped by a 3-0 win in the north London derby on 12 May, will go down as a good ending to a turbulent season in which Antonio Conte was appointed boss following Nuno Espirito Santo's miserable four-month reign.

Conte's side confirmed their return to Europe's top club competition with minimum fuss as they swept aside a Norwich team already preparing for another season in the Championship.

More to follow.

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Player of the match

Son Heung-MinSon Heung-Min

with an average of 8.72

    NorwichNorwich CityNorwich CityTottenhamTottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur

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Squad number1Player nameKrulAverage rating


Squad number2Player nameAaronsAverage rating


Squad number17Player nameRashicaAverage rating


Squad number45Player nameSpringettAverage rating


Squad number5Player nameHanleyAverage rating


Squad number3Player nameByramAverage rating


Squad number19Player nameSørensenAverage rating


Squad number20Player nameLees-MelouAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameDowellAverage rating


Squad number30Player nameGiannoulisAverage rating


Squad number16Player nameNormannAverage rating


Squad number6Player nameZimmermannAverage rating


Squad number7Player nameRuppAverage rating


Tottenham HotspurAvgSquad number7Player nameSon Heung-MinAverage rating


Squad number21Player nameKulusevskiAverage rating


Squad number27Player nameLucas MouraAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameKaneAverage rating


Squad number23Player nameBergwijnAverage rating


Squad number30Player nameBentancurAverage rating


Squad number1Player nameLlorisAverage rating


Squad number33Player nameDaviesAverage rating


Squad number15Player nameDierAverage rating


Squad number19Player nameRyan SessegnonAverage rating


Squad number8Player nameWinksAverage rating


Squad number6Player nameD SánchezAverage rating


Squad number12Player nameEmerson RoyalAverage rating


Squad number5Player nameHøjbjergAverage rating


    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 5-4-1


    1Krul2Aarons3ByramBooked at 15minsSubstituted forZimmermannat 36'minutes5Hanley19Sørensen30Giannoulis10DowellSubstituted forSpringettat 61'minutesBooked at 74mins16NormannBooked at 31mins20Lees-MelouSubstituted forRuppat 71'minutes17Rashica22Pukki




Formation 3-4-2-1

1Lloris6D Sánchez15Dier33Davies12Emerson Royal5Højbjerg30Bentancur19R Sessegnon21Kulusevski7Son Heung-Min10Kane

    1Lloris6D Sánchez15Dier33Davies12Emerson RoyalSubstituted forBergwijnat 73'minutes5Højbjerg30BentancurSubstituted forWinksat 73'minutes19R Sessegnon21KulusevskiSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 68'minutes7Son Heung-MinBooked at 85mins10Kane


    8Winks14Rodon22Gollini23Bergwijn27Lucas Moura42White44Scarlett45Devine51Craig

Referee:Chris KavanaghAttendance:27,022Match StatsHome TeamNorwichAway TeamTottenhamPossessionHome40%Away60%ShotsHome9Away19Shots on TargetHome0Away13CornersHome3Away2FoulsHome13Away7Live TextPost update

Match ends, Norwich City 0, Tottenham Hotspur 5.

90'+1'Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Tottenham Hotspur 5.

90'Post update

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90'Post update

Foul by Grant Hanley (Norwich City).

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Attempt missed. Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Milot Rashica with a cross following a set piece situation.

88'Post update

Foul by Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur).

88'Post update

Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87'Post update

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steven Bergwijn.

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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'Post update

Foul by Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City).


Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84'Post update

Foul by Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur).

84'Post update

Tony Springett (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82'Post update

Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

82'Post update

Max Aarons (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80'Post update

Foul by Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur).

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Dimitris Giannoulis (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Lucas Moura tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.


Goal! Norwich City 0, Tottenham Hotspur 5. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

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Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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