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Tottenham safe in third after Norwich victory

Published: Tuesday 27 December 2011, 22.22CET
Gareth Bale stole the show at Carrow Road with both goals as Tottenham Hotspur FC beat Norwich City FC on a day when Arsenal FC were frustrated by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

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Published: Tuesday 27 December 2011, 22.22CET

Tottenham safe in third after Norwich victory

Gareth Bale stole the show at Carrow Road with both goals as Tottenham Hotspur FC beat Norwich City FC on a day when Arsenal FC were frustrated by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Gareth Bale scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur FC tightened their grip on third place in the Premier League by defeating Norwich City FC 2-0, after rivals Arsenal FC dropped points at home.

The Wales winger broke the deadlock at Carrow Road ten minutes into the second period with a low shot under John Ruddy, having been set up neatly by Emmanuel Adebayor. Bale doubled the lead midway through the half, adroitly chipping over Ruddy after running on to a Luka Modrić through ball.

The victory means Spurs have a four-point advantage and a game in hand over Chelsea FC and are five clear of neighbours Arsenal, a place further back in fifth.

The Gunners were held 1-1 at home by lowly Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, who played the last quarter of an hour with ten men following the dismissal of Nenad Milijaš for a challenge on Mikel Arteta. Gervinho had given Arsenal an early lead, only for Steven Fletcher (38) to turn in a Stephen Hunt shot.

The other game, between Swansea City FC and Queens Park Rangers FC, also ended 1-1. QPR, who equalised through Jamie Mackie (58), have not won in six league matches.

Last updated: 06/12/13 3.50CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/01/2012 15:32 CET

27/12/2011

NorwichNorwich0-2TottenhamTottenham

Bale 55, 67

Venue: Norwich

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SwanseaSwansea1-1QPRQPR

Graham 14

Mackie 58

Venue: Swansea

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ArsenalArsenal1-1WolvesWolves

Gervinho 8

S. Fletcher 38

Venue: London

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