The Premier League is back after the international break and Saturday was a very interesting day in terms of goals and results, most notably with Everton beating Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea and Manchester City having to accept only a single point at Stoke.
Tottenham, however, looked to be getting straight back in the swing of things with a Gylfi Sigurdsson-inspired victory over Norwich.
After Gareth Bale’s record transfer to Real Madrid, it is imperative that Tottenham’s new signings make a quick impact. Against Norwich, that is exactly what they did with two of the Spurs new boys getting assists as Spurs won the match 2-0 with their first goals from open play this season.
New signing Christian Eriksen was heavily involved on his Spurs debut and proved himself to be exactly what Spurs have been missing, a clever midfielder with a knack for creating chances.
Eriksen was involved in the first Spurs goal as his beautifully-weighted through ball allowed Sigurdsson to get in behind the Norwich defence and curl the ball in past a helpless John Ruddy. This goal was Tottenham’s first goal from open play in the Premier League this season.
Eriksen helped create the second goal, slotting a great through ball down the right-hand channel to a waiting Paulinho who crossed it in for a tap in for Sigurdsson who netted his second of the game.
Spurs always looked comfortable and in control of the game. They also created many chances and really they should have scored more goals. Late on, Sigurdsson did go for his hat-trick by unleashing a shot from twenty-five yards out which was destined for the corner had John Ruddy not been there to stop it.
However the match finished 2-0 to Spurs whose manager, Andre Villas-Boas, can take a lot from the victory and he also knows that they have found a star in Eriksen.
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