Mark Lawrenson speaks highly of three Tottenham stars, predicts results against Norwich

Mark Lawrenson believes Tottenham will beat Norwich City 2-0 on Boxing Day.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Tottenham Hotspur will beat Norwich City 2-0 at White Hart Lane on Boxing Day.

Tottenham will be going in to the game in fourth place, having lost only twice in 17 Premier League games this season; a remarkable record for Mauricio Pochettino's men as they chase a Champions League spot.

They hit back in style last weekend, as after losing 2-1 to Newcastle United, Tottenham recorded an impressive 2-0 win away at Southampton, with star duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli getting on the scoresheet once again.

Fans will be hopeful of another victory this weekend, as they welcome Alex Neil's Norwich City side to White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

The Canaries will be in high spirits having beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend, as goals from Cameron Jerome and Alex Tettey handed Norwich a memorable win over Louis van Gaal's side.

Norwich will once again be the underdogs this weekend, but that may just play in to their hands after that shocking win over United almost a week ago.

Now, pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Tottenham will beat Norwich 2-0, and has praised Spurs trio Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele and Harry Kane.

"After seeing Spurs throw away a lead to lose 2-1 against Newcastle, I thought the trip to Southampton on Saturday would show how mentally tough they are," said Lawrenson. "They proved it and I think they are ready for top four. Harry Kane has scored eight in his past eight league games, we know about Dele Alli's attributes, fellow midfielder Mousa Dembele is starting to play, and they are solid at the back as well."

"Norwich beat Manchester United at Old Trafford to record their best result for many a year. It was a very good display and they deserved to win. But they didn't get questioned by United until the last 20 minutes - Spurs will ask questions for 90 minutes," he added.

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