Photo: Delia Smith watches in the stands as Spurs thrash Norwich

Norwich City

The Canaries were well beaten by Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

As Delia Smith watched her beloved Norwich City on Saturday afternoon, she would have been disappointed - but not surprised.

Indeed, after Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 win over Southampton, it was clear the north London side were hitting some kind of form - especially with the Europa League no longer a distraction until next year.

And, with Norwich hovering just above the relegation zone, Alex Neil's men were always going to face a tough test at White Hart Lane. Harry Kane made sure that test got even tougher in the first half - two goals from the England striker piled the pressure on the Canaries.

Tom Carroll's strike late on sealed what already looked like a guaranteed win for Spurs.

The 3-0 victory consolidates Tottenham's place in the top four, with the north London club now two points clear of fifth-placed Crystal Palace - they were previously level with Manchester United.

The form of Mauricio Pochettino's men suggests Norwich shouldn't panic. This was no upset and the Canaries weren't expected to play Tottenham off the park (or anything to that end, really). But the fact Norwich were level on points with 18th-placed Newcastle United before their clash with Everton will be a worry for Smith, Neil and co.

They'll need to do better in the coming weeks and, luckily for them, they won't be returning to the Lane any time soon.

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