Robert Snodgrass scored a dramatic late equaliser as Norwich consigned 10-man Tottenham to their worst start to a Premier League season for four years.

Mousa Dembele had put the hosts on course for their first league win of the season with a goal on debut.

But, with time running out, the Norwich midfielder found the space to unleash a low left-foot shoot that flashed beyond Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

Substitute Tom Huddlestone was shown a straight red card in the 90th minute.

Analysis

"Spurs have thrown away a lead for the second week running which hasn't gone down well with the fans. Goalkeeper Brad Friedel made a real statement here to Hugo Lloris, who they bought yesterday, and but for him Norwich might have had all three points."

Boos echoed around White Hart Lane at the final whistle, with Andre Villas-Boas still without a competitive win as Tottenham manager.

There could be little dispute about the result, however. It was just reward for Chris Hughton's powers of organisation on an emotional day for the Norwich manager as he returned to the club where he had spent 28 years, as a player and then a coach.

Villa-Boas could not afford to accommodate such sentiment. Having been beaten by Newcastle on the opening day and frustrated by West Brom last weekend, the pressing need for points and for that elusive first win was at the forefront in his mind. The wait goes on.

This was a performance that epitomised Spurs' faltering progress so far this season: style but no substance, beauty but no brawn, panache but no penetration. Dembele's goal apart, Villa-Boas's side lacked confidence, cohesion and sustained threat.

Norwich could have won - Hughton

In contrast Norwich pushed and probed, frustrated and confounded their more celebrated opponents and their uncomplicated, direct approach put Spurs under serious duress. For a period during the second half it appeared Spurs might snatch victory thanks to Dembele's heroics but Snodgrass found the net with five minutes remaining.

Norwich might have stolen all three points but for the brilliance of goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

Twice during the first half the 41-year-old showed his apparent replacement, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, that he will have to be at his very best to displace him, first tipping Russell Martin's thundering header onto the crossbar before throwing himself to his right to prevent Snodgrass's clever header.

Tactically smart, Norwich's work-rate was also admirable, their players often doubling up on Tottenham's main threats like Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon. Jermain Defoe also found he had unwelcome, unstinting company.

Norwich maintained their momentum after the interval as first Grant Holt headed over from six yards, before winger Anthony Pilkington drew another important save from Friedel.

Spurs must improve - Villas-Boas

The introduction of the £15m Dembele and Emmanuel Adebayor shortly after the interval did alter the game, however. The former Fulham midfielder burst forward after 67 minutes, exchanging passes with Defoe and spinning beyond his defender before thumping a low shot across Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy into the net.

Aware that his team surrendered a 1-0 lead in injury-time last weekend, Villas-Boas brought Huddlestone on for his first game in just over a year but the visitors kept coming.

They were denied a penalty when Benoit Assou-Ekotto appeared to pull substitute Steve Morison's shirt in the box with time running out but when Pilkington found Snodgrass in the penalty area with five minutes left, the former Leeds midfielder thundered home through a crowded penalty area to empty salt into an already raw wound.

There was more disappointment for Spurs when Huddlestone was given a straight red for a mistimed tackle on Jonny Howson, while Bradley Johnson almost won it in injury time, only for Friedel to deny him again.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Tottenham Hotspur

  • 24 Friedel
  • 05 Vertonghen
  • 13 Gallas
  • 28 Walker
  • 32 Assou-Ekotto
  • 07 Lennon
  • 11 Bale Booked
  • 22 Sigurdsson (Adebayor - 56' )
  • 29 Livermore
  • 30 Sandro (Dembele - 46' )
  • 18 Defoe (Huddlestone - 81' Dismissed )

Substitutes

  • 23 Cudicini
  • 16 Naughton
  • 33 Caulker
  • 06 Huddlestone
  • 31 Townsend
  • 10 Adebayor
  • 19 Dembele

Norwich City

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 R Martin
  • 05 Bassong
  • 18 Garrido
  • 20 Barnett
  • 04 Johnson
  • 08 Howson
  • 12 Pilkington
  • 07 Snodgrass
  • 09 Holt
  • 10 Jackson (Morison - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rudd
  • 06 Turner
  • 23 Tierney
  • 11 Surman
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 27 Tettey
  • 16 Morison
Ref: Halsey
Att: 36,142

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

9 4

Corners

4 2

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:36 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:53

Goal kick taken long by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

90:00 +3:38

Shot by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) left-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar.

90:00 +3:26

Shot by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

90:00 +3:11

Shot by Mousa Dembele (Tottenham) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

90:00 +1:31

Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).

90:00 +1:11

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

90:00 +0:57

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

88:20

Free kick taken left-footed by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) from right channel, resulting in open play.

88:20 Dismissal

Dismissal Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham) dismissed for professional foul.

88:10

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham) on Jonathan Howson (Norwich).

87:59

Cross by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich), resulting in open play.

86:50

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

86:50 Booking

Booking Gareth Bale (Tottenham) booked for dissent.

86:14

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

85:59

Shot by Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.

84:23

Assist (header) by Grant Holt (Norwich) from left side of penalty area.

84:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Snodgrass - Tottenham 1 - 1 Norwich Goal by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Tottenham 1-1 Norwich.

84:20

Cross by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich), resulting in open play.

83:34

Foul by Jake Livermore (Tottenham) on Steve Morison (Norwich). Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) from right wing, clearance by Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

82:54

Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).

81:59

Foul by Jonathan Howson (Norwich) on Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham). Free kick taken left-footed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

80:44

Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

80:44 Substitution

Substitution Tottenham substitution: Jermain Defoe replaced by Tom Huddlestone (tactical).

80:39

William Gallas (Tottenham) caught offside.

79:50

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on Aaron Lennon (Tottenham). Free kick crossed left-footed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham) from left wing, clearance by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich).

79:07

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gareth Bale (Tottenham) to far post, clearance by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich).

78:34

Cross by Javier Garrido (Norwich), clearance by William Gallas (Tottenham). Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

78:08

Shot by Gareth Bale (Tottenham) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

77:31

Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).

77:13

Cross by Kyle Walker (Tottenham), clearance by Russell Martin (Norwich).

76:24

Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).

75:34

Foul by Steve Morison (Norwich) on Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Brad Friedel (Tottenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

75:08

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

74:36

Attacking throw-in by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham).

74:18

Cross by Steve Morison (Norwich), resulting in open play.

73:06

Shot by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Russell Martin (Norwich).

72:10

Defending throw-in by Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

72:10 Substitution

Substitution Norwich substitution: Simeon Jackson replaced by Steve Morison (tactical).

72:03

Cross by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich), resulting in ball out of play.

69:20

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) on Jake Livermore (Tottenham). Free kick taken left-footed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham) from own half, passed.

67:59

Assist (pass) by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) from left wing.

67:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Mousa Dembele - Tottenham 1 - 0 Norwich Goal by Mousa Dembele (Tottenham) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (18 yards).Tottenham 1-0 Norwich.

67:23

Cross by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham), clearance by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

66:46

Cross by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham), clearance by Bradley Johnson (Norwich). Attacking throw-in by Jake Livermore (Tottenham).

65:58

Foul by Simeon Jackson (Norwich) on Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham). Free kick taken left-footed by Brad Friedel (Tottenham) from own half, passed.

65:45

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

65:14

Cross by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham), clearance by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

64:29

Defending throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

63:28

Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).

63:03

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

62:36

Foul by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) on Jermain Defoe (Tottenham). Free kick crossed right-footed by Kyle Walker (Tottenham) from right wing, resulting in ball out of play.

61:56

Shot by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

61:15

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) to centre, clearance by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham).

61:03

Cross by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich), blocked by William Gallas (Tottenham).

60:34

Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

59:56

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Gareth Bale (Tottenham) to near post, resulting in open play.

59:41

Shot by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich).

58:10

Foul by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) on Jermain Defoe (Tottenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Kyle Walker (Tottenham) from left channel, passed.

57:28

Defending throw-in by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham).

57:23

Cross by Gareth Bale (Tottenham), resulting in open play.

56:42

Foul by Javier Garrido (Norwich) on Kyle Walker (Tottenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Brad Friedel (Tottenham) from own half, resulting in open play.

55:26

Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

55:26 Substitution

Substitution Tottenham substitution: Gylfi Sigurdsson replaced by Emmanuel Adebayor (tactical).

55:22

Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) caught offside.

54:33

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

54:22

Shot by Gareth Bale (Tottenham) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.

53:57

Goal kick taken long by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

53:32

Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

53:10

Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

52:33

Defending throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

52:10

Defending throw-in by Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

51:47

Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).

51:37

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

50:42

Goal kick taken long by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

50:27

Cross by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich), header by Grant Holt (Norwich) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

49:36

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) to near post, clearance by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham).

49:07

Goal kick taken long by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

48:00

Foul by William Gallas (Tottenham) on Simeon Jackson (Norwich). Free kick drilled left-footed by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) from right channel (20 yards), missed right.

45:56

Shot by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Tottenham substitution: Raniere Sandro replaced by Mousa Dembele (tactical).

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:21

Cross by Gareth Bale (Tottenham), resulting in open play.

44:47

Cross by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich), resulting in open play.

43:16

Foul by Jonathan Howson (Norwich) on Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham). Free kick taken right-footed by William Gallas (Tottenham) from own half, passed.

42:57

Shot by Gareth Bale (Tottenham) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Russell Martin (Norwich).

41:55

Cross by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich), header by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

41:25

Cross by Kyle Walker (Tottenham), comfortable save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

39:35

Cross by Kyle Walker (Tottenham), clearance by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich).

38:29

Foul by Jake Livermore (Tottenham) on Russell Martin (Norwich). Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) from right wing, resulting in open play.

38:01

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

37:46

Shot by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.

37:07

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

36:56

Raniere Sandro has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.

36:09

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

35:51

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

34:30

Attacking throw-in by Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

34:04

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham) to near post, clearance by Grant Holt (Norwich).

33:58

Cross by Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), clearance by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich).

31:01

Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

30:22

Shot by Raniere Sandro (Tottenham) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

30:07

Cross by Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), clearance by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich).

29:54

Shot by Gareth Bale (Tottenham) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (parried) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

28:36

Cross by Russell Martin (Norwich), clearance by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham).

26:42

Defending throw-in by Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

26:24

Cross by Gareth Bale (Tottenham), resulting in open play.

25:54

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

25:27

Goal kick taken long by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

25:11

Shot by Bradley Johnson (Norwich) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.

24:57

Cross by Jonathan Howson (Norwich), clearance by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham).

24:01

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

23:27

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on Raniere Sandro (Tottenham). Free kick taken left-footed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham) from own half, passed.

22:51

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

22:02

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

21:49

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

21:19

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

20:21

Goal kick taken short by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

18:27

Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham) on Bradley Johnson (Norwich). Free kick taken right-footed by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) from own half, passed.

17:29

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

17:19

Shot by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.

16:59

Goal kick taken long by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

16:40

Shot by Simeon Jackson (Norwich) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

16:04

Attacking throw-in by Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

15:26

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham) to centre, clearance by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich).

15:14

Cross by Gareth Bale (Tottenham), clearance by Leon Barnett (Norwich).

14:08

Goal kick taken long by Brad Friedel (Tottenham).

13:25

Foul by Raniere Sandro (Tottenham) on Grant Holt (Norwich). Free kick taken left-footed by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) from left channel, passed.

12:38

Defending throw-in by Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

12:05

Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).

11:37

Defending throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

11:05

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on William Gallas (Tottenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Brad Friedel (Tottenham) from own half, passed.

10:10

Cross by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham), clearance by Leon Barnett (Norwich).

9:48

Foul by Jonathan Howson (Norwich) on Raniere Sandro (Tottenham). Free kick taken left-footed by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) from own half, passed.

9:18

Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

7:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Russell Martin takes a shot.

6:58

Aaron Lennon (Tottenham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

6:28

Attacking throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).

5:19

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

5:09

Cross by Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), clearance by Bradley Johnson (Norwich).

4:19

Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

3:55

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

2:47

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

2:33

Shot by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.

2:04

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

1:37

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

1:16

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

0:28

Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Norwich).

0:00

The match gets underway.

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