December 28, 2019 / 7:34 PM / 22 days ago

Soccer-Kane penalty earns Spurs 2-2 draw at Norwich

NORWICH, England, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane struck a late penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw away to bottom side Norwich City in an entertaining Premier League clash on Saturday.

Kane was brought down in the area and stepped up to secure a point after Serge Aurier’s own goal gave Norwich the lead for the second time.

A first-half strike by Norwich’s Mario Vrancic had earlier been cancelled out by Christian Eriksen’s free kick.

The result leaves Spurs in fifth place with 30 points from 20 games, while Norwich stay at the foot of the table with 13.

The home side went ahead with a low strike by Vrancic from the edge of the area in the 18th minute after Spurs defender Juan Foyth was dispossessed by Emiliano Buendia.

They thought they had scored again after 33 minutes when Teemu Pukki ran onto a ball over the top by Vrancic to slot home but a VAR review showed he was marginally offside.

Spurs made the most of their let off with a goal 10 minutes into the second half from Eriksen who planted a free kick into the top corner after Jamal Lewis had handled outside the area.

Norwich then had some luck themselves when Aurier diverted the ball past his keeper Paulo Gazzaniga after team mate Toby Alderweireld hit it against him while trying to stop Pukki.

It was left to England forward Kane, in his 200th Premier League match, to salvage a draw for Jose Mourinho’s side when he was brought down by Christoph Zimmerman and fired the spot kick home after 83 minutes. (Reporting by Ken Ferris; Editing by Ian Chadband)

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