Norwich City host Tottenham Hotspur at Carrow Road on Sunday 23rd February 2014 (KO 16:00) in the 27th round of the 2013-14 Premier League season.
Norwich come into the match in 16th place in the table on 25 points with Spurs in 5th place on 50 points. This will be the 82nd time the two teams have met, and Tottenham have found Norwich a very tough nut to crack recently with just the one win in the last five matches.
Norwich City were founded in 1902 by three former Norwich Church of England Young Men's Society players. The club lost their amateur status in 1905 and joined the Southern League shortly afterwards.
The first meeting between Spurs and Norwich came in April 1906 in the Southern League and the East Anglian club won 4-1 at White Hart Lane. The reverse fixture at Newmarket Road was won by Spurs 3-0. Vivian Woodward scored three goals for Spurs against Norwich that season.
The clubs met for two further seasons in the Southern League, resulting in two wins for Norwich, a win for Spurs and a drawn match.
Spurs joined the Football League for season 1908-09 and the next meeting with Norwich came in the old second round (today's fourth round) of the FA Cup in January 1915 at "The Nest" in Rosary Road, resulting in a 3-2 win for the Canaries.
Four friendlies were played between 1916 and 1925 with Spurs winning two games, Norwich one and one drawn game.
The first Football League meeting between the two clubs came in the Second Division in December 1935 with Spurs winning 2-1 at the Lane, while Norwich won the reverse fixture 1-0 in April 1936 at their new home in Carrow Road.
The clubs met for a further three seasons in Division Two resulting in four wins for Spurs and two for Norwich.
During World War Two, Spurs & Norwich played two matches in the Football League South.
An FA Cup fifth round match in February 1959 ended in a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane and Norwich pulled-off a 'giant killing' act by beating Spurs 1-0 in the replay at Carrow Road.
The first meeting in the Top Flight of English Football came in October 1972 when a Martin Chivers goal at Carrow Road wasn't enough to prevent a 2-1 win for Norwich.
The clubs contested the 1973 Football League Cup Final at Wembley and a Ralph Coates goal was enough to bring the silverware to White Hart Lane.
Martin Chivers scored a brace in Tottenham's 3-1 win against Norwich in the reverse First Division fixture at the Lane a week later.
The clubs met regularly in Division One from season 1973-74 to 1991-92 with honours being generally even.
Both Spurs and Norwich were founder members of the Premier League in 1992-93, but the Canaries lost their top flight status after the 1994-95 season and returned for one season in 2004-05. Spurs won 6 of the 10 Premier League matches played with Norwich winning twice and two drawn games.
The clubs met in a pre-season friendly at Carrow Road in July 2008 with Darren Bent scoring four goals in a 5-1 Spurs win.
The fixture at Carrow Road in December 2011 resulted in a rather comfortable 2-0 away win for Spurs, thanks to a brace of goals scored by Gareth Bale in the 55th and 67th minutes. Things were rather different for the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane in April 2012 with Spurs losing 1-2 to Norwich. Jermain Defoe scored for Spurs with Anthony Pilkington and Elliott Bennett netting for the Canaries in a match which would prove vital for Tottenham's Champions League qualification chances.
During the Summer of 2012, former Spurs player and assistant manager Chris Hughton was appointed Norwich manager, Cameroon defender Sebastien Bassong moved from Spurs to Norwich for a £3,750,000 transfer fee and Spurs striker Harry Kane joined Norwich on a season's loan.
The Premier League match at White Hart Lane in September resulted in a 1-1 draw with Mousa Dembele putting Spurs ahead after 68 minutes only for Robert Snodgrass to score a late equaliser with just five minutes remaining.
The clubs met in the 4th Round of the Football League (Capital One) Cup at Carrow Road at the end of October and Gareth Bale put Spurs ahead in the 66th minute. An own goal from Jan Vertonghen, who deflected an Alex Tettey shot, levelled matters after 84 minutes and Norwich progressed to the 5th Round through a Simeon Jackson goal three minutes later.
The game at Carrow Road in January 2013 ended with honours even after a 1-1 draw. Wes Hoolahan put the Canaries ahead after 32 minutes but a stunning solo goal from Gareth Bale ten minutes from time shared the points.
Goals in each half from Gylfi Sigurdsson won the three points for Spurs in their Premier League home match against Norwich in September 2013.
Overall, Spurs have won 35, Norwich have won 24 and 22 of the 81 matches between the two clubs have been drawn.
They Played for Spurs & Norwich....
Kevin Bond (Norwich player, Spurs asst. manager)
Ian Culverhouse (also Norwich asst. manager)