A mixture of slick football and a slice of luck looked like it might see Daniel Farke's men finally get over the line.
Teamu Pukki thought he had made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute after latching onto a diagonal pass from Vrancic, only to have the goal ruled out for an offside.
The team accepts that, accepts the responsibility, we scored and had 30 minutes to win - and then the second goal comes.
Spurs, though, clawed their way back into things following the interval, as goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli eventually secured all 3 points for the hosts. Do I have doubts that Harry Kane is my No 9?
"The little details are more important than what people look at".
The Spurs boss did opt to throw Ndombele back into his starting line-up for the 2-2 draw with Norwich City on Saturday.
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Is this it for Norwich?
Norwich are dead bottom and struggling.
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Spurs have finally figured out how to win away from home, or at least it seemed that way before defeat to Man Utd.
"I cannot imagine these boys, not just my boys, but the [Graham] Potter boys, how they can play in 48 hours", Mourinho told the media. That being said, the defense has been the biggest issue for Norwich City as they have already conceded 38 goals.
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The win ensures Spurs finish 5th on the EPL standings with 29 points, three points behind fourth place holder Chelsea.
It was a momentous day for Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen as he lined up at left-back for his 300th appearance for the club and, despite the early start and the miserable weather, the game started brightly with both sides having half-chances.
While Norwich's season seems to be going down in a blaze of glory, credit must be given to one of their undoubted stars, Emiliano Buendia.
And it's that unstable showing which either side will be looking to right and propel themselves on an ascendancy in the points tally as we hit the halfway mark of the marquee league.