Andre Villas-Boas is still awaiting his first victory as Spurs manager after Robert Snodgrass scored a late equaliser for Norwich City to condemn 10-men Tottenham to their worst start to a Premier League season for four years.
Snodgrass found space with five minutes to go and he unleashed a low shot that flashed beyond Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel which gave Norwich a deserved share of the spoils.
Tottenham took the lead midway through the second half with new signing Mousa Dembele, who came on as a substitute in the second half. Dembele turned on his left foot and found enough space to fire low and hard into John Ruddy’s far corner.
With Spurs pushing hard in the last couple of minutes, Huddlestone, who had come on just before Norwich’s equaliser for Defoe, lunged into a 50/50 challenge with Morison on the halfway line and referee Mark Halsey showed a straight red card to the 25 year old, reducing Spurs to 10 men for the final stages.
Norwich will be delighted to pick up a hard-earned point at White Hart Lane while Andre Villas-Boas will be under severe pressure to improve Spurs’ league position after the international break.