Mark Lawrenson on who will win the FA Cup tie between Spurs and Norwich

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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Norwich City this evening.

The Canaries are the visitors to North London with a place in the quarter final up for grabs.  The match must be decided this evening under the lights of the new stadium with extra time and penalties on offer if required.

After suffering three consecutive defeats in all competitions for the first time since May last year, Spurs fans will be hoping that the club can still cling on to the hope of winning some silverware this season.

The former Liverpool player believes that Spurs will book their place in the next round after highlighting Norwich’s poor away form this season.

Spurs last won the FA Cup in 1991 with victory over Nottingham Forest, 29 years is certainly too long to wait for a club of Tottenham’s stature to lift the cup.

He told BBC Sport: “Sunday’s defeat by Wolves means Tottenham have now lost three games in a row.

“Jose Mourinho is still talking about them not having any fit strikers, and at the same time he only brought on teenage centre-forward Troy Parrott for the final moments over the weekend.

“So, on the face of it, it might appear Norwich have a chance here, and they will be full of confidence after beating Leicester on Friday.

“But then you remember the Canaries have only had one away win in the Premier League all season and, to me, that seems like a good reason to tip Tottenham instead.

“Lawro’s prediction: 2-0.”

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