Norwich City 0-5 Tottenham: Son and Kulusevski hit braces as Spurs book Champions League spot

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Son Heung-min scored twice as Tottenham sealed their place in next season's Champions League with a thumping 5-0 win over Norwich City.

Antonio Conte's side went into the game knowing a draw would be enough to secure fourth spot given their far superior goal difference over fifth-placed Arsenal, but nothing less than a win looked likely after Dejan Kulusevski's early opener.

Spurs continued to dominate at Carrow Road after that and Harry Kane added a second before half-time following a howler from Tim Krul.

The impressive Kulusevski grabbed his second midway through the second half, before Son - who was chasing the Golden Boot - scored two excellent goals to move onto 23 goals in the top flight this season.

Kulusevski gave Spurs a deserved lead in the 16th minute, the Sweden international stroking in via a deflection off Jacob Lungi Sorensen after being teed up by Rodrigo Bentancur.

Spurs doubled their advantage in the 32nd minute when Kane headed in from eight yards from Bentancur's first-time cross following a dismal kick out by Krul.

The Norwich goalkeeper twice denied Son after the break, before Kulusevski saw a tame effort cleared off the line after he had rounded Krul.

Spurs forward Kulusevski was not to be denied in the 64th minute, though, as he whipped into Krul's top-right corner from 15 yards.

Son stroked into Krul's bottom-left corner from Lucas Moura's clever pass in the 70th minute to make it four, with the South Korea international then curling in from 25 yards five minutes later to add further gloss to the scoreline.

What does it mean? Spurs cruise into top four

Spurs, who last finished in the top four in the 2018-19 campaign, saw off the threat of their bitter rivals Arsenal in recent weeks to book a spot in next season's Champions League.

They could not have asked for more accommodating opponents on the final day of the season.

Norwich have now won just one of their last 10 league games against Tottenham (D3 L6), while they have conceded at least twice in each of their last six against Conte's men.

Son caps golden season

Son has enjoyed a stunning season and his two goals here meant the shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, with the two players finishing on 23 goals in the English top flight this term.

The Spurs star briefly held the lead after his double, before Salah netted with six minutes left in Liverpool's dramatic win over Wolves.

Krul helps Spurs on their way

Tottenham did not need any assistance in securing their top-four spot, yet Krul gave them a helping hand anyway.

The Netherlands international inexplicably rolled the ball out to Bentancur under little pressure, setting the stage for a second Spurs goal that effectively ended the contest.

Key Opta Stats:

- Tottenham ended the Premier League season with 71 points, only in three previous Premier League campaigns have they had more: 86 in 2016-17, 77 in 2017-18 and 72 in 2012-13.
- Norwich lost 26 games in the Premier League in 2021-22, only in 2019-20 (27) have they ever lost more games in a campaign in their league history.
- Kane has scored nine goals on the final day of Premier League seasons, the joint-most in the competition's history alongside Andrew Cole and Les Ferdinand.
- All five of Kulusevski's Premier League goals have come away from home, while the Swede has been directly involved in 13 goals in his 18 games for Tottenham in the competition (five goals, eight assists).
- Norwich won 12 points from their 19 home league games this season, their lowest points tally on home soil in a single Football League season (when converting to three points for a win).

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