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Bale delights at Norwich stunner but rues Spurs’ first half showing

15:50 31 January 2013

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Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale. Photo credit: David Davies/PA Wire

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Gareth Bale was pleased with his superb equalising goal in Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Norwich last night but admitted it was disappointing not to come away with three points.

With ten minutes to go at Carrow Road the winger picked the ball up just inside his own half and motored forward 50 yards past three Norwich players before sending a powerful drive past Mark Bunn in the home goal to grab a 1-1 draw for Spurs.

“I saw a couple of players in front of me and managed to get past them, jinked inside and was able to get a good strike off,” Bale said.

“It was quite nice. The most important thing though was to get us back into the game.”

Despite Bale’s strike, and a late effort from Gylfi Sigurdsson, Tottenham barely troubled the Norwich goal, leading to suggestions that the London club will push hard to sign a striker before the transfer window shuts tonight.

Bale admits Spurs were not up to scratch in the first half at Carrow Road.

“It was obviously great to get the goal but we’re a bit disappointed,” Bale added.

“In the first half we were nowhere near good enough, not at the races. At half-time, the gaffer told us what we needed to do and we came out in the second half a completely different team.

“They played quite direct and it was difficult, especially with the wind swirling around. In the second half we controlled the game and played some good football. We had quite a few chances and were quite unlucky not to win in the end.”

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