WRAPUP 2-Soccer-Shock defeat for Spurs, Ben Arfa lifts Newcastle

Mon Apr 9, 2012 9:34pm GMT
 

* Tottenham stunned 2-1 at home by Norwich

* Newcastle level with Spurs after beating Bolton

* Lampard reaches 150 league goals in Chelsea draw (Adds Di Matteo quotes)

By Tony Jimenez

LONDON, April 9 (Reuters) - Out-of-sorts Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League qualifying hopes received another jolt when they lost 2-1 at home to Norwich City on Monday while on-song Newcastle United boosted their chances with a 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers.

Elsewhere, Frank Lampard became the first midfield player to chalk up 150 Premier League goals as Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at west London neighbours Fulham.

Fourth-placed Spurs and Newcastle, in fifth, are now level on 59 points in the race for the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth for next season with Chelsea two points adrift in sixth position.

Leaders Manchester United (79 points) visit second from bottom Wigan Athletic on Wednesday when second-placed Manchester City (71) entertain mid-table West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal (61), in third, travel to bottom club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Norwich had a host of penalty claims turned down but still secured a memorable victory against Spurs at White Hart Lane.   Continued...

 
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