Gareth Bale stunner rescues a point for Tottenham Hotspur against Norwich

Villas-Boas sent on German midfielder Lewis Holtby, recently signed from Schalke, for his debut in place of Clint Dempsey with 19 minutes left.

updated: January 31, 2013 11:12 IST
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London: Gareth Bale scored one of the goals of the season as the Tottenham Hotspur winger's stunning individual effort salvaged a 1-1 draw against Norwich City on Wednesday.

Andre Villas-Boas's side struggled to break down a stubborn Norwich defence after Wes Hoolahan gave the hosts a shock first-half lead at Carrow Road and it needed a moment of magic from Bale to save Spurs from an embarrassing defeat to a team beaten by non-league Luton in the FA Cup on Saturday.

With 10 minutes remaining, the Wales international took possession on the halfway line and surged towards goal, weaving his way past two defenders before blasting his shot into the far corner to conjure up memories of the brilliant Ryan Giggs strike for Manchester United against Arsenal in the 1999 FA Cup semi-finals.

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