Spurs prospect Oliver Skipp has fans raving after MOTM Norwich stats

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Adam Idah netted an 80th-minute winner as Norwich City defeated Huddersfield Town 1-0 in their opening fixture of the 2020-21 Championship campaign, but a man-of-the-match performance made Oliver Skipp the name on the lips of Norwich and Tottenham fans.

Skipp, who joined the Canaries on a season-long loan from Spurs to gain more first-team experience, was making his debut at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.

Playing the full 90 minutes, the England Under-21 international registered a passing accuracy of 93% in the opposition’s half, recovered the ball six times and won 14 duels at a success rate of 64.3%.

The midfielder completed 28 of his 32 attempted pass (a success rate of 87.5%) and also won six fouls, more than any other player on his side.

Skipp has been considered a promising prospect at Tottenham for a number of years and made 23 appearances in all competitions over the last two season.

If he can maintain such form for the Championship outfit, 2020-21 could prove a huge season in his development as a player, and supporters of both Tottenham and Norwich took to Twitter to praise the 19-year-old.

Alasdair Gold, football.london’s Tottenham correspondent, went as far as dubbing Skipp a “future captain”, while one Canaries supporter suggests he will guide them back to the Premier League.

By Sam May

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