Glaswegian winger Snodgrass fired the Canaries to just their second win in 12 Premier League clashes, with goalkeeper John Ruddy producing a string of first-class saves.
Spurs struggled for rhythm and pace throughout the half, the visitors as much at fault for their midfield shortcomings as Norwich merited praise for continually hassling them off their stride.
Joseph Yobo’s hefty clearance handed Ricky van Wolfswinkel a chance to terrorise the poorly positioned Michael Dawson on the cusp of the Spurs box.
Instead he dallied and was dispossessed with little more than a whimper.
So out of sorts and hesitant before the break, van Wolfswinkel somehow managed to leave his meekness in the changing rooms.
Straight from the second-half kick-off the Dutchman produced a telling contribution that sparked the counter-attack for the opening goal.
Sneaking up on Bentaleb, van Wolfswinkel picked the Spurs midfielder’s pocket before releasing Bradley Johnson.
Snodgrass immediately picked a smart diagonal run in behind the Tottenham defence and Johnson slid him the perfect ball.
The Scotland international latched onto the pass, steadied himself and buried the ball past the helpless Lloris, making a mockery of Norwich’s first-half profligacy and indecision.
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The Norwich goal sparked an inevitable Spurs reaction, but Chadli wasted acres of space with a poor cross, before Rose spoiled a fine 50-metre break with a loose pass.
Adebayor then bustled past Canaries centre-backs Bassong and Yobo, muscling a fine opening, but John Ruddy raced off his line to slide onto the ball and deny the Togo striker.
Spurs boss Sherwood threw Roberto Soldado into the mix, and the switch to a two-man strikeforce almost paid immediate dividend.
Adebayor played Soldado through on the inside-right channel, but the Spaniard hit only side-netting.
The former Valencia striker had another clear opening moments later, but headed Lennon’s pinpoint cross wide of goal.
Chadli headed back across goal with no team-mate in attendance, then Adebayor could not direct the winger’s cross to trouble Ruddy.
Tottenham’s increasing threat cranked up the tension, and Ruddy was forced to deny Chadli at point-blank range.
Norwich were not to be denied though, and rallied once more in the closing 10 minutes.
Johnson struck the bar from a firecracker free-kick, before Lloris parried the follow-up from Redmond.
Gary Hooper raced clear and squared the ball across the empty net, but no yellow shirt could provide a finish.
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