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Villas-Boas: Bale deserves protection

January 31, 2013
By ESPN staff

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas believes Gareth Bale deserves more protection from Premier League referees after narrowly avoiding a dangerous challenge in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road.

• Blog: Holtby and Bale provide hope

Bale, 23, scored the equaliser for Tottenham with a tidy finish after a mazy run through the Norwich defence, although he was lucky to avoid a tackle from Alex Tettey which Villas-Boas perceived as potentially ...

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