TOTTENHAM have claimed they are close to identifying the fan who aimed "horrendous" abuse at Eric Dier and rowed with the Spurs star's brother in sensational scenes last night.

The England man, 26, leapt over advertising hoardings and raced up the West Stand after Tottenham lost to Norwich on penalties in the FA Cup.

A source revealed the fan had been screaming "horrendous" abuse in the direction of Dier.

His younger brother, Patrick - who was seated nearby - then tried to calm the man down.

It is believed the pair got into a heated exchange and the Three Lions star jumped into the stands to protect his sibling.