Premier League 2020: Liverpool beat bottom-placed Norwich 1-0

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Premier League 2020 Liverpool vs Norwich highlights – The Premier League table-toppers, Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the points table to 25 points with their 1-0 victory over the home side – Norwich on Saturday. The bottom-placed home team could manage only one shot on target in the entire match while the visitors struck 17 shots out of which only 1 found the home team’s net.

Although the possession statistics show that Liverpool dominated the game, yet Jurgen Klopp’s players only managed to score a single goal in the match, which seemed odd, given their current form.

premier league 2020 liverpool vs norwich highlights

Mohammad Salah’s effort was denied by a brilliant save from Norwich goalkeeper, Tim Krul and then Naby Keita’s close-range rebound was denied by the goalkeeper as well. This double save proved to be vital to the Norwich defense.

Premier League 2020 Liverpool vs Norwich highlights

The table-toppers were finally able to score their opening goal in the 78th minute with Sadio Mane breaking the Norwich defense with his brilliant finish. With the help of Jordan Henderson’s flighted pass and his excellent footwork, the Senegal international scored his 100th goal in all competitions since his arrival in England.

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In the post-match interview, Jurgen Klopp said that it was a tricky match for them due to the wind, the opponent team’s organization, and the way they played in the first half. He also said that they improved in the second half with Sadio scoring the goal for them which made all the difference.

Premier League 2020 Liverpool vs Norwich highlights – Norwich fought till the end but failed to put an impact on the scoreline with Teemu Pukki striking the ball straight at Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson in the 89th minute. Norwich boss, Daniel Farke said that it was a pretty close game that they played. He acknowledged Pukki’s miss and said that it was a must goal.

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With this win, Liverpool is at 76 points off 26 matches and is just 15 points away from their first Premier League title in 30 years. They have won 34 of their last 35 league matches and 17 in a row. On the other hand, Norwich City is at the bottom of the table with 18 points off 26 matches.

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