Sport Recaps

The Saints defeat the Canaries with a comfortable second-half performance

After 104 days sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table, Norwich City still sit at the foot of the table with 21 points. No team with 21 or fewer points have survived after 30 games played. 

Both teams, like the rest of Premier League, acknowledged the Black Lives Matter movement by taking a knee before kick-off to bring awareness for equality to people of colour. 

Norwich missed opportunities in the first 45 mins from Kenny Mclean and Josip Drmic and after a scoreless first half, Southampton’s top scorer Danny Ings opened his account for the game with a fantastic curling shot from just inside the box. Ings had come close in the first half hitting the bar with a close-range strike. 

Only five minutes later, Norwich conceded again after Stuart Armstrong dribbled through two missed Norwich tackles and slotted the ball through a crowed and past Tim Krul. 

Norwich did have a chance to get a goal with a nice move that ended with Timo Pukki, the player who Norwich fans would want for it to fall to, but he took too many touches and the shot was blocked.   

Nathan Redmond, the ex Norwich player finished the game off in the 79th minute with a low strike after fooling two Norwich defenders with a simple drop of the shoulder. 

Those three points for The Saints make it seven away wins for the season and their first double over the Canaries in top-flight football and gives them a 10-point buffer from the relegation zone. 

For Daniel Farke’s men, they will need to defend a lot better than that to stay in the Premier Leauge and with no composure in front of goal, it is going to be hard for them to get points. 

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