Norwich 0-1 Everton: Michael Keane scores winner for Toffees

Norwich 0-1 Everton: Michael Keane scores winner for Toffees

June 25, 2020

Norwich suffered a third straight Premier League defeat as they lost to Everton and are running out of time to prevent an immediate return to the Championship.

Daniel Farke’s side remain rooted to the bottom of the table, six points adrift of safety, but they retain hope as the three sides above them – West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa – all failed to win on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Toffees defender Michael Keane scored the winning goal in the second half, leaping highest at the near post to flick home Lucas Digne’s corner.

The Canaries could have broken the deadlock in the first half but Onel Hernandez’s deflected shot bobbled off the foot of the post.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin forced Canaries goalkeeper Tim Krul into a couple of saves, with victory for Carlo Ancelotti’s side lifting them up to 10th in the table.

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Goal-shy Norwich

Norwich boss Farke sprung a surprise by opting to leave out his two most potent attacking threats in Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell, who have contributed 17 of the side’s 25 league goals this season.

Though Hernandez made some early darts forward and also struck the post, the Cuban drifted out of the game while fellow attackers Ondrej Duda, Lukas Rupp and Josip Drmic offered very little.

With just two goals between the quartet this season, the performance from the forward line showed why Norwich are the league’s lowest scorers this season.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was a spectator for the second half, and the closest the home side came to scoring was when Drmic headed wide of the post in stoppage time.

Though they still face trips to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, Norwich have huge games coming up against fellow strugglers Brighton, Watford and West Ham. Results in those will go a long way to determining their fate at the end of the campaign.

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Match ends, Norwich City 0, Everton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Everton 1.

Jordan Pickford (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Timm Klose (Norwich City).

Foul by Moise Kean (Everton).

Timm Klose (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Emiliano Buendía.

Attempt missed. Lucas Digne (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Moise Kean (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Todd Cantwell (Norwich City).

Attempt missed. Josip Drmic (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Emiliano Buendía with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Michael Keane.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Attempt blocked. Adam Idah (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Teemu Pukki.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Anthony Gordon replaces Alex Iwobi.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

Timm Klose (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Norwich City. Todd Cantwell tries a through ball, but Max Aarons is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Leighton Baines replaces Bernard.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Todd Cantwell replaces Jamal Lewis.

Attempt saved. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bernard.

Booking

Moise Kean (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Moise Kean (Everton).

Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Adam Idah replaces Onel Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic replaces Alexander Tettey.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Moise Kean replaces Richarlison.

Richarlison (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City).

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by André Gomes.

Foul by Lucas Digne (Everton).

Max Aarons (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

Ben Godfrey (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Emiliano Buendía replaces Lukas Rupp.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Teemu Pukki replaces Ondrej Duda.

Attempt missed. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Iwobi with a cross.

VAR Decision: Card upgraded Ondrej Duda (Norwich City).

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Séamus Coleman.

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