Saturday September 29, 2012 Day 6 Finished Carrow Road

Norwich City 2 - 5 Liverpool

  • Morison 61’
  • Holt 87’
  • Suarez 2’, 38’, 57’
  • Sahin 47’
  • Barnett 68’ (o.g.)

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  1. Suarez hat-trick hands Liverpool first Premier League win

    Suarez hat-trick hands Liverpool first Premier League win

    Luis Suarez scored a classy treble to help Liverpool complete their first Premier League win of the season with a 5-2 drubbing of Norwich. More

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    Time:90'
    • Norwich City
    • Liverpool
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    • 90+4' All over! A first Premier League win of the season for Liverpool. Norwich with real problems. No such issues for Liverpool as Luiz Suarez departs with the matchball.
    • 89' We are into four minutes of added time with the home fans heading out of the ground.
    • 88' Suarez sees a shot hammer off Barnett. He has obviously not finished for the day.
    • 87' Norwich pick up the ball at the halfway line. Snodgrass linking well with Howson. Norwich trying to apply a gloss to this scoreline here.
    • 86' Grant Holt ended a five-match goalless streak by scoring his first Premier League goal of the season. He also scored against Liverpool last season.
    • 85' Holt has not been starting for Norwich. That might well change after today. Norwich certainly need all the help they can get.
    • 84' GOAL! Sktrel makes a mistake allowing Holt to race into the box before teasing the ball into the corner of the net. Brilliant finish. 5-2 now.
    • 83' Norwich going to find themselves slap bang in the middle of the relegation zone with only three points from six matches this term. Liverpool with their first league win of the season.
    • 82' Chris Hughton studies his watch at the side of the park. This match over a long time ago as the fans start to head for the exit.
    • 81' Snodgrass tries to dance beyond Joe Allen, but Liverpool have enough bodies back to snuff out the danger. Story of the game really.
    • 80' It is over two years since Liverpool last won a Premier League away match by at least four goals – 4-0 at Burnley in April 2010. They last won by five goals in a 5-0 win at West Brom on Boxing Day 2004.
    • 79' Norwich’s heaviest ever Premier League home defeat was 6-1 to Manchester City last season.
    • 78' Bradley Johnson penalised for a late push on Wisdom. Norwich will be happy to get out of here without conceding any more goals.
    • 77' Another change coming here for Norwich as Morison departs to be replaced by Alexander Tettey.
    • 76' Sterling should have perhaps looked to pass there, but can't be faulted for his desire to impress. Norwich looking utterly bedraggled.
    • 75' Norwich can't get near the ball. Even Jamie Carragher looks comfortable in possession as Sterling sees a shot blocked inside the Norwich area.
    • 74' The home fans sticking with this to their credit. Not yet heading for the exit doors. Can't be easy watching Liverpool keep the ball for fun.
    • 73' Glen Johnson departs to be replaced by Jamie Carragher for the visiting side. Brendan Rodgers smiling in that technical area. No wonder.
    • 72' Suarez gives Turner the slip again, but he can only prod the ball inches wide of goal. Brilliant play by Suarez. Almost a fourth with Norwich left stretched. Not for the first time today.
    • 71' Steven Gerrard has now scored in back-to-back Premier League matches. This was his first Premier League away goal since January 2011 at Blackburn – Roy Hodgson’s last match as Liverpool manager.
    • 70' Liverpool fans singing the name of Gerrard. A fair distance between Norwich and Liverpool, but those travelling fans won't mind the trip back tonight. Has been worth the journey for them.
    • 69' Some really decent build-up work by Sterling before that shot hit the net. A real gulf in class between these two teams, and it is showing in the scoreline.
    • 68' GOAL! Gerrard sees a shot deflect off Barnett before spinning beyond the stricken Ruddy, who had headed off in the opposite direction. A 5-1 lead now.
    • 67' Liverpool in no real need to go anywhere with the ball as they keep possession with some real intensity at the back. Very easy on the eye.
    • 66' Sahin has did his bit for the day and makes way for Jordan Henderson, who scored his first goal in English football for Coventry at Norwich.
    • 65' Barnett wallops the ball clear as Liverpool enjoy some decent passing play out there. This visiting side have played with real confidence today and are getting their rewards.
    • 64' Gerrard releases Suarez with a neat little pass, but the forward is narrowly offside.
    • 63' Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 Premier League matches, but that was in a 3-0 win against Norwich at Carrow Road in April.
    • 62' GOAL! Morison slams the loose ball into the net after Reina failed to hold Russell Martin's shot. Poor goalkeeping by the Spaniard it must be said. No clean sheet then for Liverpool today. The visitors lead 4-1.
    • 61' Off comes Suso and on comes Oussama Assaidi for Liverpool.
    • 60' Johnson drags a shot wide of goal from 25 yards. Plenty of power, but no direction. Liverpool could easily score more goals here. Norwich can't get near them.
    • 59' Luis Suarez completes his hat trick – his second consecutive hat trick at Carrow Road. He may wish to play every week at Carrow Road.
    • 58' GOAL! Suarez sends the ball spinning into the net from outside of the box. Brilliant finish from 22 yards out. No chance for Ruddy. The hat-trick and a 4-0 lead for Liverpool. Devastating stuff.
    • 57' Johnson wallops the ball over the bar from distance. Worth a bash, but always on the rise.
    • 56' Norwich bring on Hoolahan to take over from Surman. Tactical change then.
    • 55' Norwich getting ready to bring on Wes Hoolahan as they look to stem the bleeding here.
    • 54' Solid piece of defending by Johnson to block the effort from Holt before Surman clips the ball wide. Touch of handball about that.
    • 53' Some decent play by Surman, who is closed down by Allen. Norwich have a corner here.
    • 52' Widsom sees a header drop over the ball from Gerrard's corner. Chris Hughton cutting a concerned figure in that Norwich technical area.
    • 51' Nuri Sahin scored his first Premier League goal. He is the first Turkish player to score for Liverpool in the division and eighth Turk to ever score in the Premier League.
    • 50' This is going to be a long, long second half for Norwich unless their defence sober up. Barnett and Turner look in a mess. Holt can't convert a cross at the back post as Norwich continue to toil.
    • 49' GOAL! Sahin taps the ball into the net from Suarez's pass and Liverpool have their third. Truly awful defending by Norwich with Turner marking fresh air again.
    • 48' Almost a dream start to the second half by Norwich. Morison hangs up a cross to the back post. Surman wallops a shot at goal, but Snodgrass can't force it home as the ball drops off him two yards out and over the bar.
    • 47' Jackson has been replaced by Grant Holt at the break.
    • 46' Norwich get the second half off and running in this one. What do they have in their locker here?
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. A 2-0 lead for Liverpool. A thoroughly convincing performance from Liverpool so far. Norwich struggling to cope out there.
    • 44' One minute to be added to the first half. We are into that one minute right now.
    • 43' Suarez has now scored five goals in one-and-a-half Premier League matches at Carrow Road. Five of his 19 career Premier League goals have come against Norwich – 26%.
    • 42' Brendan Rodgers is writing down a few notes in his technical area. Not much to write home about for Norwich here.
    • 41' Widsom tries a through ball, but this time Suarez is caught narrowly offside. Suarez a constant nuisance here today.
    • 40' What will Chris Hughton do at half-time? Surely has to make changes at the break as Liverpool look to add a killer third goal.
    • 39' A booking for Barnett for a cynical late challenge on Suarez and he is correctly booked for that tackle.
    • 38' Suarez made that one count with the outside of his right foot. Turner caught napping on the ball, and he has paid a heavy price for failing to defend properly.
    • 37' GOAL! Suarez sticks the ball into the corner of the net with a sublime finish and Liverpool have a second. Brilliant finish with the Norwich defence all over the place. 2-0.
    • 36' Agger produces some sublime play to open up the home defence with a pass, but Suarez knocks the ball wide of goal. Should have been the second with only Ruddy to beat.
    • 35' Gerrard onside seconds ago from a lovely ball by Suarez, but Ruddy is equal to the task to make the stop. Fine passage of play.
    • 34' Liverpool have earned just 20 points from 24 Premier League games in 2012. These three points would certainly come in handy.
    • 33' Skrtel blocks the shot from Surman. This game becoming more and more stretched with every passing moment. Surely more goals in this game.
    • 32' Reina brings off a terrific stop to deny Jackson's diving header, but he is penalised for venturing narrowly offside.
    • 31' Wisdom seemed to drop his head low, but Surman is penalised for a high boot. Wisdom needing a spot of treatment.
    • 30' Ruddy wallops the ball long down the field before Surman catches the head of Wisdom. A free-kick to the visiting side.
    • 29' Sahin with a lovely pass out wide to find Sterling. Some really nice stuff from the visitors. Gerrard's ball across goal is whacked clear. Liverpool keeping it for fun here.
    • 28' Liverpool settle themselves down at the back again before Skrtel knocks the ball away from Jackson. Liverpool look to build.
    • 27' Another long ball causing problems for Norwich as Sterling dashes behind Barnett, but this time Ruddy is quick to spot the danger as he comes to collect.
    • 26' The referee for this one is Mike Jones if you are wondering. Not sure I would be nipping back to Liverpool for a pint tonight if I was Mr Jones are that Suarez penalty decision.
    • 25' Jackson with the chance to level, but he slashes at the volley as the ball flies miles over from Morison's header back across goal. Should be 1-1. If only he steadied himself in the Liverpool area.
    • 24' Astonishingly, some of the home players are complaining of simulation by Suarez and are demanding a booking. That would have been the double whammy.
    • 23' Suarez denied a certain penalty after he is bundled to the deck from behind by Barnett. Certain penalty, but somehow the referee says no. A shocking decision. Not sure what the referee was sniffing there.
    • 22' An offside flag goes up against Morison after he set off to soon. Not happening for Norwich so far today.
    • 21' Howson being tracked back by Sterling, who is doing some admirable covering work to deny the home player space in his own half.
    • 20' Norwich have won just one of their last 10 Premier League matches (W1 D4 L5). Another loss here is not going to enhance the mood around Carrow Road.
    • 19' Snodgrass trying to get in on the act going forward. Reina makes the clearance. Not the best clearance, but does enough to get the ball out of harm's way.
    • 18' Suso sends Suarez racing clear. Tries to drop the ball onto the head of Stirling, but he can't pick out a team-mate. Another impressive counter attack by the visitors.
    • 17' Johnson dinks the free-kick into the box trying to pick out Turner's head, but the ball drops harmlessly out of play.
    • 16' Liverpool with well over 60 per cent of possession. The stats telling the story so far as Reina comes off his line to deprive Morison of the ball.
    • 15' Turner smacks a ball straight out of play. Norwich toiling to find any real momentum in their play it must be said.
    • 14' Liverpool hungry to break up play. Howson's shot blocked by Agger from Surman's pass. Fine piece of defending.
    • 13' Liverpool looking so, so relaxed in possession. Norwich now with only two clean sheets in 19 games. Not good enough for this level. Or any other level come to think of it.
    • 12' Suarez’s goal is Liverpool’s fastest in the Premier Division in 16 months since Maxi Rodriguez netted after 31 seconds of their victory at Fulham in May 2011.
    • 11' Skrtel smashes into the side of Garrido, who in turn clatters into the advertising boards. Garrido felt the pain of that challenge. Needing a spot of treatment. Goalkick to Liverpool.
    • 10' Jackson hits a post for the home side! Snodgrass with the cross. Reina manages to get the ball onto his post to keep it out.
    • 9' Wisdom gets the ball out of play from Jackson's cross. Norwich starting to finally wake up here.
    • 8' Barnett forced to nudge the ball away from Suarez in the Norwich box. Liverpool threatening to grab a second goal here.
    • 7' Luis Suarez scored in the second minute. It was the second-fastest Premier League goal of the season after Kevin Nolan’s opening minute goal for West Ham.
    • 6' Lovely play by Suso. The shot is blocked before Martin smashes the loose ball away from Sterling. Liverpool continue on the offensive.
    • 5' Snodgrass brings down Agger and Liverpool can build again here.
    • 4' Golden chance for a second, but Agger heads over from the Sahin free-kick. Woof! That could easily have been a 2-0 lead. Norwich being pinned back. Superb delivery by Sahin.
    • 3' Clinical start to this match by the visiting side, who are ahead with their first real attack of the match. The home fans are stunned. The visitors have a free-kick here outside of the Norwich box.
    • 2' GOAL! Suarez dances to the edge of the home box. Two touches and sticks the shot beyond Ruddy. Liverpool lead. Lovely finish. Low and hard. No chance for the diving Ruddy.
    • 1' Liverpool get the action off and running in this match.
    • 14.57 A minute's applause for football legend John Bond, who died earlier this week at the age of 78. Almost ready to go.
    • 14.55 Teams out on the pitch. Glorious day for football here today. Almost ready to go in this one. Can Sahin continue to shine today for Liverpool? That is what the visiting fans will be hoping for.
    • 14.50 The Reds are unbeaten in their last four visits to Carrow Road, winning the last three in a row. Only Norwich (3.6%) have a worse chance conversion rate than Liverpool (6%). Liverpool have failed to win any of their opening five league games for the first time since the 1911-12 season.
    • 14.45 A few match facts for you this afternoon: Liverpool have won five and lost none of their last six Premier League matches against Norwich. Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick in this fixture last season, including the goal scored from the furthest distance by an outfield player (49 yards).
    • 14.40 Match odds for this one today: Norwich (4/1) Liverpool (5/6) Draw (43/15)
    • 14.35 Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool): "Every game is important, but we've got 99 points to play for. There's a hell of a long way to go. Our first five games, performance-wise, have been good. We haven't got the points that we really wanted in the games, or even deserved in the games. Certainly on Saturday we'll really be looking to hopefully get the points that we deserve and take it from there. I look no further on than that, really. I'm not concerned at all."
    • 14.30 Chris Hughton (Norwich): "We have certainly played well enough in the last four games to have got more than we have got and they (Liverpool) would probably say the same. We have to be very respectful to Liverpool. In their last home game against Manchester United until the sending off (of Jonjo Shelvey) they were the better team. They looked a real threat going forward. Manager Brendan Rodgers has a philosophy which is very pleasing on the eye and they can score goals."
    • 14.25 Centre-back Daniel Agger is fit despite being carried off on a stretcher last weekend. The Denmark international sustained bone bruising in the defeat to Manchester United but retains his place in the starting line-up. Fabio Borini is on the bench with Jonjo Shelvey suspended. Young players Suso, Raheem Sterling and Andre Wisdom all start for Brendan Rodgers's side, who are fresh from a 2-1 win League Cup win at West Bromwich Albion.
    • 14.20 Harry Kane misses the game against Liverpool and could be out for six weeks after suffering a foot injury in Norwich's midweek Capital One Cup victory against Doncaster. Centre-back Sebastien Bassong (hamstring) and midfielder Anthony Pilkington (back) both miss out. The home side revert to their strongest available line-up against the Reds after resting several players in midweek. Simon Lappin is back in training, but the game comes too soon for him.
    • 14.15 Teams: Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Sahin, Allen, Gerrard, Sterling, Suso, Suarez..subs: Jones, Carragher, Henderson, Downing, Assaidi, Coates, Borini////Norwich City: Ruddy, R. Martin, Barnett, Turner, Garrido, Johnson, Howson, Snodgrass, Surman, Morison, Jackson..subs: Bunn, Holt, Hoolahan, E. Bennett, Tierney, R. Bennett, Tettey
    • 14.10 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of the Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool from Carrow Road.
  • Summary

    • 84' GOAL! Sktrel makes a mistake allowing Holt to race into the box before teasing the ball into the corner of the net. Brilliant finish. 5-2 now.
    • 72' Suarez gives Turner the slip again, but he can only prod the ball inches wide of goal. Brilliant play by Suarez. Almost a fourth with Norwich left stretched. Not for the first time today.
    • 68' GOAL! Gerrard sees a shot deflect off Barnett before spinning beyond the stricken Ruddy, who had headed off in the opposite direction. A 5-1 lead now.
    • 62' GOAL! Morison slams the loose ball into the net after Reina failed to hold Russell Martin's shot. Poor goalkeeping by the Spaniard it must be said. No clean sheet then for Liverpool today. The visitors lead 4-1.
    • 58' GOAL! Suarez sends the ball spinning into the net from outside of the box. Brilliant finish from 22 yards out. No chance for Ruddy. The hat-trick and a 4-0 lead for Liverpool. Devastating stuff.
    • 54' Solid piece of defending by Johnson to block the effort from Holt before Surman clips the ball wide. Touch of handball about that.
    • 49' GOAL! Sahin taps the ball into the net from Suarez's pass and Liverpool have their third. Truly awful defending by Norwich with Turner marking fresh air again.
    • 48' Almost a dream start to the second half by Norwich. Morison hangs up a cross to the back post. Surman wallops a shot at goal, but Snodgrass can't force it home as the ball drops off him two yards out and over the bar.
    • 37' GOAL! Suarez sticks the ball into the corner of the net with a sublime finish and Liverpool have a second. Brilliant finish with the Norwich defence all over the place. 2-0.
    • 36' Agger produces some sublime play to open up the home defence with a pass, but Suarez knocks the ball wide of goal. Should have been the second with only Ruddy to beat.
    • 35' Gerrard onside seconds ago from a lovely ball by Suarez, but Ruddy is equal to the task to make the stop. Fine passage of play.
    • 23' Suarez denied a certain penalty after he is bundled to the deck from behind by Barnett. Certain penalty, but somehow the referee says no. A shocking decision. Not sure what the referee was sniffing there.
    • 10' Jackson hits a post for the home side! Snodgrass with the cross. Reina manages to get the ball onto his post to keep it out.
    • 4' Golden chance for a second, but Agger heads over from the Sahin free-kick. Woof! That could easily have been a 2-0 lead. Norwich being pinned back. Superb delivery by Sahin.
    • 2' GOAL! Suarez dances to the edge of the home box. Two touches and sticks the shot beyond Ruddy. Liverpool lead. Lovely finish. Low and hard. No chance for the diving Ruddy.
    • 14.15 Teams: Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Sahin, Allen, Gerrard, Sterling, Suso, Suarez..subs: Jones, Carragher, Henderson, Downing, Assaidi, Coates, Borini////Norwich City: Ruddy, R. Martin, Barnett, Turner, Garrido, Johnson, Howson, Snodgrass, Surman, Morison, Jackson..subs: Bunn, Holt, Hoolahan, E. Bennett, Tierney, R. Bennett, Tettey
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