Premier League

  • N. Redmond 15’
  • D. Mbokani 18’
  • C. Cathcart (OG) 37’
  • D. Mbokani 57’
  • 11’ T. Deeney
  • 51’ O. Ighalo
0 Extra Time 0
4 Full Time 2
3 Half Time 1
12/05/2016
Round 35
Carrow Road
Attendance 26,279

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      O'Neil strikes a late free-kick into the wall before referee East brings an end to the contest.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      CHANCE! Deeney has a late chance as he controls the ball well and opens up space for a strike. His effort deflects off Bennett and almost lobs Ruddy, but the keeper gets back to make the stop.
    • 90'
      Jarvis makes a strong surge into the box, but he cannot get the better of Anya and can only poke the ball out for a goal-kick.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Referee Roger East brings an end to the first half.
    • 90'
      Odjidja-Ofoe tries to get in on the act for the home side with an ambitious strike from 30 yards, but he sends his effort well over the bar.
    • 0'
      Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
    • 0'
      Norwich will miss out on the new lucrative television deal that comes into play next season and the club will have a lot of decisions to make over the summer to prepare for life in the second tier. The truth is that they have simply not been good enough in the second half of the campaign, taking jus
    • 0'
      Sunderland's 3-0 victory over Everton tonight means that Norwich are heading back down to the Championship after just one season in the Premier League. They held up their end of the bargain with a strong performance tonight to hammer Watford 4-2. Nathan Redmond was impressive with two assists and a
    • 0'
      NORWICH ARE RELEGATED FROM THE PREMIER LEAGUE.
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: Norwich 4-2 Watford
    • 0'
      They're doing all they can to send the race for survival into the final day, but they're not being helped by Everton tonight. Sunderland hold a 2-0 lead over Roberto Martinez's men, which should the Black Cats win would send Norwich and Newcastle into the Championship. All eyes on the Stadium of Lig
    • 0'
      Well the first half got off to a disastrous start for Norwich as Watford took an early lead through Troy Deeney. However, their response since the goal has been magnificent and their two-goal lead could well have been three or four goals greater. The Hornets have been all over the place at the back,
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: Norwich 3-1 Watford
    • 0'
      The players are making their way out on to the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
    • 0'
      Flores makes one change to his team from their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Allan Nyom comes into the side to replace Sebastian Prodl at right-back, while it's as you were elsewhere in the team. Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo lead the line looking to end their campaigns with a flourish, with Alm
    • 0'
      Norwich have made four changes from their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday. Sebastien Bassong has been dropped to the bench, while in the continued absence of Timm Klose, Ryan Bennett comes into the back four to partner Russell Martin. Graham Dorrans comes into the line-up at the expense
    • 0'
      Watford subs: Pantilimon, Prodl, Paredes, Ake, Guedioura, Berghuis, Amrabat.
    • 0'
      Watford (4-4-2): Gomes; Nyom, Britos, Cathcart, Anya; Abdi, Suarez, Watson, Jurado; Deeney, Ighalo.
    • 0'
      Norwich subs: Rudd, Bassong, Jerome, Brady, Jarvis, Mulumbu, Odjidja.
    • 0'
      Norwich (4-4-2): Ruddy; Pinto, Martin, Bennett, Olsson; Redmond, Dorrans, O'Neil, Hoolahan; Naismith, Mbokani.
    • 0'
      The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
    • 0'
      Watford are playing a significant role in the relegation battle by playing the Canaries and Sunderland in the final week. The Hornets were tipped to struggle at the start of the season, but Quique Sanchez Flores has performed well to keep his side in the Premier League. Questions marks remain over w
    • 0'
      Home form is crucial to all sides in the lower half of the Premier League, but Norwich have struggled to make Carrow Road the foundation to build their bid for survival around. They have recorded only five wins at home this term, including one in their last eight fixtures. That will have to change t
    • 0'
      Norwich were in a decent position at the turn of the year, indeed they were eight points clear of Sunderland after taking 20 points from their opening 19 games of the season. Had they continued that run of form they would have all but secured their top-flight status. However, in their last 17 matche
    • 0'
      Goals have been the main issue for Neil's men in the second half of the season. They have found the net just 14 times in their last 17 matches, including blanks in their last four games. Seven of those strikes came in two games, which has highlighted their inconsistency in front of goal. Cameron Jer
    • 0'
      The task at hand for the Canaries could be a difficult prospect as the club have lost their last four matches on the spin in the Premier League, which has left them four points adrift of safety. The problems emerged in a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace last month that killed the mometum built courtesy
    • 0'
      It's a simple formula for Alex Neil's men tonight. They have to beat Watford and hope that Sunderland are unable to take all three points from their match against Everton at the Stadium of Light, which would send the battle for survival into the final day of the season.
    • 0'
      Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Norwich City and Watford at Carrow Road.
    • 1'
      We're underway at Carrow Road.
    • 2'
      Pinto sends the ball down the right flank for Norwich and Redmond does well to keep the ball in play, forcing a corner off the legs of Anya.
    • 3'
      Redmond wins a free-kick down the right as Britos brings him down with a rash challenge. An opportunity for the Canaries to send the ball into the box.
    • 3'
      The Hornets clear the danger with relative ease and are able to come forward through the midfield.
    • 4'
      Redmond attempts to fizz the ball in from the right, but his cross fails to beat the first man and once again the visitors clear the danger.
    • 5'
      Mbokani does well at the back to head behind at the back post under pressure from Watson. Norwich are going to need every one of their players to give their all this evening.
    • 5'
      Jurado is fouled after making a good run down the right by Dorrans, which he will not attempt to send into the box. Decent position to threaten for the visitors.
    • 7'
      CHANCE! Deeney collects the ball 30 yards from goal and with a lack of support opts to hammer a strike towards the net. The striker's effort appears to trouble Ruddy at first, but the Canaries stopper gets his body behind the ball to make the stop.
    • 8'
      O'Neil attempts to win the ball from Deeney, but succeeds in only wiping out his team-mate Redmond. The winger goes down clutching his ankle in the need of treatment. Neil will want to see him go off so early into the contest.
    • 9'
      A good run down the left from Hoolahan almost yields an opening for the home side, but Gomes ensures that the ball does reach the outsretched leg of Naismith by smothering the ball on the penalty spot.
    • 11'
      G T. Deeney Assist S. Naismith
    • 11'
      GOAL!!! A hammer blow for Norwich as Deeney puts the visitors ahead. The strike came from a long ball pumped forward which the Watford skipper won in the air to knock down into the feet of Ighalo. The Nigerian raided through on goal, but Ruddy stopped with his body. However, the rebound fell kindly
    • 13'
      The home side work the ball well in the final third and Hoolahan tries to weave some magic with his quick feet on the edge of the box. However, Watson reads the danger and wins the ball with a good tackle to send his side on the counter.
    • 15'
      G N. Redmond Assist S. Naismith
    • 15'
      Nice pass from the Scot to send the winger on his way to notch the vital equaliser.
    • 15'
      GOALL!!! Norwich respond through Redmond, a crucial equaliser for the home side. The build-up was good from the Canaries as Dorrans and Naismith exchanged passes, with the Scot laying the ball into the path of Redmond. From a tight angle the winger fired towards the near post, and Gomes made an erro
    • 18'
      G D. Mbokani Assist S. Naismith
    • 18'
      GOAL!!!! Norwich take the lead as Mbokani taps home from close range. Redmond was crucial in creating the opening as he raided down the flank and cut inside on to his right foot. He curled an effort towards the bottom corner which was deflected on to the post, but Mbokani was there to turn home the
    • 20'
      The atmopshere has changed completely inside Carrow Road following Mbokani's strike. There was a stunned silence around the ground when Deeney put the visitors ahead, but the response from the Canaries has lifted home supporters.
    • 22'
      Redmond continues to torment Watford by powering forward and lifting a long ball over the top of their backline. Mbokani tries to get the better of Britos, but the defender wins the ball with a slight nudge on the forward.
    • 25'
      OFF THE POST! Redmond comes within inches of adding a third for the home side as he weaves his way past two defenders, but sees his strike clatter off the post.
    • 26'
      SAVE! From the rebound the ball goes out to Olsson on the edge of the box, who fires with power towards the top corner, only to see his effort brilliantly saved by Gomes to tip the ball out for a corner.
    • 27'
      The visitors clear their lines from the resulting corner, but the Canaries are all over them at the minute. Flores needs to get his side into a solid defensive shape as they're all over the place at the back.
    • 29'
      Bennett gives the ball away for the Canaries in a promising position and Watford advance through the midfield. The ball goes long looking for the run of Ighalo, but Bennett is back to atone for his error to win it and clear.
    • 32'
      OFFSIDE! Pinto and Bennett look relieved men to see the linesman's flag go up following a incisive through ball from Deeney to Ighalo. The striker was through on goal, but replays show that he was a fraction beyond the last defender.
    • 34'
      Hoolahan lays the ball into the path of Dorrans on the edge of the area and the midfielder rifles an effort towards the net. Watson comes out of the defensive line to put his body on the line to make an important block for the visitors.
    • 37'
      GOAL!!! Norwich extend their lead as Cathcart guides the ball into his own net from an Hoolahan cross. A horrible slip by Nyom opened up the left flank for the Canaries midfielder and he put a dangerous cross into the middle, which Cathcart could only send past Gomes into his own net.
    • 38'
      UPDATE: Disastrous news from the Stadium of Light for the Canaries and Newcastle as Patrick van Aanholt has fired Sunderland ahead against Everton.
    • 40'
      CHANCE! Watson curls a cross into the box from the flank looking for the head of Deeney. The Hornets skipper gets the better of Bennett in the box and powers his header towards goal, but Ruddy is on hand to make the save.
    • 42'
      UPDATE: The news gets worse from the Stadium of Light for Norwich and Newcastle. Lamine Kone has doubled Sunderland's lead. It's all looking in vain for the Canaries tonight.
    • 43'
      Abdi goes into the book for poor challenge on Hoolahan.
    • 44'
      CHANCE! Hoolahan is the next player to attempt to add a fourth goal as his left-footed drive arcs towards the top corner, but the keeper is there with a firm hand yet again.
    • 44'
      CHANCE! Watford's defence parts like the Red Sea through the middle and space opens up for Naismith to drive the ball towards the bottom corner. However, Gomes keeps his effort at bay by turning the ball past the post.
    • 45'
      There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      SI N. Aké SO S. Naismith
    • 46'
      We're back underway at Carrow Road.
    • 46'
      A change for Watford at the break as Ake replaces Nyom.
    • 47'
      Bennett goes into the book for a loose challenge on Ighalo.
    • 47'
      Early chance for the Hornets to attempt to get back into the game through a free-kick down the left.
    • 48'
      The Canaries clear the danger from Jurado's set-piece, but Watford bring it back forward through Suarez, forcing the home side into action at the back. They get the ball away properly second time around, much to the relief of the home supporters.
    • 51'
      G O. Ighalo Assist S. Naismith
    • 51'
      Deeney creates the goal for Ighalo with excellent work to beat the challenge of Olsson before sending a perfect cross for his strike partner to score.
    • 51'
      GOAL!!! Watford are back in the game through Ighalo. A long ball over the top from Ake sent Deeney down the flank and he got the better of Olsson to send a pinpoint ball across the face of goal for the Nigerian to convert from close range. Game on!
    • 53'
      Mbokani tries to bring the ball down the left flank, but he gets crowded out by Ake and Jurado, who bring the ball away for the visitors. The Hornets have been much improved since the break.
    • 54'
      SI S. Berghuis SO S. Naismith
    • 54'
      Attacking substitute for Watfor as Berghuis replaces Jurado.
    • 55'
      CHANCE! Hoolahan collects the ball on the edge of the box and drills his strike towards the bottom corner, but Gomes makes a fine stop to keep the home side at bay.
    • 57'
      G D. Mbokani Assist S. Naismith
    • 57'
      Redmond carves open the Watford defence with a backheel to release the run of his team-mate to find the net.
    • 57'
      GOAL!!! Mbokani nets his second of the game to restore his side's two-goal cushion. Redmond carved out the opening for the home side with neat backheel between Britos and Cathcart, while Anya played the forward onside. There was still work to do, but Mbokani finished in style with a delicate chip ov
    • 59'
      UPDATE: Although Norwich are celebrating their stay in the Premier League looks to be over as Lamine Kone has netted his second goal of the game to hand Sunderland a 3-0 lead over Everton.
    • 61'
      CHANCE! Abdi collects the ball on the edge of the box and drives an effort towards the bottom corner, which goes agonisingly past the post. Close for the visitors. This game still has plenty more goals in it, despite safety being beyond Neil's men.
    • 63'
      A period of calm has developed over the last couple of minutes at Carrow Road. The game has been end-to-end with neither side too keen on defending. However, Watford are taking the pace out of the match with a few neat passes across the middle of the park.
    • 65'
      Bennett has to be alert in the box as Berghuis sends a dangerous cross to the back post for the run of Deeney. Ruddy fails to claim the ball, but the defender gets it out of harms way before the Hornets can react.
    • 67'
      Naismith goes down under the challenge of Watson, which earns the Watford midfielder a booking.
    • 70'
      Norwich break forward with numbers through the middle of the park. Redmond tries to open up space for Mbokani and Naismith, but Suarez gets back at him well enough to win the ball and ease the danger on the Hornets' backline.
    • 72'
      SI R. Brady SO S. Naismith
    • 72'
      SI A. Guédioura SO S. Naismith
    • 72'
      Brady enters the game for the final 18 minutes of the match to replace Hoolahan.
    • 72'
      Guedioura replaces the booked Watson in the middle of the park for the Hornets.
    • 74'
      The crowd are still with Norwich despite their impending descent into the Championship. Carrow Road has been rocking this evening and the performance from the Canaries has matched their enthusiasm. Can they have one last hoorah in the final 15 or so minutes?
    • 76'
      CHANCE! Abdi has a good opportunity after his first shot rebounds back into his path on the edge of the box, but he can only put his second strike into the arms of Ruddy. Time is running out for the Hornets to salvage something tonight.
    • 78'
      PENALTY SHOUT! Naismith raids forward into the box and goes down under pressure from Britos, demanding penalty from Mr East with the home supporters in full agreement. However, the official dismisses his claims and Watford come forward.
    • 80'
      SI M. Jarvis SO S. Naismith
    • 80'
      Jarvis enters the pitch for the final 10 minutes to replace the impressive Redmond.
    • 81'
      SI V. Odjidja-Ofoe SO S. Naismith
    • 81'
      Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe comes on for the final eight minutes with Naismith making way.
    • 82'
      Ake escapes a worse punishment for a terrible challenge on Mbokani. Quite fortunate to escape with a booking there the Watford left-back.
    • 83'
      Brady whips the resulting free-kick into the box, but the visitors clear the danger with relative ease.
    • 84'
      Odjidja-Ofoe is booked just two minutes into his stay with a poor challenge on Berghuis.
    • 86'
      Berghuis raids forward in space and has the run of Ighalo to hit in the right inside channel. However, Martin gets back to cover the Nigerian to send the ball out for throw-in.
    • 88'
      Martin brings down Abdi 25 yards from goal and Watford have the opportunity to set-up a grandstand finish late in the match.
    • 89'
      Guedioura lines up the free-kick and sends his effort over the wall, but it lands in the stand behind Ruddy's net, much to the delight of the home supporters.
    • 90'
      There will be four minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    germany
    Daniel Farke
    serbia
    Vladimir Ivic

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 7 13
    Yellow Cards 2 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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