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Norwich City vs Liverpool 0−1 - All Gоals & Extеndеd Hіghlіghts - 2020

Man of the Match - Sadio Mane

Liverpool took another walk towards the Premier League title as they defeated Norwich 1-0 at a swirling Carrow Road because of Sadio Mane's second-half strike.

With Storm Dennis hitting East Anglia in front of commencement, the antagonistic climate conditions made the errand of separating a gutsy Norwich outfit that bit increasingly hard for the association leaders.Lukas Rupp spurned a wonderful first-half possibility and Alexander Tettey hit the post after the break, however Liverpool, as they have done all season, found a route as substitute Mane denoted his arrival from damage with the champ a little ways from time.

The triumph expands Liverpool's series of wins in the Premier League to 17 games, an unfathomable run that has moved them to inside five additional triumphs of a first class title in quite a while.

Wet and breezy conditions demonstrated a troublesome hindrance for the two sides to survive, however Liverpool settled first, enlisting early possibilities on the Norwich objective.

The Canaries embraced comparative strategies to the ones that guided them to September's shocking triumph over Manchester City, keeping up a conservative cautious unit while being anxious to break in numbers on the counter.

Disappointment started to crawl into Liverpool's down as the principal time frame attracted to a nearby, however they reappeared re-stimulated, with Naby Keita constraining a fingertip spare from Tim Krul with a scratching drive on 57 minutes.

From the subsequent corner, Virgil van Dijk sent a free header straight into the arms of Krul, yet the Dutch 'manager would proceed to exceed both of those recoveries with a shocking twofold stop as Mohamed Salah's shot on the swivel and Keita's endeavored bounce back were foiled one after another.

Jurgen Klopp went to his substitutes to open the Norwich barrier as Mane and Fabinho entered the conflict, yet the nearest Liverpool went to the opening objective in the quick fallout was when Norwich protector Max Aarons occupied Andrew Robertson's penetrated cross tortuously wide of his own upstanding.

Liverpool saw their 42-game unbeaten run in the group streak before their eyes on 73 minutes when Alisson was nearly beaten at his close to post by Tettey's unforeseen drive, yet the woodwork acted the hero.

What's more, they exploited their respite as Mane managed Jordan Henderson's long ball in the territory and lashed a left-footed commute home at Krul's close to post. The objective experienced the briefest of VAR surveys however contact among Mane and Zimmermann was esteemed legitimate, starting joyful scenes among the Liverpool supporters.

Norwich     0    -    1     Liverpool

Stats: Liverpool refuse to lose

  • Liverpool have now won 17 Premier League games in a row, matching their best ever winning streak in league football last set between March and October 2019, and just one shy of Manchester City's all-time English top-flight record of 18 between August and December 2017.
  • Liverpool have opened the scoring in each of their last 14 Premier League meetings with Norwich City; no side has ever scored the opening goal in more consecutive games versus another in the competition's history (Chelsea also 14 v Portsmouth).
  • Norwich have only won one of their last 13 Premier League games (D5 L7) and have failed to score in back-to-back league matches for the first time since November 2019.
  • Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 Premier League matches, this after having only kept one shutout in the previous 11 such games before this.
  • Sadio Mané scored the 100th goal of his English club career in all competitions, scoring 25 for Southampton and 75 for current club Liverpool.

Sadio Mane has proven time and time again that Liverpool can count on him, no matter what situation they may find themselves in. And, despite Storm Dennis blowing a gale, that was very much the case at Carrow Road.
Norwich were 12 minutes away from becoming only the second side to take points of the champions-elect this season until Mane's timely intervention open their lead at the top to an imperious 25 points.
"He's a wonderful player," Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp said. "He's an example of what Liverpool are. There are no real egos and they've got a little bit of everything in that side. In the last 20 or 30 minutes when he came on, they looked better."

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