Norwich 2-3 Liverpool (20.04.2014) Live Commentary

90+5′
According to statistics, the match was pretty entertaining. There were plenty of thrilling moments. We have witnessed a quite balanced game. The home players presented themselves with long passes and crosses into the box. The tactic of the away side, on the other hand, was slow build-up play.
90+5′
There will be no more action in this match because the referee has signalled that it has finished.
90+4′
The game is interrupted as Luis Suarez (Liverpool) is flagged for offside.
90+4′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) works the corner short.
90+4′
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) is first to the rebound and sends a header goalwards but it’s blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition. The ball is out of bounds. Liverpool win a corner kick.
90+3′
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) picks up a precise pass deep inside the box, but his strike is saved by the keeper.
90+1′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) receives a precise pass and threatens the keeper with a long-range shot. His attempt goes miles wide of the left post. The ball goes out-of-play and Norwich will have a goal kick.
90′
4 additional min. will be played.
89′
Andre Marriner blows the whistle, Martin Olsson (Norwich) is penalised for a foul.
89′
A quick free kick from Liverpool. The ball is passed to the nearby player and play continues right away.
89′
It looks like Michael Turner (Norwich) was seeing red according to his tackle. Andre Marriner won’t tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul. Liverpool are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
87′
Russell Martin (Norwich) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Andre Marriner has a clear vision and blows his whistle.
85′
The ball is out-of-play. Norwich will have a throw-in.
83′
Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich) rises above the opponent’s defence to head a precise cross towards the goal. His effort, directed to the bottom right corner, is blocked by Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) who pulls off a stunning save!
83′
Josh Murphy (Norwich) delivers a low pass into the box which is intercepted.
81′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and averts the threat.
81′
That will be all from Joe Allen who is being replaced by the fresh legs of Daniel Agger (Liverpool).
79′
This foul is worthy of a card! And it is a yellow shown by referee Andre Marriner to the guilty Jon Flanagan (Liverpool).
78′
Substitution. Josh Murphy (Norwich) receives a signal from the referee and is now allowed to enter the pitch as Leroy Fer walks off.
78′
The game has come to an end for Gary Hooper. He has contributed as much as he could today. He will be replaced by the fresh legs of Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich).
77′
It’s a goal! Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) makes it 2:3. He jumped highest to connect with a perfect cross from Martin Olsson and planted his close-range header into the right side of the goal. Simon Mignolet was helpless.
77′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
76′
Here comes a substitution. Tired Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) left the pitch, and Victor Moses (Liverpool) is coming on to help his team.
75′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) takes the free kick but it is cleared by the first man. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Liverpool.
74′
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Andre Marriner signals. Norwich have a free kick.
74′
Corner kicks – 8:3.
72′
What was Jonathan Howson (Norwich) thinking? He will not get away with that. The referee shows him a yellow card.
71′
Russell Martin (Norwich) climbs high to connect with a perfect cross and sends his header just over the bar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Liverpool.
71′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) prepares to take a corner kick.
71′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) unleashed a powerful long-range strike, but the ball was blocked by a defender on its way. The main referee points to the corner flag, Norwich will take a corner.
70′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down.
69′
Jonathan Howson (Norwich) floats the ball in from the corner which is intercepted.
69′
Bradley Johnson (Norwich) rose like a stag to produce a header from the resulting corner, but one of the defending players intercepts the ball and averts the threat. Norwich have been awarded a corner kick.
69′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) takes the corner.
68′
Simon Mignolet blocks a long-range effort from Robert Snodgrass (Norwich), which was directed towards the bottom right corner. The ball goes out-of-play. Norwich are awarded a corner kick.
67′
Martin Olsson (Norwich) delivers a promising cross into the box, but one of the defending players wins the ball and averts the threat.
65′
The free kick is delivered by Nathan Redmond (Norwich) but it is not one of his best and easily cleared.
65′
Andre Marriner shows a yellow card to Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) who can’t be surprised because his tackle was really hard.
62′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) makes a great solo run and pulls the trigger from inside the box, beating John Ruddy with a strike under the crossbar. He makes it 1:3.
61′
Andre Marriner blows the whistle. Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) committed a foul when he hit the opponent’s legs instead of the ball.
60′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) found his way through the defence amazingly, but lacked more precision in finishing. His effort from close range went slightly wide of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Norwich.
58′
Bradley Johnson (Norwich) is trying to pass the ball into the penalty area but it’s blocked.
57′
Leroy Fer (Norwich) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance.
57′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) receives a pass inside the box, controls the ball and drills it towards the left post. Unfortunately for him, John Ruddy (Norwich) makes a great save to stop his effort.
54′
Gary Hooper (Norwich) is in the right place at the right time. He picks up the rebound after the goalkeeper’s poor save and scores easily!
53′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) takes the corner and sends it into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and makes a good clearance.
52′
The opposition’s defence is alert as they clear out a dangerous cross, sent by Nathan Redmond (Norwich). The referee points to the corner flag. Norwich are given a corner.
52′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) receives a good pass just outside the box, unleashes a strike from a promising position, but the shot is thwarted by the defender.
52′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Norwich.
51′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) takes the corner kick but the ball finds only the head of an opponent.
51′
A lofted cross from Gary Hooper (Norwich) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Norwich.
50′
Steven Whittaker (Norwich) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat. The ball is beyond the goal line and Liverpool will have a goal kick.
49′
Philippe Coutinho links up with Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), who fires just over the bar from the edge of the box. The ball goes out-of-play and Norwich will have a goal kick.
49′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) launches a cross from the corner, but Simon Mignolet is alert to thwart the effort.
48′
A promising cross into the box is nearly received by lurking Gary Hooper (Norwich). One of the defending players cuts out the effort to avert the threat. Norwich force a corner. They send men into the box.
46′
A cross from the free kick is whipped in by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), but one of the defenders steps in and averts the threat.
46′
Steven Whittaker (Norwich) brings an opponent down and Andre Marriner interrupts the game. A free kick to Liverpool.
46′
Referee Andre Marriner blows his whistle to start the second half.
45+3′
The game produced by the players until now wasn’t of most attractive ones, but there is still 45 minutes left so let’s hope they will come with new inspiration and will show us their best. The visitors mostly control the match and make it pretty difficult for the opponent to keep pace. The home side’s tactic is what is called kick and rush football, exact opposite of the away team which makes a lot of passes and attempts to maintain possession.
45+3′
The end of the first half.
45+3′
A clumsy foul by Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) and Andre Marriner blows the whistle.
45+3′
The ball is behind the sideline and Norwich will take a throw-in.
45+1′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) is able to continue to play.
45+1′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) takes the free kick and immediately restarts play with a short pass.
45′
We will have 2 min. of added time.
45′
The game is interrupted now, Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
45′
Michael Turner (Norwich) is cautioned by the referee for a foul that he committed a little earlier.
45′
Close! Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) picks it up in space and from inside the penalty area sends a shot that sails inches wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play and Norwich will have a goal kick.
42′
Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) outjumps his marker inside the box and heads the resulting corner way wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play and Norwich will have a goal kick.
42′
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) will take a corner kick.
42′
Joe Allen (Liverpool) sent a low side foot pass into the penalty area, but the opponent managed to capture the ball and clear it upfield. It will be a corner kick for Liverpool.
40′
Gary Hooper (Norwich) finds himself in a promising position after receiving a beautiful cross from aside, but the opponent’s defence is ready and averts the threat with a quick interception.
39′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross, and it didn’t find its target.
38′
Martin Olsson (Norwich) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the opposition’s defenders makes a quick reaction and spanks it away.
37′
Bradley Johnson (Norwich) didn’t hesitate to knock his opponent down with a harsh sliding tackle. Andre Marriner could probably show him a yellow, but he only goes with blowing the whistle for a foul.
36′
The ball goes wide. Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) takes a goal kick.
34′
John Ruddy leaps up to collect the ball from the corner which was sent by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool).
34′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) whips in the resulting set piece which has been cleared. Liverpool win a corner.
33′
Steven Whittaker (Norwich) is penalised for tripping, a poor challenge. Andre Marriner, blowing his whistle for a foul, makes it clear he won’t tolerate such behaviour. Liverpool win a free kick and they are able to continue with another attacking move.
33′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) strikes a bullet of a shot towards goal from distance and forces the goalkeeper to make a good save.
32′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) attempts to find one of his teammates with a ball from a free kick outside the box. The goalkeeper climbs high above all the players in the box to intercept the cross and denies the opportunity.
32′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) was too harsh with his tackle which made Andre Marriner interrupt the game and signal for a set piece. Norwich win a free kick.
32′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) sends a pass into the box, but the opposition’s defence is alert to the danger and makes a clearance.
31′
Norwich restarts play with a quick free kick.
31′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) commits an offensive foul and referee Andre Marriner immediately signals a set piece. Norwich have a free kick.
29′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) takes his opponent down and receives a yellow card from the referee.
28′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) floats the free kick into the box, but the delivery is easily cleared by the first man.
28′
The game is interrupted, a clear handball by Luis Suarez (Liverpool). A free kick to Norwich. It’s in no position to be converted into a direct shot on goal.
27′
What a great effort! Joe Allen (Liverpool) decided to unleash a long-range shot and despite he hits it very well, it zooms only inches wide of the right post. We could have witnessed a magnificent goal. The ball goes out-of-play and Norwich will have a goal kick.
25′
Jon Flanagan (Liverpool) tries to take his opponent by surprise with a quick free kick.
25′
Steven Whittaker (Norwich) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Andre Marriner saw the whole situation. Free kick. Liverpool will probably try to move the ball towards the opposition’s goal.
24′
A quickly taken pass from a free kick by Liverpool.
23′
Michael Turner (Norwich) carelessly plunged himself under the feet of his opponent and couldn’t expect to avoid punishment. This time, Andre Marriner keeps the cards in his pocket, but he blows for the foul. A free kick to Liverpool. They can move closer towards the goal.
21′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger.
20′
Andre Marriner blows the whistle. Glen Johnson (Liverpool) brings one of his opponents down with a harsh tackle. Norwich are awarded the free kick.
20′
Steven Whittaker (Norwich) has an effort from distance but it is blocked.
19′
Jonathan Howson (Norwich) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Andre Marriner blows his whistle for a foul.
18′
Bradley Johnson (Norwich) slides a pass forward, but on of the defenders cuts it out.
17′
Leroy Fer (Norwich) is first to the rebound and sends a header goalwards but it’s blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.
17′
Gary Hooper (Norwich) has a shot blocked from inside the box.
17′
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) delivers a poor cross from a free kick as one of the defenders comfortably clears it away.
16′
Joe Allen (Liverpool) tackles a bit over-zealously. Andre Marriner blows for a foul. Norwich get a free kick.
16′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) swings in the corner, but it’s comfortably cleared away.
16′
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) attempted to create a dangerous situation in front of the goal by putting a cross into the box, but the outcome differed from his intention, and no danger occurred. Norwich get a corner.
15′
Some great controlled play and passing in the middle of the pitch from Liverpool.
12′
Martin Olsson (Norwich) aims a cross from the side into the penalty area in order to find one of his teammates, but he fails, and the situation doesn’t bear fruit.
11′
Goal – 0:2! Luis Suarez (Liverpool) receives a precise pass inside the box from Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) and he beats the goalkeeper with a neat finish into the bottom right corner.
11′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) unleashes a bullet of a shot that is blocked by a defender.
10′
Joe Allen (Liverpool) receives a great pass inside the box and misses a golden chance. The goalkeeper pulls off a stunning save.
9′
Gary Hooper (Norwich) leaps high to meet a lofted pass inside the six-yard box, but his header flies yards over the crossbar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Liverpool.
8′
Steven Whittaker (Norwich) plays in a hopeful cross, but it doesn’t find its way to any of the attacking players.
8′
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) sent a pass onto Luis Suarez (Liverpool), who didn’t get a chance to finish.
4′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) receives a brilliant pass and hammers the ball inside the left post. It couldn’t have gone in better place, what a beautiful long-range goal.
4′
Martin Olsson (Norwich) hasn’t suffered any serious injury which wouldn’t allow him to stay on the pitch. He’s back in the game now.
3′
Martin Olsson (Norwich) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
2′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
1′
Andre Marriner calls for a foul. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich) comitted a foul as he was too aggressive in the battle for the ball.
1′
Here we go, today’s match is starting right now.
Andre Marriner will accompany the players on the pitch as the main referee today.
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