Norwich 4-5 Liverpool (23.01.2016) Live Commentary

It was a good decision to watch today’s encounter. There has been more to be seen on the pitch than in most of the other games. Both teams’ performances were more or less even. The home players presented themselves with long passes and crosses into the box. The away side was creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks.
Lee Mason is looking at his watch and ends this match right now.
Adam Lallana (Liverpool) goes into the book. Yellow card.
Goal! Adam Lallana (Liverpool) was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box, and he fires the ball into the top right corner. It is 4:5.
Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) is in the right place at the right time and perfectly hits a rebound which ends in the bottom right corner of the goal.
Norwich are awarded a free kick from long range.
The game is interrupted as Christian Benteke (Liverpool) is flagged for offside.
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James Milner (Liverpool) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box. He doesn’t manage to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.
A fine lofted pass into the box, sent by Christian Benteke (Liverpool), is intercepted by the opposition’s defence.
Fourth official shows 5 min. of added time.
Substitution has been made. Alberto Moreno is replaced by Steven Caulker (Liverpool).
Like an avalanche. Martin Olsson (Norwich) is penalised for his attacking foul. Lee Mason has a clear vision and blows the whistle.
Lee Mason has a clear vision and sees a foul from Lucas Leiva (Liverpool).
Great solo effort by Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) as he beats two defenders before unleashing a low drive from just outside of the box, directed towards the middle of the goal. The goalkeeper is ready and makes a decent save.
Alex Neil decides to make a substitution. Steven Naismith is going off the pitch and Cameron Jerome (Norwich) is coming on.
The ball has crossed the sideline. Liverpool are taking a throw-in.
Lee Mason couldn’t ignore the harsh tackle of Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) and blew the whistle.
It’s time for a substitution. That is the last involvement from Jordan Henderson, and he is replaced by Christian Benteke (Liverpool).
Goal! The ball breaks to James Milner (Liverpool) after some poor defending, he finds himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and calmly puts the ball into the back of the net! He makes it 3:4.
Robbie Brady (Norwich) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) gets on the end of a pass and takes a low shot from the edge of the box which is straight at Declan Rudd (Norwich), who makes a comfortable save.
A quickly taken corner by Liverpool.
James Milner (Liverpool) takes the corner kick and sends a lovely ball into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and knocks the ball to safety. The ball is out-of-play. Liverpool win a corner kick.
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) produces a killer pass onto James Milner, who loses the ball to one of the defenders. The ball goes out for a corner. Liverpool can continue in their attacking effort.
That’s the end of the game for Nathan Redmond, who is replaced by Matthew Jarvis (Norwich).
Substitution. Wesley Hoolahan leaves the pitch to be replaced by Martin Olsson (Norwich).
Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) creates himself some space around the penalty spot and connects with the free kick. His header would probably have ended low inside the middle of the goal, but Simon Mignolet pulls off a comfortable save and thwarts the effort.
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) brings his opponent down. Lee Mason has a clear vision and blows his whistle for a foul.
The linesman’s flag has already been raised for offside when Adam Lallana (Liverpool) headed on.
Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Lee Mason saw the whole situation.
The assistant referee signals offside, and the main referee confirms his decision. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) is the one who was caught offside.
Goal! Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) fires home from very close range after latching on to a pass. Assisted by Adam Lallana. The score is 3:3.
James Milner (Liverpool) attempts to scoop the ball into the box through the defence, but one of the defending players produces a timely intervention.
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked.
The statistics of shots at goal – 5:7.
Jurgen Klopp prepares a substitution. Jordon Ibe is replaced by Adam Lallana (Liverpool).
The ball is cleared after Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
What a first-time volley by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) as he latches on to a cross and smashes the ball inside the left post. Simply glorious.
It’s a throw-in for Liverpool.
Wesley Hoolahan (Norwich) sends Simon Mignolet the wrong way and fires the penalty into the middle of the goal!
Wesley Hoolahan (Norwich) is going to take the penalty!
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) jumps into tackle, but Lee Mason blows his whistle for a foul. It’s a penalty! Great chance to score for Norwich!
The game is interrupted. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) has violated the rules in the battle for the ball. No protests or gestures are being made as he is quite aware of what he did.
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
The game is interrupted now, Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge, and Lee Mason is left with no other option than to blow for a foul.
Ivo Pinto (Norwich) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
Lee Mason blows his whistle and the second half starts.
It was a good decision to watch today’s encounter. There has already been more to be seen on the pitch prior to the half-time break than there is in most of the average games during the full 90 minutes. We can’t see either of the teams enjoying any significant control of the game. Long balls and crosses are the strongest weapons of both teams.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
Half-chance! Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) plays a pass into the box, but Declan Rudd (Norwich) reacts well to thwart the attack.
The assistant referee raises his flag, and one of the players from Liverpool got caught in the offside position.
2 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Robbie Brady (Norwich) tackles a bit over-zealously. Lee Mason blows for a foul.
It’s 2:1! Wesley Hoolahan feeds Steven Naismith (Norwich) inside the box, and finding himself umarked buries it into the bottom left corner.
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
Robbie Brady (Norwich) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack. Norwich will take a corner kick.
The ball is out-of-play. Liverpool will have a throw-in.
Wesley Hoolahan (Norwich) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
The defence clears the ball to safety after a dangerous cross from the corner, taken by Robbie Brady (Norwich).
Wow, what an escape. Jonathan Howson (Norwich) has an effort from inside the box but it’s brilliantly blocked. Norwich have been awarded a corner kick.
Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich) is moving again okay after that injury scare.
The free kick from long range, taken by Norwich, is overhit and the ball goes out-of-play.
Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) should calm his temper, this was too much! He robbed the opponent of the ball, but Lee Mason calls for a foul.
Goal – 1:1. Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich) is first to the rebound and finds the back of the net with a brilliant back-heel finish.
The resulting corner, taken by Jonathan Howson (Norwich), comes to nothing.
Russell Martin (Norwich) sends a chip pass into the box, but Simon Mignolet is quickest to intercept the ball. Norwich forced their opponent to concede a corner.
Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) with a rough challenge, Lee Mason blows his whistle for a foul.
Liverpool take a quick free kick and immediately restart play. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) receives a precise pass on the edge of the box and shoots. His poorly placed shot flies way wide of the left post.
Sebastien Bassong (Norwich) is penalised for holding. Lee Mason signals for a set piece. A free kick has been awarded to Liverpool.
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.
Liverpool take a short corner instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
James Milner (Liverpool) is trying to get into the box. He sends a low pass, but it’s blocked and cleared. The ball goes out-of-play. Liverpool are awarded a corner kick.
Robbie Brady (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.
James Milner is in a good shooting position, but he sees his teammate and passes the ball to him. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) receives it well and beats the goalkeeper with a precise shot which bounces in off the bottom of the right post, making the score to 0:1.
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) attempts to whip in a crossfield pass, the defence does well to intercept the ball.
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) attempts to slip the ball through the defence, but is unable to find any of his teammates.
Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) comes up with a challenge to deprive his opponent of the ball. However, the referee calls for a foul and blows his whistle. He’s not happy with the decision.
A pass by Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Wesley Hoolahan (Norwich) sends a sweet pass into the penalty area, but one of the defenders averts the danger.
Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out.
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down.
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) and Ivo Pinto combine well with a quick one-two pass and their attacking move continues.
Ivo Pinto (Norwich) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
Rough tackle by Steven Naismith (Norwich). The referee blows his whistle for a foul.
Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
Emre Can (Liverpool) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Lee Mason blow the whistle.
The ball is behind the sideline and Liverpool will take a throw-in.
The first half of this match is about to start.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Norwich will have the kick-off.
Lee Mason got the nomination for today’s game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not to do any mistake.
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