Liverpool 1-1 Norwich (20.09.2015) Live Commentary

We have seen a great game today, let’s hope the players will be able to maintain these high levels of play in order to keep fans entertained in future games. The home side had superiority over this game. Players of the home team presented themselves with possession football and the away players focused especially on the well-organized defence.
Nothing more will happen in this game because it is over.
A rebounded ball lands on the feet of Adam Lallana (Liverpool) who unleashes a shot from long range towards the goal. However, his effort is poor and it flies well wide of the left post.
James Milner (Liverpool) lifts the ball into the box from the corner, but one of the defending players gets there first to head it clear.
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Liverpool will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
Adam Lallana (Liverpool) dribbles into space and finds himself in a shooting position, but his shot from the edge of the box is bravely blocked.
Ambitious effort from Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) as he finds himself in a great position after collecting a precise pass inside the penalty area and goes for goal, but it never troubles the goalkeeper and flies well wide of the left post.
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
James Milner (Liverpool) with a teasing cross into the area, but John Ruddy (Norwich) intercepts the ball.
A cross from the side of the pitch flies into the box, but it doesn’t reach its intended target. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) would have to aim better in order to get more out of it.
Referee Anthony Taylor sees tripping by Danny Ings (Liverpool) and doesn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
It is time for a substitution. Gary O’Neil (Norwich) is on for Graham Dorrans.
James Milner (Liverpool) swings the ball into the box from the corner kick but it’s a bit too strong and it goes out-of-play.
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) finds himself in a promising position after receiving a precise pass. He pulls the trigger but hits only one of the opponents who got in the trajectory of his effort. The ball goes out-of-play. Liverpool are awarded a corner kick.
Danny Ings (Liverpool) with a wonderful touch after collecting a pass inside the box. He steers his low drive towards the left post, but the keeper dives low to keep the ball out.
James Milner (Liverpool) takes the corner but only sends it into the huddle of the defenders as one of them makes a good clearance.
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) produces a promising shot after his wonderful solo run, but John Ruddy (Norwich) thwarted his effort, which went to the bottom right corner, with a fabulous save, and the score doesn’t change.
Graham Dorrans (Norwich) is punished with the yellow card.
Norwich take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal die with nice clearance from the defence.
Robbie Brady (Norwich) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears. The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Norwich.
A cross which was clipped into the penalty area by Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) didn’t pose any threat, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see an interesting situation.
James Milner (Liverpool) switches the play to Emre Can and their attacking move continues.
The corner from James Milner (Liverpool) is intercepted by the defence.
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a low strike towards the middle of the goal. John Ruddy guessed his intentions and denied the effort with a fine save. Liverpool win a corner.
Brendan Rodgers has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) replacing Lucas Leiva.
The manager has decided to make a substitution and Lewis Grabban (Norwich) walks off the pitch to be replaced by Cameron Jerome.
James Milner (Liverpool) fails to pick a body out in the box with a over-hit cross to the back post.
Danny Ings (Liverpool) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
Liverpool has a chance to score from a corner kick, but it’s averted by a defender, who manages to clear the ball away.
The resulting set piece from Liverpool is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players. Liverpool have been awarded a corner kick.
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders. The ball is out-of-play. Liverpool win a corner kick.
Cameron Jerome (Norwich) wastes a great scoring opportunity! He receives a precise lofted cross inside the box and sends a quick shot to the bottom left corner, but he can’t get the power to direct it past Simon Mignolet, who gets down to save.
That’s the end of the game for Daniel Sturridge, who is replaced by Adam Lallana (Liverpool).
The goalkeeper makes a superb save and the ball rebounded off him out to Russell Martin (Norwich), who fires the ball into the roof of the net.
Graham Dorrans (Norwich) prepares to take a corner kick.
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out. Norwich force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
Simon Mignolet steps in and intercepts a long pass from Graham Dorrans (Norwich).
Steven Whittaker (Norwich) perfectly skips past challenges and misdirects his shot from the edge of the box. The ball flies a few yards over the bar.
James Milner (Liverpool) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
Good team movement sets up Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) on the edge of the box, but he slices the ball narrowly wide of the right post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Norwich.
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Alexander Tettey (Norwich) is cautioned by the referee for a foul that he committed a little earlier.
Dangerous play by Alexander Tettey (Norwich). Anthony Taylor blows his whistle for a foul.
Danny Ings (Liverpool) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to John Ruddy (Norwich), who smothers the ball.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s not a big threat for the goalkeeper as his effort is blocked by a defender.
GOAL! Opponent makes a huge mistake, Danny Ings (Liverpool) gets to the ball on the edge of the box and slams it into the back of the net. He makes it 1:0.
Simon Mignolet pulls off a great save to deny Cameron Jerome (Norwich), who makes himself some space inside the box and unleashes a quick low drive to the bottom left corner.
The effort for improving in the second half is clearly seen. Christian Benteke comes off for Danny Ings (Liverpool).
The players are back out on the pitch following the half-time break and the second half is about to start.
Plenty of entertaiment during the first 45 minutes, great half of football. We hope that this continues in the second half. The visitors played second fiddle to the home squad in the first half. The home side attempts to hold onto the ball for as long as possible, while the away side focuses on defending and lets the opposition keep possession.
There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Anthony Taylor has ended it.
Fourth official shows 1 min. of added time.
Oh, this didn’t go well. Cameron Jerome (Norwich) tried his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort directed to the left side of the goal was too weak to get past Simon Mignolet, who keeps it out easily.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down.
James Milner (Liverpool) latches on to an accurate pass into the box and immediately unleashes a low shot goalwards. His effort is well saved by the keeper.
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) latches on to a precise defence-splitting pass and fires a nice strike from a promising distance. John Ruddy (Norwich) has a clear vision and thwarts his effort, aimed towards the bottom left corner, with a comfortable save.
A pass from Christian Benteke (Liverpool) is intercepted by John Ruddy and the move breaks down.
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) tries his luck from the edge of the box after a brilliant solo effort, but it is well blocked by the defender.
Christian Benteke (Liverpool) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low drive towards the middle of the net, but John Ruddy (Norwich) is alert and denies his effort.
What a chance! Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) squanders a promising opportunity as he latches on to a perfect cross from the side, and produces a bullet header from around the penalty spot which goes just wide of the right post! The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Norwich.
Emre Can (Liverpool) tries to create a chance, but puts too much pace on his pass. The ball is out-of-play. Norwich will take a throw-in.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) receives a low pass just outside the box and unleashes a fine strike towards the right post. John Ruddy (Norwich) pulls off a reflexive save to block his effort. Nice piece of goalkeeping skill, indeed.
Matthew Jarvis (Norwich) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away.
Daniel Sturridge links up with Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), who fires just wide of the left post from the edge of the box. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Norwich.
An unsuccessful cross into the box by James Milner (Liverpool). The opponent’s defence clears the ball away to safety.
Robbie Brady (Norwich) unleashes a shot towards the goal, but his effort isn’t precise at all and it flies high over the bar.
James Milner (Liverpool) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it didn’t find its way to the target.
Robbie Brady (Norwich) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) 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.
Christian Benteke (Liverpool) and Alberto Moreno combine well with a quick one-two pass to trick their opponent.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) once again attempts to send a defence-splitting pass, but the opposition’s defence is alert and intercepts the ball.
Liverpool dominate the game at the moment by exchanging a combination of one to two touch passes. Great compatibility between the players.
What a great touch by James Milner (Liverpool) as he controls a fine pass into the box and takes a shot to the centre of the goal, but an opposing player makes a clearance. Great defending.
One of the Norwich players tripped an opponent and conceded a foul.
James Milner (Liverpool) takes the resulting free kick from outside the box. He sends a nice cross into the box, but his intention is well anticipated by the goalkeeper who comes out to collect the ball.
Alexander Tettey (Norwich) clearly holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee blows his whistle for a foul. Liverpool will take a free kick.
Matthew Jarvis (Norwich) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Norwich.
Graham Dorrans (Norwich) strikes from the edge of the box, but hits it really poorly and sends the ball way wide of the left post. The ball goes out-of-play and Liverpool will have a goal kick.
Christian Benteke (Liverpool) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
A cross from a mid-range free kick, taken by Liverpool, is intercepted by one of the defenders.
Nathan Redmond (Norwich) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Anthony Taylor blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick to Liverpool.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) and James Milner (Liverpool) attempted to exchange little two-yard passes, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball.
James Milner (Liverpool) receives a yellow card for a nasty tackle.
James Milner (Liverpool) takes the free kick and immediately restarts play with a short pass.
Alexander Tettey (Norwich) is penalised. He knocks an opponent down. Liverpool have a free kick.
The Norwich players will kick-off.
The match has just begun.
Let us introduce today’s referee to you, and it is Anthony Taylor.
You can have a look at the starting XIs of both teams in the details of this match.
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0:1 – That’s the most common Norwich’s result of the season. Already 5 times their match ended with that score.
Liverpool’s most common result of the season is 1:0. 5 of their matches finished with this score.
The Liverpool players are not so productive as they have scored only 59 goals this season.