COVENTRY. Norwich City prevails over Coventry City 4-2. Norwich City was vastly superior ball possession (66%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the The Coventry Building Society Arena stadium in Coventry on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Joshua Smith with the support of Samuel Lewis and Robert Hyde. The 4th official was James Linington. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 3.8 degrees Celsius or 38.88 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.
Norwich City was in firm control of the ball 66% while Coventry City was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Norwich City was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Norwich City won the match.
Coventry City shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Norwich City shot 18 times, 7 on target, 11 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Coventry City. On the other side, Norwich City received 1 yellow card (M. Aarons).
After this match, Coventry City will stay with 35 points to stay in the 15th place. On the opposite side, Norwich City will have 39 points like Millwall and Luton Town to stay in the 7th place.
Michael Rose (OG)
Jacob Lungi Sörensen
Norwich City will host Burnley on the 4th of February with a 9-4 head to head record in favor of Burnley (3 draws).
Coventry City: Formation and Lineups
Coventry City started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Mark Robins chose to play with the following team: Ben Wilson , Fankaty Dabo , Michael Rose , Callum Doyle , Brooke Norton-Cuffy , Ben Sheaf , Gustavo Hamer , Jamie Allen , Jake Bidwell , Kasey Palmer and Viktor Gyökeres .
Coventry City made 3 changes: Fankaty Dabo for Jonathan Panzo (67′), B. Norton-Cuffy for J. Wilson-Esbrand (67′) and Gustavo Hamer for J. Burroughs (67′).
Top player: Kasey Palmer
Probably the most impressive player in Coventry City was Kasey Palmer.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 25 passes (60% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 8. He performed 1 cross.
Norwich City: Formation and Lineups
Norwich City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, David Wagner played with: Tim Krul , Max Aarons , Andrew Omobamidele , Grant Hanley , Dimitrios Giannoulis , Josh Sargent , Kenny McLean , Gabriel Sara , Kieran Dowell , Teemu Pukki and Onel Hernández .
Norwich City could not rely on the presence of Jacob Lungi Sörensen (injured).
Norwich City made 5 changes: Dimitrios Giannoulis for Sam McCallum (46′), Josh Sargent for A. Idah (66′), Onel Hernández for M. Nuñez (66′), Teemu Pukki for Jacob Lungi Sörensen (87′) and M. Aarons for L. Gibbs (90′).
Top player: Kieran Dowell
Probably the most impressive player in Norwich City was Kieran Dowell.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 50 passes (88% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
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