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Watford 1-0 Norwich City: defeats 1-0 with a late goal scored by V. Issouf

NORWICH. Watford snatched a late win Norwich City 1-0 after V. Issouf scored just 1 goal (87').

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NORWICH. Watford snatched a late win Norwich City 1-0 after V. Issouf scored just 1 goal (87′). Norwich City lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).

The match was played at the Carrow Road stadium in Norwich on Monday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was James Linington who was helped by Samuel Lewis and Rob Smith. The 4th official was Keith Stroud. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 3.9 degrees Celsius or 39.09 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

Norwich City was in firm control of the ball 60% while Watford was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Norwich City was more aggressive with 81 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 1 were on target. Notwithstanding, Watford was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Norwich City shot 13 times, 1 on target, 12 off target. Regarding the opposition, Watford shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target.


Norwich City received 2 yellow cards (Liam Gibbs and Grant Hanley). Talking about the opposition, Watford received 3 yellow cards (Jeremy Ngakia, James Morris and Francisco Sierralta).

After playing this match, Norwich City will stay with 36 points like Middlesbrough and Reading to stay in the 9th place. On the other side, Watford will have 37 points like Sunderland to stay in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    Jeremy Ngakia

  • 18'

    Liam Gibbs

  • 29'

    Vakoun Issouf Bayo

    Samuel Kalu

  • 45'

    Grant Hanley

  • 49'

    James Morris

  • 64'

    Yaser Asprilla

    Keinan Davis

  • 68'

    Francisco Sierralta

  • 74'

    Andrew Omobamidele

    Max Aarons

  • 83'

    William Troost-Ekong

    Christian Kabasele

  • 87'

    Vakoun Issouf Bayo

    Ismaïla Sarr

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Norwich City will play away with Preston North End on the 14th of January with a 8-6 head to head in favor of Preston North End (7 draws).

Watford will host Blackpool on the 14th of January with a 6-4 head to head statistic in favor of Blackpool (5 draws).

Norwich City: Formation and Lineups

Norwich City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Dean Smith chose to play with the following team: Angus Gunn (7.0), Max Aarons (7.0), Grant Hanley (6.8), Ben Gibson (6.9), Sam McCallum (6.8), Marcelino Núñez (6.2), Liam Gibbs (7.3), Gabriel Sara (7.3), Adam Idah (6.8), Teemu Pukki (6.8) and Josh Sargent (6.9).


Norwich City made only 1 change substituting Max Aarons for Andrew Omobamidele (74′)​.

Top player: Liam Gibbs

Probably the most impressive player in Norwich City was Liam Gibbs.

His rating is (7.3) with 52 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.

Watford: Formation and Lineups

Watford started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

Regarding the opposition, Slaven Bilić played with: Daniel Bachmann (7.1), Christian Kabasele (7.4), Francisco Sierralta (7.1), Craig Cathcart (7.3), Jeremy Ngakia (6.8), Mario Gaspar (7.1), Leandro Bacuna (6.8), James Morris (7.1), Samuel Kalu (7.0), Ismaïla Sarr (7.2) and Keinan Davis (7.0).


Watford made 3 changes: Samuel Kalu for Vakoun Issouf Bayo (29′), Keinan Davis for Yaser Asprilla (64′) and Christian Kabasele for William Troost-Ekong (83′).

Top player: Christian Kabasele

Probably the most impressive player in Watford was Christian Kabasele even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 26 passes (69% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11.

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