Opening the 28th matchweek of the Premier League, Premier League’s bottom team Norwich hosted Leicester at the Carrow Road. In an important game for the hosts, Jamai Lewis scored the winner against the Foxes. With the 1-0 win, the canaries reduce the gap to Watford and West Ham.
This Norwich side must be the best Premier League bottom side in the history of the competition. I cannot see they remain in this situation until the end of the season, and I believe they will snap out of the relegation zone soon.
Despite the hosts’ good initiative at the beginning of the match, it was Leicester who was the brightest side in the first 45 minutes. Even with fewer passes and possession, the Foxes finished 12 times, including a ball on Tim Krul’s post, where Praet almost opened the scoring.
However, the visitors couldn’t actually score, as half-time reached with everything square.
The Canaries imposed themselves and scored on 70′. Max Arons received the ball down the right and crossed it to Jamal Lewis, who controlled the ball on his chest and slotted home in a first-time effort. Out of reach for Schmeichel. 1-0 Norwich, along with the euphoria from the local fans at the Carrow Road.
After scoring, Norwich went full defense to guarantee the result, and despite Leicester’s total control, Norwich’s Tim Krul only had to make a save to seal the win for the brave Canaries.
With this triumph, Norwich reaches 21 points, three less than West Ham and Watford, teams who complete the relegation zone. Now the Canaries will return to the field against Tottenham, next Wednesday for the 5th round of the FA Cup.
At the same time, Leicester will face Birmingham for the same FA Cup.