LiveRECAP: Norwich City vs Brighton and Hove Albion - As it happened

Brighton and Hove Albion took a big step towards Premier League safety by beating bottom-of-the-table Norwich City 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Leandro Trossard gave Albion a first-half lead. (Photo by Joe Giddens/Pool via Getty Images)
Leandro Trossard gave Albion a first-half lead. (Photo by Joe Giddens/Pool via Getty Images)

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RECAP: Norwich City vs Brighton and Hove Albion - As it happened

Last updated: Saturday, 04 July, 2020, 13:50

  • Brighton can move nine points away from the relegation zone with a win
  • Albion looking to bounce back from 3-0 defeat against Manchester United — their first defeat after the Premier League restart following a 2-1 win over Arsenal and 0-0 draw at Leicester
  • Adam Webster returns to the starting line-up after a hamstring injury saw him miss Tuesday’s defeat
  • Leandro Trossard, Neal Maupay and Aaron Mooy also return
  • Must-win game for Norwich City, who are routed to the bottom and are seven points from safety with six games to play.
  • The Canaries omit Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell from the starting line-up

Second Albion penalty appeal waved away

Minutes after showing some good defensive work to stuff out a chance for the hosts, the impressive Tariq Lamptey shows his attacking prowess by weaving his way in the box before he falls to the ground under a challenge. Strong shouts for a penalty but nothing given.

Replays show little contact between Lamptey and Hernandez.

Norwich not going without a fight

Brighton had just started to dominate proceedings this second half but Norwich are showing some significant improvements.

The Canaries’ best chance in the last five minutes came when Jamal Lewis played in a superb ball in from the left but no one reacted quickly enough to get on the end of it. It was a cross begging to be turned home.

Chances at both ends

Both Brighton and Norwich have had chances in these early stages of the second half. 

Ondrej Duda slips at the vital moment when he looks to get a shot on goal minutes after the restart.

Albion then break away at speed and Connolly has a good shot on goal which is blocked well by Timm Klose. That was a good move involving Trossard and Mooy.

Dan Burn then goes close with a header from Mooy’s free kick. 

Both sides going for it. 

No changes at the break and Norwich get us back underway for the second-half.

Norwich finish the half strongly with a couple of good moves, with Hernandez still in the thick of it, but the score remains 0-1 at the break. 

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Albion break in numbers again and Neal Maupay looks set to double the visitors’ lead but he can’t get the ball out of his feet and Norwich clear their lines.

Hernandez is proving to be a real menace for Albion’s defence with the forward going close yet again. He twists and turns his way into a shooting position but he can’t get the strike on target.

Brighton full of confidence now, looking to get a second goal. Norwich look dangerous on the break though and Albion must keep their concentration.

GOAL! Norwich 0-1 Brighton and Hove Albion - Leandro Trossard (25mins)

That’s a lovely goal, made and finished by two players restored to the starting XI today. Aaron Mooy plays in a perfectly weighted ball from the right after a quick counter-attack by Albion and Leandro Trossard finishes expertly into the far corner. Big goal!

Leandro Trossard gave Albion a first-half lead. (Photo by Joe Giddens/Pool via Getty Images)
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