Norwich 0 Brighton 1: Trossard strikes to boost Seagulls’ survival hopes and push Canaries closer to relegation

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BRIGHTON boosted their hopes of Premier League survival with a 1-0 win over relegation-bound Norwich.

Leandro Trossard’s strike in the first half was enough to secure three points for Graham Potter’s side at Carrow Road.

Norwich XI: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis, Buendia, Tettey, McLean, Duda, Drmic, Hernandez.

Brighton XI: Ryan, Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Bissouma, Mooy, Propper, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.

 

 

OVER AND OUT

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POTT LUCK

Speaking after the game, Brighton boss Graham Potter said: “It’s one of those days when the result is the most important thing.

“To get three points and a clean sheet you need a little luck, and we had it at the end with the post.

“But we’re absolutely delighted.

“We’ve got five more games to go, and we’re still fighting for the points.

“This is a unique season and what has happened in the past, we can’t take too much from that.”

STAT ATTACK

A total of three shots on target during today’s clash at Carrow Road.

IT’S ALL OVER.

Trossard’s goal in the 25th minute has proved to be the winner for Graham Potter’s side.

Norwich rattled the woodwork in stoppage time, but luck was not on their side today at Carrow Road.

Up next, the Canaries will face Watford and Brighton will host Premier League champions Liverpool.

NORWICH 0 – 1 BRIGHTON

90(+3). Norwich hit the post!!!

Idah rattles the woodwork with a headed effort with what could be Norwich’s last chance of the game.

Farke looks absolutely gutted on the touchline.

NORWICH 0 – 0 BRIGHTON

90. Cantwell receives a yellow card after a late challenge on Lamptey.

Six minutes of stoppage time to add on.

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86. Lamptey charges up the right flank as the Seagulls attempt another counter attack.

Luckily for Norwich, McLean charges across to redeem possession and clear the danger.

NORWICH 0 – 1 BRIGHTON

82. The visitors break up the pitch, but Cantwell tracks back to redeem possession for Norwich.

Farke’s men look vulnerable everytime they lose the ball during an attack.

NORWICH 0 – 1 BRIGHTON

80. Two more subs for the Seagulls.

Bissouma makes way for Stephens while Mac Allister comes on in place of Trossard.

NORWICH 0 – 1 BRIGHTON

75. The home side win a free kick in a dangerous position outside of Brighton’s area.

Aarons hits the deck after colliding with Burn.

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71. Now it’s Brighton’s turn to make a few changes.

Connolly and Mooy make way for Bernardo and Pascal Gross.

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68. Three changes here for Norwich.

Cantwell, Pukki and Idah are on as Hernandez, Drmic and Duda make way.

I’m just surprised it’s taken this long for Daniel Farke to switch up his squad.

NORWICH 0 – 1 BRIGHTON

Let’s take a look back at the only goal of the game so far. Trossard’s strike in the 25th minute.

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63. Aarons charges up the right flank then cuts back inside and manages to find Buendia on the edge of the box.

As soon as he picks up the ball, the 23-year-old is surrounded by a sea of Brighton shirts.

Graham Potter’s men are sitting so deep.

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59. Farke’s men have a fantastic chance to get themselves back into the game, but Buendia makes a mess of the free-kick.

The Argentine lofts the ball straight into the hands of Brighton keeper Ryan.

Shocking.

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56. Norwich call for a penalty!!

Buendia takes a touch on the edge of the box then fires a ferocious effort at the goal.

He believes it has struck Webster’s arm on its way through, but the referee is not convinced.

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53. Bissouma wins the Seagulls the first corner of the match.

His cross fails to beat the first man and rebounds out of play.

Mooy standing over it.

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50. Great chance for the Seagulls!

Yet again it’s Mooy with another incredible delivery into the box – this time from a free-kick.

The ball finds Burn, but it rebounds off the defender’s back and goes just wide of the far post.

So close!!

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48. Buendia finds Duda on the edge of the box, but the Slovak stars slips over as he tries to get a shot away.

The Seagulls manage to regain possession without breaking a sweat.

NORWICH 0 – 1 BRIGHTON

The home side kick off to get the second half underway here at Carrow Road.

NOT SO BRIGHT

Live footage of Daniel Farke in the Norwich dressing room right now…

HALF TIME

Brighton head into the interval with a one-goal lead after Trossard’s strike in the 25th minute.

The Seagulls have looked the better of the two sides, especially when attacking down the right.

Mooy has put in a good show and his crosses are causing Daniel Farke’s side no end of problems.

Hernandez has looked like the only player for Norwich that is up for this one.

Things can only get better for them in the second half.

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45. Hernandez with another chance!!

Buendia produces a moment of magic in the box as he does a classy ‘Rivaldo’ turn to lose his marker.

The Argentine threads the ball through to Hernandez, but his shot fails to test Ryan.

Two mintues of stoppage time to play in the first half.

NORWICH 0 – 1 BRIGHTON

42. Hernandez gets put through on goal, but Webster is on hand to save the day for Brighton with a solid sliding tackle.

The creative 27-year-old looks like Norwich’s only hope here, but his finishing needs some work.

Bit of target practice in the dressing room at half-time, maybe?

NORWICH 0 – 1 BRIGHTON

37. Trossard should make it 2-0!!!

Mooy delivers another ball into the box towards the unmarked Belgian.

But instead of taking the shot first time, he decides to take a touch which gives Aarons enough time to track back.

Should have done better.

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