Match Reports

country flag Premier League Round 1
Liverpool 4 - 1 Norwich City
Fri 09 August 2019 20:00 View team сomparison
Shots On Target
  • 7
Shots Off Target
  • 5
Woodwork
  • 1
Possession
  • 58%
Shots On Target
  • 5
Shots Off Target
  • 6
Woodwork
  • 1
Possession
  • 42%
Unused Substitutes
Player. Rat. Pos. No.
Sam Byram 3
Ralf Fahrmann 21
Patrick Roberts 7
Mario Vrancic 8
Shots On Target
  • 5
Shots Off Target
  • 6
Woodwork
  • 1
Possession
  • 42%
Substitutes
Unused Substitutes
Player. Rat. Pos. No.
Sam Byram 3
Ralf Fahrmann 21
Patrick Roberts 7
Mario Vrancic 8

Game Report

Highlights

Liverpool laid down a marker to the rest of the Premier League by hammering Norwich on the opening night of the season. The game was over before half-time as the Merseysiders stormed into a four goal lead.

Detail

A typically aggressive start at home from Liverpool who got a well deserved stroke of luck for the early goal. Divock Origi's cross was sliced into his own net by Grant Hanley.

Norwich did have some half-chances but it was a disastrous first half for them overall. After several wasted opportunities to clear the ball out of their own box, it eventually came to Mohamed Salah who slotted it home for 2-0.

The visitors conceded another two soft goals on crosses before half-time. Virgil van Dijk barely had to jump to nod in Salah's corner and Origi was completely unmarked to head home Trent Alexander-Arnold's delivery.

A much more even affair in the second half as Liverpool gradually dropped their intensity. Moritz Leitner rattled the bar for the Canaries who kept plugging away.

Despite their dominance, the hosts had looked slightly vulnerable defensively at moments in the game. Their high line was eventually exposed by Emiliano Buendia's wonderful through-ball to Teemu Pukki who finished expertly.

Summary

Liverpool couldn't have wished for a much more comfortable start to the season - they were dominant from the outset and could afford to ease off in the second half. Norwich made life easy for them with some weak defending and this was a harsh reminder of life in the top flight.

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Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth -
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Norwich City -
Everton - Sheffield United -
Manchester City - Watford -
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
West Ham United - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Aston Villa -
Chelsea - Liverpool -
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool -
Bournemouth - West Ham United -
Aston Villa - Burnley -
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Norwich City -
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford -
Everton - Manchester City -
Leicester City - Newcastle United -
Manchester United - Arsenal -
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Everton -
Liverpool - Leicester City -
Norwich City - Aston Villa -
Watford - Sheffield United -
West Ham United - Crystal Palace -
Arsenal - Bournemouth -
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Southampton - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Manchester United -