Saints beat struggling Norwich


Che Adams scores for Southampton
Four of Che Adams’ seven Premier League goals this term have come against the three promoted sides

Southampton edged closer to the European places with a comfortable Premier League win over relegation-threatened Norwich at St Mary’s.

Che Adams scored the opening goal of the game for the hosts, flicking the ball past Canaries goalkeeper Angus Gunn after Tino Livramento’s cross had ricocheted around the six-yard box.

Oriol Romeu’s sublime late volley wrapped up the points for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

The result sees Southampton move up to ninth in the table, while Norwich remain bottom five points from safety, having played at least one game more than any of the five sides directly above them.

But for some errant finishing – and the performance of Gunn against his former employers – Saints’ margin of victory would have been greater.

While they let a one-goal lead slip to lose the reverse fixture between the sides, the hosts rarely looked like relinquishing control on this occasion with the scoreline not a true reflection of their total dominance.

Mohamed Elyounoussi and Kyle Walker-Peters both had powerful efforts saved by Gunn, while Adams headed wide when well placed from a James Ward-Prowse corner.

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Southampton

  1. squad number5player namestephens
  2. squad number7player nameLength
  3. squad number19player nameDjenepo

Norwich City

  1. squad number28player nameGunn

  2. squad numbertwoplayer nameAaron’s

  3. squad number5player nameHanley

  4. squad number4player nameGibson

  5. squad numbertwenty-oneplayer nameWilliams

  6. squad number16player nameNormann

  7. squad number24player nameSergeant

  8. squad number8player nameGilmour

  9. squad number23player nameMcLean

  10. squad number17player nameRashika

  11. squad number22player namePukki

  1. squad number7player nameRupp

  2. squad number10player nameDowell

  3. squad numbertwentyplayer nameLees-Melou

Line-ups

Southampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 44Forster
  • twenty-oneLivramento
  • 35Bednarek
  • 22salisuBooked at 39mins
  • twoWalker-Peters
  • 17S ArmstrongSubstituted forDjenepoat 90+2′minutes
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 6Romeo
  • 24Elyounoussi
  • 10adamsSubstituted forLengthat 83′minutes
  • 18BrojaSubstituted forstephensat 81′minutes

substitutes

  • 5stephens
  • 7Length
  • 9To Armstrong
  • fifteenperraud
  • 19Djenepo
  • 27Diallo
  • 32Walcott
  • 41lewis
  • 43Valery

Norwich

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 28Gunn
  • twoAaron’s
  • 5Hanley
  • 4Gibson
  • twenty-oneWilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 16NormannSubstituted forRuppat 72′minutes
  • 24Sergeant
  • 8GilmourSubstituted forDowellat 81′minutes
  • 23McLean
  • 17RashikaSubstituted forLees-Melouat 72′minutes
  • 22PukkiBooked at 59mins

substitutes

  • 1Krul
  • 3Byram
  • 6Zimmerman
  • 7Rupp
  • 10Dowell
  • elevenplacheta
  • twentyLees-Melou
  • 30Giannoulis
  • 46Rowe

Referee:
Simon Hopper

attendance:
31,182

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