CANARIES 3 COVENTRY 0 – Key Moments, Ratings & Stats

Published:
4:54 PM September 3, 2022



Updated:
4:58 PM September 3, 2022

Norwich City comfortably recorded their fifth successive Championship win, beating Coventry 3-0 at Carrow Road thanks to goals from Teemu Pukki, Josh Sargent and Kieran Dowell.

Kyle McFadzean scored for the visitors between the first two goals but Tyler Walker was ruled offside in the build-up.

Viktor Gyokeres then produced the game’s best opener for Mark Robins’ men early in the second half, but Tim Krul made an exceptional save to keep the Swede out.

The hosts rode through a lackluster second half to add to their lead, with Todd Cantwell finding Sargent to tee off Dowell for a third.

Victory takes Dean Smith’s side top of the Second Division table for a day, with former leaders Sheffield United set to take on Hull City at 3pm tomorrow (Sunday).

NORWICH CITY (4-3-3):




Norwich City’s starting line-up to face Coventry City in the Championship.
– Credit: Archant

Subtitles:

28. Gunn (GK)

6.Gibson

9. Hugil

10. Dowell (for Pukki, 71)

17. Sara (for Ramsey, 71)

21. Sinani

25. Hernandez (for Byram, 71)

The Head Coach: dean blacksmith

Reservations: Byram (45)

CITY OF COVENTRY (3-5-1-1):


Coventry City's starting line-up for their league game against Norwich City.

Coventry City’s starting line-up for their league game against Norwich City.
– Credit: Archant

Subtitles:

1. Moore (G.K.

2. Panzo

9. Waghorn

17. Gyokeres (for Palmer, 45)

24. Godden (for Godden, 68)

28. Eccles

30. Tavares (for Walker, 68)

Administrator: Marc Robins

Reservations:

KEY MOMENTS

9 – Pukki’s blocked shot lands on Cantwell, who hits the ball well but directs it straight at Wilson.

ten – Bidwell’s cross finds Walker, and his graze header dribbles terribly away from the far post.

14 – GOAL NORWICH (Pukki): Nunez robs Hamer and immediately slides the ball for Pukki, who finishes with aplomb to open the scoring.

20 – Coventry counters and Palmer finds Walker. He gets away from Hanley and shoots through the goal, but misses the target.

23 – Aarons’ cross finds Ramsey, but his powerful header hits Pukki and ricochets away from goal.

33 – Krul beats a corner and it falls on McFadzean, who kicks the ball home. He is, however, controversially ruled out, on the grounds that Walker was offside in the build-up

40 – Ramsey throws Nunez and he bends one from range, but he just spins wide.

45+1 – GOAL NORWICH (Sargent): Pukki cleverly slides the ball for Ramsey and he generously places Sargent to make it 2-0.

45+2 – Pukki strides towards the Coventry penalty area and knocks the ball over for Sargent, whose left-footed shot is well blocked by McFadzean.

Half Time – Norwich City 2-0 Coventry City

46 – Walker sends the ball between Hanley’s legs and to Gyokeres, but the Coventry striker is denied by a fine save from Krul.

47 – Dabo wins a firm challenge with Byram and fizzles his effort towards goal, but he just drags away from the far post.

81 – GOAL NORWICH (Dowell): Cantwell plays a delicious ball for Sargent and he holds off two defenders before tossing in Dowell for a simple finish.

90 – City counter and Sinani finds Hernandez in the box. The Cuban takes a touch and shoots with his left foot, but Wilson saves.

90+3 – Hernandez passes for Sinani and he finds Dowell to cross for Hugill. The striker goes for a shot towards goal but it doesn’t come out and dribbles wide for a Coventry goal kick.

Full Time – Norwich City 3-0 Coventry City

PLAYER EVALUATIONS

Krul 7, Aarons 7, Omobamidele 8, Hanley 6, Byram 7, McLean 6, Cantwell 6, Nunez 7, Sargent 7, Ramsey 8, Pukki 8. Subtitles: Dowell 7, Sara 6, Hernandez 6, Sinani 6, Hugill 6.

MATCH STATISTICS

Possession: 61pc-39pc

Strokes: 14-7

On target: 6-1

Corners: 3-1

Faults: 8-4

ARBITRATOR: Neighborhood Gavin

CANARIES 3 COVENTRY 0 – Key Moments, Ratings & Stats

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