NORWICH. Middlesbrough was able to turn the tables against Norwich City to win 2-1. It was Norwich City to strike first with an early goal of J. Sargent at the 7′. Then it was a goal in the 64′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, M. Crooks gave the win to Middlesbrough in the 90′ minute.
The match was played at the Carrow Road stadium in Norwich on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Leigh Doughty with the help of Shaun Hudson and Matt McGrath. The 4th official was Thomas Kirk. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 13 degrees Celsius or 55.33 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 92%.
Middlesbrough was in firm control of the ball 55% while Norwich City was struggling with a 45% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Middlesbrough had a more offensive attitude with 57 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Middlesbrough won the contest.
Norwich City shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target. Talking about the opposition, Middlesbrough shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target.
Norwich City received 1 yellow card (I. Hayden). Regarding the opposition, Middlesbrough received 2 yellow cards (D. Lenihan and M. Forss).
After playing this encounter, Norwich City will stay with 32 points to remain in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Middlesbrough will have 27 points like Sunderland to remain in the 14th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Norwich City will host Blackpool on the 6th of May with a 4-2 head to head stats in favor of Norwich City (3 draws).
Middlesbrough will host Coventry City on the 6th of May with a 4-4 head to head stats.
Norwich City – Formation
Norwich City started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Dean Smith decided to play with the following team: Angus Gunn, Max Aarons , Grant Hanley , Ben Gibson , Sam McCallum , Gabriel Sara , Isaac Hayden , Kenny McLean , Aaron Ramsey , Teemu Pukki and Josh Sargent .
The home team had on the bench: Onel Hernández, Tim Krul, Liam Gibbs, Jordan Hugill, Marcelino Núñez, Todd Cantwell and Dimitrios Giannoulis .
Norwich City could not rely on the presence of J. Hugill (injured).
Norwich City made 5 changes: T. Pukki for O. Hernandez (62′), S. McCallum for D. Giannoulis (71′), A. Ramsey for T. Cantwell (71′), Gabriel Sara for M. Nunez (83′) and J. Sargent for J. Hugill (84′).
Best player: Kenny McLean
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Norwich City was Kenny McLean.
His rating iswith 47 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4.
Middlesbrough – Formation
Middlesbrough started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Michael Carrick played with: Zack Steffen, Tommy Smith , Dael Fry , Darragh Lenihan , Ryan Giles , Jonathan Howson , Hayden Hackney , Isaiah Jones , Chuba Akpom , Riley McGree and Marcus Forss .
They had on the bench: Liam Roberts, Matthew Hoppe, Paddy McNair, Rodrigo Muniz, Matt Crooks , Anfernee Dijksteel and Alex Mowatt.
Middlesbrough made 4 changes: M. Forss for M. Hoppe (74′), R. McGree for M. Crooks (88′), I. Jones for Muniz Rodrigo (90′) and C. Akpom for A. Dijksteel (90′).
Best player: Ryan Giles
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Middlesbrough was Ryan Giles even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 50 passes (86% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 1. He performed 11 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- Wigan Athletic – Blackpool – 2-1
- West Bromwich Albion – Stoke City – 2-0
- Preston North End – Millwall – 2-4
- Norwich City – Middlesbrough – 1-2
- Luton Town – Rotherham United – 1-1
- Hull City – Reading – 1-2
- Huddersfield Town – Swansea City – 0-0
- Coventry City – Queens Park Rangers – 2-0
- Cardiff City – Sheffield United – 0-1
- Bristol City – Watford – 0-0