Grant Holt scored a 94th minute header to give Norwich a dramatic stoppage time win over Everton at Carrow Road. Everton had taken a 39th minute lead through Leon Osman, but Kei Kamara’s 84th minute equaliser and Holt’s 5th Premier League goal of the season gave the Canaries their first win since the 15th December 2012.
The stats below show that Everton had 10.8% more of the possession, made 107 more passes and completed 6% more of their passes. Everton also made 54 more passes in the final third of the pitch and completed 15% more of their final third passes.
Everton had 15 shots compared to Norwich’s 10 but 67% of Everton’s shots were outside of the box compared to only 30% of Norwich’s. Norwich also managed more shots on target than Everton (5-3) and created 4 clear-cut chances, which was 2 more than Everton. This was key, as all three goals came from clear-cut chances.
So, although Everton had more of the ball and had more shots, Norwich restricted the Toffees to shooting from outside of the area and Everton struggled again in front of goal. Norwich finally took their chances in the final 10 minutes of the game, something that David Moyes and Everton need to work on.
However, David Moyes is doing a fantastic job on a limited budget at Everton and they are one top class finisher away from European football, while after a tough run of results Norwich finally put three points on the board and will look to push on from here.
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