Dean Smith continued his unbeaten start to his Norwich career as they were involved in one of the goalless football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Norwich beat Southampton 2-1 last weekend and was impressive against Wolves who are in the top half of the Premier League. They missed two golden opportunities to secure the win when Jose Sa denied Teemu Pukki and Lukas Rupp late in the game.
Norwich: Krul (7), Aarons (7), Gibson (7), Hanley (6), Williams (7), Normann (6), McLean (6), Gilmour (8), Rashica (7), Pukki (6), Sargent (6).
Subs: Rupp (6), Tzolis (6), Dowell (n/a).
Wolves: Sa (7), Semedo (6), Kilman (6), Coady (7), Saiss (6), Ait-Nouri (5), Moutinho (6), Neves (7), Hwang (6), Trincao (5), Jimenez (6).
Subs: Traore (5), Dendoncker (6), However (n/a).
Man of the match: Billy Gilmour.
Norwich boss Dean Smith: “I thought the performance was better than last week against Southampton. We were probably fortunate to get an extra two points last week and we were probably unfortunate that we probably lost a couple of points this week.” he added. “I thought our overall performance was really good. They gave us problems in the first 20 minutes with the two players in the pockets but then we changed it and went a flatter three in midfield, and I felt we dealt with that.”
Wolves manager Bruno Lage: “I think we started the game very well. The first 20 minutes we managed the game the way we liked, it worked.” he added. “In the final third, I think we could be more aggressive and create our own chances. When the ball arrived, I think we couldn’t do the moves the way we wanted to. Sometimes I think the players need to understand they can face situations one against one and shoot to the goal. I think we missed a spark.”
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