Leicester City edged past Norwich in the Premier League 2-1 on the weekend. In one of the unsurprising football scores, Norwich lost their 13th consecutive Premier League game. Jamie Vardy put Leicester City ahead in the eighth minute to give Leicester the perfect start. Caglar Soyuncu then brought down Pierre Lees-Melou in the box to give away a penalty. Teemu Pukki stepped up to slot the penalty home.

Both sides had their chances in the second half but Marc Albrighton put the visitors ahead with a well-taken goal after being set up by Jamie Vardy. After the goal, Norwich threw the kitchen sink and thought they had salvaged an equalizer when Kenny McLean headed the ball home. However, the goal was ruled out by VAR with Todd Cantwell adjudged to have blocked the keeper’s vision.

Player ratings

Norwich: Krul (6), Aarons (7), Gibson (7), Hanley (6), Williams (6), Gilmour (6), McLean (7), Cantwell (7), Lees-Melou (7), Rashica (6), Pukki (7).
Subs: Sargent (6), Rupp (6), Idah (n/a).

Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Pereira (7), Amartey (6), Soyuncu (5), Thomas (7), Ndidi (7), Tielemans (7), Barnes (5), Maddison (6), Albrighton (7), Vardy (7).
Subs: Castagne (6), Iheanacho (6), Dewsbury-Hall (n/a).

Man of the match: Youri Tielemans.

Managers Reaction

Norwich boss Daniel Farke: “It was a VAR mistake, and we have to accept this.” he added. “My player cannot be in an offside position because Todd Cantwell does not take part in the game. He was standing in front of him, but he doesn’t disturb him. If it is just Schmeichel against McLean, he has no chance.”

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “I am delighted with three points. We showed a lot of resilience and spirit, especially towards the end.” he added. “In terms of football, I don’t think we were anything near our best, but it will come over the course of the season once we get fitter and more precise with our passing.”

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