Carrow Road, England

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    Luis Suarez grabs a hat-trick to sink Norwich at Carrow Road in an otherwise uninspiring game.

  • 90'

    FULL TIME Norwich 0-3 Liverpool

  • 90'

    Reina comes out to punch clear a Russell Martin cross.

  • 90'

    Two minutes added-time...

  • 89'

    Final couple of minutes of normal time and proceedings are grinding to a halt at Carrow Road.

  • 88'

    Norwich look to restore some pride, but they are struggling to break down Liverpool.

  • 87'

    Suarez's last goal was sublime. About the only moment of the match that has.

  • 86'

    Liverpool taking their time now. Understandably so.

  • 85'

    Kuyt replaces Suarez. Coates for Gerrard.

  • 83'

    Norwich punished for yet another mistake. Only difference between the two sides has been Luis Suarez today

  • 82'

    GOAL Norwich 0-3 Liverpool Suarez beauty!!!

  • 82'

    James Vaughan lines up a half-volley at goal, blocked by Jamie Carragher.

  • 81'

    Neither team able to keep possession once more...

  • 80'

    Suarez winning himself no friends at Carrow Road, appealing for a hand-ball that only he saw.

  • 79'

    Liverpool with this result would move to within two points of City rivals Everton. FA Cup final next week of course.

  • 78'

    Liverpool now in possession. This is going nowhere very quickly.

  • 77'

    Bellamy looks to run at right-back Martin, but the defender stands strong once more. He's done well since coming on.

  • 76'

    Lovely stuff! Russell Martin crosses from the right to find James Vaughan, who rises high and heads just wide.

  • 75'

    Fifteen minutes remaining now...

  • 74'

    What is that? Bradley Johnson swings in a left-footed cross, but it is dreadful. High, hopeful and straight to Pepe Reina.

  • 73'

    Liverpool have men over as they counter with the ball at the feet of Stewart Downing. He makes a mess of the situation, cutting inside and taking all the pace out of the move.

  • 72'

    Norwich looking to bring on Grant Holt to enliven proceedings.

  • 71'

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  • 70'

    James Vaughan takes on an ambitious attempt for Norwich. Worth a try, but never threatening.

  • 69'

    Suarez shows the other side to his game. Having harassed the defender into making a mistake, he is faced with a simple ball across the box to find Jonjo Shelvey. Yet, it is completely mishit.

  • 68'

    Despite their lead and danger in attack, Liverpool don't look all that secure here at times.

  • 67'

    Naughton looks to swing in a cross from deep on the Norwich left. Doesn't even make the area before being cleared by Carragher.

  • 66'

    Vaughan slides in late on Pepe Reina, who takes a risk whilst clearing the ball.

  • 66'

    Liverpool well on-top once more now...

  • 65'

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  • 64'

    Ridiculous miss! Suarez is through one-on-one and instead of rolling the ball home, looks to chip the keeper and misses the chance for a hat-trick

  • 62'

    Long spell of possession in defence for Liverpool, until Carragher fires the ball long to the opposition.

  • 61'

    A couple of chances in the last few minutes livens up proceedings somewhat.

  • 60'

    Good play by Downing to turn Kyle Naughton on the Liverpool right. Gets a shot away, but well saved by John Ruddy.

  • 59'

    Elliot Bennett takes another swing at goal from 30 yards. Decent attempt, but started wide and went further away as it travelled.

  • 58'

    No doing from the corner as Liverpool clear. Referee awards a free-kick.

  • 57'

    A fortunate deflection falls to Steve Morison at the edge of the box, but his tame shot creeps wide. Corner anyway.

  • 56'

    Yet to score in the Premier League for Liverpool is Shelvey.

  • 55'

    Has to score! Fine play from Jose Enrique down the left who then fires a great low ball across goal for Jonjo Shelvey. But, the midfielder misses from a couple of yards out.

  • 54'

    More poor passing. This time Bradley Johnson looks to provide the killer ball and finds Henderson instead.

  • 53'

    Gerrard, Suarez and Downing link-well together, with the England wide-man firing over the bar.

  • 52'

    Off the bar! The ball loops into the air in the Norwich box and Jonjo Shelvey's header rattles back off the crossbar.

  • 52'

    From the resulting corner, Bradley Johnson loses Shelvey and heads just wide.

  • 51'

    Brilliant save! Elliot Bennett tests Reina from range and the Spaniard pulls off a fine stop.

  • 50'

    Agger passes to no-one allowing Norwich to attack in-behind Glen Johnson. Carragher shepherds the ball for a throw-in.

  • 49'

    Liverpool now look to assert control in midfield. Norwich playing a diamond midfield now, in a 4-4-2

  • 48'

    That one went out of play before reaching the box. Poor stuff from Pilkington.

  • 47'

    Another corner for the Canaries. Swung in from the right and headed behind by Gerrard. Third time lucky.

  • 46'

    Within a few seconds, Norwich are attacking Liverpool and they have a corner. Doesn't reach the front-post though.

  • 46'

    SECOND HALF underway

  • 46'

    James Vaughan replaced David Fox


    The rain has got significantly heavier at half-time. Lovely stuff...


    That's also ten league goals this season for Luis Suarez in 29 appearances. Modest return, but two big goals today.


    Second-half coming up then. Norwich will need to significantly up their game to get anything from this one.


    They were, unfortunately, the only two shots on-target all half


    Suarez has been criticised for his profligacy this campaign, but he made no mistake today.


    All about Luis Suarez in the first-half. A poor game lit up by two fine finishes from the Uruguayan.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME Norwich 0-2 Liverpool

  • 45'

    Howson - With the free-kick squandered, Howson prevents a Liverpool counter.

  • 45'

    Final chance of the half for Norwich to swing the ball into the box. Bellamy giving away a free-kick on the right.

  • 45'

    As Norwich lose the ball in attack, Bellamy plays a long-ball forward for Suarez who is flagged offside. Would have been wide open for him there.

  • 44'

    Bellamy started his career at Norwich, scoring 34 goals in 91 games for the Canaries.

  • 43'

    Bellamy lines-up the free-kick, but it is high and wide from the Welshman. Poor effort.

  • 42'

    Elliot Ward fouls Luis Suarez as the Uruguayan looks to counter.

  • 41'

    Bellamy catches Jonny Howson in midfield. Lucky to acoid a booking.

  • 40'

    Liverpool getting frustrated with Norwich's hassling as they attack. Some tempers starting to flare.

  • 39'

    Liverpool swing a corner in from the right. Well cleared by the head of Elliot Ward. Glen Johnson dallies and can't return the ball into the area.

  • 38'

    Penalty claim from Luis Suarez. Went to ground very easily.

  • 37'

    Anthony Pilkington looks to break in behind Carragher to spark a Norwich attack. The experienced defender deals well with the threat, stepping across to clear.

  • 36'

    Both teams try to string together some passes. It doesn't last long though.

  • 35'

    Norwich can only blame themselves for the scoreline. Both goals from mistakes. Neither team playing well.

  • 34'

    Opportunity not taken as they take it short. Messy passing loses the ball.

  • 33'

    Foul on Glen Johnson gives Liverpool a free-kick from the right. What can they do here?

  • 31'

    Bellamy taken out down the left-flank and wants a free-kick. The ball had already gone out of play though. Nothing given.

  • 30'

    Norwich keeping the ball better since the second goal. They need to clear their minds.

  • 29'

    Suarez is the difference between the two sides at the moment.

  • 28'

    GOAL Norwich 0-2 Liverpool Suarez at the double!!! Breaking down the right after a mistake, the Uruguayan has far too much space and fires home with the outside of his boot past a helpless Ruddy.

  • 27'

    Liverpool well on top since the goal. Bellamy loops a cross in to the back-post. Cleared.

  • 26'

    Suarez gets lucky on the right and breaks past Elliot Ward before picking out Steven Gerrard with a cut-back. Gerrard's shot is well-blocked.

  • 25'

    That puts a positive spin on proceedings. Hopefully the game will open up a bit.

  • 24'

    GOAL Norwich 0-1 Liverpool Suarez scores!!! Gerrard robs the ball in midfield, before feeding Luiz Suarez in the left channel for the Uruguayan to fire home.

  • 23'

    Long ball from Jamie Carragher looking for the man on the right-flank. Terribly overhit.

  • 22'

    Russell Martin gets down the right-flank and looks to get a cross in. Cut out by Agger.

  • 19'

    Liverpool looking to the left-flank once more. No luck this time.

  • 18'

    Bellamy looks to get down the left-flank, but is flagged offside by the official. Nothing doing.

  • 17'

    Cross from the Liverpool left finds Shelvey at the back post, but the youngster's control is terrible and he can't get a shot away.

  • 16'

    Uninspiring midfield play from both sides. This game is lacking in everything.

  • 15'

    Swung in, but straight to Pepe Reina. Poor.

  • 14'

    Free-kick to Norwich from the right-flank. Dangerous.

  • 13'

    Norwich picking-off Liverpool's long-balls with ease at the moment. New strategy required.

  • 12'

    That change will see Kyle Naughton move across to left-back, with Russell Martin at right-back.

  • 12'

    Russell Martin replaces Adam Drury

  • 10'

    Pilkington got behind the defence down the left, but his ball across the defence cannot pick out Morison.

  • 9'

    Looks like the end of his day for the long-serving full-back. Play underway again.

  • 8'

    Adam Drury goes down after beating Luis Suarez to a ball in midfield. Looks to be a groin issue.

  • 7'

    Not the best game so far. Neither side able to keep the ball.

  • 6'

    Liverpool's attempt at an attack comes quickly to an end. Luis Suarez' lofted ball to Bellamy only finds the Norwich full-back.

  • 5'

    Decent passing spell for Norwich quickly comes to an end. Far from enterprising fare thus far.

  • 4'

    Bradley Johnson looks to play in Anthony Pilkington down the left. Cut out by Jamie Carragher.

  • 3'

    Neither side settled yet. The ball is being turned-over with regularity at the moment.

  • 2'

    Fox trots off to get his head stitched up and the play gets going again.

  • 1'

    Decent start for Norwich. We have a delay already though as Jonjo Shelvey catches David Fox with his boot.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF We are underway as Liverpool kick us off.


    Nasty weather at Carrow Road. The teams are out. Let's just get going!


    The teams are in the tunnel. Let's get ready to rumble...


    Jonjo Shelvey and Jordan Henderson in the centre for Liverpool. Steven Gerrard supporting Luis Suarez up-front. Good news Liverpool fans?


    Five changes for both sides. Gerrard and Carragher return for Liverpool, whilst Andy Carroll is left-out altogether. Norwich leave Grant Holt on the bench, Steve Morison starts up-front.


    Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique,Downing, Gerrard, Henderson, Shelvey, Bellamy, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Maxi, Coates, Kuyt, Spearing, Kelly, Skrtel.


    Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Ryan Bennett, Ward, Drury, Elliott Bennett, Howson, Fox, Johnson, Pilkington, Morison. Subs: Steer, Martin, Vaughan, Holt, Surman, Hoolahan, Wilbraham.


    Time for some team-news then...


    Norwich City host Liverpool in the day's final Premier League encounter. Norwich have the chance to pull level on points with their rivals.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Norwich City

  • 9(1)

  • 21

  • 9

  • 44%


  • Liverpool

  • 16(5)

  • 11

  • 4

Norwich City

POS No Name


1 John Ruddy


3 Adam Drury
2 Russell Martin


22 Elliott Ward


25 Kyle Naughton


33 Ryan Bennett


4 Bradley Johnson


12 Anthony Pilkington


15 David Fox
8 James Vaughan


17 Elliott Bennett


24 Jonathan Howson


5 Steve Morison
9 Grant Holt
POS No Name
G 31 Jed Steer
M 2 Russell Martin
M 11 Andrew Surman
M 14 Wes Hoolahan
F 8 James Vaughan
F 9 Grant Holt
F 21 Aaron Wilbraham


POS No Name


25 Pepe Reina


2 Glen Johnson


3 José Enrique


5 Daniel Agger


23 Jamie Carragher


8 Steven Gerrard
16 Sebastián Coates


14 Jordan Henderson


19 Stewart Downing


33 Jonjo Shelvey


39 Craig Bellamy


7 Luis Suárez
18 Dirk Kuyt
POS No Name
G 32 Doni
D 16 Sebastián Coates
D 34 Martin Kelly
D 37 Martin Skrtel
M 11 Maxi Rodríguez
M 18 Dirk Kuyt
M 20 Jay Spearing

Match Stats

  • Norwich City
  • Liverpool
9(1) Shots (on goal) 16(5)
9 Fouls 4
5 Corner kicks 7
2 Offsides 5
44% Time of Possession 56%
4 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 1

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