Norwich City 1-0 Leicester City: Lewis strike boosts Norwich survival hopes
Norwich City 1-0 Leicester City: Lewis strike boosts Norwich survival hopes
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Norwich City 1-0 Leicester City: Lewis strike boosts Norwich survival hopes

Bottom placed Norwich City boosted their survival hopes with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Leicester City on Friday night. 

Prior to the game, rock bottom Norwich had the fewest points at home this season in the Premier League with just twelve. They had just kept just one clean sheet at home this season and the earlier proceedings didn’t bring any joy to write home.

An excellent corner from Maddison picked out Hamza Choudhury totally unmarked but his header flew over the bar as Leicester threatened. Harvey Barnes was next to set up Dennis Praet for a shot outside the area but he sent his shot straight to Tim Krul in the Norwich goal.

Norwich grew in the game and had a fair share of chances in the first half but was not able to conjure anything to trouble the opposition keeper.

Leicester thought they had taken the lead five minutes after the resumption when Iheanacho had the ball in the net but it’s was disallowed by VAR after replays showed the ball had hit his arm as he was bringing it under control.

The setback seems to have deflated the visitors and keeper Schmeichel was forced to produce an important reaction to deny a fierce shot from Duda in what was Norwich’s first shot on target in the game.

The growth from Norwich saw them take the lead in the 70th minute through Jamal Lewis. The goal which was Norwich’s first goal from open play for nearly 700 minutes and a first Premier League goal for Lewis came after a cross from Aarons from the right eluded everyone in the middle. He wasted no time in swerving the ball into the right corner to leave Schmeichel helpless.

Norwich resorted to sitting back after the goal and their substitutions were those that had a defensive touch on them. Despite an additional five minutes, Leicester couldn't find a way to rescue a point. 

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