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Norwich City V Arsenal - As it happened.

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Norwich City v Arsenal, Premier League R14, 1/12/2019 - official line-ups. BeSoccer

Norwich City V Arsenal - As it happened.

Cecilia by Cecilia @besoccer_es - 0 +12k

Join us for minute to minute coverage of this Premier League match as Norwich City host Arsenal in Freddie Ljungberg's first game as Arsenal's interim coach after Unai Emery's sacking earlier this week!

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FT: Norwich City 2-2 Arsenal. What a game this was! Norwich's last 15 minutes saw them create chance after chance, but a mix of Leno's skill and their lack of precision means both teams take one point. It's encouraging stuff for Farke, who should have won this and certainly created the chances to do so, but Ljungberg's men manage to get away with just a draw against the 2nd to last team in the table.
94'
Amadou makes a vital block! Kolasinac's cross from the left caused Norwich problems and Torreira's follow-up was destined for the net but the Frenchman gets in the way to save a point for Norwich!
91'
Pukki muscles past Mustafi and there are two players waiting at the far post! Torreira gets a vital touch to divert the ball into Leno's grateful arms. Four more minutes and it feels as if Norwich could still win this, they've certainly had the most chances in the last few minutes.
90'
Norwich are still looking for that winner. Aarons plays a one-two with Buendia and aims for the near post. It takes a deflection and forces Leno into the save! Leno claims the corner.
89'
Still a precariously balanced game here as Norwich go into attacking mode once again. Anyone could win this still.
89'
Ozil is replaced by Martinelli. One last offensive change for Arsenal.
88'
Buendia's forced to ground and Norwich take the free-kick quickly. Aarons goes on and on and whips the ball towards goal. Leno touches it over. Norwich corner.
87'
Norwich are upping the pressure again. Hernandez loops the ball up to Amadou who shanks an effort from distance. McLean nods it down and bustles towards the box, winning a corner off Kolasinac. There's a bit of handbags between the two.
83'
Cantwell, who provided a goal and has been wonderful for Norwich, is replaced by Emi Buendía. Less than seven minutes of normal time to play.
79'
Amadou giftwraps Arsenal a chance but Krul rushes from one end of his goal the other, ultimately proving Norwich’s saviour! It's a careless, aimless pass by Amadou into no man’s land and Aubameyang was lurking, but Krul intervenes.
77'
Guendouzi is replaced by Buyako Saka.
75'
Both teams preparing changes at the moment. Saka and Pepe will be coming on for Arsenal soon.
74'
Aarons' cross from the right sails over everyone and out for a goal-kick. Norwich look the more likely winners if things carry on this way.
72'
Cantwell looks to play a one-two with Trybull and Mustafi just stands still. A determined Cantwell bursts through on goal and is stopped by David Luiz! It's a corner to Norwich but nothing comes of it.
70'
Willock goes off as he's suffering from an ankle knock. Torreira comes on for Arsenal.
68'
McLean takes a free-kick after a foul on Teemu Pukki, but it's wide. Either side could still win this.
67'
Pukki and Hernandez combine to send Pukki away down the inside-left channel. Just as Pukki looks to set pull the trigger, Chambers takes Pukki out with his trailing leg. The referee is lenient for now.
65'
Chambers is booked for a foul on Onel Hernandez after the Cuban outwits him by flicking a ball over his head.
63'
Chance after chance for Norwich at the moment! Leno denies Pukki with his legs! Another huge stop by the Arsenal goalkeeper. Pukki latches on to a wondrous Cantwell through ball and promptly wrings Mustafi inside out, totally embarrassing the Arsenal defender. In doing so Pukki creates ample room to take aim – the end result seems inevitable – but Leno works wonders to keep it out.
62'
Norwich are on the attack again! Amadou carries the ball to the right edge of the box. Cantwell picks up from there and aims for the near bottom corner but his effort is just wide.
59'
What a save from Leno! Arsenal lose concentration and Mclean almost scores the 3-2!The Scot is one on one with Leno, but Arsenal's goalkeeper saves it by a thread!
57'
Byram puts the ball out for yet another Arsenal corner. This time Norwich can't deal with the initial ball. Mustafi's initial effort is blocked, but it rebounds to Aubameyang who fires it into the net. Defending corner is clearly Norwich's Achilles' heel today.
57'
GOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!
55'
Norwich doing a good defensive job at the moment as Amadou takes the ball away from Willock. Encouraging stuff for Farke's men.
54'
Pukki powers forward on the counter-attack. Cantwell plays himself into trouble and bumps into Willock who wins the free-kick.
52'
Arsenal appeal for another handball against Zimmermann as it hits his trailing arm but it's far too close to the German to be intentional.
52'
Mesut Özil tries to pull the ball back into the box but it’s blocked by Zimmerman and Arsenal have to settle for a corner, which ultimately comes to nothing.
51'
Fun (or sad?) fact for you all! If Norwich win this, they would have as many Premier League wins as Arsenal this season.
50'
Pukki lays off nicely for Hernandez but the winger can't beat Chambers. No goal as of yet, but the Cuban-German has been essential for Norwich.
47'
Onel Hernández makes a crunching – but fair – challenge on Aubameyang. Moments later Xhaka and McLean collide and the Norwich midfielder comes off worse.
45'
Back underway!
45'
HT: Norwich 2-1 Arsenal. What a thrilling game this is! Norwich have come out strong despite quite a few issues and injured players, and a late goal by Todd Cantwell have put them back on top after a controversial penalty by Arsenal. Still, it's encouraging for Ljungberg, with his team clearly the better side at some points. See you in 15!
45'
Norwich end the first half on a high! Hernandez races forward and drags Chambers out of position. The Cuban lays off to Cantwell who plants his shot past Leno at the 47th minute!
45'
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL TODD CANTWELL!!!!!
44'
McLean earns himself a booking for a slightly wild challenge on Guendouzi. That could easily have been a red. Guendouzi is still on the turf receiving treatment.
42'
Chambers fires it across from the right. Aarons is at full stretch to get it away. Norwich will be glad to get to half-time level, but they've had quite a few chances of their own.
38'
Lacazette fouls Amadou. Messy game but very entertaining. A lot of work for the referee, though...
37'
The referee has a word with Todd Cantwell after a poor foul on Guendouzi. If this wasn't the Premier League, it could have been a yellow...
35'
Amadou plays Norwich into trouble, with a sloppy pass fired into Aarons, who had no chance of controlling the ball. Arsenal then break but Zimmerman, who foolishly gave away the penalty, buys a foul out of Lacazette
33'
Norwich clear their lines but Hernández cannot pick out McLean with Arsenal at sea in defence. This is a wildly open game.
31'
Arsenal are probing in search of a second, with Guendouzi playing a wonderful give-and-go with Lacazette. Guendouzi surges into the box and Max Aarons does brilliantly to nick the ball away from the Arsenal midfielder.
30'
Krul, by the way, was booked for his behaviour in the run-up to the first penalty.
28'
And Aubameyang SCORES!!!!!!!! What a twist to the game... Aubameyang makes no mistake from the spot this time, sending Krul the wrong way. The Norwich fans are less than impressed. Arsenal are level and Aumabeyand shushes Krul... It's all very tense in Carrow Road.
25'
But wait... VAR is checking... And the penalty is taken again!
25'
WHAT A RELIABLE GOALKEEPER!!! Krul plays a few mindgames by stepping off his line. Aubameyang steps up and Krul makes his third penalty save of the season! VAR are now checking for encroachment...
23'
POSSIBLE PENALTY FOR ARSENAL!
21'
NORWICH CITY TAKE THE LEAD! Teemu Pukki, who had not scored for Norwich since that fateful day against Manchester City, opens the score at home after Hernandez wins a tackle near his own corner flag and finds McLean who feeds Pukki. The Finn holds the ball up before deciding to go it alone. His shot takes a deflection off Mustafi and beats Leno!
20'
GOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! TEEMU PUKKI!!!!!!!!!
19'
Ozil takes the corner from the left. Chambers gets a free header at the near post and Krul pushes it out for a corner on the opposite side! Set-pieces have been Arsenal's biggest threat so far.
16'
First real test for Leno who saves McLean's shot after a decent pass from Onel Hernandez! The Cuban is by far the best player for the Canaries today.
14'
Kolasinac does brilliantly to shift across towards the centre of defence having sensed the danger and nicked the ball away from McLean, with Norwich earning their first possession spell. Decent start for Arsenal!
9'
A great delivery, Tim Krul comes and completely misses the ball. Mustafi rises highest and it's heading in until Onel Hernandez, on the post, heads the ball off the line! Decent football here!
9'
Aubameyang has far too much speed as he bursts down the right and drives into the box. He tries to thread the ball into Lacazette but Norwich force it out for a corner.
6'
Cantwell holds the ball up on the left flank and lays it off for Amadou, who drags his shot from range wide. Norwich will be glad to finally have their loanee in his preferred midfield position after he was forced to fill in at centre-back during their recent injury crisis.
4'
Guendouzi lofts the ball forward for Willock who takes it down in the box. He holds it up for Lacazette, but his shot is stopped by Krul! It's a positive start by Arsenal, who win a corner. Norwich see it away.
2'
Arsenal, lining up in a 4-3-3, get the ball to Aubameyang, who scoops a cross into the box. Max Aarons thumps it clear.
1'
And we're off!!
Prev.
Yellow card for McLean after a really harsh foul on Guendouzi. He could have been sent off for that, as it's a hard blow to the Frenchman's ankle, who is still in pain.
Prev.
Almost underway in Carrow Road!
Prev.
In other news, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads as Gunners captain despite the inclusion of former skipper Granit Xhaka in the centre of midfield.
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After a morale-boosting away win against Everton, Farke's men could take Arsenal's shaky situation to their advantage.
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Norwich will be looking to get as far away from the bottom of the table as possible today, as it's clearly a precarious place to be... Just as Quique Sanchez Flores, who's just been sacked by Watford.
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Meanwhile, Norwich make just one change to the team that secured a 2-0 victory over Everton, with Alex Tettey unavailable due to personal reasons and Ibrahim Amadou coming in instead.
Prev.
Some big changes here! Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg made five changes to the team who lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday in Unai Emery's final match in charge, with Mesut Ozil standing out. He'd been sidelined by Emery... Could this change?
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Arsenal starting XI: Leno, Chambers, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Willock, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
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Norwich City starting XI: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Byram, Amadou, Trybull, Cantwell, McLean, Hernandez, Pukki.
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This is a momentous occasion for the visitors, who've had a shaky week to say the least... Freddie Ljungberg will be making his debut as interim coach after Unai Emery was sacked earlier this week.
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Hello and welcome to our minute to minute coverage of this afternoon's Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal!
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