Norwich City were playing José Mourinho’s Chelsea Sunday, with hope that they could capitalise on the Blues poor form and build on last week’s away win against Stoke. Before the match, Leroy Fer was named the Anglian Home Improvements Player of the Month.
The team didn’t get off to the best of starts as Oscar opened the scoring after 4 minutes. Demba Ba held off the defender and laid it off for Oscar to belt into the goal.
Ba then came close for Chelsea, forcing a great save from Ruddy. Just before half-time Jonny Howson forced a smart save from Cech to tip the ball over the bar.
Pilkington was disappointed not to have won a penalty after half-time as his heals were clipped by Ramires, but Neil Swarbrick the referee waved away the claims. However, Norwich’s pressure following this eventually proved enough to equalise as Pilkington nodded home a cross from Olsson, which was flicked on by Wolfswinkel.
Mourinho then made three changes with Eto’o, Hazard and Willian coming on. The latter two proved the difference as Hazard took advantage of an error by Tettey, shooting just under Ruddy with only 5 minutes remaining. Their lead was extended a minute latter on another counter attack with Willian scoring an absolute blinder from range.
Chris Hughton was disappointed to have lost with so little time left, at a time when the Canaries looked like they could have stolen the game. Leroy Fer claimed the double as he was named the Anglian Home Improvements Man of the Match too.