11 Jul Norwich Metropolis vs. West Ham United – Football Match Report – July 11, 2020
Norwich Metropolis have been consigned to relegation from the Premier League after a powerful 4-Zero defeat by West Ham United on Saturday with Michail Antonio scoring all of the objectives for the guests in a virtuoso efficiency at Carrow Highway.
The end result leaves Norwich, relegated from the Premier League for a file fifth time, backside on 21 factors — 13 adrift of 17th-placed Watford who beat Newcastle United 2-1. There are nonetheless three rounds of fixtures to play.
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“I am actually upset for this and for all our supporters,” Norwich supervisor Daniel Farke stated. “We needed to beat the percentages once more however when the mud settles the result is kind of what was anticipated.”
West Ham, who’re 16th, moved six factors away from the relegation zone and are above Watford on aim distinction.
Antonio continually troubled the Norwich defence along with his presence within the field and the 30-year-old struck twice in every half to change into the primary West Ham participant to attain 4 in a league recreation since 1981, doubling his season’s tally.
“It is an incredible feeling. Once I scored the primary two I might see they [Norwich] have been fairly open so it was an excellent alternative,” Antonio informed BT Sport.
“That is my first match ball and hopefully I can get some extra. It has been free-flowing attacking football since we got here again. The gaffer informed me to attend within the field and I am simply pouncing on these alternatives.”
West Ham went in entrance from a nook after 11 minutes when an unmarked Antonio fired house from point-blank vary on the far publish after latching on to Issa Diop’s flicked header. He doubled the lead with a header from one other set piece earlier than half time.
Antonio accomplished his hat trick 9 minutes after the restart when he was put by on aim and scored his eighth of the season with one other close-range end within the 74th minute.
West Ham’s Mark Noble pulled the strings in midfield, continually discovering Antonio in harmful positions, whereas goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was barely examined and solely wanted to make two simple saves to maintain a clear sheet.