5:50 p.m. May 22, 2022
6:53 PM May 22, 2022
Norwich City were beaten 5-0 by Tottenham Hotspur in their final game of the season, with goals from Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son securing Champions League football for Antonio Conte’s side.
The Canaries started brilliantly but were caught early at Carrow Road, Kulusevski tapping into an open net after Rodrigo Bentancur broke the offside trap and squared for the Swede.
Kane doubled Spurs’ lead 16 minutes later through an error by Tim Krul. Krul, back for City side after two games on the bench, kicked the ball to Bentancur from 20 yards out. Tottenham’s number 30 crossed and Kane had an empty goal to hit.
Kulusevski made three on the other side of the break, passing Krul after a series of missed chances by the visitors.
Son made it four, then five shortly after, first stepping over Lucas Moura’s flick and sliding under Krul before looping past the City keeper after a free-kick headed his way.
City of Norwich
28 Gunn (GK)
6 Zimmermanns (for Byram, 36)
7 Rupp (for Lees-Melou, 71)
45 Springett (for Dowell, 61)
Head Coach: Dean Smith
– Reservations: Byram (15), Normann (31), Springett (74)
22 Collini (GK)
8 Winks (for Bentancur, 73)
23 Bergwijn (for Royal, 73)
27 Moura (for Kulusevsky, 68)
Coach: Antonio Conte
– Reservations: Son (84)
– Added time: 1 min/ 1 min
– Location: Carrow Road
– Referee: Chris Kavanagh
-VAR: Andy Madley
8 – Kulusevski’s fantastic skill to beat Normann and Giannoulis. He rolls the ball to Hojbjerg who explodes 15 yards out.
16 – TOTTENHAM GOAL (Kulusevski): Hojbjerg passes the ball to Bentancur, who times his run perfectly before battling for Kulusevski. The Swede goes home for 1-0.
23 – A sloppy pass from Dier finds Rashica, who crosses the middle but drags his shot 20 yards out.
32 – TOTTENHAM GOAL (Kane): Krul rolls the ball and finds Bentancur instead of Normann. Bentancur crosses and Kane heads for an empty net.
HALF-TIME – NORWICH CITY 0-2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
55 – Kane plays Son in goal and the Spurs number 7 puts the ball in shooting position but shoots directly at Krul with his weaker left foot.
60 – Krul denies Son from close range after Kane’s cross finds his teammate from three yards out.
62 – A nice touch from Kulusevski puts it through and he rounds Krul, but can’t get his feet settled in time to add a third for Tottenham.
64 – TOTTENHAM GOAL (Kulusevski): Kulusevski finds himself wide on the right and he easily cuts past Giannoulis before curling up in the far post.
70 – GOAL TOTTENHAM (Son): Substitute Moura passes the ball for Son on the edge of the box, and he is unchallenged as he steps forward on the ball and makes it four.
75 – GOAL TOTTENHAM (Son): Moura’s free kick heads towards Son and he controls before whipping past Krul.
FULL TIME – NORWICH CITY 0-5 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
SNAP RATINGS: Krul 5, Aarons 4, Byram 4, Hanley 4, Sorensen 4, Giannoulis 4, Normann 4, Lees-Melou 5, Dowell 6, Rashica 3, Pukki 5. UNDER : Zimmerman 4, Springett 5, Rupp 5.
(Norwich City 0–5 Tottenham Hotspur)
Ownership: 40% – 60%
Hits: 8 – 18
Shots On Target: 0 – 13
Corners: 3 – 2
Fouls: 12 – 6