Norwich City 1-0 Leicester City: Jamal Lewis strike boosts Canaries' Premier League survival hopes
Jamal Lewis' first Premier League goal gave Norwich a surprise 1-0 victory over Leicester at Carrow Road. You can prefer the soccer handicap tips page!
The Northern Ireland international had not scored for the Canaries since January 2018, but he cleverly volleyed past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to give his side the lead with 70 minutes gone.
Brendan Rodgers' Leicester were without top goalscorer Jamie Vardy, who was ruled out with a calf problem, and the hosts were unable to find the net in his absence, and have now gone five games without a win in all competitions.
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On the anniversary of Delia Smith's "let's be having you" speech, the win means the Canaries have closed the gap to 17th-placed Aston Villa to just four points.
Norwich City enjoyed only their fifth Premier League win of the season, with two of those coming against teams occupying the top-three (also 3-2 vs Man City in September).
Leicester have lost six of their last 11 Premier League games (W3 D2 L6), one more than they lost in their first 27 matches under Brendan Rodgers (W17 D5 L5).
Leicester have now lost three of their last four Premier League games against teams starting the day in the bottom half (W1 D0 L3), having lost just one of their first 18 games of this kind under Brendan Rodgers (W13 D4 L1).
Jamal Lewis scored only his second goal in his Norwich City career, with his other goal coming away at Chelsea in the FA Cup in January 2018.
Leicester suffered a Premier League defeat against a team starting the day bottom for the first time since December 2016, when they lost 2-1 against Sunderland.
Norwich defender Jamal Lewis – aged 22 years and 34 days – became the youngest Northern Irish player to score in the Premier League since Craig Cathcart in January 2011 for Blackpool against Man Utd (21y 353d).