2021-22 English Premier League
  • Michael Keane (16' OG)
  • Adam Idah (18')
  • Richarlison (60')

Norwich off the bottom with narrow win over stuttering Everton

Norwich City aided their bid for Premier League survival but sucked Everton into the mire with 2-1 victory over Rafa Benitez's side at Carrow Road on Saturday.

An own goal by Everton defender Michael Keane and striker Adam Idah's close-range finish in the space of two minutes in the first half broke Norwich's six-game league goal drought to put them in control.

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Everton fans vented their fury at manager Rafa Benitez but were given something to cheer when Richarlison halved the deficit on the hour mark to set up a tense finale.

Norwich had to endure seven minutes of stoppage time as Everton desperately searched for an equaliser but Dean Smith's struggling side held on for their third league win of the season to move off the foot of the table.

Norwich moved to 18th with 13 points from 21 games, above Newcastle United and Burnley, who sink to the bottom with 11 points albeit having played only 17 matches.