Norwich record massive win as Everton fans turn on Rafael Benitez

Norwich secured their first Premier League win since November with a 2-1 victory over Everton, which put more pressure on Rafael Benitez.

Verton traveled to Carrow Road without a league win since early December and the loss to a Norwich side who were on a six-game losing streak without scoring a single goal will not have eased tensions between fans and the manager .

Fans were calling for the Spaniard to leave the club ahead of the game, with banners aloft, and two back-to-back goals from an own goal from Michael Keane and Adam Idah put the home side on the path to success. a coveted victory.

Keane tapped the ball past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from a Josh Sargent cross to give Norwich their first goal since November.

Less than two minutes later, Idah was played by Brandon Williams and pushed the ball just past the Toffees keeper.

Richarlison pulled one back for the visitors shortly after throwing a perfectly timed bicycle kick, but the Toffees have gone without a league win since early December.

It was Norwich’s first victory in the top flight since their 2-1 victory over Southampton on November 20 and lifts them from the foot of the Premier League table to 18th place, although Newcastle and Burnley have games in hand against the Canaries.

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Norwich’s Milot Rashica, Josh Sargent and Brandon Williams celebrate an own goal from Everton’s Michael Keane (Joe Giddens/PA)

The match started slowly, with neither team having significant chances in the opening rallies.

But Norwich took the lead in the 16th minute with their first goal since November, although it was Everton defender Keane who slotted the ball past Pickford.

Sargent crossed the ball and Keane’s touch at the near post gave Norwich their first goal in seven matches.

Keane also found himself in a slightly compromising position for Norwich’s second who came on two minutes later.

Williams came forward before slotting the ball just behind the Everton defender and into the path of Idah, who beat Pickford.

Everton struggled to get going throughout the first half and often found passes misplaced or easily intercepted by Norwich, with fans expressing their displeasure with Benitez’s management.

Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul had to be vigilant just before the break to win the ball past Dominic Calvert-Lewin following a Salomon Rondon shot but the Toffees lacked quality in the final third.

Pierre Lees-Melou tried his luck from range early in the second half, but his shot looped on goal and straight at Pickford.

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Everton fans hold a protest banner against manager Rafael Benitez (Joe Giddens/PA)

On his first league start, Vitaliy Mykolenko nearly gave Norwich their third as his weak back pass was intercepted by Idah, but Pickford was just able to get off his line and deny the Norwich striker.

Benitez’s substitutions looked to have made the difference for the visitors when they pulled one back in the 60th minute through Richarlison just six minutes after being brought in.

The Brazilian netted a superb overhead bicycle kick to send the ball flying into the back of the net after Krul failed to clear the ball effectively.

However, Everton failed to equalize as Norwich secured only their third win of the season.

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