It was a good day for many Norwegians during the day of the football party in England.
Martin Odegaard continued Arsenal’s big game away to Norwich. Already five minutes later, the Norwegian moved on to Bukayo Saka who put the cold ball in the net and provided a dream start for the London team.
Ødegaard has been doing well throughout the round and should also note his second scoring pass. The 23-year-old was once again an architect when Kieran Tierney doubled the lead for the guests.
Great pass by Ødegaard, said Peter Myhre in the Premier League studio on TV 2.
Saka punched the match for the host team when they lost the match 3-0 in the middle of the second half. Ødegaard finished third in scoring for the Briton. Alexandre Lacazette and Emile Smith Roux made the score just before the end and scored the fourth and fifth goals for Arsenal today.
– It is a very satisfactory result. We must keep the performance at a high level during the Christmas season. We looked very sharply and engaged. It is a great victory for us. I am so happy. The Arsenal coach said after the match that the amount of chances we are creating is comforting BBC.
But Ødegaard wasn’t the only Norwegian who made things happy on Sunday afternoon.
Mohamed El Younosi will be no worse for Southampton. The Norwegian started and finished the attack that led to the opening goal away to West Ham.
Al Wanosi first played the ball to Kyle Walker Peters. Return the ball back to “I” who touched it and grabbed it with his left foot outside the 16 metres. The ball went powerfully past desperate Lyou will cut Fabianski and in goal.
I fluctuated a lot in London. West Ham responded on two occasions Michael Antonio and Said bin Rahma, but it was still Elyonosi and Southampton who could cheer in the end.
Jan Bednarek became the big hero when he scored 3-2 and the winning goal 20 minutes from the end.
– It’s time we won. We’ve been working hard in recent weeks. In the second half, West Ham took charge a bit and were the top team for about 20 minutes. Fraser (Friser-Forster) in goal was fantastic today, so all the credit to him and the others, said Alonousi’s top scorer, according to BBC after the match.
Fifth victory in a row
The win means Southampton take a big step away from the relegation zones and climb to 15th place.
Arsenal, for their part, continues its winning streak. Winning 5-0 on Boxing day means that the London side have now won their last five matches in all competitions and the last four matches in the Premier League.
Arsenal also consolidated its position in fourth place in the league, which guarantees the Champions League matches next season.
Norwich is still under the relegation line and has three points in front of Watford in a safe place. The team had to dispense with Mathias Normann against Arsenal. He recently had surgery to fix the pelvic problems that have plagued him for so long.
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