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In Numbers: Jacob Sorensen’s debut against Brentford

28 October 2020

Drafted into the starting line-up last-minute after a Xavi Quintilla withdrawal, Jacob Sorensen’s Norwich City debut came at a most unexpected time for the Dane.

Slotting into left-back as a like-for-like replacement for Quintilla, the midfielder was due to make his debut in an unnatural position, one he said in his post-match interview he had never played in before.

Going on to play the first half as a left-back and the second-half as part of a back three, the Danish midfielder impressed on his debut, earning the team’s third-highest rating according to WhoScored.com (7.31).

In fact, despite this unnatural positioning, Lungi was the most prominent Canary on the ball throughout the match, taking 84 touches throughout the fixture against the Bees.

Defensively, Sorensen also made impact in the air, winning five aerial duels for the Canaries, two more than the second-highest tally coming from skipper Grant Hanley.

The midfielder showed his attacking prowess in short cameos throughout the game too, taking three shots and making one successful dribble past the hosts in the 1-1 draw.


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