The Canaries have brought the talented Manchester City ace to Carrow Road on loan.
The Manchester City loanee provided the assist for Teemu Pukki's opener, a through ball which the Finland ace neatly converted early on in the game.
Although Rabbi Matondo replied for Schalke just after half time, Roberts' neat footwork enabled Todd Cantwell to pick up the ball, only to fire just wide.
Eventually, Norwich regained the lead as Moritz Leitner’s strike took a huge deflection to sail past Markus Schubert and Daniel Farke's side hung on for a solid win.
Roberts was a constant thorn in the opposition's side as he regularly marauded forward and his deft assist is testament to his class and hopefully a sign of things to come in 2019-20.
Here is what some of the Carrow Road faithful said on social media about Roberts:
Stream starts to work and we score! Very nice through ball from Roberts and a clinical finish from Pukki! #NCFC— Daniel Emery (@DanielEmeryRS) July 19, 2019
Roberts to Pukki. How many times will we have that combo this season?! https://t.co/YOkR8GAga0— Jason H (@jasonh_ncfc) July 19, 2019
Patrick Roberts has been our best player since pre season begun. He'll be the first choice on the team sheet hands down #ncfc— Chris (@CTSNcfc) July 19, 2019
Roberts really reminds me of Hoolahan it’s unreal— Tyler Evans (@TylerEvansNCFC) July 19, 2019
Patrick Roberts just thread a beautiful ball through to Teemu Pukki who nutmegged the Schalke keeper for 1-0. Not getting carried away, but I think we might win the league. #ncfc— Adam Brandon (@AdamBrandon84) July 19, 2019
I know it's pre season and I know it doesn't matter and I know it doesn't mean anything, but...I do like the look of Patrick Roberts! A masterstroke from Webber methinks! #ncfc— Mike Ward (@mjtward19) July 19, 2019
If Roberts and Buendia play behind Pukki all season we’re hitting 100 points #ncfc— Jack. (@JackMason__) July 19, 2019
The growing question in my mind from #ncfc's pre-season thus far is, Buendia or Roberts for FPL?— Cory (@iwritethings23) July 19, 2019
Very impressed with Patrick Roberts today. Was a constant threat on the front foot and topped off a great performance with an assist. Looks to have a wand of a left boot and can beat a player with ease. Big season ahead for him!#ncfc— Norwich City Scout (@NcfcScout) July 19, 2019
Increasingly convinced he's going to tear the Premier League up.— Sir Ben Stokes (@RobotCanary) July 19, 2019
Oh Lordy!— pieman63 (@pieman631) July 19, 2019
Roberts, who signed a new Man City contract ahead of temporarily switching to Norwich, has enjoyed fruitful loan spells at Scottish championship Celtic, while also spending time in Spain's La Liga with Girona.
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