Not "broke up", but "broke, up the field" (not a phrasal verb, but a verb followed by a prepositional phrase)
A break in football is a counter-attack. Aston Villa attacked, and so the midfield and defensive line moved forward to attacking positions. When Norwich got the ball back they rapidly advanced, and because Villa had players in attacking positions there were fewer defenders. Scoring a goal "on the break" means taking the ball the whole length of the pitch and then scoring. When attacking, defenders should push forward to support the midfield, but must always be on the look-out for the break.
So Norwich broke and scored. Saying that they broke "up the field" is redundant. But some redundancy is normal, natural and useful in speech.