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  • Date:26 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Oakwell Stadium
  • Attendance:12,461
  • Crofts (32) Crofts (39)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:49 +2.49

Russell Martin is cautioned. Russell Martin challenges Danny Haynes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Trippier crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by John Ruddy.

89:59

Grant Holt takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.

87:53

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Henri Lansbury from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Hill.

86:46

Shot by Danny Haynes from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

82:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Harewood on Andrew Surman. Direct free kick taken by Zak Whitbread.

81:15

Grant Holt produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

80:37

The official flags Wesley Hoolahan offside. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.

79:23

Zak Whitbread fouled by Andy Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

78:55

Wesley Hoolahan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim O'Brien. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.

77:20

Goran Lovre is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

76:04

Garry O'Connor leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Gray.

73:30

Diego Arismendi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Surman. A cross is delivered by Henri Lansbury, Zak Whitbread takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

69:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Ward by Marlon Harewood. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

67:24

A cross is delivered by Kieran Trippier, Marlon Harewood takes a shot. Comfortable save by John Ruddy.

66:53

Unfair challenge on Jacob Butterfield by Andrew Crofts results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from left channel, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

66:31

Grant Holt challenges Paul McShane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

65:42

Andrew Crofts has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

65:04

Jim O'Brien delivers the ball, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

63:20

Inswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.

62:27

Wesley Hoolahan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.

60:46

Short corner taken by Jacob Butterfield.

60:40

The ball is swung over by Jacob Butterfield, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.

59:36

The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Kieran Trippier.

57:57

Foul by Marlon Harewood on Elliott Ward, free kick awarded. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

57:00

Long distance shot from David Fox misses to the left of the net.

55:09

Shot by Jim O'Brien. John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.

54:21

The referee blows for offside against Grant Holt. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

51:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Trippier on Wesley Hoolahan. Andrew Surman crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Paul McShane.

50:11

The ball is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance made by Diego Arismendi.

47:47 +2.47

Zak Whitbread gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Goran Lovre. Kieran Trippier fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

47:37

The ball is delivered by Marc Tierney, save by Luke Steele.

43:30

Andrew Surman produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

42:36

Jacob Butterfield takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

42:01

Jim O'Brien comes on in place of Jason Shackell. Jacob Butterfield takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

39:56

A goal is scored by Andrew Crofts from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 0-2 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Wesley Hoolahan.

39:04

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

35:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jacob Butterfield on Elliott Ward. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

32:40

Andrew Crofts grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Barnsley 0-1 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from David Fox.

31:40

Goran Lovre takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

30:57

Grant Holt produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

27:49

Marlon Harewood produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

26:18

Corner taken by David Fox played to the near post, Diego Arismendi manages to make a clearance.

24:40

Jacob Butterfield has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

24:04

Marlon Harewood replaces Bobby Hassell. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry O'Connor by Zak Whitbread. Kieran Trippier crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

18:39

Paul McShane is booked. Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McShane on Grant Holt. Strike on goal comes in from David Fox from the free kick, save made by Luke Steele.

17:32

Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line to the near post, Garry O'Connor has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

17:18

Goran Lovre takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

16:09

The referee penalises Henri Lansbury for handball. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.

15:30

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

11:16

Corner taken by David Fox from the left by-line played to the near post, Kieran Trippier manages to make a clearance.

9:45

Corner taken right-footed by David Fox, save by Luke Steele.

9:33

Grant Holt takes a shot. Blocked by Paul McShane.

8:53

Garry O'Connor has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

6:13

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

3:19

Elliott Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry O'Connor. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from left wing, comfortable save by John Ruddy.

Match Preview

Tykes wait on duo Barnsley could hand late fitness tests to midfield pair Nathan Doyle and Jacob Mellis ahead of the home clash with Norwich. Doyle is a major doubt after being replaced at half-time during the midweek draw at Leeds due to a calf injury, while Mellis, on loan from Chelsea, was withdrawn in the closing stages due to a tight hamstring. Jim O'Brien is expected to continue in midfield if Doyle fails to make it, with Goran Lovre and Frank Nouble, on loan from West Ham, providing manager Mark Robins with alternative options. Fellow midfielder Hugo Colace remains sidelined after tearing an abductor muscle in training and skipper Stephen Foster is still nursing a leg muscle problem, so Paul McShane, on loan from Hull, is likely to continue in defence. Defenders Jay McEveley and Luke Potter both remain sidelined with long-term knee injuries. Norwich manager Paul Lambert could name an unchanged side. The Canaries were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Doncaster in midweek and Lambert has reported no fresh injury concerns from that game. Aaron Wilbraham has yet to score for the club since joining from MK Dons in January but is expected to continue to partner captain Grant Holt as Simeon Jackson is without a goal in four months. Fellow forward Chris Martin remains sidelined with his hamstring injury while midfielder Simon Lappin will also be out for around a fortnight after having an appendectomy last week. Leon Barnett has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury but fellow defender Jens Berthel Askou is back from his loan spell at Millwall.

Formation:4312Manager: Mark Robins

Barnsley

Formation: 4411Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Luke Steele
  • Bobby Hassell
  • Paul McShane
  • Jason Shackell
  • Matthew Hill
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Diego Arismendi
  • Jacob Butterfield
  • Goran Lovre
  • Garry O'Connor
  • Danny Haynes
  • SUBS
  • David Preece
  • Jim O'Brien
  • Marlon Harewood
  • Frank Nouble
  • Conor Branson
  • Andy Gray
  • Danny Fearnehough

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Match Report

Crofts brace has Canaries flying A classy brace from Andrew Crofts gave Norwich a 2-0 win over lacklustre Barnsley. Crofts scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season with a glancing header and a stunning volley in the first half. The victory sees Norwich strengthen their claim to a play-off position and continue their excellent away record, having only lost three fixtures on the road this season. The Canaries started brightly, Wes Hoolahan beginning his 100th league appearance for the Norfolk side with a powerful shot from distance which Luke Steele did well to parry. The home side struggled to close the Republic of Ireland international down for much of the first half, and he was on hand to test their goal again after 16 minutes with a fizzing shot from 30 yards which Steele had to beat away. Barnsley sparked into life soon afterwards, Goran Lovre finding space to force a splendid reaction save from John Ruddy with a bullet header. The first blow in a miserable afternoon for the hosts came when Bobby Hassell was taken off injured, replaced by new loan signing Marlon Harewood. After a brief respite, Paul Lambert's men initiated another swift attack, skipper Grant Holt stabbing a shot into the side-netting on the half hour mark. Two minutes later, Marc Tierney was allowed the freedom of Oakwell to switch the ball to David Fox who clipped the ball onto Crofts' head for him to glance an opener with his forehead. Things went from bad for worse for Mark Robins, managing against his former club, when fellow former Canary Jason Shackell cut his lip in a clash of heads. As he received treatment on the sidelines, the extra space afforded to the Canaries resulted in Crofts' second goal. Hoolahan breezed through the red shirts to tee up a clever ball for Crofts, who manoeuvred himself perfectly to volley left-footed past Steele with 40 minutes played. Shackell was replaced by Jim O'Brien before half-time after his injury proved too severe to play through. After the restart, Kieran Trippier produced possibly Barnsley's best chance of the encounter, crossing into the onrushing Harewood's path for the debutant to clip his shot over the crossbar. Crofts was close to scoring a perfect hat-trick but his drilled right-footed shot bobbled just past the upright with 25 minutes remaining. The visitors were unlucky not to score a third and add extra gloss to the victory when Steele fumbled a loose ball in his area on 80 minutes after a Holt snapshot. The Tykes lacked cutting edge in the final third throughout and fell to their first defeat in four home matches as the final whistle sounded.

Form Guide

    LWLDLD
  • Barnsley
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • DWLWDD

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Barnsley
  • 11/09/2010
  • Norwich
  • 4 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 17/01/2009
  • Barnsley
  • 0 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 27/09/2008
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 23/02/2008
  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 3
  • Norwich
  • 12/01/2008
  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 3
  • Norwich
  • 03/03/2007

Top Scorers

Barnsley

  • G O'Connor 4
  • J Shackell 3
  • D Haynes 3
  • A Gray 2
  • M Hill 2
  • G Lovre 2
  • N Doyle 2
  • J Mellis 2
  • B Hassell 1
  • J McEveley 1
  • HR Colace 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • DH Arismendi 1
  • J Butterfield 1
  • K Trippier 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 13
  • A Crofts 6
  • W Hoolahan 5
  • R Martin 4
  • S Jackson 4
  • C Martin 4
  • H Lansbury 3
  • A Drury 1
  • D Fox 1
  • L Barnett 1
  • E Ward 1

Goals

Barnsley

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 40
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 101
    • Goals per game 52
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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