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David Ngog takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Petrov. John Ruddy makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against James Vaughan. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick. Grant Holt is given a yellow card.
Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, Andrew Crofts makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Paul Robinson. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Andrew Crofts joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wesley Hoolahan.
Unfair challenge on David Ngog by Russell Martin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
David Ngog takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Dedryck Boyata. Free kick taken by Dedryck Boyata.
Foul by Paul Robinson on James Vaughan, free kick awarded. Bradley Johnson has an effort direct from the free kick.
Booking for Paul Robinson.
Gary Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. David Fox takes the direct free kick.
(Norwich) makes a substitution, with Grant Holt coming on for Steve Morison. James Vaughan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anthony Pilkington.
Mark Davies joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Pratley.
Effort from deep inside the area by Steve Morison misses to the left of the target.
Chris Eagles is caught offside. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Morison. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
David Ngog takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Barnett.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles, Gary Cahill takes a shot. Steve Morison gets a block in.
Leon Barnett challenges David Ngog unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Martin Petrov scores a placed penalty. Bolton 1-2 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from David Ngog.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Steve Morison. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Martin on David Ngog. Strike comes in from Martin Petrov from the free kick, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Morison. Gary Cahill restarts play with the free kick.
Zat Knight concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Morison. David Fox restarts play with the free kick, Headed effort from inside the area by Bradley Johnson misses to the left of the goal.
Nigel Reo-Coker concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. Bradley Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Nigel Reo-Coker is given a yellow card.
Corner taken by David Fox from the left by-line, clearance made by Zat Knight.
Corner taken by David Fox, Paul Robinson makes a clearance.
Wesley Hoolahan is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Ivan Klasnic is shown a red card for violent conduct.
Effort from the edge of the area by Elliott Bennett goes wide of the right-hand post.
The referee blows for offside against Steve Morison. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Bradley Johnson challenges Ivan Klasnic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Petrov fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Leon Barnett. Corner taken by Martin Petrov.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Elliott Bennett. David Fox takes the direct free kick, Bradley Johnson scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Bolton 0-2 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from David Fox.
Corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the left by-line, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.
Anthony Pilkington produces a cross, clearance made by Dedryck Boyata.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Martin by Kevin Davies. Marc Tierney restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the right by-line, Anthony Pilkington grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 0-1 Norwich.Steve Morison provided the assist for the goal.
Headed effort from inside the area by Elliott Bennett misses to the left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line. Nigel Reo-Coker challenges Russell Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Russell Martin.
Martin Petrov delivers the ball, save made by John Ruddy.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Petrov, clearance made by David Fox.
The ball is sent over by Marc Tierney, Tuncay Sanli gets a block in.
The referee blows for offside against Steve Morison. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.
Elliott Bennett delivers the ball.
David Fox takes a outswinging corner.
Dedryck Boyata gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Pilkington. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
Ivan Klasnic fouled by Leon Barnett, the ref awards a free kick. Dedryck Boyata takes the direct free kick.
Russell Martin takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
David Fox takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Gary Cahill.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Petrov, clearance by Bradley Johnson.
Foul by Russell Martin on Kevin Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Martin Petrov.
David Fox takes the inswinging corner, Jussi Jaaskelainen receives a caution. Header by Bradley Johnson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Steve Morison takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Outswinging corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line, clearance by Zat Knight.
Coyle could ring changes
Bolton manager Owen Coyle is likely to freshen up his side for thes visit of Norwich after last weekend's 5-0 defeat to Manchester United.
New signings David Ngog and Tuncay Sanli both scored for the reserves in midweek while right-back Gretar Steinsson is pushing for a recall.
Midfielder Stuart Holden is close to a first-team return after six months out with a knee ligament injury but is likely to have to wait until next week's Carling Cup tie.
Coyle says the imminent return of Holden will be like signing a #10million player.
"Stuart played 90 minutes for the reserves the other night and did very well," said the Scot.
"There is no doubt day by day he is still improving but what we have to make sure is when we bring him back in it is not detrimental to the hard work he has done.
"Is Saturday too soon for him to start? Probably so. But having said that if he continues the way he has done I would certainly be hopeful of starting him on Tuesday against Villa in the Carling Cup.
"It will be a tremendous boost when you have a player of that quality returning. It is probably like going into the transfer market and signing a #10million player."
Norwich will have goalkeeper John Ruddy back from a one-match suspension.
Striker James Vaughan is available despite needing hospital treatment after being caught in the mouth by an elbow from West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas.
Winger Anthony Pilkington (back) should return to the squad, but centre-half Zak Whitbread (hamstring) and defenders Daniel Ayala and Elliot Ward (knee) remain out.
Boss Paul Lambert admits they cannot afford to keep giving away "soft" penalties, his side having conceded a spot-kick in each of their four league games.
"We are playing well enough, everyone can see that, we just have to convert our chances and cut out errors which are costing us. Having four penalties against us in four games is quite a high ratio," Lambert said.
"The one against Stoke was outside the box, and against West Brom, it was really soft, but that is what has happened to us. We just have to hope the luck will turn.
"It is a hard enough job to referee any game, they call it how they see it and you have to respect that decision, and hopefully we will get one or two decisions go our way. You cannot change what has happened but four penalties against us in four games? I have never known it. It is too much."
Canaries fly to landmark win
Quickfire first-half strikes from Anthony Pilkington and Bradley Johnson secured Paul Lambert's Norwich their first top-flight away win in 17 years, as they beat Bolton 2-1 at the Reebok Stadium.
The Canaries new boys struck their first goals for the club in the 38th and 44th minutes before Bolton had Ivan Klasnic sent off for an apparent head-butt.
But the visitors' long-awaited victory - their first since winning at Crystal Palace in 1994 - did not come easy as the 10-man Trotters reduced the deficit with a Martin Petrov penalty.
And Norwich keeper John Ruddy had to make a brilliant point-blank save to deny Bolton substitute David Ngog in injury time as home keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen also pressed forward.
With both sides smarting from tough losses the previous weekend it was no surprise the opening half hour was a tame affair which the Canaries' sharpness just about shaded.
Norwich boss Paul Lambert had made six changes to the side humbled at home by West Bromwich Albion while Coyle remained more loyal to the side beaten out of sight by Manchester United.
Elliott Bennett forced Jaaskelainen to palm his long-range effort over the bar on six minutes while the home side's story was one of misplaced passes and flat-footed defending.
Steve Morison outjumped both Gary Cahill and the gangly Zat Knight to flash an eighth-minute header just wide after referee Howard Webb had appeared to over-rule the linesman's flag.
Kyle Naughton blocked Bolton's first chance from Dedryck Boyata on 14 minutes but it was the visitors, largely through the fleeting Bennett down the right, who held the upper hand.
The home side showed more purpose on 35 minutes when Nigel Reo-Coker's clever ball released Kevin Davies down the left and his dangerous in-swinging cross was palmed out by Ruddy.
The visitors were good value for their 38th-minute lead which came when Leon Barnett headed down a David Fox corner to Morison, who squared for Pilkington to squeeze the ball home off the post.
And six minutes later the Canaries grabbed their second when Fox's free-kick from deep on the right found the head of Johnson who powered the ball past Jaaskelainen.
Just when it seemed it could not get any worse for Bolton, Klasnic was needlessly sent off on the stroke of half-time for an apparent head-butt on Marc Tierney.
Norwich dominated the opening stages of the second period and more goals looked on the cards, with Pilkington almost taking advantage of Boyata's stumble when clearing a Morison cross.
But new boy Ngog, hauled on at half-time as a replacement for the lacklustre Davies, lent his side more attacking intent and it paid off with a 63rd-minute lifeline.
Ngog started the move which ended in Boyata being tripped in the box by Barnett, and after Webb pointed to the spot Martin Petrov stepped up to drill a low spot-kick past Ruddy.
The goal belatedly breathed life into Coyle's men who continued to storm forward, Boyata finding substitute Ngog whose shot was deflected out for a corner.
Inevitably, Bolton's push for an equaliser left spaces at the back but the Canaries were failing to exploit them with substitute Grant Holt in particular failing to find a way through.
Boosted by the busy Ngog, Coyle's men began to look much more threatening and City began to show signs of nerves as they moved closer to their away-win milestone.
Bennett headed a dangerous Paul Robinson cross behind for a corner in the final minute then in injury time Ngog came agonisingly close to handing Bolton redemption.
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