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  • Date:29 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:16,327
Goal!

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91:57 +1.57

Foul by Andrew Crofts on Neil Danns, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

90:42 +0.42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Gardner on Simeon Jackson. Henri Lansbury takes the direct free kick.

89:21

Foul by Simeon Jackson on Matthew Parsons, free kick awarded. Darren Ambrose takes the free kick.

88:24

Alex Marrow booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Alex Marrow. Henri Lansbury restarts play with the free kick.

85:29

Marc Tierney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Darren Ambrose takes the direct free kick.

84:51

Aaron Wilbraham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

84:44

The ball is crossed by Henri Lansbury, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

83:13

Shot from just outside the area by Grant Holt goes over the bar.

80:49

The ball is sent over by Darren Ambrose.

80:12

Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line played to the near post, Aaron Wilbraham makes a clearance.

79:55

Centre by Darren Ambrose, Shot by Wilfried Zaha. Save made by John Ruddy.

78:04

Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

76:16

Wilfried Zaha gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Tierney. Zak Whitbread restarts play with the free kick.

75:44

Andrew Crofts is cautioned.

74:06

Aaron Wilbraham comes on in place of Chris Martin.

73:08

Darren Ambrose challenges Russell Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.

72:00

Henri Lansbury delivers the ball, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.

71:27

Corner taken by Henri Lansbury, clearance made by Julian Speroni.

71:05

Neil Danns takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

70:37

Corner taken by Henri Lansbury.

70:30

Chris Martin produces a cross, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

66:47

Wilfried Zaha is brought on as a substitute for Sean Scannell.

66:00

Unfair challenge on Sean Scannell by Zak Whitbread results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.

64:28

Henri Lansbury produces a cross, save made by Julian Speroni.

63:29

Russell Martin crosses the ball, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.

61:18

The offside flag is raised against Grant Holt. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

60:20

Marc Tierney on for Adam Drury. Simeon Jackson joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Fox.

59:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Fox, Grant Holt produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

59:36

Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

58:49

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

58:30

Shot by Sean Scannell from 20 yards. Save by John Ruddy.

56:44

Foul by David Wright on Henri Lansbury, free kick awarded. David Fox restarts play with the free kick.

56:15

The ball is swung over by Andrew Crofts, save by Julian Speroni.

53:48

The ball is crossed by James Vaughan, save by John Ruddy.

52:52

A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Matthew Parsons.

52:18

The ball is sent over by Sean Scannell, save by John Ruddy.

51:49

A cross is delivered by Chris Martin, save by Julian Speroni.

50:53

Darren Ambrose takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

50:04

Centre by Henri Lansbury, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

48:52

Matthew Parsons sends in a cross, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.

48:16

Henri Lansbury produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

46:31

The ball is delivered by Sean Scannell, Andrew Crofts makes a clearance.

45:25 +0.25

A cross is delivered by Darren Ambrose, save by John Ruddy.

44:53

Effort from deep inside the area by Grant Holt misses to the left of the goal.

44:46

Henri Lansbury sends in a cross.

42:51

A cross is delivered by Matthew Parsons, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

41:01

Effort from outside the box by Henri Lansbury goes wide right of the target.

40:27

The ball is swung over by Darren Ambrose, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

39:35

Alex Marrow has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

39:19

Nathaniel Clyne crosses the ball, clearance made by David Fox.

38:51

A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

38:11

Corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Neil Danns makes a clearance.

36:17

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by James Vaughan. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

34:31

The referee blows for offside. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

34:09

Foul by Henri Lansbury on Anthony Gardner, free kick awarded. Anthony Gardner takes the direct free kick.

33:06

James Vaughan has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

31:38

Caution for James Vaughan.

29:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Vaughan by Leon Barnett. David Wright takes the direct free kick.

28:08

Sean Scannell fouled by Zak Whitbread, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Ambrose sends in a cross, Patrick McCarthy has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

24:46

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose.

23:18

A cross is delivered by Russell Martin, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.

22:29

Russell Martin is caught offside. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

20:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Gardner by Henri Lansbury. Free kick taken by Matthew Parsons.

19:31

The ball is swung over by Neil Danns.

18:15

Corner taken left-footed by Wesley Hoolahan, Unfair challenge on Julian Speroni by Zak Whitbread results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

17:59

A cross is delivered by Henri Lansbury, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

11:17

Neil Danns takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

10:09

Adam Drury delivers the ball, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

8:57

Inswinging corner taken by David Fox.

8:47

Wesley Hoolahan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by John Ruddy.

7:06

Zak Whitbread gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Scannell. Strike on goal comes in from Darren Ambrose from the free kick.

2:59

Close range headed effort by Andrew Crofts misses to the right of the target.

2:04

Header from deep inside the area by Henri Lansbury goes over the bar.

Match Preview

Vaughan back to lift Eagles James Vaughan returns to the Crystal Palace squad for the visit of Norwich. The Everton striker, who scored five goals in 14 games for the Eagles earlier this term, has rejoined on loan until the end of the season. Vaughan will vie with fellow January recruits Steffen Iversen and Jermaine Easter, as well as Pablo Counago, for a place in attack. Defender Anthony Gardner suffered a head injury against Bristol City last weekend but managed to complete the game and will be patched up again. Midfielders Darren Ambrose (hamstring) and Alex Marrow (ankle) came through their comebacks against the Robins unscathed, so full-back Lee Hills is now the only absentee with a knee injury. Goalkeeper Julian Speroni will make his 200th appearance for the club. Elliott Ward and Henri Lansbury return to the Norwich squad. Defender Ward has missed the last six games with a calf injury while midfielder Lansbury has rejoined the Canaries on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season. Midfielder Andrew Surman is back in training after a knee problem, but the trip to the capital comes too soon for him. The Canaries can move second - and two points behind leaders QPR - if they emerge victorious at Palace, where they have lost nine and drawn three of their previous 12 visits. Norwich are unbeaten in six Championship matches, but lost 2-1 to Palace at Carrow Road in October.

Formation:442Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Julian Speroni
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Anthony Gardner
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • David Wright
  • Alex Marrow
  • Darren Ambrose
  • Neil Danns
  • Matthew Parsons
  • Sean Scannell
  • James Vaughan
  • SUBS
  • Lewis Price
  • Adam Barrett
  • Steffen Iversen
  • Owen Garvan
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Jermaine Easter
  • Pablo Counago

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Match Report

Canaries take flight despite draw Norwich edged into the automatic promotion places in the npower Championship despite being held to a goalless draw by lowly Crystal Palace. The Canaries are dreaming of back-to-back promotions having lost just once in their last 14 games. But Palace have not let in a goal at Selhurst Park in nearly 10 hours and rarely looked like conceding until City skipper Grant Holt came up with a dreadful late miss. Wes Hoolahan had earlier forced a fine save from Julian Speroni, while the hosts went close through James Vaughan, Paddy McCarthy and Wilfried Zaha. However, City's leading scorer Holt should have snatched the points as full-time approached, only to blaze over the top. With leaders QPR also being held, City will look on this as a missed opportunity to close the gap, which remains at five points. Norwich started confidently and Henri Lansbury, back on loan from Arsenal, nodded an early chance over before Andrew Crofts glanced a header wide. Palace had a let-off when Alex Marrow's poor clearance fell to Hoolahan on the edge of the area and his curler was tipped over by Palace keeper Speroni, making his 200th appearance for the club. Yet Palace almost stunned the Canaries on the counter-attack when Sean Scannell burst through and played the ball across goal for Everton loanee Vaughan, who was inches away from sliding it into an empty net. They came even closer on the half-hour when Darren Ambrose floated a free-kick in from the left and Eagles skipper McCarthy's header flew just wide. Vaughan, on his second Palace debut, was perhaps lucky to escape with only a yellow card when he caught Adam Drury with a stray arm. City would certainly have felt aggrieved if the striker had found the top left corner of their goal with an 18-yard drive moments later, but he actually found the top left corner of the stand behind. Early in the second half Vaughan rampaged down the left and sent in a low cross which Canaries keeper John Ruddy fumbled but Leon Barnett managed to clear with Neil Danns lurking. Ruddy, who does a passable impression of City legend Bryan Gunn with his close cropped hair, did a far better job of keeping out a fierce drive from Scannell moments later. The former Everton keeper came to his side's rescue again with a fine save to keep out substitute Zaha's angled shot. And with five minutes remaining Selhurst held its breath as the ball bounced invitingly for Holt in the penalty area but the Norwich skipper crashed his shot high over the crossbar.

Form Guide

    LDLWLD
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • WWWDDW

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 1 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 19/10/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 3 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 26/12/2008
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 25/11/2008
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 01/01/2008
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 15/09/2007
  • Crystal Palace
  • 3 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 01/01/2007

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • N Danns 3
  • D Ambrose 3
  • O Garvan 3
  • PG Counago 2
  • S Iversen 1
  • A Gardner 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • K Cadogan 1
  • W Zaha 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 10
  • A Crofts 6
  • W Hoolahan 4
  • R Martin 4
  • S Jackson 4
  • C Martin 4
  • M Nelson 2
  • A Drury 1
  • D Fox 1
  • L Barnett 1

Goals

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 44
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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