skip to content
The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Steven Whittaker makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
Foul by Dwight Gayle on Ryan Bennett, free kick awarded.
Foul by Nathan Redmond on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded.
Bradley Johnson produces a cross.
Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Ryan Bennett.
Unfair challenge on Danny Gabbidon by Johan Elmander results in a free kick.
Jason Puncheon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson.
Clearance made by Russell Martin.
Russell Martin is brought on as a substitute for Gary Hooper.
Mile Jedinak challenges Johan Elmander unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Danny Gabbidon restarts play with the free kick.
The referee shows Leroy Fer a red card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leroy Fer on Mile Jedinak.
Clearance made by Steven Whittaker.
Clearance made by Damien Delaney.
Jason Puncheon restarts play with the free kick.
Bradley Johnson challenges Marouane Chamakh unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jonathan Williams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yannick Bolasie.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.
Shot by Bradley Johnson. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.
Foul by Marouane Chamakh on Steven Whittaker, free kick awarded.
Marouane Chamakh makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Redmond by Joel Ward.
Corner taken by Joel Ward.
Corner taken by Jason Puncheon.
Clearance by Steven Whittaker.
The ball is delivered by Jason Puncheon.
Clearance made by Mile Jedinak.
Dwight Gayle challenges Nathan Redmond unfairly and gives away a free kick.
(Norwich) makes a substitution, with Johan Elmander coming on for Wes Hoolahan.
Gary Hooper takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Julian Speroni safely holds on.
Joel Ward makes a clearance.
Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line.
Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Dwight Gayle coming on for Cameron Jerome.
Bradley Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marouane Chamakh.
Cameron Jerome gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bennett.
Shot by Jason Puncheon went wide of the right-hand upright.
Shot by Jason Puncheon. Blocked by Martin Olsson.
The ball is swung over by Joel Ward.
Damien Delaney delivers the ball.
Header by Adrian Mariappa misses left.
Clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
A cross is delivered by Cameron Jerome.
Ryan Bennett replaces Michael Turner.
Shot by Cameron Jerome went over.
Jonathan Parr produces a cross.
Shot by Nathan Redmond. Julian Speroni fumbles the ball.
Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.
Michael Turner makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jason Puncheon.
The second half begins.
Foul by Cameron Jerome on Steven Whittaker, free kick awarded.
Clearance by John Ruddy.
Jonathan Parr is brought on as a substitute for Kagisho Dikgacoi.
The referee blows for half time.
Centre by Yannick Bolasie.
Penalty scored by Jason Puncheon. Crystal Palace 1-1 Norwich.
Mile Jedinak receives a yellow card for dissent.
Leroy Fer concedes a Penalty for a foul on Mile Jedinak.
Martin Olsson makes a clearance.
Cameron Jerome heads at goal. Blocked by Martin Olsson.
Jason Puncheon crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Marouane Chamakh receives a caution.
Wes Hoolahan concedes a free kick for a foul on Marouane Chamakh.
Clearance made by Leroy Fer.
Bradley Johnson scores a right footed goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Gary Hooper.
Clearance by Damien Delaney.
Leroy Fer takes a weak shot. Julian Speroni safely holds on.
A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.
The ball is swung over by Jason Puncheon.
Yannick Bolasie produces a cross.
Bradley Johnson fouled by Damien Delaney, the ref awards a free kick.
Jason Puncheon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong.
Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Wes Hoolahan.
Free kick taken by Jason Puncheon.
Foul by Sebastien Bassong on Cameron Jerome, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Michael Turner.
Clearance by Sebastien Bassong.
Chance falls to Sebastien Bassong who heads at goal. Julian Speroni catches the ball.
The referee shows Kagisho Dikgacoi a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Kagisho Dikgacoi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson.
The ball is swung over by Adrian Mariappa.
Strike on goal comes in from Mile Jedinak from the free kick and goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie by Bradley Johnson.
Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
Joel Ward produces a cross.
Robert Snodgrass challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line.
Free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.
Foul by Mile Jedinak on Steven Whittaker, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
John Ruddy takes the free kick.
Foul by Cameron Jerome on Martin Olsson, free kick awarded.
The referee gets the game started.
Pulis - we're always underdogs
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis believes his side will be underdogs when they host Norwich on New Year's Day - but insists that feeling is nothing new for the Eagles.
A win for Palace would see them move above Norwich, who currently sit 14th in the Barclays Premier League, as Pulis continues to pull the team away from the relegation zone.
The former Stoke boss has overseen two wins out of three league games at Selhurst Park since replacing Ian Holloway in November.
Palace also pushed Manchester City all the way on Saturday and were unfortunate to lose 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Although Pulis is attaching no extra importance to the clash with fellow strugglers Norwich, he still feels his side will be the outsiders in most of their remaining fixtures.
"They are all worth three points," he said when asked if the Norwich game carried more significance in their fight against relegation.
"The Man City game has gone now so the next big game is Norwich. Every game is a cup final for us in the Premier League. We played well at Chelsea and didn't get anything, we played really well at Man City and picked no points up.
"All that we did is brilliant for confidence and everything else and gives the players a lift to go out and compete with top-class players.
"The bottom line is when it comes to Wednesday we are playing another team who have more experience than us in the Premier League and have had more years to bed down. We will be the underdogs again, we are the underdogs most weeks and we just have to accept that."
Following narrow defeats at Chelsea and Man City in recent weeks, a game against the Canaries will be seen by many Palace fans as a game where points are more attainable.
But Pulis is wary of that fact and is still expecting a tough test against Chris Hughton's side.
"That (expectation) is something you have to deal with," he said.
"The players have to deal with that, there is no hiding the fact that we are playing at home and we need to win home games. We are hoping that we get some points."
Pulis took over a Palace team who had just seven points from their opening 12 league games and has secured enough points to take the Eagles out of the bottom three on goal difference.
Norwich manager Chris Hughton hopes his side can banish their nightmare Christmas to keep themselves clear of the relegation scrap in 2014.
The Canaries head to fellow strugglers Palace following successive home defeats to Fulham and Manchester United which have dropped them back to within just three points of the drop zone.
Hughton, though, remains positive for the challenges which await in 2014, with his side having shown signs of improvement in recent weeks and counting themselves unfortunate not to have taken something against the champions, who eventually won 1-0 after Norwich had created several first-half openings.
"It has been a disappointing Christmas," said Hughton.
"Would I prefer to be higher in the table? Yes, I would. We know we are three points from being in a position we don't want to be in and the same applies to the top 10.
"We need points to make life a little bit more comfortable.
"We managed to finish in a good position last season after we had a difficult Christmas.
"We lost all four games this time last year so that is proof this period doesn't define the season, but we would like to have picked up more points."
After once looking set to be down with the Christmas decorations, Palace have hauled themselves out of the bottom three - above Fulham on goal difference - as results improved dramatically following the appointment of Tony Pulis in the wake of Ian Holloway's decision to stand down.
Norwich beat Palace 1-0 on November 30 in what was Pulis' first full match in charge.
Hughton has been impressed by the way the Eagles have responded, but is confident his men can produce the required response at Selhurst Park.
"They have felt the effects of a new manager coming in with different ways, and they have made themselves harder to beat, which we found at Carrow Road," said Hughton.
"Tony is somebody that is used to this division, but it has to be about our philosophy going into the game and we have to make sure we give ourselves every opportunity like we have done in recent games away from home."
Forward Gary Hooper should be fit after he was troubled by a tight muscle in his leg against Manchester United, while centre-half Michael Turner returns from suspension. Midfielder Jonny Howson remains doubtful again following his back problem.
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk