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  • Date:17 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:31,004
  • Osman (80)
  • Holt (27)
Goal!

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92:06 +2.06

Leon Osman challenges David Fox unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

91:25 +1.25

Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini. Johnny Heitinga takes the indirect free kick.

90:53 +0.53

Shot from just outside the box by Royston Drenthe goes over the bar.

89:51

Conor McAleny takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

88:52

Effort from deep inside the area by Conor McAleny misses to the left of the goal.

87:50

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Conor McAleny coming on for Louis Saha.

87:27

Tony Hibbert takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

86:20

Inswinging corner taken by Leon Osman from the left by-line played to the near post, Marc Tierney makes a clearance.

86:02

Royston Drenthe takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

84:19

Corner taken by Royston Drenthe from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Marc Tierney.

83:37

Bradley Johnson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

82:42

Royston Drenthe takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

80:34

Leon Osman fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 1-1 Norwich.Royston Drenthe provided the assist for the goal.

80:33

Royston Drenthe takes a shot. Leon Osman gets a block in.

79:38

Foul by Royston Drenthe on Marc Tierney, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

78:49

Aaron Wilbraham on for Steve Morison.

77:36

Kyle Naughton has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

76:51

Foul by Phil Neville on Bradley Johnson, free kick awarded. Phil Neville goes into the referee's book. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Fox from left channel, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

75:34

Unfair challenge on Phil Neville by Andrew Crofts results in a free kick. Phil Neville takes the free kick.

74:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Johnny Heitinga. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.

73:05

Bradley Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wesley Hoolahan.

72:54

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Louis Saha misses to the left of the goal.

71:29

Phil Jagielka fouled by Grant Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Neville takes the direct free kick.

70:55

Royston Drenthe is brought on as a substitute for Magaye Gueye.

70:46

Louis Saha produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

69:27

Zak Whitbread challenges Denis Stracqualursi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Neville.

68:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Denis Stracqualursi on David Fox. Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.

65:21

Inswinging corner taken by Magaye Gueye from the right by-line.

62:35

Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

61:46

Corner taken by Leon Osman from the left by-line, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.

61:30

Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines, Russell Martin makes a clearance.

61:17

Louis Saha takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

60:42

Grant Holt is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga. (Everton) makes a substitution, with Denis Stracqualursi coming on for Tim Cahill.

59:48

Magaye Gueye takes a shot.

58:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha by Andrew Crofts. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

58:06

Effort from outside the penalty box by Leon Osman goes wide right of the goal.

57:15

Grant Holt has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

56:34

Tim Cahill has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

54:57

Louis Saha takes a shot. Russell Martin gets a block in.

54:36

Grant Holt handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

53:30

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Leon Osman from the left by-line, Johnny Heitinga produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

53:17

Leon Osman takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

52:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Grant Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

51:41

The offside flag is raised against Leighton Baines. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

48:18

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Magaye Gueye from the right by-line, John Ruddy makes a save.

45:48 +0.48

Phil Neville concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

44:01

Handball by Tim Cahill. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

43:40

Close range header by Grant Holt misses to the right of the target.

42:54

Marc Tierney fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrew Surman.

38:43

Zak Whitbread concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Cahill. Leighton Baines fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Kyle Naughton.

38:16

Foul by Marc Tierney on Louis Saha, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Hibbert.

37:02

Marouane Fellaini is ruled offside. Russell Martin restarts play with the free kick.

35:49

Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Heitinga. Johnny Heitinga takes the indirect free kick.

32:13

Louis Saha has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

31:29

Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Marc Tierney.

27:46

Grant Holt fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 0-1 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Steve Morison.

27:16

Foul by Johnny Heitinga on Wesley Hoolahan, free kick awarded. David Fox takes the free kick.

26:20

Andrew Surman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

22:47

Tim Cahill takes a shot. Marc Tierney gets a block in.

19:33

Header by Leon Osman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

18:58

Tim Cahill takes a shot.

18:33

Johnny Heitinga takes a shot. Kyle Naughton gets a block in.

17:49

Andrew Surman handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

17:14

Corner taken by Leon Osman from the left by-line played to the near post, Marc Tierney makes a clearance.

15:54

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Magaye Gueye played to the near post.

14:16

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Fox. Free kick taken by Andrew Surman.

13:37

Magaye Gueye has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

13:16

Corner taken right-footed by Leon Osman from the left by-line to the near post, John Ruddy manages to make a clearance.

12:00

Inswinging corner taken by Magaye Gueye from the right by-line, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.

11:30

Leon Osman takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, John Ruddy makes a save.

11:09

Leon Osman takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

8:49

Inswinging corner taken by Leon Osman, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

8:16

Grant Holt produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save made by Tim Howard.

7:02

The referee penalises Marouane Fellaini for handball. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

6:18

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

5:44

Marc Tierney challenges Leon Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Hibbert.

4:25

Steve Morison takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

3:17

Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Kyle Naughton results in a free kick. Kyle Naughton receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

2:12

Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Leighton Baines. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

Match Preview

Good news on players cheers Moyes Everton manager David Moyes admits even he has been lifted by the loan signing of Landon Donovan and news of teenager Ross Barkley's new long-term contract. With discontent rising among some supporters about a perceived lack of movement in plans to sell the club, the Scot was pleased to be able to talk about some good news for a change. United States international Donovan will return to Goodison Park in January for a second spell, having spent a couple of months on Merseyside in the early part of 2010, while Barkley has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal. When Moyes was asked whether the news about Donovan and Barkley had put a spring in everyone's step he said: "It does in mine, it makes me feel good. "I've always said making progress at a club is really important. "I think we have made a bit of progress in signing a young boy like Ross Barkley, making sure he is our player, and bringing in Landon, who did well for us in his last spell. "We are working hard to bring in more (players) just now. There are never any promises but if Landon is the start we are hoping to do one or two more. "Hopefully it filters through to the supporters and they are much happier and have something to talk about and look forward to." Norwich are the visitors to Goodison Park on Saturday and Moyes is hopeful his side can start rectifying their poor home record which has seen them take just seven points from seven matches. Losing at Arsenal last week after the home defeat to Stoke the previous week has undone some of the good work achieved with back-to-back wins late last month. "I don't think we played sparklingly well but I don't think we played that badly to have lost them both but we did and we need to make sure we don't have another defeat," said Moyes. "We have to get back playing and scoring goals. We have created a lot of opportunities to make chances but have not delivered it well enough or not finished it off. "I think Norwich have done really well and (manager) Paul Lambert has done a great job having come up a division with a lot of momentum. "They've had some good results on the road and they are playing with freedom." Lambert wants Norwich to concentrate on delivering consistent performances over the hectic festive schedule rather than get too carried away with the Christmas spirit. The Canaries are currently perched comfortably in mid-table ahead of the trip to Everton. However, with another tough away fixture at Wolves next week before the visit of Tottenham on December 27, Fulham on New Year's Eve then a trip to Queens Park Rangers on January 2, Lambert expects every man to be fully focused on the job in hand. Asked whether his players had held a Christmas party, the Norwich manager said: "The lads know my feelings on it at the minute. It is more important to get a foothold in the league before anything can happen at the minute. "We will see - it might come in May. I will wait and see." Lambert added in a news conference: "We are playing well that we can compete and give teams a game, which people never thought we could do, so the lads deserve credit because they are carrying this club forwards. "You can look at every game in the Premier League, and you just don't know where they are coming from - but that is the magnitude of how hard it is "We have done really fine to put ourselves in a decent position at the minute." Norwich have competed well on a first return to the top flight for the Norfolk club in six seasons, only really being outplayed in a 5-1 defeat at Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City. The Canaries produced the required response with a 4-2 home win over Newcastle last week. Everton are a couple of places below Norwich in the table but Lambert is expecting nothing other than a testing encounter. "Everton have a great manager and the atmosphere will be fantastic, so I am looking forward to going because I have never been to Goodison Park," the former Celtic midfielder said. "David Moyes has been exceptional for what he has done up there. From the outside looking in, they are a terrific side. "Everton have been established in the Premier League for a long time, so it will be a really tough game for us - as hard as they come. Some results may not have gone their way but they are still a dangerous side."

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 4411Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Leighton Baines
  • Magaye Gueye
  • Phil Neville
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Leon Osman
  • Tim Cahill
  • Louis Saha
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • Royston Drenthe
  • Denis Stracqualursi
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Conor McAleny

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Match Report

Osman leaves it late to make Toffees point Everton's luck in front of goal finally changed as Leon Osman's deflection earned them a late 1-1 draw at home to Norwich. On numerous occasions this season the Toffees have dominated matches but failed to capitalise and this appeared to be another instance. However, the introduction of on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe for the last 20 minutes proved pivotal as it was his shot that Osman touched in. Prior to that, the day seemed set to belong to burly striker Grant Holt, for whom the city of Liverpool has been a happy hunting ground. The Canaries captain, who grabbed the equaliser against the Reds across Stanley Park in October, made it a Merseyside double with his 28th-minute goal. Holt came off the bench to score at Anfield, which was the beginning of an eight-game spell which has now brought six goals. Everton manager David Moyes can only dream of having a player in such form. His team's difficulties in front of goal have been a problem all season, as before kick-off only West Brom and Wigan had scored fewer. The embodiment of that is midfielder Tim Cahill - usually a regular contributor up front the Australia international has now gone 363 days without a goal for the Toffees. A tally of just 16 goals in 15 matches has undoubtedly contributed to a poor home record which has now brought only eight points from as many fixtures at Goodison Park. That has placed additional significance on players to make chances count and it was highlighted in the first half. Early on Cahill's touch-perfect lay-off from Leighton Baines' cross presented Marouane Fellaini with an opportunity from close range but he could not quite lift his shot over the body of diving goalkeeper John Ruddy, returning to his former club. Osman's goalbound shot, deflected off Marc Tierney, was headed behind by Russell Martin and Osman's corner was only just flicked behind by Ruddy under pressure from Fellaini. Despite having dominated it would have come as no surprise to regular Everton watchers when they went behind in the 28th minute from Norwich's first shot. Phil Jagielka's header went straight up in the air and, when Steve Morison clipped the ball back in, Holt did well to hold off John Heitinga on the edge of the six-yard box before expertly turning the Dutchman to score off the inside of the far post. Striker Louis Saha went close twice with a deflected shot which was clawed out by Ruddy almost under his own crossbar and a low angled drive just wide. But hosts had a lucky escape late in the half when Phil Neville's slip on the edge of the penalty area put Wes Hoolahan in but no-one was able to take advantage of Andrew Surman's knockdown. Everton started the second half on the back foot but created the first chance in the 54th minute when Ruddy saved Osman's left-footed shot. But Holt was continuing to pose a threat at the other end and goalkeeper Tim Howard was relieved to see the striker's looping header drop wide of the post. Cahill was replaced by Denis Stracqualursi on the hour and the Argentinian's first touch set up Saha for a shot which Ruddy parried to safety. Then, with the goalkeeper off his line, the Frenchman had another effort blocked by Martin. Everton's momentum was gradually growing but, considering their recent history, it was no reliable indicator that an equaliser was imminent. Stracqualursi's introduction brought a more physical presence to the forward line but it was appearance of Drenthe, who has missed the last three matches with injury, which added the all-important injection of pace and unpredictability. It was he who brought them a change in fortune as when he cut in from the right in the 81st minute to unleash a shot Osman got the slightest of touches to divert the ball inside the near post. Drenthe's fierce, swerving shot then caused all kinds of problems for Ruddy, who was relieved to get something on the ball to turn it behind, before youngster Conor McAleny, on only his second senior appearance, snatched at his chance to win the match for Everton.

Form Guide

    LLWWLL
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • DLLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Everton
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 02/02/2005
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 3
  • Everton
  • 23/10/2004
  • Everton
  • 2 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 04/02/1995
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 0
  • Everton
  • 05/11/1994
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 0
  • Everton
  • 21/03/1994
  • Everton
  • 1 - 5
  • Norwich
  • 25/09/1993

Top Scorers

Everton

  • A Vellios 3
  • P Jagielka 2
  • RR Drenthe 2
  • J Rodwell 2
  • L Saha 1
  • L Osman 1
  • M Fellaini 1

Norwich

  • S Morison 6
  • G Holt 5
  • A Pilkington 4
  • W Hoolahan 2
  • R Martin 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • L Barnett 1
  • R De Laet 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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