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  • Date:08 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The Walkers Stadium
  • Attendance:23,398
  • Wellens (22)
    Gallagher (90)
  • Hoolahan (20) Holt - pen (48) Holt - pen (48)
    Wilbraham (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Paul Gallagher finds the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 2-3 Norwich.Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Surman on Andy King.

93mins

Bruno Berner takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Crofts.

92mins

Grant Holt fouled by Yuki Abe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Holt.

91mins

Effort from outside the area by Ayegbeni Yakubu goes wide right of the goal.

90mins

Andrew Surman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton. Kyle Naughton takes the direct free kick.

89mins

The ball is delivered by Andy King.

88mins

A cross is delivered by Grant Holt, save made by Ricardo Pereira.

87mins

Centre by Bruno Berner, John Ruddy makes a save.

86mins

Korey Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wesley Hoolahan.

85mins

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher.

85mins

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Crofts.

84mins

Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Ben Mee gets a block in.

83mins

Grant Holt fouled by Souleymane Bamba, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Fox.

83mins

Paul Gallagher produces a cross, Russell Martin makes a clearance.

81mins

The ball is swung over by Kyle Naughton.

81mins

Foul by Wesley Hoolahan on Yuki Abe, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martyn Waghorn on Zak Whitbread. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Martyn Waghorn concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Tierney. Free kick taken by David Fox.

77mins

Aaron Wilbraham takes a shot. Save by Ricardo Pereira.

76mins

The ball is delivered by Andrew Crofts, clearance by Kyle Naughton.

75mins

Lloyd Dyer is brought on as a substitute for Richie Wellens.

74mins

Foul by Grant Holt on Bruno Berner, free kick awarded. Ricardo Pereira restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martyn Waghorn by Elliott Ward. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.

70mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Grant Holt. Ricardo Pereira takes the free kick.

69mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Headed effort on goal by Ben Mee from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

69mins

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Blocked by Zak Whitbread.

68mins

The referee gives a free kick against Grant Holt for handball. Souleymane Bamba takes the direct free kick.

67mins

The ball is crossed by Richie Wellens, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.

66mins

Paul Gallagher is brought on as a substitute for Matt Oakley.

64mins

Matt Oakley receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Matt Oakley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

62mins

Foul by Grant Holt on Bruno Berner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.

62mins

Elliott Ward fouled by Ayegbeni Yakubu, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.

61mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Grant Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.

60mins

Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. Elliott Ward takes the free kick.

59mins

Aaron Wilbraham finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-3 Norwich.

58mins

Souleymane Bamba takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

58mins

Martyn Waghorn is brought on as a substitute for Darius Vassell.

57mins

The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan.

56mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Darius Vassell misses to the left of the target.

55mins

Grant Holt crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Andrew Surman misses to the left of the target.

52mins

Andrew Crofts is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.

51mins

Bruno Berner sends in a cross, blocked by Russell Martin.

50mins

The ball is sent over by Kyle Naughton.

50mins

The ball is crossed by Bruno Berner, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.

49mins

Grant Holt scores a penalty. Leicester 1-2 Norwich.Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Matt Oakley. Wesley Hoolahan provided the assist for the goal.

47mins

Centre by Russell Martin, save by Ricardo Pereira.

47mins

The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan, blocked by Ben Mee.

46mins

David Fox takes a shot. Blocked by Souleymane Bamba.

46mins

Richie Wellens takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

45mins

Andrew Surman takes a shot. Save by Ricardo Pereira.

43mins

Andrew Surman produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

43mins

Bruno Berner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. David Fox takes the free kick.

42mins

Richie Wellens crosses the ball.

42mins

Darius Vassell fouled by Andrew Crofts, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

42mins

Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Souleymane Bamba. Free kick taken by Ben Mee.

40mins

Shot by Ayegbeni Yakubu from outside the box goes over the net.

38mins

Aaron Wilbraham crosses the ball, Ricardo Pereira makes a comfortable save.

36mins

Foul by Andrew Crofts on Yuki Abe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Mee.

35mins

Bruno Berner crosses the ball, Close range headed effort by Andy King misses to the right of the target.

35mins

Effort on goal by Andy King from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

34mins

The ball is delivered by Marc Tierney, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Aaron Wilbraham misses to the right of the target.

33mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

32mins

Elliott Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman.

28mins

The ball is swung over by Wesley Hoolahan, save made by Ricardo Pereira.

27mins

Matt Oakley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Wesley Hoolahan fouled by Matt Oakley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Ward.

25mins

The ball is swung over by Andrew Surman, Zak Whitbread has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

25mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman played to the near post.

23mins

Richie Wellens scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Leicester 1-1 Norwich.Assist by Bruno Berner.

21mins

Wesley Hoolahan scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Leicester 0-1 Norwich.Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman from the right by-line to the near post, the assist for the goal came from Andrew Surman.

19mins

Darius Vassell takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

15mins

David Fox takes a outswinging corner.

15mins

The ball is delivered by Andrew Crofts, Andrew Surman takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Yuki Abe gets a block in.

13mins

Souleymane Bamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. Free kick crossed by Andrew Surman, Andy King manages to make a clearance.

13mins

The ball is crossed by Andy King.

9mins

Unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by David Fox results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richie Wellens, save by John Ruddy.

8mins

A cross is delivered by Bruno Berner, Header on goal by Ayegbeni Yakubu from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

8mins

Short corner taken by Matt Oakley.

7mins

A cross is delivered by Matt Oakley, Russell Martin gets a block in.

6mins

Foul by Yuki Abe on Grant Holt, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from David Fox from the free kick.

6mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley, Souleymane Bamba has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

5mins

The ball is crossed by Souleymane Bamba, clearance made by Elliott Ward.

5mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Wellens from the left by-line.

5mins

Darius Vassell crosses the ball, clearance by Russell Martin.

4mins

The ball is delivered by Kyle Naughton, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.

4mins

Centre by Wesley Hoolahan.

3mins

Richie Wellens delivers the ball, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Same squad for Foxes Leicester have no new injury problems as they look to get their play-off challenge back on track at home to promotion-chasing Norwich. On-loan Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt and veteran striker Steve Howard remain the only absentees with thigh and ankle injuries respectively. Ben Mee was given the nod to replace van Aanholt against QPR on Saturday and after impressing against the league leaders there is every chance he could retain his place at left-back, although Bruno Berner is another option for manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. Paul Gallacher, Lloyd Dyer and Martyn Waghorn will be hoping for recalls after coming off the bench at Loftus Road. The Foxes have slipped five points off the play-off places after three matches, including two defeats, without a win. Norwich have a doubt over defender Zak Whitbread. The American centre-half had to be replaced during Saturday`s draw with Preston after injuring his back in a heavy fall and manager Paul Lambert has described him as `touch and go` to face the Foxes. On-loan Blackpool man Rob Edwards will make his first start for the Canaries if Whitbread is ruled out. Midfielder Simon Lappin has returned to training after surgery on his appendix but will not return to action for several weeks, while striker Chris Martin remains on the sidelines. Martin (hamstring) is a fortnight away from a return, so captain Grant Holt will continue on his own up front. Holt grabbed his 16th of the season against Preston but Aaron Wilbraham has not found the net in 12 appearances for the club and third option Simeon Jackson last scored in October.

Formation:442Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Ricardo Pereira
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Souleymane Bamba
  • Ben Mee
  • Bruno Berner
  • Yuki Abe
  • Matt Oakley
  • Richie Wellens
  • Andy King
  • Ayegbeni Yakubu
  • Darius Vassell
  • SUBS
  • Chris Weale
  • Angelo Miguel Vitor
  • Joao Teixeira
  • Paul Gallagher
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • Martyn Waghorn
  • Jeffery Schlupp

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Match Report

Hoolahan makes amends in City success Wes Hoolahan went from villain to hero as Norwich registered a fantastic 3-2 victory over Leicester at the Walkers Stadium. The Irish playmaker missed a second-half penalty during the 1-1 draw with Preston at Carrow Road on Saturday when he attempted to nonchalantly chip the ball in. But he made amends when he scored one and was fouled for another penalty as Norwich extended their unbeaten run to six games and ended Leicester`s unbeaten home league run which stretched back to September. Norwich took the lead in the 21st minute when Hoolahan headed in Andrew Surman`s corner from six yards, his 10th goal of the season. But the lead lasted just two minutes as Richie Wellens levelled with his first goal since December, nodding in Bruno Berner`s delivery. The Canaries moved back in front four minutes into the second half from the penalty spot. Hoolahan was brought down by Matt Oakley and Holt, who took over penalty-taking duties, made no mistake for his 17th of the season. They extended their advantage a minute before the hour when the recalled Aaron Wilbraham, on his 13th appearance, scored his first goal for the club with a neat finish. Substitute Paul Gallagher netted a consolation deep into injury time for the Foxes. Leicester, without a win in three matches, had the first opening but Souleymane Bamba headed a Matt Oakley corner wide. Norwich, who have failed to score in only four of their 35 Championship outings this season, responded but David Fox was also off target with a 25-yard free-kick. Aiyegbeni Yakubu had gone three games without a goal for Leicester and headed over from 12 yards while strike-partner Darius Vassell then had the first shot on target which was comfortable for Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy. The game then sparked into life with two goals in three minutes. First, Hoolahan made some amends when he nodded Norwich ahead but Leicester produced an immediate response through Wellens. Andrew Crofts came close to restoring Norwich`s lead when his header from another Surman centre just cleared the bar. Play swung from end to end as first Yakubu had a weak shot easily saved by Ruddy before Andy King`s effort trickled wide, the latter then heading wide from close range. In between, Wilbraham could not keep his header from Marc Tierney`s cross on target for the Canaries. Yakubu had a further two attempts which both failed to trouble Ruddy while Surman first shot wide before being denied by Foxes keeper Ricardo in first-half injury time. Norwich made an excellent start to the second half when Holt converted from the spot, his fifth goal in seven matches, The captain then teed up Surman, who headed wide, before Vassell fired into the side-netting and Bamba shot straight at Ruddy. Wilbraham then cut inside and finished past Ricardo at his near post to hand Norwich a two-goal cushion. Leicester nearly pulled a goal back with 21 minutes left but Ben Mee headed wide with Ricardo then preventing Wilbraham from making it 4-1. Gallagher did net a second for the Foxes but it was too late.

Form Guide

    WWWLDL
  • Leicester
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • LWDDWD

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 4 - 3
  • Leicester
  • 28/09/2010
  • Leicester
  • 4 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 16/02/2008
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 19/01/2008
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 14/04/2007
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 28/11/2006
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 01/04/2006

Top Scorers

Leicester

  • A King 13
  • A Yakubu 4
  • P Gallagher 4
  • M Waghorn 4
  • K Naughton 4
  • D Vassell 3
  • L Dyer 3
  • S Howard 2
  • S Bamba 2
  • B Berner 1
  • R Wellens 1
  • AL Miguel Vitor 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 14
  • A Crofts 8
  • 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

Leicester

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 51
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 55
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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