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  • Date:18 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Sports Direct Arena
  • Attendance:47,833
Goal!

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92:28 +2.28

Foul by Kyle Naughton on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Kyle Naughton goes into the book. Centre by Yohan Cabaye, Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Zak Whitbread gets a block in.

91:30 +1.30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Morison on Danny Simpson. Danny Simpson restarts play with the free kick.

91:00 +1.00

Foul by Wesley Hoolahan on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.

90:03 +0.03

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

89:25

Steve Morison takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

88:45

Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, Andrew Surman takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

88:04

Elliott Bennett produces a cross, save by Tim Krul.

87:52

Wesley Hoolahan produces a cross, clearance by James Perch.

87:06

The ball is sent over by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by James Perch.

85:26

Foul by Kyle Naughton on Davide Santon, free kick awarded. Fabricio Coloccini takes the direct free kick.

84:12

Russell Martin on for Anthony Pilkington.

83:26

Andrew Surman produces a cross, Steve Morison produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

81:48

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by Grant Holt.

81:01

Wesley Hoolahan is brought on as a substitute for Adam Drury.

80:52

Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball, clearance by Adam Drury.

80:37

Shola Ameobi sends in a cross, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

78:22

The ball is delivered by Shola Ameobi, blocked by Elliott Ward.

77:57

Demba Ba crosses the ball, clearance by Grant Holt.

77:05

Zak Whitbread concedes a free kick for a foul on Demba Ba. Zak Whitbread booked. Direct free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.

76:27

Jonathan Howson goes off and Grant Holt comes on.

75:10

(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Dan Gosling coming on for Danny Guthrie.

74:06

The ball is delivered by Davide Santon, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

73:25

Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.

73:18

Centre by Demba Ba, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.

71:45

Zak Whitbread concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Guthrie. Centre by Yohan Cabaye, Mike Williamson takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

71:23

Demba Ba has an effort at goal. Save by John Ruddy.

71:02

Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

70:52

The ball is crossed by Shola Ameobi, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

68:37

(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Shola Ameobi coming on for Papiss Cisse.

68:20

Anthony Pilkington sends in a cross, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.

66:17

Corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the right by-line, clearance made by Davide Santon.

66:10

Steve Morison crosses the ball, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.

65:25

James Perch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Surman. Direct free kick taken by Zak Whitbread.

64:48

James Perch challenges Andrew Surman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Surman.

63:22

Danny Simpson delivers the ball, Kyle Naughton makes a clearance.

63:12

Centre by Yohan Cabaye, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.

61:47

Elliott Bennett challenges Danny Guthrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Elliott Bennett shown a yellow card. Hatem Ben Arfa goes off and Davide Santon comes on. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Elliott Ward.

61:18

Andrew Surman produces a cross, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.

60:15

Demba Ba has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

59:05

Demba Ba concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Drury. Andrew Surman takes the direct free kick.

57:01

Demba Ba challenges David Fox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zak Whitbread restarts play with the free kick.

56:33

The offside flag is raised against Papiss Cisse. Elliott Ward restarts play with the free kick.

55:06

Centre by Adam Drury, Steve Morison has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

54:11

Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman, Fabricio Coloccini fouled by Steve Morison, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.

53:47

Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, Zak Whitbread takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

53:18

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrew Surman, Demba Ba manages to make a clearance.

53:05

Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.

50:20

A cross is delivered by John Ruddy.

50:11

Adam Drury crosses the ball.

49:12

Shot by Papiss Cisse. Save made by John Ruddy.

48:01

Unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse by Zak Whitbread results in a free kick. Hatem Ben Arfa delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Elliott Ward.

46:43

Jonathan Howson takes a shot.

46:21

James Perch fouled by Steve Morison, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mike Williamson.

45:46

Effort from inside the area by Hatem Ben Arfa misses to the right of the target.

45:28 +0.28

Unfair challenge on Anthony Pilkington by Danny Guthrie results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from David Fox from the free kick.

43:56

Andrew Surman produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

43:45

A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett.

42:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Demba Ba makes a clearance.

42:14

Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Blocked by James Perch.

41:41

The ball is crossed by Adam Drury, Jonas Gutierrez makes a clearance.

41:24

The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett, Jonas Gutierrez gets a block in.

40:39

Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

38:42

Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Steve Morison results in a free kick. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Steve Morison manages to make a clearance.

38:04

Centre by Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Kyle Naughton gets a block in.

36:54

Anthony Pilkington concedes a free kick for a foul on Hatem Ben Arfa. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.

36:00

Steve Morison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.

35:09

Zak Whitbread gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Krul. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.

34:27

Corner taken by David Fox.

33:23

The ball is sent over by Danny Guthrie, Elliott Bennett gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Hatem Ben Arfa from the right by-line, save by John Ruddy.

33:05

The ball is sent over by Danny Simpson, clearance by Zak Whitbread.

31:19

The ball is crossed by Hatem Ben Arfa, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.

29:51

Hatem Ben Arfa takes the inswinging corner, Steve Morison manages to make a clearance.

29:37

The ball is sent over by Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

23:18

Unfair challenge on Zak Whitbread by Papiss Cisse results in a free kick. David Fox takes the free kick.

22:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by Papiss Cisse. Free kick taken by Elliott Ward.

21:45

Jonathan Howson concedes a free kick for a foul on Yohan Cabaye. Yohan Cabaye takes the free kick.

21:23

Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.

18:24

Jonathan Howson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

17:58

Adam Drury sends in a cross, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.

17:24

The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett, save by Tim Krul.

12:10

Effort from outside the box by Demba Ba goes wide right of the target.

10:55

Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, Goal scored by Papiss Cisse from deep inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Norwich.Assist by Jonas Gutierrez.

9:21

The ball is crossed by Yohan Cabaye.

7:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Mike Williamson. David Fox restarts play with the free kick.

6:32

Long range effort by Fabricio Coloccini goes harmlessly over the bar.

1:21

Papiss Cisse has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save made by John Ruddy.

Match Preview

Williamson: hard work will turn around form Defender Mike Williamson is confident Newcastle can re-ignite their charge for Europe by dispelling any talk of a "mini-crisis". The Magpies are without a Barclays Premier League win in four attempts and have collected only two points from the last 12 on offer. Nevertheless, they remain in sixth place, two points clear of closest chasers Liverpool, who narrowed the gap as a result of their 3-0 derby victory over Everton in midweek, 24 hours after Newcastle's narrow 2-1 defeat at Arsenal. Williamson said: "People are going to look at that and, by the standards the boys have set earlier on in the season, they are going to start calling it a mini-crisis and things like that. "But I just think in the last three or four games, the luck just hasn't been on our side. "We've worked hard, we've put as much preparation and heart into the games and we just haven't had the rub of the green, with the other night and the penalty against Sunderland, 2-0 up against Wolves, things like that. "We just haven't had that luck, but the lads have been working hard - that's what can turn it around, hard work, and that's what we've got in that dressing room." Should Alan Pardew's men manage to secure a top-six finish, it could prove enough to book them a Europa League berth for the next campaign, and that would be a massive bonus at the end of their second year back in the top flight. The fact they currently head Carling Cup winners Liverpool with just 10 games to go is a measure of how far the Magpies have come since they fought their way back into the Premier League at the end of the 2009-10 season, and Williamson admits he would readily have accepted that situation if offered it at the start of the campaign. He said: "The whole club would have settled for that." Norwich frontmen Grant Holt and Steve Morison have both made an impact in the top flight, and Williamson knows he and skipper Fabricio Coloccini could be in for an equally difficult 90 minutes. He said: "It's a very different test, but that's the fantastic thing about this league, you come up against different opposition every week and they can be just as challenging." Paul Lambert has insisted Norwich could not be declared safe until it was mathematically impossible for them to go down but dismissed fears they may be running out of steam at just the wrong time. Canaries chief executive David McNally this week claimed his side only needed four more points to be certain of Barclays Premier League survival. But manager Lambert refused to be drawn on whether breaking the magic 40-point barrier would be enough to ensure a second successive season in the top flight. "I don't know if that's going to be the margin this year," Lambert said. "Last year, you could see why, because the bottom ones were close to the mid-table teams. "This year, there's a bit of daylight and everybody's got to play everybody." He added: "When somebody tells me, 'Mathematically, you can't be caught', then you'll take it. "We've got a really healthy league and, when you look at the games that some teams have got to play, there's some really, really tough games. "We're no different. We have to try to get over that line." Norwich have taken the Premier League by storm but three defeats and a draw in their last four matches in all competitions suggest they may splutter rather than sprint to safety. That might be the effect of their players having covered more distance on the field than any other squad in the top flight. Lambert said: "They'll be tired, like any other team. "But they're loving the league at the minute and quite rightly so." The Scot was relaxed about his side's mini-slump, adding: "Crisis, isn't it? It's a major crisis! "Listen, the lads have done brilliantly. "They've been an absolute credit to the club, they give you everything they've got every week. "We've given ourselves a foothold and we're sitting not too badly. "With 10 games to go, there'll be points won and dropped all over the place." Lambert also had no fear about Norwich's latest trip to one of the major stadia of the English game. Sunday sees the Canaries travel to St James' Park to face Newcastle, something that is unlikely to faze a side that have already earned plenty of plaudits for their confident performances at Old Trafford and Anfield this season. "We've been to big grounds before," Lambert said. "We're not going to go there frightened by it - we'll go there and try to win."

Formation:442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

Formation: 451Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Tim Krul
  • Danny Simpson
  • Mike Williamson
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • James Perch
  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Danny Guthrie
  • Jonas Gutierrez
  • Demba Ba
  • Papiss Cisse
  • SUBS
  • Rob Elliot
  • Davide Santon
  • Mehdi Abeid
  • Dan Gosling
  • Shola Ameobi
  • Haris Vuckic
  • Ryan Donaldson

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Form Guide

    WWLDDL
  • Newcastle
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • LWWLLD

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 4 - 2
  • Newcastle
  • 10/12/2011
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 20/04/2005
  • Newcastle
  • 2 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 25/08/2004
  • Newcastle
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 08/04/1995
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 31/12/1994
  • Newcastle
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 29/03/1994

Top Scorers

Newcastle

  • D Ba 14
  • L Best 4
  • H Ben Arfa 3
  • S Ameobi 2
  • R Taylor 2
  • JM Gutierrez 2
  • Y Cabaye 2
  • P Cisse 2
  • D Guthrie 1
  • G Obertan 1
  • D Gosling 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 9
  • S Morison 8
  • A Pilkington 7
  • W Hoolahan 3
  • A Surman 3
  • R Martin 2
  • S Jackson 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • L Barnett 1

Goals

Newcastle

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

Norwich

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 39
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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