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  • Date:13 May 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,803
  • Holt (7) Jackson (20)
Goal!

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91:49 +1.49

Barry Bannan takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

91:24 +1.24

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

90:58 +0.58

Steve Morison produces a cross.

88:19

Centre by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by James Collins.

86:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Stephen Ireland. Booking for Stephen Ireland for unsporting behaviour. Indirect free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.

84:51

Andrew Crofts produces a cross, clearance by Richard Dunne.

82:02

Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, blocked by Ciaran Clark.

81:17

Steve Morison crosses the ball.

80:17

Stephen Warnock leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Baker.

76:54

The ball is crossed by Stephen Warnock, Headed effort from inside the area by Emile Heskey misses to the right of the target.

76:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emile Heskey by Ryan Bennett. Free kick taken by Richard Dunne.

75:48

Andrew Crofts is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Howson.

75:34

Elliott Bennett produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

74:59

The ball is crossed by Steve Morison, blocked by Richard Dunne.

73:23

The ball is delivered by Gary Gardner, Header from deep inside the area by Stephen Ireland goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

72:23

Effort on goal by Aaron Wilbraham from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

70:58

Steve Morison sends in a cross, Richard Dunne makes a clearance.

70:05

Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

69:43

Aaron Wilbraham challenges Ciaran Clark unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Dunne restarts play with the free kick.

67:27

The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett, clearance by Eric Lichaj. Steve Morison replaces Grant Holt. Aaron Wilbraham is brought on as a substitute for Simeon Jackson. Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Close range shot by Steve Morison clears the bar.

65:14

Bradley Johnson produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal. Gary Gardner comes on in place of Carlos Cuellar.

63:00

Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Save by Shay Given. Short corner worked by Wesley Hoolahan, Shot from long range by Kyle Naughton misses to the right of the target.

60:51

The ball is swung over by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance made by James Collins. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line to the near post, Russell Martin has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Centre by Grant Holt, Ryan Bennett takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

60:18

Simeon Jackson sends in a cross, blocked by Eric Lichaj. Short corner worked by Wesley Hoolahan.

59:46

Centre by Carlos Cuellar, Russell Martin makes a clearance.

59:03

Simon Lappin produces a cross, James Collins manages to make a clearance. Kyle Naughton takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

57:34

Elliott Bennett crosses the ball.

56:55

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by Emile Heskey.

55:35

Russell Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Ireland. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Bannan from right channel, save by John Ruddy.

54:37

Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

53:40

Unfair challenge on Simeon Jackson by Ciaran Clark results in a free kick. Booking for Ciaran Clark for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Bradley Johnson from the free kick.

53:15

Grant Holt takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Cuellar.

52:04

Elliott Bennett sends in a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by Wesley Hoolahan misses to the right of the target.

50:34

Carlos Cuellar is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

48:36

Emile Heskey takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy. Corner taken by Barry Bannan played to the near post, clearance made by Simon Lappin. Stephen Ireland takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Bannan, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.

48:21

Stephen Ireland takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

47:23

The ball is sent over by Gabriel Agbonlahor, clearance by Bradley Johnson.

45:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.

45:01

Barry Bannan is brought on as a substitute for Chris Herd.

44:02

The ball is delivered by Stephen Warnock, Kyle Naughton gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Warnock, clearance by Kyle Naughton.

42:40

Jonathan Howson fouled by Carlos Cuellar, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Bradley Johnson from left channel, Richard Dunne makes a clearance. Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

41:41

Elliott Bennett fouled by Stephen Ireland, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

40:17

Stephen Warnock delivers the ball, Bradley Johnson gets a block in.

39:36

Eric Lichaj takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy. Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Warnock to the near post, clearance made by Wesley Hoolahan.

38:55

Simeon Jackson challenges Chris Herd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Carlos Cuellar.

37:57

The ball is swung over by Stephen Warnock, clearance by Ryan Bennett.

35:32

The ball is swung over by Kyle Naughton.

35:06

Bradley Johnson sends in a cross, clearance made by James Collins.

34:23

Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Save by Shay Given. Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett to the near post, Eric Lichaj manages to make a clearance.

31:45

Elliott Bennett has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

30:50

Simeon Jackson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.

30:15

The ball is swung over by Stephen Ireland, blocked by Elliott Bennett. Corner taken by Stephen Warnock from the right by-line to the near post, save by John Ruddy.

27:11

Gabriel Agbonlahor challenges Simon Lappin unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

25:33

The ball is crossed by Simeon Jackson, save by Shay Given.

25:18

The offside flag is raised against James Collins. Russell Martin takes the free kick.

24:44

The official flags Simeon Jackson offside. Free kick taken by Richard Dunne.

23:40

Wesley Hoolahan crosses the ball. The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett, Shay Given makes a save.

22:35

Wesley Hoolahan fouled by Chris Herd, the ref awards a free kick. The referee blows for offside. Shay Given takes the indirect free kick.

20:19

A goal is scored by Simeon Jackson from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 2-0 Aston Villa.

19:34

The referee blows for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Free kick taken by Ryan Bennett.

16:13

Eric Lichaj gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simeon Jackson. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Simon Lappin, save made by Shay Given. Elliott Bennett takes the outswinging corner, Russell Martin produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

15:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Warnock. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

13:34

The ball is delivered by Carlos Cuellar, Russell Martin makes a clearance.

11:51

Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, clearance by Carlos Cuellar.

11:17

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line.

11:02

Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Shay Given makes a save.

10:55

The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan, Eric Lichaj makes a clearance.

7:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simeon Jackson by James Collins. The ball is swung over by Bradley Johnson, Grant Holt grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-0 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Bradley Johnson.

6:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Ireland on Grant Holt. Wesley Hoolahan takes the indirect free kick.

6:19

Grant Holt receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

5:52

Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Herd. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.

4:56

The ball is sent over by Elliott Bennett.

4:37

The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by James Collins.

4:10

Elliott Bennett produces a cross, blocked by Eric Lichaj. Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line played to the near post, Eric Lichaj manages to make a clearance.

3:32

Gabriel Agbonlahor crosses the ball, clearance made by Simon Lappin.

3:04

Simeon Jackson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Shay Given.

1:14

Centre by Carlos Cuellar, blocked by Russell Martin. Corner taken by Stephen Warnock from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Simon Lappin. Stephen Ireland has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

0:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark by Simon Lappin. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Warnock, save made by John Ruddy.

Match Preview

Drury hails Lambert's achievements Veteran Norwich defender Adam Drury has just about seen it all during his 11 years at Carrow Road but feels the achievements this season under boss Paul Lambert have been "unbelievable". The 33-year-old hopes to be fit from a groin problem for the final game of the Barclays Premier League campaign against Aston Villa, with a place in the top flight again already secure. Drury captained the Canaries to the First Division title under Nigel Worthington in 2004 ahead of what was a brief stay among England's elite the following year, and remained loyal to the club when they were relegated to League One in 2009. Since the arrival of Lambert just a few weeks after his then Colchester side had thumped Norwich 7-1 at home on the opening day of that campaign, it has been a whirlwind ride up through successive promotions. The performances this season from a well-organised side have seen a famous victory at Tottenham and also last weekend's thrilling 3-3 draw away to Arsenal. Drury, signed from Peterborough in March 2001, feels it is just reward for hard work throughout the club. "This has just been an unbelievable season," Drury, doubtful for the game with a groin injury, told Canaries Player. "If you had said that going into the last game, we could be looking to finish as high as 12th, people would have thought you were joking. "Everyone involved has done a fantastic job and hopefully everyone has enjoyed it. "The job the manager has done here in the three years has been unreal. "To stay in the Premier League is probably the biggest achievement because of the gulf in money." Drury is set for a testimonial against Celtic at Carrow Road later this month and could yet be offered a new deal for next season. He added: "If you had said to me a couple of years ago when we were in League One that I would be playing Premier League football again, I would have said you are crazy. "It has almost been like a dream and to enjoy it as much as we have has been fantastic." Lambert may have performed a minor miracle in keeping the Norfolk club up on a limited budget but the Scot knows perhaps a bigger challenge lies ahead in 2012/13. He said on BBC Radio Norfolk: "If you accept that you are in a comfort zone there is only one way you are going to - and that is back down. "If everyone thinks like that, there's only one way Norwich will go. "As soon as you start to think you have arrived or achieved anything that is when it goes belly up." Lambert added: "That is why all the great players and great teams are where they are because they want to keep winning, they want to keep improving the players." Under-fire manager Alex McLeish admits Aston Villa will look to sign more quality players this summer after a season of under-achievement. Villa only made sure of their Barclays Premier League status for another campaign after last weekend's 1-1 home draw with Tottenham. McLeish has struggled to win over the Villa fans after his controversial switch from Birmingham and knows there has to be an improvement in fortunes. He said: "It's about getting more quality in the squad and getting a team that can get further up that table and a team that wants to win badly. "We need to get a winning mentality. That's what we'll try and change. "I am anticipating change this summer. We have to bring in some added quality to the squad. "If you look at the back-up this season, we could have easily been four or five players short of real quality and experience. "We can certainly look to make sure next season is a more productive season than this one." McLeish knows the expectation levels of Villa supporters but points to a lengthy injury list, including #18million record signing Darren Bent, in mitigation. He said: "We have underachieved for Aston Villa in terms of past history and in terms of the name Aston Villa. "People expect us higher up the table. This is not the Aston Villa team of 1982 (when they won the European Cup) and people have to realise that. "But sometimes there are reasons for that not being the case and losing four or five players at crucial moments of the season has not helped. "We have missed Darren Bent for 19 games now. I would have expected four or five goals in those games at least which would have made things more comfortable for us." Striker Emile Heskey and defender Carlos Cuellar are likely to make their final appearances for Villa after indicating they will be leaving this summer when their contracts expire.

Formation:442Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 442Manager: Alex McLeish

Aston Villa

  • John Ruddy
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Russell Martin
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Simon Lappin
  • Elliott Bennett
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Wesley Hoolahan
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Grant Holt
  • Simeon Jackson
  • SUBS
  • Jed Steer
  • Adam Drury
  • Steve Morison
  • Andrew Crofts
  • Andrew Surman
  • David Fox
  • Aaron Wilbraham

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Form Guide

    DWLLLD
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • DLDLDD

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 05/11/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 15/01/2005
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 18/09/2004
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 14/05/1995
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 15/10/1994
  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 04/04/1994

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • G Holt 12
  • S Morison 9
  • A Pilkington 8
  • W Hoolahan 4
  • A Surman 4
  • R Martin 2
  • S Jackson 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • A Wilbraham 1
  • L Barnett 1
  • E Bennett 1
  • J Howson 1

Aston Villa

  • D Bent 7
  • G Agbonlahor 5
  • S Petrov 4
  • S Warnock 2
  • C N'Zogbia 2
  • M Albrighton 2
  • A Weimann 2
  • E Heskey 1
  • J Collins 1
  • R Dunne 1
  • S Ireland 1
  • C Clark 1
  • C Herd 1
  • E Lichaj 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 116
    • Goals per game 50
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 37
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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