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  • Date:29 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,440
  • Morison (52)
    Johnson (81) Holt - pen (90)
  • Hoilett (45) Yakubu (61) Samba (63)
Goal!

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94:42 +4.42

The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan.

92:19 +2.19

Steven Nzonzi handles the ball and concedes a . Power penalty scored by Grant Holt. Norwich 3-3 Blackburn.

91:41 +1.41

Grant Holt fouled by Jason Lowe, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

90:53 +0.53

The ball is sent over by Steve Morison, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

90:10 +0.10

The ball is delivered by Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

88:58

Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

87:48

The ball is swung over by David Dunn, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.

87:09

Andrew Crofts challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.

86:29

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Goodwillie. Russell Martin takes the free kick.

85:19

Shot by Steven Nzonzi. Blocked by Bradley Johnson.

84:43

Radosav Petrovic has an effort at goal. Blocked by Kyle Naughton.

83:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Crofts by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.

81:47

A goal is scored by Bradley Johnson from outside the box high into the middle of the goal. Norwich 2-3 Blackburn.

80:54

David Hoilett leaves the field to be replaced by Radosav Petrovic.

80:33

David Dunn produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

79:15

Corner taken by Kyle Naughton from the right by-line, Leon Barnett takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.

79:06

Grant Holt produces a cross, clearance made by Gael Givet.

78:25

Jason Lowe goes into the referee's book for time wasting.

77:21

Kyle Naughton delivers the ball, Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

76:25

Mauro Formica concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. Bradley Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

74:39

David Fox goes off and Andrew Crofts comes on. Anthony Pilkington goes off and Simeon Jackson comes on.

70:25

Kyle Naughton produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

70:21

Marc Tierney produces a cross, Martin Olsson makes a clearance.

68:39

Marc Tierney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mauro Formica. David Dunn on for Ruben Rochina. Ayegbeni Yakubu leaves the field to be replaced by David Goodwillie. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

68:33

A cross is delivered by Marc Tierney, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.

67:24

Grant Holt on for Elliott Bennett. Corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the right by-line to the near post, Ayegbeni Yakubu makes a clearance.

66:02

The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett.

62:59

Leon Barnett concedes a free kick for a foul on David Hoilett. Leon Barnett goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. The ball is crossed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Christopher Samba finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Norwich 1-3 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Morten Gamst Pedersen.

62:21

Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, clearance made by Christopher Samba.

61:21

A goal is scored by Ayegbeni Yakubu from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-2 Blackburn.Mauro Formica provided the assist for the goal.

58:27

The ball is crossed by David Hoilett, save by John Ruddy.

57:28

Martin Olsson sends in a cross.

57:06

The ball is crossed by Martin Olsson, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

54:43

The ball is crossed by Anthony Pilkington, Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

52:38

Wesley Hoolahan sends in a cross, Steve Morison grabs a goal from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Norwich 1-1 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Leon Barnett.

51:30

David Hoilett challenges Elliott Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Fox crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Steven Nzonzi.

51:22

Marc Tierney sends in a cross, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

48:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Kyle Naughton. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

47:54 +2.54

Goal scored by David Hoilett from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Norwich 0-1 Blackburn.Martin Olsson provided the assist for the goal.

46:53 +1.53

The ball is crossed by Anthony Pilkington, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

46:52

Corner taken short by David Fox, A cross is delivered by Marc Tierney, Paul Robinson makes a comfortable save.

46:45

The ball is swung over by Anthony Pilkington, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.

46:08 +1.08

Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line, save by John Ruddy.

45:37

Unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Bradley Johnson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

44:00

The ball is crossed by Marc Tierney, clearance made by Gael Givet.

42:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen by Marc Tierney. Morten Gamst Pedersen delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.

42:34

The ball is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

42:05

Centre by Jason Lowe, Anthony Pilkington makes a clearance.

41:02

Ruben Rochina takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

39:22

David Hoilett fouled by David Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by John Ruddy.

37:43

A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.

36:28

Martin Olsson crosses the ball.

35:09

Anthony Pilkington delivers the ball, Elliott Bennett has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

34:57

Ruben Rochina challenges Marc Tierney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc Tierney restarts play with the free kick.

34:06

Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball.

33:56

Elliott Bennett crosses the ball.

33:06

Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball.

31:47

A cross is delivered by Martin Olsson, Elliott Bennett manages to make a clearance.

29:27

Leon Barnett fouled by Ayegbeni Yakubu, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

28:45

Bradley Johnson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

28:05

The ball is sent over by Jason Lowe, clearance made by Russell Martin.

27:52

Ayegbeni Yakubu sends in a cross, clearance by Russell Martin.

27:33

A cross is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, clearance by Christopher Samba.

27:25

Steve Morison produces a cross, Jason Lowe makes a clearance.

26:43

David Fox takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Morten Gamst Pedersen makes a clearance.

26:38

The ball is swung over by Anthony Pilkington, Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

25:21

A cross is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, Headed effort from inside the box by Bradley Johnson misses to the right of the target.

24:42

Shot from 25 yards by Ruben Rochina. Blocked by Marc Tierney.

23:40

Elliott Bennett challenges Christopher Samba unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Elliott Bennett a yellow card. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jason Lowe from left channel, clearance made by Marc Tierney.

22:50

Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, Unfair challenge on Christopher Samba by Steve Morison results in a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

21:00

The referee blows for offside against Steve Morison. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

20:00

The ball is sent over by Elliott Bennett, Gael Givet makes a clearance.

19:23

Mauro Formica challenges Elliott Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Naughton takes the direct free kick.

18:17

A cross is delivered by Mauro Formica, save by John Ruddy.

16:24

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the left by-line, clearance made by Christopher Samba.

16:04

David Fox has a volleyed shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

15:30

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the right by-line, Steven Nzonzi manages to make a clearance.

15:01

Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, Shot from 20 yards from Anthony Pilkington. Blocked by Steven Nzonzi.

14:29

Marc Tierney delivers the ball, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.

14:23

The ball is delivered by Marc Tierney, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.

11:34

Ayegbeni Yakubu produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

9:51

David Hoilett delivers the ball, clearance made by Leon Barnett.

9:07

The ball is crossed by Anthony Pilkington.

7:00

Martin Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.

6:18

The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett, save made by Paul Robinson.

5:12

Anthony Pilkington produces a cross, Steve Morison produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

3:09

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the inswinging corner, Effort on goal by Ayegbeni Yakubu from 6 yards. Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.

3:02

The ball is sent over by Ruben Rochina, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

1:33

Shot from just outside the area by Mauro Formica goes over the bar.

1:10

Unfair challenge on David Fox by Ayegbeni Yakubu results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

Match Preview

Rovers will not roll over - Lambert Paul Lambert insists it would be wrong to believe his Norwich side can just simply "roll over" struggling Blackburn at Carrow Road. The Canaries have acquitted themselves well on their return to the Barclays Premier League, climbing up to eighth with 12 points from the opening nine games. A battling 1-1 draw at Liverpool last weekend summed up the spirit of Lambert's squad, many of whom were playing in npower League One just two seasons ago. However, the Norwich manager maintains any thoughts of complacency in securing a fourth league win against bottom club Rovers would be a big mistake. "It is wrong if people are going to come and think we are going to just roll them over - that is how you get caught," Lambert said. "If we don't play as well as we have been we will get turned over. "They have got young players, but also experienced ones as well, lads who have played in the league for a few years. We have to combat that." Norwich have no fresh injury worries heading into the clash. Centre-back Zak Whitbread continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Striker James Vaughan, defenders Elliott Ward and Daniel Ayala (all knee) are long-terms absentees. Blackburn's new England hopeful Jason Lowe believes Blackburn can turn their season around. Rovers are bottom of the Barclays Premier League with just five points from nine fixtures, though recent performances including the dramatic 4-3 Carling Cup win over Newcastle in midweek have injected some confidence into Steve Kean's side. And England Under-21 international Lowe said: "This is my eighth year at Blackburn, I signed as an under-11 and I have seen a lot of people come and go so I am very grateful for the position I am at the moment. "This club has respect all over the country for its academy and the fact they are not afraid to give young players a chance. "It has been a fantastic year for me personally but now I want us to start getting the results." Scott Dann is available for Blackburn after recovering from a calf injury and Steven Nzonzi returns from suspension. Vince Grella (hip), Ryan Nelsen (knee), Michel Salgado (hamstring), and David Dunn (calf) remain out of action.

Formation:4411Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

  • John Ruddy
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Russell Martin
  • Leon Barnett
  • Marc Tierney
  • Elliott Bennett
  • Bradley Johnson
  • David Fox
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Wesley Hoolahan
  • Steve Morison
  • SUBS
  • Declan Rudd
  • Andrew Crofts
  • Grant Holt
  • Simeon Jackson
  • Andrew Surman
  • Aaron Wilbraham
  • Ritchie De Laet

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Match Report

Holt rescues Canaries Norwich captain Grant Holt came off the bench to net a stoppage-time penalty as Blackburn were denied a much-needed win in an entertaining 3-3 draw at Carrow Road. Barclays Premier League's bottom club Rovers, who beat Newcastle to reach the Carling Cup quarter-finals in midweek, took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Junior Hoilett. Although Wales striker Steve Morison levelled with a well-taken strike on 53 minutes, two quick goals from Ayegbeni Yakubu and captain Christopher Samba looked to have secured a much-needed first away win for under-pressure Steve Kean. However, the Canaries grabbed a lifeline with eight minutes left through Bradley Johnson's deflected effort. Substitute Holt, whose scored in last week's battling 1-1 draw at Anfield, earned the never-say-die Canaries a point in stoppage time from the spot after Steven Nzonzi handled at the far post. Rovers, clearly boosted by their midweek cup win, created the first opening as Mauro Formica fired a dipping 20-yard drive over. The visitors continued their early pressure. Norwich keeper John Ruddy, who made a fine late save to earn a point at Liverpool, dropped a corner which Yakubu flicked goalwards and hit Kyle Naughton who was on the post. The Canaries eventually opened up Rovers down the left through Marc Tierney and Anthony Pilkington, with Morison knocking the ball over from close range under pressure from Gael Givet. Rovers should have been in front on 12 minutes, but Yakubu blazed an angled drive over after a pass from Ruben Rochina split the Norwich defence. Slowly Norwich settled and Pilkington's fierce volley from Elliott Bennett's right-wing cross was knocked behind before David Fox was denied by a fine save at full stretch from Paul Robinson. The home side broke through again through Morison and Pilkington down the left to cut the ball back across the face of goal. However, the on-rushing Bennett could only smash his shot into the sidenetting. With five minutes to half-time, Blackburn won a free-kick in a dangerous position when Hoilett cut inside for the left and was tripped by Fox. Pedersen whipped the ball towards the far post, which looped over Ruddy, but the Norwich keeper managed to recover and claim the catch before it squirmed over the line. In stoppage time, Rovers snatched the lead when Canada-born youngster Hoilett cut in from the left again, before whipping an 18-yard effort over Ruddy into the far corner. There was more urgency about Norwich at the start of the second half, and Morison levelled on 53 minutes with a fine finish. Wes Hoolahan knocked the ball back into the Rovers box and an attempted clearance dropped to the Wales striker on the edge of the penalty arc. The former Millwall frontman calmly controlled the bouncing ball with his left foot before then dispatching it back with his right over Robinson. As Carrow Road suddenly found its voice, Johnson should have done better when he met a looping cross from Pilkington into the six-yard box but his header lacked power. Rovers, though, refused to roll over and were back in front after 62 minutes. Yakubu got ahead of the Norwich defence on to a pass from Formica to drill the ball past Ruddy at the near post. Before Norwich could regain their composure they were 3-1 down. Pedersen's free-kick from the left was allowed to fly right across the six-yard box, where Samba headed in at the far post. Lambert made some attacking changes as he sent on both Holt and Simeon Jackson. The Canada forward broke down the left and centred for Morison, who in turn fed Holt on the overlap, but the striker's cross through the six-yard box was hacked clear by Givet. Norwich, though, had a lifeline with eight minutes left when Johnson's deflected 20-yard shot looped up off Jason Lowe and over a stranded Robinson. Just when Blackburn, who let in two stoppage time goals as their Carling Cup tie went into extra time, looked to have held out for a much-needed first away win, Nzonzi handled a high ball at the far post to concede a penalty. Holt stepped up to ram the ball into the bottom left corner and earn Lambert's battling side a share of the spoils.

Form Guide

    LWWLWD
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Blackburn
  • DWLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Blackburn
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 12/02/2005
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 06/11/2004
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 25/02/1995
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 01/10/1994
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 22/02/1994
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 3
  • Norwich
  • 18/08/1993

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • A Pilkington 3
  • G Holt 2
  • W Hoolahan 1
  • S Morison 1
  • L Barnett 1
  • R Martin 1
  • B Johnson 1
  • R De Laet 1

Blackburn

  • A Yakubu 2
  • M Formica 2
  • M Pedersen 1
  • C Samba 1
  • D Hoilett 1
  • R Rochina 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 23
    • Goals per game 11
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackburn

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 10
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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