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  • Date:04 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,358
  • Surman (69) Pilkington (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Martin Petrov has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

91mins

Corner taken short by Anthony Pilkington.

91mins

The ball is delivered by Andrew Surman, Samuel Ricketts manages to make a clearance.

90mins

Tyrone Mears delivers the ball.

89mins

Wesley Hoolahan fouled by Mark Davies, the ref awards a free kick. David Fox takes the free kick.

87mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Andrew Surman goes wide of the right-hand post.

87mins

Grant Holt crosses the ball, comfortable save by Adam Bogdan.

85mins

Russell Martin takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan. Goal scored by Anthony Pilkington from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 2-0 Bolton.Russell Martin provided the assist for the goal.

84mins

David Fox takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Samuel Ricketts.

83mins

Tuncay Sanli produces a cross, comfortable save by John Ruddy.

83mins

Anthony Pilkington is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

83mins

John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

82mins

The offside flag is raised against David Ngog. Marvin Sordell is brought on as a substitute for David Ngog.

81mins

Grant Holt crosses the ball, Steve Morison takes a shot. Zat Knight gets a block in.

81mins

Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball, Grant Holt produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

79mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Petrov, save made by John Ruddy.

79mins

Shot from 18 yards from Martin Petrov. Fantastic save by John Ruddy.

78mins

Grant Holt is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

77mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Samuel Ricketts. Andrew Surman crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

76mins

The ball is crossed by Kevin Davies.

75mins

Anthony Pilkington challenges David Ngog unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Samuel Ricketts from right channel, save by John Ruddy.

75mins

Martin Petrov crosses the ball, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Simeon Jackson goes off and Steve Morison comes on.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Drury on Tyrone Mears. Tuncay Sanli is brought on as a substitute for Chris Eagles. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Simeon Jackson crosses the ball, Andrew Surman takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in. A goal is scored by Andrew Surman from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-0 Bolton.Assist on the goal came from Simeon Jackson.

69mins

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Samuel Ricketts, John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Eagles, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Simeon Jackson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adam Bogdan makes a comfortable save.

67mins

Martin Petrov sends in a cross, clearance by Kyle Naughton.

66mins

Martin Petrov sends in a cross, save made by John Ruddy.

66mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Eagles, clearance by Elliott Bennett.

65mins

Nigel Reo-Coker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

65mins

Tyrone Mears has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Kyle Naughton gets a block in.

64mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Grant Holt goes over the bar.

62mins

Tyrone Mears sends in a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by Martin Petrov misses to the right of the goal.

60mins

Centre by Chris Eagles.

59mins

Unfair challenge on David Ngog by Kyle Naughton results in a free kick. Tyrone Mears crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

57mins

The ball is delivered by Martin Petrov, save by John Ruddy.

57mins

Fabrice Muamba leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Davies. Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by John Ruddy.

56mins

David Ngog takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

56mins

Martin Petrov delivers the ball.

55mins

The ball is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Tyrone Mears.

54mins

David Ngog is ruled offside. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

53mins

A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, Simeon Jackson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

51mins

Effort from inside the area by Simeon Jackson misses to the left of the goal.

50mins

Martin Petrov produces a cross, clearance by Russell Martin.

49mins

Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, Grant Holt makes a clearance.

48mins

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Martin Petrov delivers the ball, clearance made by Elliott Bennett.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Eagles, Adam Drury makes a clearance.

47mins

Adam Drury sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Grant Holt misses to the left of the goal.

46mins

Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball, clearance made by Tyrone Mears.

46mins

Elliott Bennett produces a cross, Samuel Ricketts manages to make a clearance.

43mins

Chris Eagles has a drilled shot and went wide left of the target.

41mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Eagles, Martin Petrov takes a shot. Clearance by David Fox. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Eagles.

41mins

A cross is delivered by Tyrone Mears, clearance by Andrew Surman.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Samuel Ricketts. Zak Whitbread leaves the field to be replaced by Elliott Bennett. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

39mins

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Drury.

36mins

Handball by Chris Eagles. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.

33mins

Simeon Jackson fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony Pilkington produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

32mins

David Fox has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

29mins

David Ngog is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

28mins

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, clearance by Grant Holt. Long distance shot from Fabrice Muamba misses to the left of the net.

28mins

The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov, clearance by Kyle Naughton.

28mins

The ball is delivered by Tyrone Mears, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.

27mins

Adam Drury produces a cross.

25mins

Centre by Anthony Pilkington.

24mins

The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan, Andrew Surman takes a shot.

24mins

Foul by David Wheater on Grant Holt, free kick awarded. Grant Holt takes the direct free kick.

23mins

Daniel Ayala goes off and Russell Martin comes on.

21mins

Chris Eagles sends in a cross.

20mins

Adam Drury crosses the ball, clearance made by Samuel Ricketts.

18mins

Anthony Pilkington delivers the ball.

17mins

Simeon Jackson has a curled shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.

15mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Simeon Jackson misses to the right of the target.

14mins

Centre by Simeon Jackson, Shot by Grant Holt. Save by Adam Bogdan.

13mins

David Fox takes a shot. Clearance by Zat Knight.

12mins

Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Andrew Surman, free kick awarded. David Fox has an effort direct from the free kick.

11mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox played to the near post, Martin Petrov makes a clearance.

11mins

Corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Zak Whitbread takes a shot. Martin Petrov manages to make a clearance.

10mins

A cross is delivered by Simeon Jackson, clearance by David Wheater.

9mins

Chris Eagles produces a cross.

8mins

Foul by Adam Drury on Chris Eagles, free kick awarded. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

7mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Simeon Jackson. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

2mins

Anthony Pilkington delivers the ball, comfortable save by Adam Bogdan.

1mins

Samuel Ricketts produces a cross, Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Lambert targets pain relief for sore Canaries Norwich manager Paul Lambert said "everybody is hurting" at the club after the midweek mauling at Sunderland as he focused on finding a response when Bolton come to Carrow Road on Saturday. The Canaries headed to the Stadium of Light on the back of a six-match unbeaten run which had seen them consolidate a place in the top half of the Barclays Premier League and reach the fifth round of the FA Cup. However, by his own admission, Lambert's usually well-drilled outfit "never got going" as they were 2-0 down inside 28 minutes. The Norwich manager nevertheless has confidence his players will have no problem in rising to the challenge when they dust themselves off against Bolton. "I have never once had a problem trying to lift them again. I think they are hurt by it, everybody is hurting because we just never turned up on that night," Lambert told a news conference. "We never gave Sunderland a game - which is so unlike us. "Normally if we are going to get beaten, then we will be in the game, but we never got going and we got done. "It won't be a major overhaul and I have no worries about the lads going again, I never have done. "They know themselves they let everybody down and ourselves down but to be fair to Sunderland they were much better than us on that night, so we pick ourselves up and go again." Lambert was not about to dwell on a bad night at the office against his former Celtic manager Martin O'Neill. "Honestly, I am not going to let one defeat really weigh me down. I never have done," said the Norwich boss. "It is gone, I don't lose sleep over it. "You mull over it when the game is finished and you are back down the road - but it's like a win, I let it go as quick as anything and the lads will come out as strong as anything when we will give it a go." Norwich will again be without left-back Marc Tierney (groin) but centre-back Elliott Ward made his long-awaited return to the squad following a pre-season knee injury for the midweek defeat at Sunderland and could be included again. Coyle feels the club have made sound use of the funds that came from Gary Cahill's sale to Chelsea. Since Cahill left for a reported #7million, Coyle has brought in another centre-half in Tim Ream, 24, from the New York Red Bulls, and 20-year-old striker Marvin Sordell from Watford. Ream is a full United States international and Sordell has six caps and two goals to his name for England Under-21s. And given their respective ages, Coyle believes their acquisition also represents good business off the pitch. "I think we all accepted that Gary was going to go and once it was decided on the football side that it would happen, what we had to do on the business side was look to try to maximise the situation that we were in," Coyle said. "In doing that, we have then reinvested that money. We have not gone and spent the money on 32 or 33-year-olds where there is very little or no resale value. "We have tried to invest it in young players who will become assets for the football club and whose value will appreciate. "That is opposed to a quick fix, somebody who will do you a turn for a year and then all of a sudden you are back to square one. We are not in a situation where we feel we need to be doing that. "I always look to try to put in place a plan where you invest in youth and bring them on year by year." Coyle, a former Burnley manager, believes the standard of English football's second tier should not be underestimated - with the success enjoyed by Norwich a prime example. He said: "Sometimes there is a snobbery because everyone looks at the Premier League but there are good players in good teams in other divisions. "You look at the teams that have been promoted. Last year people would have looked and thought that most of their lads were just Championship players, but far from it. "They have come into the Premier League and evolved and showed their quality. You only have to look at Norwich for that. They have been outstanding individually and collectively and they make for very dangerous opponents." Midfielder Ryo Miyaichi, who also joined on deadline day on loan from Arsenal for the rest of the season, and Sordell could be set for their debuts but Ream is flying in from the United States too late to be considered. Gretar Steinsson is a major doubt having picked up a knock in midweek.

Formation:41212Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 451Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • John Ruddy
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Zak Whitbread
  • Daniel Ayala
  • Adam Drury
  • David Fox
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Andrew Surman
  • Wesley Hoolahan
  • Grant Holt
  • Simeon Jackson
  • SUBS
  • Jed Steer
  • Russell Martin
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Steve Morison
  • Andrew Crofts
  • Elliott Bennett
  • Aaron Wilbraham

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Match Report

Canaries ease past Trotters Second-half goals from Andrew Surman and Anthony Pilkington ensured Norwich ended a nervy afternoon with a 2-0 win over Barclays Premier League strugglers Bolton at Carrow Road. The Canaries dominated the first half and should have been well ahead by half-time, but their profligacy, and the Bolton woodwork, left them frustrated. The game looked set to peter out into a dull goalless draw until Pilkington volleyed home in the 70th minute and Surman wrapped up the win just before the end with an instinctive finish after Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan had parried Russell Martin's drive. It may not have been glamorous, and their finishing was extremely poor at times, but the win is yet another home success for the promoted side, who continue to defy expectations and still sit comfortably in mid-table. Bolton, meanwhile, dropped back into the relegation zone after a poor showing which will do little to convince their doubters they can stay up despite their decent run of form that preceded today's game. Norwich manager Paul Lambert admitted yesterday that his side were still hurting from their 3-0 midweek humbling at Sunderland and his players seemed intent on bouncing back with three points today from the off. Daniel Ayala cut out an early Sam Ricketts cross for Bolton, but the Trotters otherwise spent the majority of the opening exchanges on the back foot. Zak Whitbread headed David Fox's cross wide before Grant Holt drew Bogdan into his first save with a tame volley after Simeon Jackson and Pilkington combined well down the right. Jackson fired wide after Surman cut the ball back from an acute angle and Bogdan prevented the Canadian from scoring again minutes later after he took advantage of some poor marking to collect Holt's flick-on and shot at goal. Ayala's crunching tackle to deny Chris Eagles at the other end won him the applause of the home support, but it came at a price as he hobbled off and was replaced by Martin. The hosts' best move of the first half came in the 24th minute when Wes Hoolahan played in Holt and he squared to Surman, but his shot struck the crossbar and rebounded to safety. Lambert was forced into another defensive reshuffle before the break when Whitbread came off injured and was replaced by winger Elliott Bennett. The youngster moved to right back and Kyle Naughton shifted out of position to centre-half. Bolton started to come into it more towards the end of the first half and went close just before the break through a deflected Martin Petrov drive. The Canaries should have been ahead two minutes after the break when Adam Drury found Holt unmarked at the back post but his dreadful header flew 10 yards wide. Jackson missed another two chances and it appeared the home side were not going to get their breakthrough despite their dominance. Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy, meanwhile, made his first save of the game from David Ngog, who had been joined in attack by substitute Kevin Davies. Hoolahan raced through but Ricketts tracked back well before Bolton flew down the other end but Naughton did well to deny Davies at the back post from Eagles' cross. Jackson then turned David Wheater but could only sidefoot a weak shot at Bogdan as the home fans began to get nervous. Those nerves disappeared in the 70th minute, however, thanks to Surman's strike. The midfielder saw his initial effort rebound off Wheater after an excellent cross from Jackson but the ball fell straight back into the path and he drilled a peach of a volley past Bogdan from around 10 yards. Bolton boss Owen Coyle brought on Tuncay Sanli for Eagles soon after as Bolton looked for an immediate reply and Jackson then came off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Morison for Norwich. Petrov stung Ruddy's palms with a fierce half-volley 11 minutes from time as Bolton launched an aerial assault. Holt somehow cleared the bar from three yards the following minute from Pilkington's curling cross while Marvin Sordell came on for his debut in the place of the ineffective Ngog. Bolton never really looked like equalising, the home fans remained anxious on what was a bitterly cold afternoon in Norfolk. The crowd could finally breathe easily five minutes from time when Martin's shot rebounded into the path of Pilkington and he drilled home from eight yards.

Form Guide

    LDWWDL
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Bolton
  • LDWLWD

Last Meetings

  • Bolton
  • 1 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 17/09/2011
  • Bolton
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 19/03/2005
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 2
  • Bolton
  • 11/12/2004
  • Bolton
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 11/03/1980
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 29/09/1979
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 03/02/1979

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • S Morison 8
  • G Holt 6
  • A Pilkington 5
  • W Hoolahan 2
  • A Surman 2
  • R Martin 2
  • S Jackson 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • L Barnett 1

Bolton

  • I Klasnic 6
  • C Eagles 3
  • KC Davies 2
  • N Reo-Coker 2
  • M Davies 2
  • D Ngog 2
  • G Steinsson 1
  • S Ricketts 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • D Boyata 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 32
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bolton

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 28
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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