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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,792
Goal!

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92:37 +2.37

The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa.

90:30 +0.30

The ball is delivered by Daniel Sturridge, Elliott Bennett makes a clearance. Effort on goal by Florent Malouda from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

89:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramires by Bradley Johnson. (Norwich) makes a substitution, with Elliott Bennett coming on for Andrew Surman. Free kick taken by David Luiz.

88:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Juan Mata on Kyle Naughton. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

88:24

Foul by Simeon Jackson on Ashley Cole, free kick awarded. Ashley Cole takes the indirect free kick.

87:43

Inswinging corner taken by Juan Mata, Florent Malouda takes a shot. Bradley Johnson gets a block in.

87:25

A cross is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, Florent Malouda takes a shot. Clearance by Andrew Crofts.

86:24

Florent Malouda delivers the ball, clearance made by Bradley Johnson.

86:15

The ball is sent over by Juan Mata, Bradley Johnson makes a clearance.

85:59

Short corner taken by Juan Mata from the left by-line.

85:04

Ashley Cole has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

84:53

Jose Bosingwa delivers the ball, clearance made by Russell Martin.

84:30

Zak Whitbread delivers the ball, clearance by John Terry.

83:09

Juan Mata delivers the ball, Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.

82:51

Short corner taken by Daniel Sturridge from the left by-line.

82:47

Daniel Sturridge crosses the ball, Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.

80:48

Shot by Juan Mata from inside the area bounces off the post.

79:55

The ball is swung over by Romelu Lukaku, Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.

79:17

John Terry concedes a free kick for a foul on Simeon Jackson. Daniel Ayala restarts play with the free kick.

78:01

Andrew Crofts comes on in place of David Fox. Simeon Jackson on for Steve Morison. Michael Essien on for Raul Meireles.

76:22

Fernando Torres leaves the field to be replaced by Romelu Lukaku.

74:43

The ball is swung over by Steve Morison, save by Petr Cech.

74:16

Raul Meireles takes a shot. Bradley Johnson gets a block in.

72:56

Effort from 20 yards by Ramires. Save by John Ruddy.

72:49

Ashley Cole produces a cross, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

71:01

Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by David Luiz results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Zak Whitbread, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Steve Morison. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

69:45

Corner taken by Andrew Surman. A cross is delivered by Steve Morison, Raul Meireles manages to make a clearance.

67:31

Raul Meireles produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

66:57

Florent Malouda sends in a cross, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

66:23

The ball is crossed by Ramires, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

65:58

Anthony Pilkington delivers the ball, save made by Petr Cech.

65:53

A cross is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, clearance by Raul Meireles.

65:13

Centre by Andrew Surman, David Luiz makes a clearance.

64:31

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the left by-line to the near post, Shot by Florent Malouda. Comfortable save by John Ruddy.

64:24

Ashley Cole sends in a cross, blocked by Russell Martin.

62:09

Fernando Torres is flagged offside by the assistant referee. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

61:15

Handball decision goes against Raul Meireles. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

60:57

Juan Mata takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by David Fox.

60:47

Juan Mata takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

60:10

Daniel Sturridge sends in a cross, John Ruddy makes a save.

59:06

Jose Bosingwa sends in a cross, Fernando Torres has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

58:39

The ball is swung over by Jose Bosingwa, clearance by Andrew Surman.

57:49

Fernando Torres has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

55:05

A cross is delivered by Fernando Torres, clearance made by Kyle Naughton.

54:54

The ball is delivered by Florent Malouda, Russell Martin makes a clearance.

53:53

The ball is crossed by Grant Holt, save made by Petr Cech.

52:54

David Luiz has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

52:13

Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Russell Martin. The ball is delivered by Juan Mata, clearance by Steve Morison.

52:04

Ashley Cole sends in a cross, clearance by Zak Whitbread.

51:27

Grant Holt challenges John Terry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Terry.

50:52

Centre by Kyle Naughton, save by Petr Cech.

48:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Zak Whitbread. Zak Whitbread takes the direct free kick.

46:59

Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball.

46:18

Steve Morison concedes a free kick for a foul on Raul Meireles. Petr Cech takes the indirect free kick.

46:03 +1.03

Fernando Torres produces a cross, Anthony Pilkington manages to make a clearance.

45:04 +0.04

Effort on goal by Juan Mata from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

43:53

Andrew Surman sends in a cross, save made by Petr Cech.

42:34

The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa.

41:39

Raul Meireles takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

39:18

Juan Mata takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

38:37

The ball is crossed by Grant Holt, save by Petr Cech.

38:05

The ball is sent over by Daniel Sturridge, John Ruddy makes a save.

36:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.

36:10

Frank Lampard goes off and Florent Malouda comes on.

36:01

The ball is crossed by Jose Bosingwa, blocked by Andrew Surman.

35:21

Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.

31:04

The ball is crossed by Anthony Pilkington, Grant Holt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Petr Cech.

26:25

Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata, Effort on goal by Daniel Sturridge from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

26:06

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

25:44

Anthony Pilkington sends in a cross, clearance by Jose Bosingwa.

24:22

The ball is swung over by Juan Mata.

22:43

Kyle Naughton produces a cross.

22:10

Grant Holt produces a cross, clearance by Ashley Cole.

21:16

The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

20:30

Ramires crosses the ball, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

19:24

Steve Morison produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

18:47

The ball is delivered by Juan Mata, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.

18:21

Daniel Sturridge delivers the ball, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

16:40

Shot by Anthony Pilkington from 25 yards. Blocked by John Terry.

12:20

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard played to the near post, clearance made by Grant Holt.

12:15

The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, clearance by Daniel Ayala.

11:35

The ball is swung over by Fernando Torres, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.

10:38

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard from the right by-line, Juan Mata produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

10:32

Daniel Sturridge crosses the ball, clearance made by Kyle Naughton.

9:33

Grant Holt produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

5:51

A cross is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, Petr Cech makes a save.

3:29

Raul Meireles delivers the ball, Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.

2:44

The ball is crossed by Frank Lampard, blocked by Bradley Johnson.

2:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Frank Lampard, clearance by Zak Whitbread.

Match Preview

Formation:41212Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 433Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea

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

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Match Report

Torres fires blank as Blues are held Fernando Torres fired another blank as battling Norwich held Chelsea to a goalless draw at Carrow Road. The Spain striker, who has not scored since October, endured another frustrating afternoon, denied in the first half by John Ruddy before then stabbing wide in front of goal from eight yards. Norwich created several chances themselves, mostly through busy captain Grant Holt and went on to record a first clean sheet of the season as they continued their progress under Paul Lambert. Chelsea had started well as they looked to make up ground on the top three who all play on Sunday. The Canaries, though, created the first opening after seven minutes as Wales striker Steve Morison got away down the right and fed Anthony Pilkington, whose shot was parried by Petr Cech before Morison's follow-up was blocked by Ramires. Norwich carved Chelsea apart again in the 10th minute when Morison slipped a ball inside for Holt, who slide past David Luiz before dragging a low shot just wide from the edge of the area. The hosts remained dangerous on the counter, with the lively Pilkington curling an effort into the area which was headed clear before Morison smashed a long, cross-field ball from Holt into the side netting as the rain lashed down at Carrow Road. Juan Mata danced down the Norwich left and chipped the ball through the penalty area, but it was too high for Daniel Sturridge. Torres collected the ball on the edge of the Norwich area and turned Zak Whitbread before stabbing a shot with the outside of his boot towards the bottom left corner, which Ruddy turned away at full stretch. Pilkington sent a deep cross from the right towards the far post, which was headed back by Holt, but Cech collected it under the bar. There was a stoppage when Frank Lampard needed treatment for a calf injury. The England midfielder eventually was helped off and replaced by Florent Malouda after 36 minutes - just after Bradley Johnson's deflected effort had almost wrong-footed Cech. Ruddy was out to make a brave take as Torres looked to connect with a right-wing cross into the Norwich six-yard box. It was end-to-end stuff as suddenly Holt got in space on the right and fired in an angled shot which Cech palmed away. Mata weaved into the Norwich penalty area in first-half stoppage time, only to then fire over the bar. Norwich began the second half with some purpose, as Pilkington smashed a cross through the Chelsea box and high into the Barclay Stand. Chelsea slowly probed, with Luiz curling over from 20 yards after positive play from Malouda down the left. In the 58th minute, Torres made space on the edge of the penalty area, only to then blaze the ball over. The Spaniard then somehow managed to stab wide from eight yards after being set up by Jose Bosingwa. Chelsea continued to press, as Mata's angled shot was saved at the near post by Ruddy. Referee Mark Clattenburg then missed what appeared a clear handball by Raul Meireles on the edge of the Chelsea area when he charged down Holt's flick. With 14 minutes left, Chelsea made a change as Torres was replaced by 18-year-old Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku - much to the delight of the home crowd. Norwich made a double substitution when Simeon Jackson came on for Morison and Wales midfielder Andrew Crofts for David Fox, with Chelsea sending on Michael Essien for Meireles. Ashley Cole drove an angled drive across goal and wide from 25 yards as the match entered the closing stages. Norwich dug in to see out three minutes of stoppage time to record their first clean sheet of an impressive Premier League campaign.

Form Guide

    DDLDWW
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Chelsea
  • DDDLWW

Last Meetings

  • Chelsea
  • 3 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 27/08/2011
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 3
  • Chelsea
  • 05/03/2005
  • Chelsea
  • 4 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 18/12/2004
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 0
  • Chelsea
  • 10/12/1994
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 20/08/1994
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 15/01/1994

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

Chelsea

  • D Sturridge 9
  • F Lampard 7
  • J Terry 4
  • JM Mata 4
  • DN Ramires 4
  • D Drogba 2
  • FJ Torres 2
  • F Malouda 1
  • JS Bosingwa 1
  • RJ Meireles 1
  • S Kalou 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 32
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (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

Chelsea

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 40
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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