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  • Date:31 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,406
  • Jackson (90)
  • Orlando Sa (6)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:30 +3.30

The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Simeon Jackson grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Norwich 1-1 Fulham.Elliott Bennett provided the assist for the goal.

93:25 +3.25

Kyle Naughton produces a cross.

93:13 +3.13

Bradley Johnson crosses the ball, clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

91:46 +1.46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Simeon Jackson. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.

90:57 +0.57

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Clearance made by Zak Whitbread. Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff to the near post, Bradley Johnson makes a clearance.

90:33 +0.33

The ball is swung over by Daniel Ayala, David Stockdale makes a comfortable save.

89:57

The ball is sent over by Kyle Naughton, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

88:30

The ball is swung over by Elliott Bennett, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Grant Holt goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

88:18

Kyle Naughton produces a cross, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.

87:20

Daniel Ayala gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff. Direct free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.

86:44

The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

86:00

The ball is swung over by Simeon Jackson, John Arne Riise makes a clearance.

85:47

Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

84:48

Dickson Etuhu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. Bradley Johnson crosses the ball, Zak Whitbread takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.

84:27

Clint Dempsey produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

83:04

The referee blows for offside against Damien Duff. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

82:08

John Arne Riise gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andrew Surman, Steve Sidwell makes a clearance.

81:47

Effort on goal by Simeon Jackson from 18 yards. Save made by David Stockdale.

78:46

Carlos Orlando Sa goes off and Steve Sidwell comes on. Kerim Frei goes off and Damien Duff comes on. Anthony Pilkington leaves the field to be replaced by Elliott Bennett.

78:12

Centre by Anthony Pilkington, save made by David Stockdale. Anthony Pilkington sends in a cross, Grant Holt has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.

76:36

A cross is delivered by Grant Holt.

75:41

The ball is delivered by Bradley Johnson.

75:07

Foul by Kerim Frei on Russell Martin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

74:25

The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan, save by David Stockdale.

73:07

Anthony Pilkington delivers the ball, clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

72:11

A cross is delivered by Kyle Naughton.

71:43

The ball is sent over by Bradley Johnson, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

70:48

Andrew Surman produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

69:34

The ball is swung over by Grant Holt, save by David Stockdale.

68:34

Simeon Jackson is brought on as a substitute for Steve Morison. Andrew Surman sends in a cross, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.

66:41

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Orlando Sa. Bryan Ruiz restarts play with the free kick. John Arne Riise takes a shot. Blocked by Zak Whitbread.

64:48

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz. Free kick taken by Bryan Ruiz.

63:42

Kyle Naughton has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal. Dickson Etuhu is brought on as a substitute for Danny Murphy.

61:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Clint Dempsey. Andrew Surman takes the direct free kick. Shot by Anthony Pilkington from just outside the area goes over the net.

61:24

Andrew Surman delivers the ball, John Arne Riise manages to make a clearance.

59:08

Bradley Johnson produces a cross.

58:53

The ball is sent over by Andrew Surman, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

57:54

Russell Martin crosses the ball, Stephen Kelly makes a clearance. Kyle Naughton takes a shot from 12 yards.

56:26

A cross is delivered by Steve Morison, Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Clearance made by John Arne Riise. Wesley Hoolahan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

54:27

Carlos Orlando Sa delivers the ball, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance. Danny Murphy takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Zak Whitbread.

53:28

Kyle Naughton delivers the ball, save by David Stockdale.

51:23

Clint Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

50:22

Russell Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kerim Frei. Free kick crossed by Danny Murphy, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.

48:38

The ball is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

47:25

Zak Whitbread challenges Carlos Orlando Sa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

45:01

Grant Holt replaces David Fox.

44:05

The ball is crossed by Andrew Surman.

43:41

The ball is crossed by Steve Morison, clearance made by John Arne Riise.

42:55

Carlos Orlando Sa is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Ayala.

40:36

Foul by Moussa Dembele on Wesley Hoolahan, free kick awarded. Zak Whitbread takes the direct free kick.

39:47

Effort on goal by Wesley Hoolahan from a long way out goes over the bar.

39:08

The ball is crossed by Russell Martin, John Arne Riise makes a clearance.

37:31

Kerim Frei takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy. Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Murphy, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Philippe Senderos misses to the left of the goal.

36:26

The official flags Wesley Hoolahan offside. David Stockdale takes the free kick.

34:31

Wesley Hoolahan is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.

33:02

Clint Dempsey sends in a cross.

32:17

The ball is delivered by Stephen Kelly, Clint Dempsey takes a shot.

31:02

Bradley Johnson challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.

29:51

Centre by Russell Martin, save made by David Stockdale.

29:28

The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Stephen Kelly.

29:19

The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

27:42

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Russell Martin gets a block in.

25:25

Shot by Anthony Pilkington. Clearance by Philippe Senderos. Corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Murphy manages to make a clearance. Russell Martin delivers the ball, David Stockdale makes a save.

21:15

Daniel Ayala gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kerim Frei. John Arne Riise has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

20:36

The referee blows for offside against Steve Morison. David Stockdale takes the free kick.

19:53

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Danny Murphy gets a block in.

15:45

Centre by Andrew Surman, John Arne Riise makes a clearance.

15:04

The referee blows for offside. Russell Martin restarts play with the free kick.

13:59

Steve Morison takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland. Steve Morison takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.

13:30

Zak Whitbread takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Kelly.

12:38

Corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Murphy manages to make a clearance. The ball is swung over by David Fox, Stephen Kelly makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by David Fox, Stephen Kelly manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line.

12:15

Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

12:07

The ball is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

10:02

The ball is swung over by Andrew Surman.

8:49

Carlos Orlando Sa takes a shot. Kyle Naughton makes a clearance.

6:09

Carlos Orlando Sa grabs a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 0-1 Fulham.Moussa Dembele provided the assist for the goal.

5:30

Steve Morison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

4:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wesley Hoolahan on Bryan Ruiz. Bryan Ruiz takes the direct free kick.

4:15

The official flags Stephen Kelly offside. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.

3:18

The ball is sent over by Anthony Pilkington, save by David Stockdale.

0:29

Bradley Johnson challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

Match Preview

Jol battles injuries ahead of `very important game' Fulham will be without a host of key players for what manager Martin Jol believes could be a season-changing trip to Norwich on New Year's Eve. The Cottagers head to Carrow Road buoyed by their impressive 1-1 draw at west London rivals Chelsea on Boxing Day. Andy Johnson, Bobby Zamora and Damien Duff all missed the Stamford Bridge encounter and look set to miss out again against the Canaries. Jol does not believe strikers Zamora (Achilles) and Johnson (groin) will be fit to return, while Duff is also set to miss out through injury. "Of course the only thing you can say is hopefully they will be back, but I don't think there is a big chance," manager Jol told Fulham TV. "They were still out on Thursday and Simon Davies is of course out as well. Then we have the long-term injuries to [Zdenek] Grygera and Mark Schwarzer. "We have got a few worries but we have got attacking options available. I think (Orlando) Sa needs a bit of confidence and then he will start scoring goals. "It is only a matter of success and then he will thrive on that and do better and better. I thought he held up the ball well at Chelsea. He worked hard and now he has to score goals." Many had tipped Fulham to be on the wrong end of another heavy defeat on Boxing Day having been thrashed 5-0 days earlier by Manchester United at Craven Cottage. However, the Whites went with a surprisingly attack-minded philosophy and secured a confidence-boosting point. "You can always defend and we did that well against Chelsea," Jol said. "But you have to play your own football as well and we should have done that more in the second half. Hopefully we can do that over 90 minutes against Norwich. "I think it is a very important game to us. One that could change the season. "But that is for them as well. They know it is an important game as well." Jol concedes he will have to alter his tactics in a bid to thwart Paul Lambert's side, but expects to run with a similar line-up at Carrow Road. "I don't think we will see many changes," the Dutchman said. "If you see them play, they play in quite an extraordinary style for England. They play 4-4-2 in the diamond. They started off well against Spurs (before losing 2-0). "Spurs have a very good team and they controlled them, but you can see their strength. "They have two big players up front in (Steve) Morison and (Grant) Holt, with (Wes) Hoolahan in the hole. "It is a different style but hopefully we can do the same (as we did against Chelsea) and take the game to them, take the initiative and take control." Norwich left-back Marc Tierney (groin) is 50-50 for the clash. Fellow defender Kyle Naughton is available again having missed the defeat to parent club Tottenham through suspension, but Ritchie de Laet (back) remains doubtful after coming off against Spurs. Former Everton striker James Vaughan is on course for a return in the new year from his knee problem, along with centre-back Elliott Ward (knee). Norwich manager Lambert feels keeping expectations in check will be his biggest challenge of 2012. The Canaries were outclassed by high-flying Tottenham at Carrow Road on Tuesday but remain in mid-table with a healthy seven-point cushion over the bottom three. Fulham's poor away form will give Norwich hope of picking up three more points, but Lambert is taking nothing for granted. "We have done really fine to be where we are and are playing well enough to win games, but we have to curtail the expectancy level a bit, because it is severe here," the former Celtic midfielder said. "What the lads have done has been incredible; everybody predicted us to be in the bottom three at this time. "But when you surpass people's expectation levels, they think you are just going to turn up and win. It never works that way. "We are playing catch up with nearly every team in the league because we are new to it. We are the underdog to play every team we come up against, but we are making a fist of it. "Fulham have got terrific players and have been an established Premier League side for a number of years now. "They got a great result at Chelsea (a 1-1 draw) which shows what a good side they are, so it is going to be a really tough game for us."

Formation:4411Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 4411Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

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

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Match Report

Jackson rescues Canaries Simeon Jackson came off the bench to grab a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as Norwich rescued a 1-1 draw from their Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham at Carrow Road. Portugal forward Orlando Sa had netted after just six minutes to put the visitors on course for a rare away win. Norwich, though, continued to press and just when time was running out, Jackson nodded in Elliott Bennett's right-wing cross to earn Paul Lambert's men a deserved share of the points. The Canaries manager had made four changes from the side easily beaten here by Tottenham on December 27. However, his side failed to keep a clean sheet as it took only six minutes before their defence was breached. Moussa Dembele was allowed to charge to the edge of the penalty area before feeding Sa, who drilled a low shot past John Ruddy into the bottom right corner. The home side were almost 2-0 down before they could mount a recovery, with full-back Kyle Naughton on hand to clear an effort off the line from lively Portugal striker Sa. Slowly Norwich managed to get some possession, and a spell of pressure saw Bradley Johnson set up just inside the Fulham box, but his sidefoot effort was deflected behind. Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale then knocked the ball up off the underside of the crossbar from Zak Whitbread's header, before John Arne Riise blocked Steve Morison's close-range effort. Norwich remained on the offensive, but continued to lack a telling final pass when in promising positions. The visitors broke quickly on 32 minutes and came close to a second goal when Clint Dempsey's close-range header cannoned back off the crossbar from a right-wing cross by Stephen Kelly. Kerim Frei charged forwards, brushing off Daniel Ayala far too easily before rifling in an 18-yard effort which John Ruddy beat away. When Norwich finally managed to get the ball into the Fulham half, once again there was no outlet to support Morison. Captain Grant Holt - the club's leading scorer with seven goals - was sent on for the start of the second half, replacing midfielder David Fox as Lambert looked to inject new life into the Norwich attack. Fulham, though, did not look too stretched by the change as Philippe Senderos and Brede Hangeland remained untroubled. The visitors continued to counter-attack well, with Sa their main threat. When Norwich did get a man over down the left and Morison pulled the ball back across goal, Anthony Pilkington's effort was blocked by Riise. Naughton shaved the top of the crossbar with an angled drive when the home side pressed again as the hour mark approached. Sa was bundled over by Ayala to give away a free-kick some 25 yards out, just right of the penalty arc. The ball was touched back to Riise to strike, but Whitbread got his body behind it. With 20 minutes left, Lambert made another attacking change when diminutive Canada frontman Jackson came on for Morison. Andrew Surman flashed a 20-yard drive wide as Norwich continued to press for an equaliser. Stockdale soon had to turn away a curling effort from Jackson, before the Fulham keeper then held onto Whitbread's towering header. To their credit, Norwich continued to press Fulham back, as Holt headed over from close range. Then, deep into five minutes of stoppage time, the pressure finally told as Jackson nodded in Bennett's cross to snatch a point.

Form Guide

    WLWDDL
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • DWLWLD

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 6 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 15/05/2005
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 04/12/2004

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • G Holt 6
  • S Morison 6
  • A Pilkington 4
  • W Hoolahan 2
  • R Martin 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • L Barnett 1
  • A Surman 1
  • S Jackson 1
  • R De Laet 1

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 6
  • A Johnson 3
  • B Zamora 3
  • B Ruiz 2
  • M Dembele 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 27
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 19
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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