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  • Date:26 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,811
  • Hooper (12)
  • Kasami (32)
    Parker (86)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Foul by Leroy Fer on Steve Sidwell, free kick awarded.

94mins

Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

93mins

Scott Parker challenges Ricky van Wolfswinkel unfairly and gives away a free kick.

92mins

Leroy Fer takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

92mins

John Arne Riise is brought on as a substitute for Alex Kacaniklic.

92mins

Alex Kacaniklic concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Redmond.

91mins

Clearance made by Fernando Amorebieta.

90mins

Clearance made by Steve Sidwell.

89mins

Corner taken by Nathan Redmond from the left by-line.

88mins

Clearance made by Fernando Amorebieta.

87mins

Scott Parker scores with a right foot finish. Norwich 1-2 Fulham.

87mins

The ball is delivered by Sascha Riether.

86mins

Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Shot by Martin Olsson missed to the left of goal.

84mins

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball.

83mins

Fernando Amorebieta makes a clearance.

83mins

Steven Whittaker makes a clearance.

82mins

Nathan Redmond goes into the book for dissent.

82mins

Nathan Redmond challenges Pajtim Kasami unfairly and gives away a free kick.

80mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Hugo Rodallega.

79mins

The ball is crossed by Sascha Riether.

78mins

Foul by Gary Hooper on Kieran Richardson, free kick awarded.

78mins

Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal. Hugo Rodallega gets a header at goal. John Ruddy blocks the ball.

77mins

The ball is swung over by Ashkan Dejagah.

76mins

Pajtim Kasami takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the target.

75mins

Shot by Steve Sidwell. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong.

74mins

Clearance made by Fernando Amorebieta.

72mins

Ricky van Wolfswinkel concedes a free kick for a foul on Sascha Riether.

72mins

Ashkan Dejagah is brought on as a substitute for Adel Taarabt.

72mins

Wes Hoolahan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Snodgrass.

70mins

Clearance made by Aaron Hughes.

69mins

Clearance by Steven Whittaker.

66mins

Shot by Adel Taarabt. John Ruddy catches the ball.

65mins

Headed chance falls to Leroy Fer. David Stockdale safely holds on.

64mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Steve Sidwell.

63mins

Ricky van Wolfswinkel on for Johan Elmander.

62mins

Clearance made by Fernando Amorebieta.

61mins

Clearance by Steve Sidwell.

61mins

Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Sascha Riether gets a block in.

60mins

The ball is sent over by Pajtim Kasami.

60mins

Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Clearance made by Fernando Amorebieta.

58mins

Hugo Rodallega is brought on as a substitute for Damien Duff.

58mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Leroy Fer.

57mins

Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball.

56mins

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. John Ruddy safely holds on.

54mins

Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

53mins

Damien Duff is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Pajtim Kasami.

53mins

Chance falls to Leroy Fer who heads at goal. Sascha Riether gets a block in.

52mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.

52mins

Nathan Redmond takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.

51mins

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

51mins

Fernando Amorebieta restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Robert Snodgrass challenges Pajtim Kasami unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47mins

Clearance made by Kieran Richardson.

47mins

Martin Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Sascha Riether concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Redmond.

47mins

Martin Olsson makes a clearance.

47mins

The referee gets the second half underway.

47mins

Steven Whittaker produces a cross.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Nathan Redmond.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Nathan Redmond.

46mins

Kieran Richardson makes a clearance.

45mins

The first half comes to an end.

45mins

Steven Whittaker restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Fer by Scott Parker.

43mins

Clearance by Fernando Amorebieta.

43mins

Kieran Richardson makes a clearance.

41mins

The ball is sent over by Sascha Riether.

40mins

Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.

39mins

Clearance by Sebastien Bassong.

37mins

Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

37mins

A cross is delivered by Martin Olsson.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Alex Kacaniklic.

34mins

Johan Elmander is ruled offside.

33mins

Free kick scored by Pajtim Kasami. Norwich 1-1 Fulham.

33mins

Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Scott Parker.

32mins

John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

The referee gives a free kick against Scott Parker for handball.

30mins

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

29mins

Bradley Johnson has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

29mins

Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

29mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Nathan Redmond results in a free kick.

28mins

Clearance made by Steve Sidwell.

27mins

Shot by Damien Duff missed to the right of the target.

27mins

Strike on goal comes in from Kieran Richardson from the free kick and goes over the bar.

26mins

Foul by Leroy Fer on Pajtim Kasami, free kick awarded.

25mins

Clearance by Martin Olsson.

25mins

Gary Hooper takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

23mins

Fernando Amorebieta manages to make a clearance.

22mins

Shot by Adel Taarabt went wide left of the goal.

21mins

Clearance by Sebastien Bassong.

19mins

Sascha Riether manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Fernando Amorebieta fouled by Johan Elmander, the ref awards a free kick.

16mins

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pajtim Kasami.

15mins

Aaron Hughes fouled by Sebastien Bassong, the ref awards a free kick.

15mins

Free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Sidwell on Robert Snodgrass.

13mins

Gary Hooper grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Norwich 1-0 Fulham.Johan Elmander provided the assist for the goal.

12mins

Free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.

12mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Kieran Richardson.

10mins

Clearance made by Johan Elmander.

10mins

Corner taken by Alex Kacaniklic from the right by-line.

8mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker.

7mins

Nathan Redmond sends in a cross.

7mins

Bradley Johnson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

4mins

Pajtim Kasami takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Ruddy catches the ball.

3mins

Kieran Richardson sends in a cross.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Meulensteen an admirer of RVW Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen was surprised to see compatriot Ricky van Wolfswinkel join Norwich in the summer - and revealed he had once been on Manchester United's radar. The 24-year-old became the Canaries' record signing when he moved to Carrow Road from Sporting Lisbon in the summer, but has endured an injury-hit start to his career in English football. Van Wolfswinkel still only has one Norwich goal to his name, but is in contention to face Fulham on Boxing Day after coming off the bench in Saturday's goalless draw at Sunderland following almost two months out with a toe injury. Meulensteen knows a lot about the Holland striker and feels the Canaries pulled off something of a coup when they secured his services. When asked if he was surprised when Van Wolfswinkel joined Norwich, Meulensteen said: "I was, to be fairly honest. "Obviously I know him and know the Dutch league very well and he has an eye for goal and is really good in and around the box and is a quick and clinical finisher - he showed that at Sporting Lisbon. "I thought at some point he would be heading for the Barclays Premier League or the Bundesliga, but it was a bit of a surprise. My first thought was that Norwich had done well there but it shows again how keen players are to play in the Premier League." Meulensteen, who spent a total of 11 years as a coach at Manchester United before leaving the club following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, admitted Van Wolfswinkel had caught the attention of those in and around Old Trafford. "We had definitely discussed him," said the Dutchman, who has overseen one win in four games since taking charge at Fulham. "I don't think it was ever to the stage that we needed to do something as we obviously had fantastic strikers at the club and, at a club like Manchester United where you have got top, top strikers, when you bring someone in he needs to be better than you have already got." Norwich have taken five points since losing heavily at Liverpool last month, and Meulensteen is expecting a stern test at Carrow Road. "It is going to be difficult," said the 49-year-old, whose side then travel to Hull on Saturday before a New Year's Day clash at home to West Ham. "Let there be no mistake - the games are crucial and, from a different category to the Spurs, Everton and City games, but they are going to be equally difficult because that is what the Premier League is about. "Most Premier League teams have gathered good squads and (Norwich boss) Chris (Hughton) did an amazing job last year and he is at it again - two draws and a win and it is a difficult place to go to. They will be looking at getting as much out of the game as we do, but we do fancy our chances." Anything less than a win for Fulham is likely to see them remain inside the bottom three following a run of one win in nine league outings, whereas victory for Chris Hughton's Canaries could see them move in to the top half of the table. Striker Dimitar Berbatov faces a late fitness test. The 32-year-old missed the 4-2 defeat to Manchester City with a groin injury but Meulensteen is hopeful he will be fit for the match at Carrow Road. It is in defence where Meulensteen has most of his worries as both Brede Hangeland (back) and Philippe Senderos (abductor) are missing as well as Matthew Briggs (hernia). Van Wolfswinkel is plotting to use the busy Christmas schedule to silence doubts over his commitment to the club. His debut Barclays Premier League season has been interrupted by a niggling toe injury that forced him out for 13 weeks either side of an aborted comeback against Cardiff in October. The 24-year-old Dutch striker's absence led to suggestions he had failed to settle at Carrow Road, leaving him poised to start the Boxing Day clash against Fulham with a point to prove. "People said I wasn't enjoying it here. That frustrated me," said Van Wolfswinkel, who made his comeback as a second-half substitute in Saturday's goalless draw with Sunderland. "When you're not playing people say 'it's only a toe injury, he doesn't really want to play or be here'. These people really annoyed me. I'm really, really happy here. "It frustrates me to hear things like that, but what can you say? All I could do is focus on my recovery and get back on the pitch. "I have a lot to prove and a lot to show. I can't wait to get started. I've had my holiday and I can't wait to play football." Van Wolfswinkel, an B#8.5million summer signing from Sporting Lisbon, insists his eagerness to return ultimately hampered his rehabilitation. "I didn't listen to anyone and started too quickly again. I made some wrong decisions," he said. "Playing against Cardiff (October 26) was my call. The physios said it's better I don't, but I wanted to. "I wanted to play because I saw the team wasn't playing too well. "You think 'it's just a toe' and I tried to play against Cardiff and help the team, but I found I couldn't and needed to take my time. "I was very happy to be back. I was counting the weeks. I had a programme in my locker and it was getting longer each week - 13 weeks out in total. That was rubbish so I was so happy to be back. "There were times when I thought this is taking too long and that was frustrating. "There are two things I don't like to do and that's ride the bike and swim. I had to do both for 13 weeks." Norwich midfielder Jonathan Howson faces a late fitness test for the Barclays Premier League clash. Howson is struggling with a back problem and is a doubt for the relegation showdown. Defender Russell Martin missed the 0-0 draw with Sunderland to rest a sore ankle but will return against Fulham.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Norwich

Formation: 4231Manager: Rene Meulensteen

Fulham

  • John Ruddy
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Michael Turner
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Martin Olsson
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Leroy Fer
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Johan Elmander
  • Gary Hooper
  • SUBS
  • Russell Martin
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel
  • Mark Bunn
  • Wes Hoolahan
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Josh Murphy

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLWDD
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • LLLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 09/02/2013
  • Fulham
  • 5 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 18/08/2012
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 31/03/2012
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 31/12/2011
  • Fulham
  • 6 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 15/05/2005
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 04/12/2004

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • G Hooper 3
  • L Fer 3
  • J Howson 2
  • S Whittaker 1
  • R Snodgrass 1
  • B Johnson 1
  • A Pilkington 1
  • R van Wolfswinkel 1
  • N Redmond 1

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 3
  • D Bent 2
  • P Kasami 2
  • S Parker 1
  • D Berbatov 1
  • P Senderos 1
  • K Richardson 1
  • B Ruiz 1
  • A Dejagah 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 15
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 17
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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