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Foul by Leroy Fer on Steve Sidwell, free kick awarded.
Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Scott Parker challenges Ricky van Wolfswinkel unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Leroy Fer takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
John Arne Riise is brought on as a substitute for Alex Kacaniklic.
Alex Kacaniklic concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Redmond.
Clearance made by Fernando Amorebieta.
Clearance made by Steve Sidwell.
Corner taken by Nathan Redmond from the left by-line.
Scott Parker scores with a right foot finish. Norwich 1-2 Fulham.
The ball is delivered by Sascha Riether.
Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Martin Olsson missed to the left of goal.
Kieran Richardson delivers the ball.
Fernando Amorebieta makes a clearance.
Steven Whittaker makes a clearance.
Nathan Redmond goes into the book for dissent.
Nathan Redmond challenges Pajtim Kasami unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Hugo Rodallega.
The ball is crossed by Sascha Riether.
Foul by Gary Hooper on Kieran Richardson, free kick awarded.
Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal. Hugo Rodallega gets a header at goal. John Ruddy blocks the ball.
The ball is swung over by Ashkan Dejagah.
Pajtim Kasami takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the target.
Shot by Steve Sidwell. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel concedes a free kick for a foul on Sascha Riether.
Ashkan Dejagah is brought on as a substitute for Adel Taarabt.
Wes Hoolahan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Snodgrass.
Clearance made by Aaron Hughes.
Clearance by Steven Whittaker.
Shot by Adel Taarabt. John Ruddy catches the ball.
Headed chance falls to Leroy Fer. David Stockdale safely holds on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Steve Sidwell.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel on for Johan Elmander.
Clearance by Steve Sidwell.
Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Sascha Riether gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Pajtim Kasami.
Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.
Hugo Rodallega is brought on as a substitute for Damien Duff.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Leroy Fer.
Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. John Ruddy safely holds on.
Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
Damien Duff is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Pajtim Kasami.
Chance falls to Leroy Fer who heads at goal. Sascha Riether gets a block in.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.
Nathan Redmond takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.
Clearance made by Michael Turner.
Fernando Amorebieta restarts play with the free kick.
Robert Snodgrass challenges Pajtim Kasami unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Kieran Richardson.
Martin Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
Sascha Riether concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Redmond.
Martin Olsson makes a clearance.
The referee gets the second half underway.
Steven Whittaker produces a cross.
The ball is delivered by Nathan Redmond.
The ball is swung over by Nathan Redmond.
Kieran Richardson makes a clearance.
The first half comes to an end.
Steven Whittaker restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Fer by Scott Parker.
Clearance by Fernando Amorebieta.
The ball is sent over by Sascha Riether.
Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Sebastien Bassong.
Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Martin Olsson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Alex Kacaniklic.
Johan Elmander is ruled offside.
Free kick scored by Pajtim Kasami. Norwich 1-1 Fulham.
Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Scott Parker.
John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Scott Parker for handball.
Bradley Johnson has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Nathan Redmond results in a free kick.
Shot by Damien Duff missed to the right of the target.
Strike on goal comes in from Kieran Richardson from the free kick and goes over the bar.
Foul by Leroy Fer on Pajtim Kasami, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Martin Olsson.
Gary Hooper takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
Fernando Amorebieta manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Adel Taarabt went wide left of the goal.
Sascha Riether manages to make a clearance.
Fernando Amorebieta fouled by Johan Elmander, the ref awards a free kick.
Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pajtim Kasami.
Aaron Hughes fouled by Sebastien Bassong, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Sidwell on Robert Snodgrass.
Gary Hooper grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Norwich 1-0 Fulham.Johan Elmander provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Kieran Richardson.
Clearance made by Johan Elmander.
Corner taken by Alex Kacaniklic from the right by-line.
The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker.
Nathan Redmond sends in a cross.
Bradley Johnson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Pajtim Kasami takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Ruddy catches the ball.
Kieran Richardson sends in a cross.
The match begins.
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.
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