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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,658
  • Hoolahan (22)
  • St. Ledger (4) Nugent (70)
Goal!

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93:12 +3.12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Barnett on Jermaine Beckford. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

90:45 +0.45

Adam Drury sends in a cross, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

90:36 +0.36

Adam Drury produces a cross, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.

89:11

Jermaine Beckford has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

88:20

Aaron Wilbraham takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

87:45

Effort from inside the six-yard area by Jermaine Beckford hits the post.

87:07

Outswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Russell Martin takes a shot. Blocked by Richie Wellens.

85:08

Elliott Bennett sends in a cross, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

83:42

Outswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Bradley Johnson from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

83:11

Leon Barnett fouled by David Nugent, the ref awards a free kick. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.

81:56

Effort from long distance by Nathan Delfouneso goes wide right of the goal.

79:25

Shot from just outside the box by Wesley Hoolahan misses to the right of the target.

77:11

James Vaughan fouled by Paul Konchesky, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson comes on in place of David Fox. Direct free kick taken by Russell Martin.

76:46

Outswinging corner taken by Neil Danns.

76:34

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Clearance by Leon Barnett.

73:15

Wesley Hoolahan produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

72:58

Centre by Elliott Ward, Paul Konchesky manages to make a clearance.

71:59

A cross is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

71:47

Elliott Bennett produces a cross.

70:30

David Nugent gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 1-2 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Nathan Delfouneso.

69:50

Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, Header from close range by James Vaughan clears the bar.

68:44

Unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Wesley Hoolahan results in a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

66:45

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Elliott Ward. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

66:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Fox, clearance by David Nugent.

66:06

James Vaughan takes a shot. Clearance made by Wes Morgan.

65:38

(Leicester) makes a substitution, with Nathan Delfouneso coming on for Ben Marshall.

65:12

Paul Konchesky replaces Tom Kennedy.

64:17

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Save made by Jed Steer.

64:11

The ball is delivered by Lloyd Dyer.

63:38

The referee blows for offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

62:57

Lee Peltier sends in a cross.

62:41

Richie Wellens takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in.

62:11

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Kennedy, Aaron Wilbraham makes a clearance.

61:08

Steve Morison leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Wilbraham. Simeon Jackson goes off and James Vaughan comes on.

60:16

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox played to the near post, clearance made by Neil Danns.

59:33

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Fox, Leon Barnett takes a shot. Richie Wellens manages to make a clearance.

59:26

The ball is swung over by Russell Martin, clearance made by Tom Kennedy.

59:00

Richie Wellens delivers the ball, clearance by Leon Barnett.

57:44

A cross is delivered by Tom Kennedy, Jed Steer makes a save.

53:53

Tom Kennedy crosses the ball, clearance made by Elliott Ward.

52:28

David Fox takes the inswinging corner, Leon Barnett takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Marshall.

51:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Barnett by Jermaine Beckford. Jed Steer takes the direct free kick.

49:51

The ball is swung over by Simeon Jackson, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

49:32

The ball is swung over by Lloyd Dyer, clearance by Adam Drury.

48:49

Lloyd Dyer fouled by Wesley Hoolahan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lloyd Dyer.

47:41

Shot from deep inside the area by Lloyd Dyer goes over the bar.

46:53

Lloyd Dyer crosses the ball, David Fox makes a clearance.

46:30

Lee Peltier crosses the ball, clearance made by Leon Barnett.

44:55

Centre by Lloyd Dyer, Ben Marshall takes a corner. Save by Jed Steer.

44:16

Elliott Bennett has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

42:21

David Nugent produces a curled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Save made by Jed Steer.

41:33

Handball decision goes against Jermaine Beckford. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Ward.

40:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Steve Morison. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

39:54

Lloyd Dyer produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

38:59

Jermaine Beckford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Barnett. David Fox restarts play with the free kick.

38:26

The ball is crossed by Russell Martin, Close range header by Steve Morison goes over the crossbar.

38:07

Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Tom Kennedy gets a block in.

36:30

Wes Morgan challenges Steve Morison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wes Morgan is booked. The ball is sent over by David Fox, Leon Barnett takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

35:04

Anthony Pilkington sends in a cross. Simeon Jackson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

33:35

Richie Wellens crosses the ball.

32:11

Inswinging corner taken by David Fox, Unfair challenge on Kasper Schmeichel by Leon Barnett results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

29:25

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the left by-line, Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Elliott Ward gets a block in.

29:16

The ball is sent over by Lloyd Dyer, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

28:47

Sean St. Ledger fouled by Simeon Jackson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Kennedy.

26:51

The official flags Jermaine Beckford offside. Jed Steer takes the free kick.

24:36

Ben Marshall sends in a cross, save by Jed Steer.

21:14

Penalty awarded for a foul by Kasper Schmeichel on Elliott Bennett. Penalty taken by Wesley Hoolahan saved by Kasper Schmeichel. Norwich 0-1 Leicester.A goal is scored by Wesley Hoolahan from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 1-1 Leicester.

20:14

The ball is delivered by David Nugent, clearance made by Leon Barnett.

15:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Marshall by Elliott Ward. Elliott Ward receives a caution. Free kick crossed by Tom Kennedy, Jed Steer makes a save.

13:28

David Nugent takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

13:00

Lloyd Dyer produces a cross, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.

10:22

The official flags Jermaine Beckford offside. Free kick taken by Jed Steer.

9:19

David Fox takes the inswinging corner, Simeon Jackson produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

7:17

Shot from just outside the box by Ben Marshall misses to the right of the goal.

6:42

Foul by Steve Morison on Wes Morgan, free kick awarded. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

5:41

Steve Morison concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Peltier. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

4:33

Ben Marshall takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Sean St. Ledger grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Norwich 0-1 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Ben Marshall.

4:13

Ben Marshall decides to take a short corner.

3:40

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Marshall, clearance made by Elliott Bennett.

3:17

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Kennedy, clearance made by Elliott Ward.

3:12

Ben Marshall crosses the ball, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.

2:48

Jermaine Beckford fouled by Russell Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

1:06

Effort from the edge of the area by Steve Morison goes wide of the right-hand post.

0:39

Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. David Fox restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Lambert prepares to make changes Norwich manager Paul Lambert insists Premier League survival remains his top priority ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fifth-round tie with Leicester. The Canaries are sitting pretty in eighth place with 35 points - but Lambert will not rest easy until their top-flight status is secure. Norwich can reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a victory at Carrow Road. "I wont treat it lightly but the Premiership is our main priority," Lambert told reporters. "We want to progress but the main thing is survival in the league. It is vital for the club." Lambert will make changes, with striker James Vaughan set for a role against Leicester after returning from a long-term knee injury to score for the reserves in midweek. "James Vaughan will be in the squad," Lambert said. "He is looking a lot better now than he was a few weeks ago. He did fine against West Brom in the reserves. "You give it (the FA Cup) every respect it deserves. There will be some changes in the team but it won't be a weakened side, that's for sure. "It's a game we will go and try and win and it's a chance to get through. "Zak Whitbread is not available. He's doing all right at the minute, but I think this game I just too early for him. "I'll have to see how Adam Drury is feeling. Hopefully he'll be okay. Elliott Bennett seems to be ok, but the team I play will be strong. "There is a good chance Jed Steer will play, I'll decide on Saturday." Lambert knows expectations will be high of a Norwich victory against Championship opposition they beat comfortably in the league last season. "We are playing really well, the confidence is really high at the minute but the lads know what to expect," Lambert said. "It's going to be a really tough game. "Everyone will turn up expecting us to win against a Championship side but it is not that long ago we were playing them ourselves. "Nigel (Pearson, the manager) has gone back there and given them a lift. This is a really hard game." With Manchester United due at Carrow Road on February 26, the last thing Lambert wants is a replay. "I think we have to try and get in finished on Saturday. As I said before the Burnley game (in the last round) I don't want a replay, and hopefully we'll go through," Lambert said. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson believes the reputation of Leicester fans has been unfairly tarnished by the decision to keep them away from the tie at Carrow Road. The Foxes had their ticket allocation slashed from 4,200 to just over 2,000 following recommendations from a Safety Advisory Panel in Norfolk after their supporters were classed as 'high risk'. Pearson said: "We took 8,000 to Nottingham Forest which was a local derby and I don't think there was any fall-out from that one. "It has caused a lot of, not just bad feeling, but our fans feel their reputation has been tainted and tarnished by someone else's opinions." Paul Gallacher has joined Leicester's lengthy list of absentees for the game. Forward Gallagher has picked up a hamstring injury and will be missing for at least a couple of weeks. Scans have revealed that midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who is cup-tied, has not broken a bone in the foot he injured at Watford in midweek. Back-up goalkeeper Conrad Logan and teenage defender Liam Moore are also cup-tied Pearson had hoped to have Sol Bamba and John Pantsil back from the African Nations Cup but they have yet to return. Strikers Darius Vassell (knee), Martyn Waghorn (hamstring) and Jeff Schlupp (knee) as well as midfielder Andy King (foot) are long-term absentees, while Matt Oakley and fellow midfielder Frank Moussa also remain unavailable. However, on-loan striker Nathan Delfouneso will be allowed to play as his parent club Aston Villa were eliminated in the previous round.

Formation:41212Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Pearson

Leicester

  • Jed Steer
  • Russell Martin
  • Leon Barnett
  • Elliott Ward
  • Adam Drury
  • David Fox
  • Elliott Bennett
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Wesley Hoolahan
  • Steve Morison
  • Simeon Jackson
  • SUBS
  • John Ruddy
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Andrew Crofts
  • James Vaughan
  • Andrew Surman
  • Simon Lappin
  • Aaron Wilbraham

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Match Report

Nugent sends Foxes through Striker David Nugent slotted home the winner to take Leicester into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup following a stirring 2-1 win over Norwich at Carrow Road. Leicester were good value for their victory as they demonstrated there is a fine line in talent between the middle of the Premier League and the middle of the Championship. Sean St Ledger put Leicester in front in the first half but Norwich captain Wes Hoolahan equalised when he stabbed home the rebound after Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel had saved his spot kick. Leicester's victory might have been more convincing if Wes Morgan's backheel, which appeared at first sight to have crossed the line, had been allowed. Jermaine Beckford also hit the crossbar as Norwich's high-flying season took an unexpected jolt. Lambert's side lie in eighth place in the Premier League with their survival already virtually guaranteed and such is the confidence in the squad that Lambert barely considers fielding weakened teams in the cup. There were four changes to the starting line-up from the side which beat Swansea away last weekend. Lambert rested leading scorer Grant Holt and first-choice goalkeeper John Ruddy was on the bench, allowing his understudy Jed Steer a piece of the action. Captain Hoolahan returned, along with Leon Barnett, and striker James Vaughan started on the bench after five months sidelined with a knee injury. It was Leicester, however, who took the game to Norwich in the first half. Nigel Pearson's side were intent on an attacking game and they took a shock lead after five minutes. It came after a series of three corners whipped in by Ben Marshall. The first two were scrambled away by the Norwich defence but the third was met crisply by the head of St Ledger who guided the ball past goalkeeper Steer and into the net. It was deserved reward for Leicester's enterprise and for Marshall, in particular, who was causing Norwich all sorts of problems Norwich were back on terms after 22 minutes, however, when Leicester goalkeeper Schmeichel had an aberration, barging into Elliott Bennett in the penalty area as the ball spun towards them. Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot and Hoolahan stepped up. Schmeichel almost made amends for his error, pushing away Hoolahan's spot-kick but only as far as the Norwich captain who coolly slotted home the rebound. Norwich were back on terms but Leicester, with Richie Wellens industrious in midfield, were still giving as good as they got and on the half-hour their players were claiming they should have gone ahead from a corner. The ball landed at the feet of defender Morgan who backheeled the ball goalwards only to see it strike the chest of Norwich defender Elliott Ward, who appeared to have both feet behind the goal-line. Leicester claimed the ball had crossed the line but Mr Dean and his assistant waved play on. On first sight it looked a harsh decision but television replays struggled to show all of the ball had crossed the line - another case where goal-line technology would have settled matters. There was no let-up in the attacking intent of both sides in the second half. The last thing either side wanted was a replay and Norwich should have gone ahead after 53 minutes but Bennett saw his goalbound shot hooked off the line by Wellens. On the hour mark, Lambert made a double change, Vaughan coming on for Simeon Jackson and Aaron Wilbraham for Morison. It was Leicester, however, who stepped up the energy levels and it was just reward when they went ahead after 70 minutes. Beckford flicked the ball on and Nugent stepped inside defender Barnett far too easily before slotting a precise right-foot shot past Steer. Norwich launched a late rally and brought two fine saves from Schmeichel but it was Leicester who went closest to scoring again when Beckford hit the crossbar with a left-foot shot.

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