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  • Date:10 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,816
  • Hoolahan (38) Holt (58) Morison (62)
    Holt (81)
  • Ba (45)
    Ba (70)
Goal!

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92:09 +2.09

Unfair challenge on Steve Morison by James Perch results in a free kick. Davide Santon goes off and Shane Ferguson comes on. Free kick taken by David Fox.

89:53

Foul by Jonas Gutierrez on Andrew Crofts, free kick awarded. Alan Smith replaces Shola Ameobi. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.

89:30

Sammy Ameobi takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Johnson.

88:01

A cross is delivered by Sammy Ameobi, clearance by John Ruddy.

87:54

Ryan Taylor sends in a cross, clearance made by Russell Martin.

87:30

The ball is sent over by Sammy Ameobi, clearance made by Leon Barnett.

84:55

Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Taylor. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.

83:51

Wesley Hoolahan leaves the field to be replaced by Simeon Jackson.

81:29

James Perch challenges Wesley Hoolahan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bradley Johnson restarts play with the free kick, Grant Holt grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Norwich 4-2 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Bradley Johnson. Zak Whitbread leaves the field to be replaced by Leon Barnett.

80:45

Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Perch. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.

79:49

Sammy Ameobi on for Gabriel Obertan.

79:28

Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Shola Ameobi makes a clearance.

79:00

David Fox takes the outswinging corner, James Perch manages to make a clearance.

78:41

David Fox takes a shot. Clearance made by Danny Simpson.

77:36

A cross is delivered by Ryan Taylor, clearance by Kyle Naughton.

76:44

Bradley Johnson produces a cross, Tim Krul makes a save.

75:41

(Norwich) makes a substitution, with Bradley Johnson coming on for Andrew Surman.

74:21

Centre by Gabriel Obertan, save made by John Ruddy.

73:32

Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

72:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Grant Holt. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Taylor, clearance made by Andrew Surman.

71:42

Ryan Taylor sends in a cross, clearance by Russell Martin.

70:31

Demba Ba finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 3-2 Newcastle.Shola Ameobi provided the assist for the goal.

64:50

Dan Gosling challenges Russell Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dan Gosling receives a red card. Kyle Naughton takes the direct free kick.

62:42

Andrew Crofts sends in a cross, Steve Morison finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Norwich 3-1 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Andrew Crofts.

61:13

Dan Gosling takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

58:24

David Fox sends in a cross, Grant Holt takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul. Grant Holt finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Norwich 2-1 Newcastle.

58:18

Centre by Kyle Naughton, clearance by Dan Gosling.

56:55

Corner taken by Andrew Surman from the left by-line played to the near post, Ryan Taylor makes a clearance.

56:06

Dan Gosling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan. Dan Gosling receives a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Fox, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.

55:55

Steve Morison delivers the ball, clearance by Danny Simpson.

55:26

Demba Ba takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

55:16

Yohan Cabaye produces a cross, Grant Holt manages to make a clearance.

54:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Andrew Crofts. Wesley Hoolahan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

53:59

Gabriel Obertan takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Crofts.

52:48

The ball is swung over by Kyle Naughton, Shola Ameobi makes a clearance.

52:18

Effort on goal by Kyle Naughton from 35 yards. Blocked by Dan Gosling.

50:46

The ball is swung over by Andrew Surman.

49:23

Kyle Naughton challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ryan Taylor.

47:26

A cross is delivered by Ryan Taylor, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.

46:14

Shola Ameobi sends in a cross, Demba Ba produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

45:12 +0.12

Goal scored by Demba Ba from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-1 Newcastle.Assist by Yohan Cabaye.

43:33

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line, Steve Morison manages to make a clearance.

42:56

Centre by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance made by Danny Simpson.

42:00

Shola Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Tierney. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

39:18

The referee books Shola Ameobi for unsporting behaviour.

38:01

Outswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman from the left by-line, Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Ryan Taylor gets a block in. Goal scored by Wesley Hoolahan from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Norwich 1-0 Newcastle.Assist by Andrew Crofts.

37:43

The ball is crossed by Marc Tierney.

36:28

The ball is crossed by Marc Tierney, Davide Santon manages to make a clearance.

35:59

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

35:52

Andrew Surman sends in a cross, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.

35:45

The ball is delivered by Grant Holt, James Perch manages to make a clearance.

34:55

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor played to the near post, Andrew Surman makes a clearance.

34:29

Dan Gosling takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

33:27

David Fox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Gosling. The referee books David Fox for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Kyle Naughton.

32:51

Centre by Grant Holt.

32:34

Marc Tierney produces a cross, clearance by Dan Gosling.

31:36

The ball is sent over by Steve Morison, clearance made by Davide Santon.

30:28

The ball is sent over by Ryan Taylor.

30:16

The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.

28:42

Foul by Russell Martin on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from own half, save by John Ruddy.

28:29

The ball is swung over by Steve Morison, clearance by Ryan Taylor.

27:01

Kyle Naughton produces a cross, clearance made by Davide Santon.

24:59

Marc Tierney crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Simpson.

24:47

Steve Morison delivers the ball, Davide Santon makes a clearance.

23:15

The ball is swung over by Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

20:00

Andrew Crofts sends in a cross, clearance made by James Perch.

18:47

Kyle Naughton produces a cross, David Fox has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

18:02

Shot by Grant Holt. Blocked by Danny Simpson.

17:02

The ball is crossed by Kyle Naughton, Steve Morison takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

14:18

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrew Surman, Andrew Crofts concedes a free kick for a foul on Shola Ameobi. Andrew Crofts receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.

12:48

The ball is sent over by Kyle Naughton, Shola Ameobi challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from David Fox from the free kick, clearance by Demba Ba.

12:02

Corner taken by Andrew Surman from the left by-line, James Perch makes a clearance.

11:09

The ball is crossed by Ryan Taylor, clearance by Russell Martin.

10:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Taylor by Grant Holt. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.

9:44

Yohan Cabaye has an effort at goal from 20 yards. John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.

9:34

The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, John Ruddy makes a clearance.

8:41

Davide Santon produces a cross, clearance by Andrew Crofts.

8:27

The ball is swung over by Marc Tierney, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.

4:58

The referee blows for offside against Grant Holt. Tim Krul takes the free kick.

1:28

Marc Tierney crosses the ball, James Perch manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Whitbread in line for Canaries return Centre-half Zak Whitbread is in contention to return to Norwich's starting XI against Newcastle at Carrow Road having recovered from a hamstring problem. On-loan Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet (back) remains out. Striker James Vaughan is on course for a return in the new year from his knee problem, along with centre-back Elliott Ward (knee). Boss Paul Lambert has called for Norwich to put their 5-1 drubbing at Manchester City behind them. The Canaries suffered a first heavy defeat in the Barclays Premier League when they were outclassed at the Etihad Stadium. Lambert, though, wants his squad to use the experience as inspiration when they look to avoid what would be a fourth defeat in the last five games. "Manchester City took five off Tottenham away from home, and six at Manchester United, and the way they play, they will do that to a lot of teams this year with the players they have," the Norwich manager said. "However, you don't want to go to Manchester City, thinking it is a great day out, get hit by that amount and then think 'well, it is only Manchester City we have played against'. "You want the feeling of having a real disappointment of losing, whether it is five, two or three, it is really sore. "Will it make us better? Hopefully, because we don't want that again." Lambert, however, is not expecting anything other than a firm test of the Canaries' top-flight credentials against a Newcastle side which may have been beaten by both City and Manchester United in recent weeks, but remain in contention for the top four. "Alan Pardew has done terrifically well up there when you consider the expectancy level of that club," said Lambert. "It is an extremely tough league - week in, week out - and this one will be no different. "Newcastle have performed really well as a team, but we are at home, so the onus is on us." Toon boss Pardew has defensive problems with Steven Taylor (Achilles) and Mike Williamson (broken arm and ankle) definitely out and Fabricio Coloccini (thigh) very doubtful. Midfielders Danny Guthrie (groin) and Cheik Tiote (knee) are also sidelined but winger Jonas Gutierrez is available again after suspension. Pardew has good memories of Carrow Road from a trip he made with former club Southampton two seasons ago when both were in League One. He said: "They're a surprise in as much as they've got the results and won games. "It's very difficult to win games in the Premier League, especially for teams who get promoted. They've done exceptionally well. "The manager's done an unbelievable job there. I came up against them at Southampton not so long ago and I know what they're about, I know what it's like to go and play there. "We actually won there so hopefully we'll be looking for the same result this time around."

Formation:442Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

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

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Match Report

Canaries check soaring Magpies Norwich became only the third team to triumph over Newcastle in the league this season as a double from captain Grant Holt helped the Canaries defeat the 10-man Magpies 4-2 in a thriller at Carrow Road. Demba Ba's first-half strike cancelled out Wes Hoolahan's opener before Holt powered home a header to make it 2-1 just before the hour. Dan Gosling saw red for a dangerous two-footed challenge shortly after giving away the ball in the run up to Steve Morison's header which made it 3-1 to the hosts. Ba pulled one back for Newcastle to set up a tense finale, but Holt lost his marker to head home his second eight minutes from time to seal the win. The game was a chance for Pardew to prove that the bubble has not burst around his team's impressive start to the season, but slack defending from a reshuffled back four will do little to dampen the suggestion that he does not have the strength in depth to mount an unlikely assault on the top four. Last week's 3-0 humbling against Chelsea had clearly inflicted damage on the Magpies and the loss of Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini was evident as the inexperienced centre-back pairing of James Perch and Danny Simpson failed to handle Holt and Morison in an impressive display from the home side. Norwich enjoyed the majority of the early possession before John Ruddy saved twice in quick succession from Jonas Gutierrez and Yohan Cabaye. Andrew Crofts was booked for a late challenge on Shola Ameobi as he attempted to steal the ball from the striker 10 yards out before Holt used his hulking frame to burst past Perch, but Simpson put in a diving block to deny the striker as Norwich started to dominate. Andrew Surman went down under the slightest of pressure from Gabriel Obertan in the Newcastle box, but Martin Atkinson waved play on. Norwich had another shout for a penalty turned away after 26 minutes when Kyle Naughton's flat cross caught Davide Santon's out-stretched arm, but again Atkinson waved play on, much to the home fans' anger. A superb diving save from Ruddy stopped Cabaye from giving the visitors the lead as Newcastle began to grow in confidence, but it was Norwich who took the lead five minutes before half-time in controversial circumstances. The assistant referee, despite being positioned at least 30 yards away, ruled that Tim Krul had carried the ball out for a corner from a looping shot despite the goalkeeper insisting he had kept the ball in play. The Dutchman palmed away Crofts' powerful header from the resulting corner, but the ball rebounded in off Hoolahan to give Norwich the opener. Replays appeared to show that the corner should not have been given as Krul had kept the ball in play and the Newcastle players were furious that Atkinson had allowed the corner to take place. Their anger lasted barely five minutes, however, as Ba latched on to Cabaye's excellent through-ball before prodding past Ruddy to make it 1-1 in first-half injury time. Ba was left unmarked at the back post immediately after the interval, but he blazed over from a tight angle after being picked out by Ameobi. Hoolahan was booked for kicking the ball away from a Magpies free-kick before Gosling was shown a yellow card for a foul on the opening goal scorer soon after. Norwich made it 2-1 just before the hour when Krul parried Holt's header with his feet before the journeyman striker powered home the rebound off the bar from eight yards. The goal, Holt's fifth of the season, buoyed the home side and they added their third four minutes later. Gosling dallied on the edged of his own box, allowing Crofts to race down the flank and cross for Morison, who hammered home a powerful header for his seventh of the season. Gosling's afternoon went from bad to worse two minutes later when he was given a straight red for a dangerous late tackle on Russell Martin. The match was set up for a tense finish when Ameobi won the ball on the halfway line after Zak Whitbread dallied, and played in Ba, who controlled calmly before drilling past Ruddy with 20 minutes to go. Gabriel Obertan created space with a couple of step-overs but could only fire straight at Ruddy as Newcastle kept up the pressure in search of an equaliser. But the tense atmosphere around Carrow Road eased with eight minutes to go as Holt took advantage of slack marking to head home Bradley Johnson's cross to make it 4-2. Alan Smith came on in injury time for just his second appearance of the season, and Shane Ferguson also came off the bench, as Newcastle pushed for a consolation, but it never came. endM

Form Guide

    DDLLWL
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Newcastle
  • WWWLDL

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 20/04/2005
  • Newcastle
  • 2 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 25/08/2004
  • Newcastle
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 08/04/1995
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 31/12/1994
  • Newcastle
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 29/03/1994
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 2
  • Newcastle
  • 04/01/1994

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • S Morison 5
  • A Pilkington 4
  • G Holt 3
  • R Martin 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • W Hoolahan 1
  • L Barnett 1
  • R De Laet 1

Newcastle

  • D Ba 7
  • L Best 3
  • R Taylor 2
  • S Ameobi 1
  • JM Gutierrez 1
  • Y Cabaye 1
  • D Gosling 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Newcastle

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 19
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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