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  • Date:01 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,273
Goal!

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93:38 +3.38

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot from 6 yards. Save by Patrick Kenny.

92:22 +2.22

Handball by Grant Holt. Free kick crossed by Kyle Walker, save made by John Ruddy.

91:25 +1.25

Chris Martin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Patrick Kenny.

91:13 +1.13

The ball is crossed by Jamie Mackie, clearance by Adam Drury.

90:36 +0.36

Bradley Orr sends in a cross, clearance made by Adam Drury. Corner taken by Jamie Mackie, clearance made by Adam Drury.

89:53

The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr, save by John Ruddy.

89:23

Mishit left-footed shot by Grant Holt. Save by Patrick Kenny.

88:50

Bradley Orr delivers the ball, clearance made by Michael Nelson. The ball is swung over by Shaun Derry, Shot by Patrick Agyemang. Save by John Ruddy.

85:54

Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball in from the corner, clearance by Shaun Derry.

85:54

Corner crossed in by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Shaun Derry.

81:21

Aaron Wilbraham goes off and Mathew Gill comes on.

79:50

Bradley Orr produces a cross, save by John Ruddy.

78:07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Aaron Wilbraham. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

76:09

The ball is crossed by Patrick Agyemang, Korey Smith manages to make a clearance.

75:47

Shot by Andrew Crofts from 18 yards. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

74:41

Shot by Russell Martin. Shaun Derry gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Wesley Hoolahan, Jamie Mackie makes a clearance. Wesley Hoolahan takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Alejandro Faurlin makes a clearance.

74:23

The ball is swung over by Wesley Hoolahan.

73:46

Centre by Shaun Derry, Patrick Agyemang produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

70:31

Unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Andrew Crofts results in a free kick. Alejandro Faurlin produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Chris Martin.

69:44

The ball is crossed by Chris Martin, clearance made by Kyle Walker.

69:36

A cross is delivered by Adam Drury, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

68:43

The referee penalises Georgios Tofas for handball. Russell Martin takes the free kick.

68:15

Zak Whitbread has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

68:03

Michael Nelson sends in a cross.

66:36

Centre by Aaron Wilbraham, clearance by Patrick Kenny. Corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan from the left by-line, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

66:27

The ball is swung over by Grant Holt, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.

66:15

A cross is delivered by Korey Smith, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

65:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Wesley Hoolahan, Shot by Grant Holt from 18 yards. Blocked by Alejandro Faurlin.

64:12

Chris Martin has an effort at goal. Save by Patrick Kenny.

62:50

Russell Martin crosses the ball.

62:32

Aaron Wilbraham has a drilled shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

60:50

Adel Taarabt receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Georgios Tofas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adel Taarabt. Wesley Hoolahan fouled by Adel Taarabt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

59:32

Michael Nelson challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Adel Taarabt, John Ruddy makes a save.

57:04

The ball is crossed by Russell Martin, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

55:25

Chris Martin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

53:31

Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Crofts. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.

50:51

Matthew Connolly is sent off by the referee. Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Matthew Connolly results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Chris Martin, Patrick Kenny makes a save. Grant Holt takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle Walker.

47:23

Andrew Crofts challenges Patrick Agyemang unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick, Adam Drury gets a block in.

45:43

Chris Martin concedes a for a foul on Shaun Derry.

45:43

Chris Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry. Adel Taarabt has an effort direct from the free kick.

45:34

The ball is delivered by Bradley Orr, clearance made by Korey Smith.

45:01

Bradley Orr replaces Clint Hill. Patrick Agyemang on for Heidar Helguson.

43:19

Wesley Hoolahan sends in a cross, Grant Holt has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

42:55

The ball is sent over by Clint Hill, clearance by Zak Whitbread.

42:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Martin on Shaun Derry. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

42:00

Leon Clarke is caught offside. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

40:25

Clint Hill goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Clint Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Russell Martin. Russell Martin takes the free kick.

39:08

The ball is delivered by Shaun Derry, clearance by Chris Martin. Short corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line.

38:22

Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside. Clint Hill takes the free kick.

36:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Drury on Adel Taarabt. Adel Taarabt produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Andrew Crofts gets a block in.

36:16

Korey Smith delivers the ball, Grant Holt takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.

36:10

The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan.

34:36

Grant Holt is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

33:11

Grant Holt crosses the ball, clearance made by Alejandro Faurlin.

32:24

Shot by Kaspars Gorkss from outside the box goes over the net.

31:38

Foul by Michael Nelson on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.

28:54

Clint Hill crosses the ball, Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.

28:37

Kyle Walker sends in a cross, clearance by Russell Martin.

28:12

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, clearance by Russell Martin.

26:31

Grant Holt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

25:33

The referee blows for offside. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

25:14

Shot from 30 yards by Korey Smith. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

24:30

Andrew Crofts has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

20:48

Matthew Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan, Aaron Wilbraham takes a shot.

17:47

Russell Martin crosses the ball, clearance by Clint Hill. Inswinging corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan.

17:12

Heidar Helguson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

16:14

Aaron Wilbraham produces a volleyed left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

15:49

Unfair challenge on Zak Whitbread by Jamie Mackie results in a free kick. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

13:55

Clint Hill delivers the ball.

12:08

The ball is sent over by Russell Martin, Clint Hill makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan, Foul by Chris Martin on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny. Zak Whitbread challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

11:41

The ball is swung over by Adam Drury.

11:09

Foul by Adel Taarabt on Grant Holt, free kick awarded. Russell Martin restarts play with the free kick.

10:26

Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

10:07

Heidar Helguson has an effort at goal. Save made by John Ruddy.

9:20

Russell Martin fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-0 QPR.

9:00

Drilled right-footed shot by Chris Martin. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

7:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Nelson by Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.

6:17

Centre by Andrew Crofts.

5:59

The ball is swung over by Adam Drury, Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

5:39

Centre by Wesley Hoolahan, Patrick Kenny makes a save.

4:36

The ball is delivered by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Zak Whitbread. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, clearance by Zak Whitbread. Adel Taarabt sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Jamie Mackie misses to the right of the target.

3:35

Kyle Walker takes a shot. Andrew Crofts gets a block in.

2:46

Leon Clarke fouled by Michael Nelson, the ref awards a free kick. Adel Taarabt restarts play with the free kick.

The referee starts the match.

It is the end of the first-half.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Canaries' resources stretched Norwich manager Paul Lambert will be without a number of players for the Championship encounter with leaders QPR at Carrow Road. Centre-half Leon Barnett completes a two-game ban while left-back Simon Lappin is also suspended after picking up his fifth booking during the 4-2 home win over Sheffield United on Tuesday. Fellow defender Elliott Ward (calf) and on-loan midfielder Henri Lansbury (hamstring) are ruled out "for a few weeks" with Andrew Surman (knee) a long-term absentee. Jens Berthel Askou replaced Ward against the Blades although Zak Whitbread is another option after he came off the bench late on to make his first appearance of the season. Long-serving Adam Drury should slot in at left-back for Lappin. An unnamed player has picked up a knock and is doubtful but striker Aaron Wilbraham will go straight into the squad after joining from MK Dons. QPR boss Neil Warnock will include Clint Hill in his squadafter the defender's red card was rescinded on appeal. Hill was dismissed by referee Phil Crossley following an altercation with Swansea defender Alan Tate in the Boxing Day clash at Loftus Road. But at a meeting with the Football Association`s Regulatory Commission, the club`s appeal against the decision was upheld. "I`m thankful the powers that be have looked at it and agreed that it was never a red card in the first place," Hill told the club`s official website. Defender Peter Ramage, striker Akos Buzsaky and midfielder Lee Cook are all doubts with knee injuries. Free-scoring midfielder Adel Taarabt will look to add to his 11 league goals at Carrow Road.

Formation:433Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 433Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

  • John Ruddy
  • Russell Martin
  • Michael Nelson
  • Zak Whitbread
  • Adam Drury
  • Korey Smith
  • Andrew Crofts
  • Wesley Hoolahan
  • Chris Martin
  • Grant Holt
  • Aaron Wilbraham
  • SUBS
  • Declan Rudd
  • Mathew Gill
  • Simeon Jackson
  • Oli Johnson
  • Anthony McNamee
  • Owain Tudur Jones
  • Jens Berthel Askou

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Match Report

Martin topples Hoops Russell Martin scored the only goal as Norwich began the new year with a 1-0 victory over Championship leaders QPR. Martin fired City ahead in the 10th minute - his first goal at Carrow Road - to secure a fifth win in six games in front of a crowd of more than 26,000. QPR had defender Matthew Connolly sent off after 51 minutes for a professional foul on City captain Grant Holt. But, after the Canaries wasted several chances to kill the game off, substitute Patrick Agyemang headed against the post with 16 minutes left before being denied by goalkeeper John Ruddy at the death. Norwich, though, held on to post their first clean sheet in 11 games and climb to third in the table. After Jamie Mackie headed an Adel Taarabt cross wide, the home side took the lead after 10 minutes. A mazy run from Chris Martin resulted in his shot being blocked by Kaspars Gorkss but Russell Martin fired home the loose ball. QPR, with just one win from their last seven away games, nearly produced an immediate response but Ruddy pulled off a stunning save to keep out Heidar Helguson's 12-yard drive. New signing Aaron Wilbraham, who volleyed a shot wide from 12 yards in the 17th minute, was denied a debut goal by the linesman's flag moments after Helguson had fired his 20-yard effort off target. Norwich then enjoyed a bit of pressure but Andrew Crofts and Holt were off target with efforts outside the box Gorkss drilled a shot harmlessly over from long-range while Holt then had a header saved by visiting goalkeeper Paddy Kenny before dragging another effort wide following a nice counter-attack just before half-time. QPR made a double change at the break with Bradley Orr and Agyemang replacing Clint Hill and Helguson. But they suffered a further setback six minutes into the second half when Connolly was sent off for hauling down Holt. From the resulting free-kick, Kenny parried Chris Martin's effort before QPR scrambled the ball clear. Martin flashed another effort just wide as City looked for a second. Taarabt, QPR's 11-goal leading scorer, was substituted on the hour and five minutes later Chris Martin wasted a glorious chance to double City's lead. Wes Hoolahan, the hat-trick hero in Tuesday's 4-2 home win over Sheffield United, played in Martin with just Kenny to beat but the stopper saved well to keep his side in the game. With Norwich failing to kill off the game despite dominating possession, Agyemang nearly stunned them when he headed against the post with 16 minutes left. Hoolahan and Chris Martin also had opportunities to put the game to bed but Ruddy foiled Agyemang near the end.

Form Guide

    DWWLWW
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • QPR
  • WWLLWW

Last Meetings

  • QPR
  • 0 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 16/10/2010
  • QPR
  • 0 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 03/03/2009
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 1
  • QPR
  • 17/09/2008
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 0
  • QPR
  • 26/04/2008
  • QPR
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 08/10/2007
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • QPR
  • 30/12/2006

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • G Holt 9
  • A Crofts 4
  • W Hoolahan 4
  • S Jackson 4
  • C Martin 4
  • M Nelson 2
  • R Martin 2
  • A Drury 1
  • D Fox 1
  • L Barnett 1

QPR

  • J Mackie 9
  • A Taarabt 7
  • T Smith 3
  • K Gorkss 3
  • P Agyemang 2
  • H Helguson 2
  • H Ephraim 2
  • R Hulse 1
  • F Hall 1
  • B Orr 1
  • A Faurlin 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 39
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

QPR

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 42
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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