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Tommy Smith fouled by Andrew Crofts, the ref awards a free kick. Radek Cerny takes the direct free kick.
Steve Morison sends in a cross, Luke Young manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Akos Buzsaky, save made by John Ruddy.
Wesley Hoolahan takes a short corner.
Steve Morison crosses the ball, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Akos Buzsaky from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Jay Bothroyd sends in a cross, save by John Ruddy.
The referee blows for offside against Steve Morison. Free kick taken by Daniel Gabbidon.
Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
Kyle Naughton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith. The referee cautions Kyle Naughton for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Akos Buzsaky, clearance made by Marc Tierney.
Alejandro Faurlin has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
The ball is swung over by Jay Bothroyd, Header from close in by Heidar Helguson misses to the left of the goal.
Grant Holt takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
The ball is sent over by Luke Young.
Cross/shot by Wesley Hoolahan.
Short corner taken by Andrew Surman.
The ball is sent over by Marc Tierney, Armand Traore makes a clearance.
Handball by Wesley Hoolahan. Akos Buzsaky restarts play with the free kick.
Grant Holt challenges Alejandro Faurlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Akos Buzsaky takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Grant Holt, Andrew Surman has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
Tommy Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Andrew Surman takes a short corner, Andrew Surman has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Steve Morison, clearance made by Daniel Gabbidon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Bradley Johnson. Shaun Derry leaves the field to be replaced by Akos Buzsaky. Free kick taken by Armand Traore.
The ball is swung over by Wesley Hoolahan.
The ball is swung over by Luke Young, Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
A cross is delivered by Shaun Derry, clearance made by Kyle Naughton.
The ball is delivered by Steve Morison, Grant Holt takes a shot. Clearance made by Luke Young. Wesley Hoolahan produces a cross, Grant Holt scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Norwich 2-1 QPR.The assist for the goal came from Wesley Hoolahan.
Grant Holt fouled by Luke Young, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Tierney.
Foul by Kyle Naughton on Shaun Wright-Phillips, free kick awarded. Radek Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Heidar Helguson. Wesley Hoolahan comes on in place of Anthony Pilkington. Grant Holt on for Simeon Jackson. Free kick taken by Daniel Gabbidon.
Andrew Crofts sends in a cross, Alejandro Faurlin makes a clearance.
The official flags Steve Morison offside. Radek Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
Jay Bothroyd is adjudged to have handled the ball. Leon Barnett takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Alejandro Faurlin. Anthony Pilkington has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Jamie Mackie sends in a cross.
The official flags Jamie Mackie offside. Russell Martin takes the indirect free kick.
Simeon Jackson is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Gabbidon.
A goal is scored by Luke Young from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-1 QPR.Jamie Mackie provided the assist for the goal.
Jamie Mackie has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area striking the post.
Foul by Jamie Mackie on Bradley Johnson, free kick awarded. Kyle Naughton is brought on as a substitute for Ritchie De Laet. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
Jay Bothroyd joins the action as a substitute, replacing Clint Hill.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips, Header by Clint Hill from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Shaun Derry crosses the ball, Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.
Handball by Shaun Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Simeon Jackson goes wide left of the target.
The ball is swung over by Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Simeon Jackson challenges Alejandro Faurlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Gabbidon.
The ball is delivered by Luke Young, Russell Martin makes a clearance.
Close range shot by Jamie Mackie goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is swung over by Steve Morison, Alejandro Faurlin makes a clearance.
Effort from 6 yards by Shaun Wright-Phillips. John Ruddy makes a save.
Ritchie De Laet challenges Shaun Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Wright-Phillips delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips by Andrew Surman. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luke Young, Unfair challenge on Leon Barnett by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in.
Bradley Johnson delivers the ball, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Simeon Jackson crosses the ball, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Armand Traore by Ritchie De Laet. Free kick crossed right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips from left channel, John Ruddy manages to make a clearance.
Luke Young sends in a cross, save by John Ruddy.
Simeon Jackson concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.
Centre by Armand Traore, John Ruddy makes a save.
Shot from just outside the area by Steve Morison goes over the bar.
The ball is sent over by Andrew Crofts, Shot by Steve Morison. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Bradley Johnson, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.
Shot from just outside the area by Andrew Crofts misses to the left of the target.
Foul by Anton Ferdinand on Steve Morison, free kick awarded. Andrew Surman delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Daniel Gabbidon.
Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips to the near post, clearance made by Steve Morison.
The ball is crossed by Shaun Wright-Phillips, Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Shaun Wright-Phillips, Heidar Helguson has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Clearance by Shaun Derry. Outswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman from the left by-line, Russell Martin finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Norwich 1-0 QPR.The assist for the goal came from Andrew Surman. Outswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman from the left by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Morison by Clint Hill. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Anthony Pilkington, clearance made by Clint Hill.
Steve Morison takes a shot. Save made by Radek Cerny.
Unfair challenge on Anton Ferdinand by Steve Morison results in a free kick. Anton Ferdinand takes the free kick.
Shot from 25 yards from Simeon Jackson. Save made by Radek Cerny.
Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luke Young from right channel, clearance by Leon Barnett.
Outswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Simeon Jackson by Daniel Gabbidon results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Anthony Pilkington, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips from the left by-line, Bradley Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Shaun Wright-Phillips crosses the ball, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson by Russell Martin results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips from right channel, Andrew Crofts makes a clearance.
Simeon Jackson challenges Luke Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.
Alejandro Faurlin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Martin set for central role again
Russell Martin will continue in central defence for Norwich but the club's injury problems at the back look to be easing.
Central defenders Zak Whitbread and Daniel Ayala came through reserve matches and could be in contention to come off the substitutes' bench in this weekend's Barclays Premier League match against QPR.
Ritchie de Laet is also training again after recovering from a back injury.
Striker James Vaughan is still sidelined with a long-term knee injury, as is centre-back Elliott Ward.
Paul Lambert insists the mid-table encounter is a vital test for his Norwich players.
The Canaries boss saw his side defeated at home by Arsenal last weekend and next week they take on Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Currently Norwich lie 11th in the table on 13 points, two behind QPR, and Lambert is aware of the psychological importance of taking on a side who were also promoted last season.
Lambert said: "If we win we can go above them. I always think our home games are vital and we will try everything we can to win.
"They have strengthened very well. They won the Championship last season. We had two hard games against them last season and this will be no different."
The Scot accepts these are the must-win matches and admits his team were taught a lesson by Arsenal last weekend.
Lambert said: "Arsenal are a top side. There is no point comparing us to Arsenal. We were always in the game but they are on another level from a lot of teams. We gave them everything we had.
"You have to be realistic, they are a top side who have qualified for the Champions League last 16 and I'm sure they will be close again.
"We want to win every game, Arsenal or QPR, but we also know the importance of wins against the teams round about you.
"QPR have brought in some big names and this is a huge, huge test for us."
QPR captain Joey Barton is suspended and Heidar Helguson is a doubt after playing only a limited part in training because of an eye injury.
But Fitz Hall, Jay Bothroyd, Jason Puncheon and Adel Taarabt are back.
Matt Connolly (ankle), Kieron Dyer (foot), DJ Campbell (foot) and Brian Murphy (calf) are definitely out.
Holt the hero for Canaries
Norwich talisman Grant Holt came off the bench to bundle home the winning goal in a 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over QPR.
The battle of last season's top two in the npower Championship ebbed and flowed throughout the pair's first top-flight meeting since 1995.
Norwich dominated the early proceedings at Carrow Road and deservedly took the lead when skipper Russell Martin reacted quickest during a melee in the six-yard box.
Shaun Wright-Phillips saw a strong call for a penalty turned down a few seconds later as the west Londoners searched for an equaliser, which eventually came in the 59th minute when Luke Young struck his second goal in as many games.
The leveller came on the back of QPR boss Neil Warnock's wily introduction of Jay Bothroyd, but Norwich manager Paul Lambert played his own trump cards to secure the three points.
Having seen an attempt cleared off the line moments before, Holt was set up by fellow substitute Wes Hoolahan to net the winning goal to the delight of the majority of the 26,781 crowd.
The match started at a quick pace, with both sides eking out half-chances in the opening exchanges.
Third-choice QPR goalkeeper Radek Cerny - making his first appearance of the season due to injuries to Paddy Kenny and Brian Murphy - was called into action in the eighth minute when Simeon Jackson struck a well-hit shot from 20 yards.
The Canaries continued to press forward and in-form Steve Morison almost netted his fourth in as many games but, having wriggled past Anton Ferdinand, was thwarted by a low save by Cerny.
Fellow Wales international Andrew Crofts was the next to test the Hoops' backline, twice seeing shots deflect behind for corners.
The latter set-piece from Andrew Surman landed dangerously in the six-yard box and, after Ferdinand failed to clear, Martin reacted quickly to tuck home the opener.
The goal was just reward for the home side's dominance of the first 15 minutes, but they were fortunate not to give away a needless penalty almost immediately.
Wright-Phillips ghosted into the box and tumbled over the outstretched arms of John Ruddy, although referee Mark Clattenburg waved away the claims for a penalty.
The Rs were only impressing in fits and starts and the home side soon came close to doubling their advantage.
Morison, who was proving a handful for the QPR defence, found space on the edge of the box to unleash a curling effort that drifted just over the bar.
However, Norwich's attacks began to dry up as half-time approached and QPR began to enjoy more possession.
Shaun Derry almost connected with a whipped Wright-Phillips free-kick in the 45th minute, before the diminutive winger saw a shot saved by Ruddy and Jamie Mackie hit the rebound into the side-netting.
The second period started in much the same vein and Wright-Phillips almost netted four minutes in after a mix-up in the box between Ruddy and Leon Barnett.
The Rs, though, did not enjoy quite the same possession as they did at the end of the first half, leading Warnock to replace Clint Hill with Bothroyd in the 57th minute as they searched for a leveller.
The alteration paid dividends within two minutes as a speculative Mackie drive came back off the post into the path of Young, who slotted home from a tight angle.
The equaliser was no more than QPR deserved as they continued to look the stronger of the two sides.
As a result, Lambert brought on Hoolahan and Holt in attempt to change the path of the game and got the desired as in the 73rd minute.
After Holt saw a header blocked on the line by Young, the striker was not denied moments later found as he directed home Hoolahan's cross.
Norwich pressed for a third after regaining the lead but looked susceptible on the break, with Young almost capitalising as his cross clipped the bar.
QPR's push for another equaliser continued but resolute defending and wayward finishing allowed the Canaries to secure a victory that sees them leapfrog their opponents in the table.
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