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  • Date:28 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:25,809
  • Nelson (19)
    Hoolahan - pen (63)
    Hoolahan - pen (83) Hoolahan - pen (83)
    Hoolahan (90)
  • Reid (16) Cresswell (28)
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96:25 +6.25

Wesley Hoolahan finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 4-2 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Grant Holt.

96:08 +6.08

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

94:17 +4.17

Stephen Quinn shown a red card. Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Nick Montgomery results in a free kick. Wesley Hoolahan takes the direct free kick.

92:52 +2.52

Corner from right by-line taken by Wesley Hoolahan.

90:51 +0.51

The ball is crossed by Andy Reid, Simon Lappin makes a clearance.

90:03 +0.03

Andy Reid delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Nelson.

87:36

Zak Whitbread comes on in place of Anthony McNamee.

86:18

Daniel Bogdanovic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jean Calve.

83:50

Wesley Hoolahan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

83:17

Penalty scored by Wesley Hoolahan. Norwich 3-2 Sheff Utd.Kyle Bartley is adjudged to have handled the ball. Wesley Hoolahan goes into the book.

83:17

Wesley Hoolahan scores a penalty. Norwich 3-2 Sheff Utd.Kyle Bartley is penalised for handball and concedes a .

81:28

Effort on goal by Ched Evans from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

81:16

Centre by Andy Reid.

80:49

Grant Holt challenges Matthew Lowton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

79:29

Mark Yeates produces a cross, save by John Ruddy.

78:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Reid on Grant Holt. The ball is swung over by Wesley Hoolahan, Jens Berthel Askou takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.

77:49

Mark Yeates produces a cross, John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.

77:34

The referee penalises Andrew Crofts for handball. Free kick taken by Nick Montgomery.

76:18

Centre by Anthony McNamee, comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.

74:32

Russell Martin challenges Mark Yeates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

72:52

Corner taken left-footed by Anthony McNamee, Chris Martin produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

70:41

Effort on goal by Mark Yeates from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

70:20

Shot by Andy Reid. Andrew Crofts gets a block in.

69:26

Chris Martin takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

68:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Nyron Nosworthy. Jens Berthel Askou takes the direct free kick.

67:56

Shot by Ched Evans. Save by John Ruddy.

65:16

Andy Reid fouled by Wesley Hoolahan, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

64:49

Anthony McNamee produces a cross, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

62:17

Booking for Nick Montgomery for unsporting behaviour. Wesley Hoolahan scores a penalty. Norwich 2-2 Sheff Utd.Grant Holt fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a Penalty.

60:55

Anthony McNamee on for David Fox.

60:03

Corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Nick Montgomery.

59:49

Chris Martin takes a shot. Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

59:02

Centre by Wesley Hoolahan.

58:31

Ched Evans is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

57:33

Jens Berthel Askou challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Richard Cresswell, Simon Lappin manages to make a clearance.

56:51

Nyron Nosworthy challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Fox from own half.

54:42

Korey Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from left channel, clearance by Simon Lappin.

54:13

Jean Calve crosses the ball, Russell Martin makes a clearance.

51:43

The referee blows for offside. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

49:52

Foul by Grant Holt on Nyron Nosworthy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

48:58

A cross is delivered by Simon Lappin.

48:37

The ball is crossed by Russell Martin.

47:24

Booking for Simon Lappin for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Simon Lappin results in a free kick. Andy Reid crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jens Berthel Askou by Matthew Lowton. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

47:02 +2.02

Headed cross/shot by David Fox, save made by Steve Simonsen.

45:28 +0.28

The referee cautions Kyle Bartley for unsporting behaviour. Kyle Bartley challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Fox, Ched Evans manages to make a clearance.

45:01

Wesley Hoolahan replaces Simeon Jackson.

44:00

The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates.

41:15

Ched Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Korey Smith. David Fox takes the direct free kick.

40:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simeon Jackson on Nick Montgomery. Free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

39:23

The ball is crossed by Russell Martin.

37:05

Centre by Andy Reid.

35:33

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Fox.

35:18

Shot by Simeon Jackson. Clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.

31:19

Foul by Jean Calve on Chris Martin, free kick awarded. David Fox delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Jean Calve manages to make a clearance.

30:36

Handball decision goes against Grant Holt. Matthew Lowton takes the indirect free kick.

28:37

A goal is scored by Richard Cresswell from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-2 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Stephen Quinn.

26:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simeon Jackson on Nick Montgomery. Free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

25:53

David Fox takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Grant Holt misses to the right of the target.

24:54

The ball is swung over by David Fox, free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Kyle Bartley. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

24:19

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

24:14

The ball is sent over by Simeon Jackson, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.

23:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Fox by Nick Montgomery. The ball is crossed by David Fox, Close range headed effort by Michael Nelson misses to the right of the target.

21:42

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates, clearance by Andrew Crofts.

21:10

Ched Evans takes a shot. Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in.

19:13

Michael Nelson scores a headed goal from close in. Norwich 1-1 Sheff Utd.Chris Martin fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Assist on the goal came from David Fox.

16:42

Andy Reid grabs a goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Norwich 0-1 Sheff Utd.Jens Berthel Askou challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Simeon Jackson. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

12:43

Mark Yeates produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

11:57

The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Russell Martin takes the indirect free kick.

9:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Korey Smith. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

9:02

The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Michael Nelson.

6:14

Michael Nelson fouled by Richard Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

3:27

Header from deep inside the area by Michael Nelson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

3:13

Corner from right by-line taken by David Fox.

2:48

The ball is crossed by Simon Lappin, clearance by Andy Reid.

2:41

The ball is sent over by Grant Holt.

2:04

Andy Reid takes a shot from 20 yards. Comfortable save by John Ruddy.

The game kicks-off.

The referee starts the second half.

The match has reached half-time.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Canaries duo in line to face Blades Norwich manager Paul Lambert should have Russell Martin and Wes Hoolahan available for the visit of managerless Sheffield United. Right-back Martin picked up a thigh injury during the 2-1 win at Coventry 10 days ago - as did forward Hoolahan. Hoolahan came on as a second-half substitute at the Ricoh Arena but lasted just 14 minutes before limping off. The Boxing Day trip to Crystal Palace was postponed and the extra few days of rest should have allowed the pair to regain fitness. Defender Leon Barnett will miss out once again, after he was given an additional two-match ban for the red card he received during the 2-0 home defeat to Portsmouth at an FA Regulatory Commission hearing. Wales midfielder Andrew Crofts is expected to return from illness and on-loan Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury is fit despite suffering a knock on his ankle. Left-back Adam Drury and defender Zak Whitbread are close to a return after calf and hamstring injuries respectively. Sheffield United will be without Andy Taylor. Left-back Taylor suffered a leg injury in just the 12th minute of their Boxing Day defeat to Hull and was carried off on a stretcher and has been ruled out of the trip to Norfolk. Midfielder Stephen Quinn also had to go off in that game after slipping on the side of the pitch and banging his hip and he is doubtful. Matty Lowton should replace Taylor, while fit-again Jamie Ward could be the man to come in should Quinn not make it. Striker Richard Cresswell has served a three-match ban following his red card at Bristol City and he will come straight back into contention. Caretaker boss John Carver has no other fresh injury or selection concerns as he searches for a win that would strengthen his claims of landing the job on a permanent basis.

Formation:433Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 442Manager:

Sheff Utd

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

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Match Report

Hoolhan treble inspires Canaries Wes Hoolahan stepped off the bench to score a second-half hat-trick as Norwich won for the fourth time in five games after a 4-2 victory over Sheffield United. Andy Reid, on loan from Sunderland, fired United - who have now lost on their last five visits to Carrow Road - ahead in the 17th minute with a fantastic 25-yard free-kick but defender Michael Nelson headed Norwich level within three minutes. Richard Cresswell, on his return from suspension, put United back in front after 29 minutes although Norwich replied for a second time in the 64th minute when Hoolahan converted from the penalty spot. Hoolahan then grabbed the winner with six minutes left with his second spot-kick conversion after Kyle Bartley was penalised by referee Phil Crossley for handball. The Blades then finished the game with 10 men when Stephen Quinn was sent off for violent conduct after a bad foul on Hoolahan, who duly claimed the match ball in injury-time. The visitors made a bright start and Reid saw his third-minute volley from 20 yards saved by City goalkeeper John Ruddy. Nelson headed a David Fox cross over the bar for Norwich, who enjoyed the majority of the early possession, before the Blades threatened again when Mark Yeates fired a shot wide from 18 yards. But United took the lead in the 17th minute. Jens Berthel Askou was penalised for a foul on Ched Evans and from the resulting free-kick, Reid beautifully curled the ball into the top corner for his first goal in six games. However, their lead was shortlived as the Canaries got themselves level within three minutes. Fox delivered a free-kick, after Nick Montgomery fouled Chris Martin, and Nelson was on hand to head home from six yards for his second goal of the campaign. The goal seemed to spur Norwich on and Nelson nearly repeated the trick in the 24th minute but this time he headed wide before captain Grant Holt also headed wide from another Fox delivery. But the Blades regained the lead in the 29th minute through Cresswell, who struck home from 12 yards after good work from Quinn. Norwich boss Paul Lambert brought on playmaker Hoolahan for Simeon Jackson at the break and the Irish midfielder pulled the home side level for a second time in the 64th minute. Montgomery brought down Holt, and was booked in the process, with Hoolahan making no mistake from the spot. Evans unleashed a shot from 35 yards which was comfortably dealt with by Ruddy and Steve Simonsen made a fine save from Martin at the other end. Yeates then fired over from 18 yards and Martin headed over from a corner from substitute Anthony McNamee as the game swung from end to end. Berthel Askou was denied by Simonsen with 11 minutes left and Evans blazed over when well placed as both sides went for a winner. That came when Hoolahan pounced with his second penalty and there was still time for Quinn to see red. Hoolahan wrapped up the points to claim his hat-trick on a breakaway deep into injury time.

Form Guide

    DDWWLW
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd
  • WWLLWL

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 10/01/2009
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 20/09/2008
  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 15/03/2008
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 08/12/2007
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 18/03/2006
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 3
  • Norwich
  • 26/12/2005

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • G Holt 9
  • A Crofts 4
  • S Jackson 4
  • C Martin 4
  • W Hoolahan 3
  • R Martin 2
  • A Drury 1
  • M Nelson 1
  • D Fox 1
  • L Barnett 1

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 6
  • M Yeates 4
  • R Cresswell 2
  • A Reid 1
  • J Calve 1
  • S Quinn 1
  • D Bogdanovic 1
  • M Lowton 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 35
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (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
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 19
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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