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  • Date:09 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,783
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90:46 +0.46

Foul by Luke Shaw on Grant Holt, Penalty awarded. The referee books Jason Puncheon for dissent. A save by Artur Boruc from penalty by Grant Holt. Norwich 0-0 Southampton.

89:35

Jay Rodriguez leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Puncheon.

88:22

Rickie Lambert crosses the ball, Shot by Jay Rodriguez from 18 yards. Save made by Mark Bunn.

87:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Jose Fonte. Jose Fonte goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Javier Garrido.

86:56

Grant Holt produces a cross, save by Artur Boruc.

86:41

Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross.

86:04

Luke Shaw challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.

84:34

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Bunn.

82:05

The ball is crossed by Grant Holt, Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance.

81:33

Effort from the edge of the box by Jose Fonte goes wide of the right-hand upright.

80:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Bradley Johnson. Bradley Johnson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Ward-Prowse from right channel, Michael Turner makes a clearance.

79:08

Luciano Becchio comes on in place of Kei Kamara.

77:43

Unfair challenge on Maya Yoshida by Wesley Hoolahan results in a free kick. James Ward-Prowse comes on in place of Adam Lallana. The ball is crossed by Guly Do Prado, Header by Rickie Lambert from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

76:18

Unfair challenge on Luke Shaw by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick. Jack Cork restarts play with the free kick.

74:35

Centre by Adam Lallana, clearance by Jonathan Howson.

69:25

Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick. Guly Do Prado comes on in place of Gaston Ramirez. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.

68:08

Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong.

67:54

The ball is crossed by Adam Lallana, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

67:30

Corner taken by Adam Lallana from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kei Kamara.

66:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Shaw by Robert Snodgrass. Rickie Lambert has an effort direct from the free kick, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.

65:32

The ball is swung over by Russell Martin, clearance made by Jack Cork.

64:36

The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan, save made by Artur Boruc.

61:32

Centre by Javier Garrido, comfortable save by Artur Boruc.

60:38

Inswinging corner taken by Gaston Ramirez from the right by-line, Bradley Johnson manages to make a clearance.

59:28

Shot on goal by Rickie Lambert from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

59:03

Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn.

57:38

Morgan Schneiderlin produces a cross.

55:58

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance.

54:45

The ball is sent over by Grant Holt.

53:28

Corner taken by Gaston Ramirez from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Russell Martin.

51:52

Robert Snodgrass is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.

51:39

The ball is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan.

50:54

Grant Holt is ruled offside. Artur Boruc takes the indirect free kick.

49:48

Effort on goal by Adam Lallana from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

49:29

The ball is swung over by Jay Rodriguez, Javier Garrido manages to make a clearance.

48:06

Javier Garrido challenges Gaston Ramirez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.

46:08 +1.08

Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Howson. Free kick crossed by Robert Snodgrass.

44:43

The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Jos Hooiveld.

43:42

The referee gives a free kick against Adam Lallana for handball. The referee shows Adam Lallana a yellow card. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

43:06

Javier Garrido sends in a cross.

42:24

The ball is crossed by Maya Yoshida, clearance made by Michael Turner.

41:45

The offside flag is raised against Grant Holt. Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.

41:20

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Blocked by Morgan Schneiderlin.

41:01

Robert Snodgrass fouled by Luke Shaw, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

39:26

Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, Artur Boruc makes a save.

38:56

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Jay Rodriguez.

38:12

Wesley Hoolahan fouled by Maya Yoshida, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson takes the direct free kick.

36:06

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gaston Ramirez, Mark Bunn makes a clearance.

35:43

Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Wesley Hoolahan manages to make a clearance.

34:03

Wesley Hoolahan replaces Anthony Pilkington.

33:08

The ball is crossed by Luke Shaw, save by Mark Bunn.

32:30

The ball is sent over by Jose Fonte.

31:06

The official flags Sebastien Bassong offside. Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.

30:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Maya Yoshida on Anthony Pilkington. Javier Garrido crosses the ball in from the free kick, Rickie Lambert makes a clearance.

29:50

Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.

29:11

Javier Garrido crosses the ball, Luke Shaw makes a clearance.

28:15

Foul by Jay Rodriguez on Bradley Johnson, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Artur Boruc.

27:44

Gaston Ramirez takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn.

27:09

The official flags Rickie Lambert offside. Mark Bunn takes the indirect free kick.

26:02

A cross is delivered by Russell Martin, save by Artur Boruc.

24:48

Robert Snodgrass gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Shaw. Gaston Ramirez crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.

23:48

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gaston Ramirez. The ball is sent over by Jose Fonte, Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in.

22:56

Shot from outside the penalty box by Jay Rodriguez goes wide right of the goal.

22:15

A cross is delivered by Jose Fonte.

19:08

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana.

18:35

Outswinging corner taken by Gaston Ramirez from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Grant Holt.

18:08

Adam Lallana takes a shot. Save made by Mark Bunn.

16:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gaston Ramirez from the left by-line to the near post.

16:10

Centre by Morgan Schneiderlin, clearance by Javier Garrido.

15:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin by Grant Holt. Grant Holt goes into the referee's book. Artur Boruc takes the free kick.

13:09

Kei Kamara fouled by Jose Fonte, the ref awards a free kick. Javier Garrido restarts play with the free kick.

12:52

The ball is sent over by Morgan Schneiderlin, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.

10:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maya Yoshida by Kei Kamara. Jose Fonte takes the direct free kick.

7:41

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

6:25

The ball is swung over by Luke Shaw, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.

4:42

Javier Garrido crosses the ball, Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

3:42

Jonathan Howson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

3:26

A cross is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, clearance made by Jos Hooiveld.

2:15

Luke Shaw produces a cross, Header by Jay Rodriguez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

Match Preview

No Tettey return Norwich will again be without midfielder Alex Tettey because of a knee problem for the Barclays Premier League clash against Southampton at Carrow Road. On-loan Sporting Kansas City forward Kei Kamara is pressing for a place in the starting XI after some impressive displays as a substitute. England goalkeeper John Ruddy continues his rehabilitation from thigh surgery and is set for a return at the end of March, but winger Andrew Surman is not expected to play again this season after a minor operation on his knee. Despite their industry, Norwich head into the clash having recorded just one victory in their last 11 Premier League games - and that courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from Grant Holt to beat Everton. Midfielder Robert Snodgrass accepts the team have to be "more ruthless" if they are to avoid being dragged into a battle for survival, currently with a safety net of eight points. "We have put in some good performances, but just not scored enough goals and so need to be more clinical, if we can do that on Saturday then we will get three points," said Snodgrass, who has weighed in with five goals. "As a winger, you try to put as many crosses in as you can. "It is simple, we just have to put the ball in the back of the net, which is why the gaffer has said we need to be more ruthless. "Maybe it is just about that little bit of magic in front of goal, whatever it is, we need to add that to our game." Southampton will check on the fitness of Adam Lallana and Danny Fox. The pair were forced off during last Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to QPR with neck and quadriceps complaints respectively. Luke Shaw was limited to a substitute appearance in that game due to a recent thigh problem, while Vegard Forren will be hoping to make his first-team debut after appearing for the Under-21s against Liverpool on Monday. Boss Mauricio Pochettino is not even entertaining the prospect of relegation, despite his side sitting precariously in 16th place. "At the moment I am not thinking about that," Pochettino said. "The only thing I am working on is getting better every day and getting better results." After back-to-back defeats to Newcastle and QPR, victory would be a timely boost for Saints. "We need to go in search of a positive result after two negative results," Pochettino added. "If we are able to get the three points, it will put us with those teams that are also fighting but are a little bit higher up the table. "I haven't set myself a number of points to achieve to stay up. What is my absolute desire is to win the next game."

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Norwich

Formation: 4231Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Southampton

  • Mark Bunn
  • Russell Martin
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Michael Turner
  • Javier Garrido
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Kei Kamara
  • Grant Holt
  • SUBS
  • Lee Camp
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Wesley Hoolahan
  • David Fox
  • Elliott Bennett
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Ryan Bennett

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Match Report

Norwich 0-0 Southampton: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Canaries pay penalty

Norwich captain Grant Holt saw his stoppage-time penalty saved as Southampton battled to a goalless draw in atrocious conditions at Carrow Road.

With heavy rain before kick-off being followed by sleet, neither side was able to get any real spell of possession, with clear-cut chances few and far between.

Saints skipper Adam Lallana blasted over when in front of an open goal while Japan defender Maya Yoshida made vital blocks to prevent Holt and Robert Snodgrass scoring.

There was late drama, though, as Luke Shaw was ruled to have pushed over Holt just inside the penalty area, as referee Mark Clattenburg pointed to the spot after consulting with his assistant.

Southampton, though, felt justice was served as Artur Boruc produced a decent stop down to his left to secure a well-deserved share of the points for the visitors.

The terrible conditions made for testing control from both teams during the opening exchanges as the ball whizzed across the saturated surface.

It was difficult for players to keep their footing, with Holt shown a yellow card after 16 minutes after sliding through on Morgan Schneiderlin.

Southampton created the first decent opening when a low centre from Schneiderlin was beaten away by Norwich keeper Mark Bunn, who then tipped over Lallana's rising 20-yard drive.

Norwich - who beat Everton here with two late goals a fortnight ago - were struggling to get hold of the ball in midfield as the visitors continued to press.

When right-back Russell Martin did get forward and float in a teasing ball through the penalty area, goalkeeper Boruc got there ahead of Kei Kamara, making his first start since a loan move from Kansas City.

Southampton broke quickly after 28 minutes through Rickie Lambert and his onward pass found Gaston Ramirez in space at the edge of the Norwich penalty area but his attempted chip was palmed out by Bunn as Javier Garrido mopped up the loose ball.

At the other end, Snodgrass whipped in a 25-yard free-kick, which Boruc fisted away.

Norwich were forced into a change nine minutes before the break when Anthony Pilkington hobbled off with a hamstring injury, replaced by Wes Hoolahan.

Holt was just unable to get on the end of a low cross from Snodgrass which flew through the Southampton six-yard box.

The visitors had a golden chance to take the lead at the start of the second half.

Jay Rodriguez burst down the left and cut into the penalty area. His cross was cleared by Sebastien Bassong but the ball fell to Lallana some 12 yards out.

However, with the goal at his mercy, the Southampton skipper could only blaze the ball high into the Barclay End.

The pace of the match intensified as Japan defender Yoshida produced a superb block to prevent Holt getting on the end of Snodgrass' cross after a great knockdown by Kamara.

Rodriguez' snapshot was then beaten away by Bunn and Lambert fired the rebound over.

At the other end, Snodgrass was played in by Hoolahan but the ball ran away from the Scotland international as he went around the goalkeeper, which allowed Yoshida to hack clear.

Midfielder James Ward-Prowse came on for Lallana as Southampton looked to freshen things up for the closing stages before Norwich sent on January signing Luciano Becchio for Kamara.

There was late drama as Shaw's nudge on Holt saw Clattenburg give a penalty - which resulted in a mass confrontation between the players with substitute Jason Puncheon booked.

Holt scored an injury-time winner against Everton a fortnight ago but there was to be no repeat as Boruc guessed right and earned Southampton a draw.

Form Guide

    LDDDWL
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Southampton
  • DLDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Southampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 28/11/2012
  • Southampton
  • 4 - 3
  • Norwich
  • 30/04/2005
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 20/11/2004
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 2
  • Southampton
  • 11/02/1995
  • Southampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 02/11/1994
  • Norwich
  • 4 - 5
  • Southampton
  • 09/04/1994

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • G Holt 5
  • R Snodgrass 4
  • A Pilkington 4
  • R Martin 3
  • S Bassong 3
  • W Hoolahan 2
  • S Whittaker 1
  • M Turner 1
  • S Jackson 1
  • B Johnson 1
  • K Kamara 1

Southampton

  • R Lambert 9
  • J Puncheon 5
  • M Schneiderlin 4
  • G Ramirez 4
  • J Rodriguez 3
  • S Davis 2
  • A Lallana 2
  • JM Fonte 2
  • D Fox 1
  • N Clyne 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 72
    • Goals per game 27
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Southampton

    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 39
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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