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Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Tierney. Bradley Johnson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Asmir Begovic. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Ryan Shawcross results in a free kick. Marc Tierney takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Glenn Whelan, Kenwyne Jones grabs a headed goal from close range. Norwich 1-1 Stoke.The assist for the goal came from Glenn Whelan.
Matthew Etherington sends in a cross, Ritchie De Laet manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Marc Wilson, Ritchie De Laet makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Marc Wilson, save by John Ruddy.
Shot by Dean Whitehead from just outside the area goes over the net.
Marc Wilson delivers the ball, clearance made by Andrew Surman.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Glenn Whelan goes wide right of the goal.
Ryan Shotton produces a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Kenwyne Jones goes over the bar.
Matthew Etherington sends in a cross, clearance by Bradley Johnson.
Glenn Whelan produces a cross, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.
Simeon Jackson replaces Chris Martin.
Corner taken right-footed by Glenn Whelan to the near post.
Centre by Ryan Shotton, save made by John Ruddy.
Ryan Shawcross challenges Chris Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bradley Johnson takes the direct free kick.
Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Ryan Shotton is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Woodgate.
Danny Pugh has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Elliott Bennett leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Surman.
Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Marc Wilson results in a free kick. Bradley Johnson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.
Effort from inside the area by Jonathan Walters misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Dean Whitehead, Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line to the near post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Crofts on Glenn Whelan. Dean Whitehead restarts play with the free kick.
Kyle Naughton delivers the ball, Robert Huth makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Etherington.
The ball is crossed by Jonathan Walters.
Daniel Ayala comes on in place of Anthony Pilkington.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Leon Barnett on Jonathan Walters. The referee shows Leon Barnett a red card. Placed penalty taken by Jonathan Walters saved by John Ruddy. Norwich 1-0 Stoke.
Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. Strike on goal comes in from Bradley Johnson from the free kick, blocked by Grant Holt.
Chris Martin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Corner from left by-line crossed in by Glenn Whelan.
Inswinging corner taken by Glenn Whelan, clearance made by Ritchie De Laet.
Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Matthew Etherington, John Ruddy makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Etherington, Andrew Crofts manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington from the left by-line, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Crofts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Etherington from right channel, clearance by Ritchie De Laet.
Bradley Johnson has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Marc Tierney fouled by Jonathan Walters, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Tierney restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Kyle Naughton.
The ball is swung over by Marc Wilson, clearance by Ritchie De Laet.
Matthew Etherington crosses the ball, clearance made by Elliott Bennett.
The ball is delivered by Marc Wilson, clearance made by Leon Barnett.
The ball is delivered by Kyle Naughton, Jonathan Woodgate manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Crofts crosses the ball, Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
Chris Martin takes a shot. Fantastic save by Asmir Begovic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Kenwyne Jones. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.
Grant Holt is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
A cross is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, Jonathan Woodgate manages to make a clearance.
Shot from deep inside the area by Jonathan Walters goes over the bar.
Danny Pugh has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Dean Whitehead, Shot from 18 yards from Kenwyne Jones. Leon Barnett gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett, save by Asmir Begovic.
Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the left by-line, clearance by Leon Barnett.
The ball is crossed by Danny Pugh, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.
Danny Pugh takes a shot. Kyle Naughton gets a block in.
Foul by Chris Martin on Robert Huth, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Grant Holt is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Woodgate.
Elliott Bennett takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.
Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, Asmir Begovic manages to make a clearance.
Marc Tierney produces a cross, Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Ryan Shawcross is shown a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Woodgate on Elliott Bennett. Jonathan Woodgate booked for unsporting behaviour. A cross is delivered by Bradley Johnson, Ritchie De Laet finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Norwich 1-0 Stoke.Assist on the goal came from Bradley Johnson.
Anthony Pilkington delivers the ball, clearance by Ryan Shawcross.
Ryan Shawcross concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Elliott Bennett from left channel, save made by Asmir Begovic.
Unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Grant Holt results in a free kick. Robert Huth restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Pugh comes on in place of Jermaine Pennant.
Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
The ball is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.
Bradley Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Walters. Robert Huth takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Jonathan Woodgate manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Elliott Bennett, Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.
Kyle Naughton crosses the ball, save by Asmir Begovic.
Centre by Anthony Pilkington, Robert Huth makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett played to the near post, Kenwyne Jones manages to make a clearance.
Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Jonathan Woodgate gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Marc Tierney, Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, Jonathan Woodgate makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Anthony Pilkington. Free kick taken by Robert Huth.
Jonathan Walters produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Jonathan Woodgate. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jermaine Pennant, clearance made by Ritchie De Laet.
Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
Centre by Matthew Etherington, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Woodgate on Grant Holt. Bradley Johnson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Jonathan Walters manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Anthony Pilkington, clearance by Marc Wilson.
Bradley Johnson delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Shawcross on Grant Holt. Marc Tierney takes the free kick.
Glenn Whelan has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Leon Barnett gets a block in.
Chris Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Shawcross. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Robert Huth. Marc Tierney takes the indirect free kick.
Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Ryan Shawcross. Bradley Johnson takes the direct free kick.
Anthony Pilkington is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
A cross is delivered by Jermaine Pennant, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
Pulis predicts successful season for promoted trio
Stoke boss Tony Pulis believes all three of the Barclays Premier League's newest members can make a positive impression in the top flight this season.
Having been favourites to go straight back down when they were promoted in 2008, Stoke have instead defied their critics to establish themselves in the Premier League, and they are often cited by fans and managers as an example to try to follow.
Last season they finished 13th, their lowest final position during their three Premier League campaigns, and secured a place in Europe by reaching the final of the FA Cup.
The Potters put themselves in a great position to reach the group stages of the Europa League with a 1-0 win over FC Thun on Thursday night, and they have travelled straight from Switzerland to Norwich ahead of Sunday`s league clash.
Paul Lambert's Canaries began their campaign in promising fashion with a 1-1 draw at Wigan, and although QPR and Swansea were both beaten 4-0, Pulis believes they have what it takes to do well.
He said: "We have had our way of doing things and we've stuck very rigidly to building up over three years and they will learn as they go along.
"I think the three clubs have got very good managers. You look at Paul Lambert, (Neil) Warnock and Brendan (Rodgers) and they have all done fantastic jobs in getting their teams promoted.
"It is a different challenge and a different set of rules. It is not a level playing field. You learn very quickly and you have to take things on board."
Pulis knows facing a promoted club in their first home match in the Premier League will present significant challenges for Stoke, and a trip back from Europe two days before is not ideal preparation.
Next weekend the Potters must also travel away to West Brom after the second leg of their clash with Thun, although at least that is at the Britannia Stadium.
Pulis said: "It is going to be a difficult game because of the match (on Thursday) and then we come back and we play two away games, which is a tough call for the club. We will face the challenge head on and do our best.
"I would have preferred to have played Norwich further down the line because it is their first home game in the Premier League.
"If you go back to when we came up, we faced Aston Villa in our first game at home and we ended up winning 2-1.
"Norwich is a fantastic club; they have a chairman who is a massive supporter, it is old-fashioned in the respect of tradition and they have a great group of supporters.
"Norwich have sold out, they are a very well-supported club and the atmosphere will be fantastic. We have to roll our sleeves up and make sure we have a clear mind and give it the best we possibly can."
Pulis will make changes from the side that beat Thun in the Europa League.
Pulis rested Asmir Begovic, Jonathan Woodgate, Glenn Whelan and Jermaine Pennant in Switzerland and they could all return to the starting line-up.
The Potters boss must also decide whether to include Matthew Upson in the squad after the England defender made an impressive debut for the club against Thun while Rory Delap (hamstring) is a major doubt.
Norwich manager Lambert knows his team will have to raise their game to another level.
The Canaries opened the Barclays Premier League campaign with a hard-earned 1-1 draw at Wigan, battling back from a goal down before holding out for a point.
However, when Stoke make the journey to Norfolk, Lambert expects Norwich to face another stern test of their newly-acquired top-flight credentials.
"Every game you play, it is going to be tough for its own different reasons," said the Canaries boss.
"Stoke get accused of being over-physical, but you make no apologies for it because they are winning more games than not, and Stoke can play as well.
"It is not set in stone the way you have to play - the game is about winning and Stoke have done that more than not.
"They were a handful against Chelsea, who are one of the favourites to win the league and then got a terrific win in Europe."
Lambert continued: "Stoke got to the FA Cup final and on into Europe, so that shows you the magnitude of the task we have got. But we are at home, and we have to try to win.
"We have to earn the right to play - and if you do not get hold of the ball, then we will be in trouble."
It has been six seasons since Carrow Road hosted top-flight football, and only two years ago that Lambert's Colchester thumped the Canaries 7-1 on the opening day of the 2009/2010 npower League One campaign.
Norwich, who recruited the Scot soon after, impressed at home last season, chalking up 13 wins on the way to second place behind QPR.
Lambert believes if the Canaries are to beat the odds and stay up, then Carrow Road has to create an atmosphere to spur his team on in what are expected to be testing times.
"The crowd can be a massive help to us, and can be again on Sunday," Lambert said. "You have to stick together, no matter what or you are not going to have success. If we do that, then hopefully we will be okay."
New signing Daniel Ayala could make his debut in defence, with Zak Whitbread struggling because of a knee injury.
Jones snatches point for Stoke
Ten-man Norwich were denied a first Barclays Premier League win when Kenwyne Jones headed in a stoppage-time equaliser for Stoke in a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road.
Ritchie de Laet had scored against his old club to put the Canaries in front at the break.
After Jon Walters saw his penalty saved following Leon Barnett's red card on the hour, it looked as if Norwich would hold on - only for Stoke's pressure eventually to tell with Jones nodding in from close range.
Carrow Road last hosted top-flight football in May 2005, when Nigel Worthington's men failed to make their stay more than a flying visit.
Despite the partisan atmosphere in the 27,000-strong crowd, it was Stoke - coming on the back of their midweek Europa League tie, who made the early running, as Walters got in on the overlap to fire an angled shot at John Ruddy.
Anthony Pilkington - one of half a dozen changes by Canaries boss Paul Lambert from the side which drew 1-1 at Wigan - shaped to shoot from 25 yards, but could only blast the ball straight at Robert Huth.
Canaries captain Grant Holt was coming in for some rough treatment from the Stoke backline, who continued to give away needless fouls.
After 20 minutes, Elliott Bennett, a #1million signing from Brighton, got clear down the right, but his chip through the six-yard box was headed clear.
Holt nodded Naughton's sweeping crossfield ball to the far post back into the path of Pilkington, and only a flying block from Huth stopped the winger from firing Norwich ahead.
Stoke countered quickly after 28 minutes, working the ball out to Matthew Etherington on the left, who cut inside Barnett and fired an angled drive which Ruddy beat away.
The visitors were forced into a change on the half-hour when Jermaine Pennant, struggling with what looked like a calf problem, was replaced by Danny Pugh.
Jonathan Woodgate went into the book after 36 minutes for upending Bennett out on the far touchline.
From the resulting free-kick Norwich took the lead when former Stoke defender De Laet, on loan from Manchester United, glanced Bradley Johnson's curling delivery into the far corner.
The visitors were rattled, with Woodgate almost diverting a low cross into his own net which Asmir Begovic pushed around the post.
Norwich striker Chris Martin got the wrong side of Woodgate and into the Stoke box, but lacked support as eventually the danger was cleared.
Stoke emerged with some purpose for the start of the second half, with Walters drilling wide from a tight angle after breaking into the right side of the Norwich box.
At the other end, Martin -- making a first appearance since February -- saw his 20-yard drive pushed away by Begovic.
After 57 minutes, Holt was penalised for pushing over Glenn Whelan to concede a free-kick in a dangerous central position, some 25 yards out. Etherington beat the wall, but Ruddy flicked the ball over the crossbar.
Disaster struck for the home side on 63 minutes when Walters got ahead of Barnett and into the Norwich box, before tumbling.
Referee Neil Swarbrick ruled Barnett the last man, awarding a penalty and then sending the Norwich defender off. Walters took the spot-kick himself, but Ruddy guessed correctly to make a fine save - as the Carrow Road faithful erupted.
After 65 minutes, Lambert made a tactical change, replacing lively winger Pilkington with Daniel Ayala, who joined from Liverpool earlier this week.
Stoke, though, continued to press, as Norwich defended too deep.
Ruddy had to tip away a swirling cross from Ryan Shotton, which looked like it might loop in, the corner then flying through the six-yard box.
Jones blasted over from close range, but the visitors' pressure finally told in the third minute of added time when the striker headed in Whelan's cross.
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