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  • Date:08 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,646
  • Johnson (55)
  • Walters - pen (72)

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

94:54 +4.54

Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

92:41 +2.41

Bradley Johnson has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

92:27 +2.27

Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

91:52 +1.52

Geoff Cameron takes the free kick.

91:33 +1.33

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch.

90:48 +0.48

Stephen Ireland makes a clearance.

90:23 +0.23

Johan Elmander produces a cross.


Bradley Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Glenn Whelan gets a block in.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Geoff Cameron by Nathan Redmond.


Centre by Martin Olsson.


Martin Olsson takes the free kick.


Stephen Ireland concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Redmond.


Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.


Bradley Johnson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.


Marc Wilson makes a clearance.


Gary Hooper takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.


Geoff Cameron fouled by Johan Elmander, the ref awards a free kick.


Alexander Tettey leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Hooper.


Johan Elmander is brought on as a substitute for Ricky van Wolfswinkel.


Stephen Ireland replaces John Guidetti.


Jonathan Walters challenges Alexander Tettey unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Clearance by Sebastien Bassong.


Matthew Etherington on for Marko Arnautovic.


Penalty scored by Jonathan Walters. Norwich 1-1 Stoke.


Foul by Sebastien Bassong on John Guidetti, Penalty awarded.


Clearance by Bradley Johnson.


Clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.


Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.


Foul by Geoff Cameron on Nathan Redmond, free kick awarded.


Clearance by Geoff Cameron.


Shot by Robert Snodgrass. Erik Pieters gets a block in.


Wes Hoolahan leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Howson.


Geoff Cameron crosses the ball.


Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.


John Guidetti replaces Peter Odemwingie.


Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.


The ball is crossed by Russell Martin.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Walters on Martin Olsson.


Nathan Redmond takes a fantastic shot. A parry by Asmir Begovic prevents the goal.


John Ruddy takes the free kick.


Clearance made by Joseph Yobo.


Corner taken by Marko Arnautovic from the left by-line.


The ball is sent over by Marko Arnautovic.


Clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.


A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick. Bradley Johnson scores with a header. Norwich 1-0 Stoke.Robert Snodgrass provided the assist for the goal.


The referee shows Marc Wilson a yellow card.


Marc Wilson challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Nathan Redmond sends in a cross.


Clearance by Peter Crouch.


Wes Hoolahan has an effort at goal. Parried by Asmir Begovic back into danger.


Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.


The ball is crossed by Russell Martin.


A cross is delivered by Martin Olsson.


Peter Odemwingie fouled by Nathan Redmond, the ref awards a free kick.


Clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.

The referee gets the second half started.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.


Clearance by Erik Pieters.


Wes Hoolahan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic catches the ball.


Centre by Marko Arnautovic.


Peter Odemwingie takes a shot and went wide right of the target.


Strike comes in from Marko Arnautovic from the free kick and misses left of the target.


Sebastien Bassong challenges Peter Odemwingie unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Wilson on Wes Hoolahan.


Steven Nzonzi concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricky van Wolfswinkel.


Martin Olsson makes a clearance.


Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball.


Russell Martin sends in a cross.


Clearance made by Geoff Cameron.


Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sebastien Bassong.


Joseph Yobo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters.


Robert Snodgrass takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Asmir Begovic prevents the goal.


Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.


Free kick taken by Russell Martin.


Marko Arnautovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass.


Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross.


Clearance made by Joseph Yobo.


Shot by Jonathan Walters. John Ruddy makes a block.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Crouch on Joseph Yobo.


Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.


Foul by Nathan Redmond on Ryan Shawcross, free kick awarded.


Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.


Unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Ricky van Wolfswinkel results in a free kick.


Martin Olsson sends in a cross.


Jonathan Walters crosses the ball.


Free kick crossed by Robert Snodgrass.


Erik Pieters concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass.


Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.


Steven Nzonzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass.


Erik Pieters makes a clearance.

The referee starts the match.

Match Preview

Points, not quality, excite Howson Midfielder Jonny Howson would be happy for Norwich to start "winning ugly" to keep themselves in the Barclays Premier League. The Canaries host Stoke on Saturday looking for an instant response after last weekend's 4-1 trashing at Aston Villa, where they had taken an early lead only to be blown away by a blistering 16-minute spell from the home side to end the contest before half-time. Chris Hughton's men have endured many a frustrating afternoon over the course of what has been an inconsistent season and left them still looking over their shoulders, just four points off the drop zone. Howson - who returned from two months out because of a back problem with a late substitute appearance at Villa Park - believes at this stage of the season it has to be all about the end result rather than reflecting on some promising displays which have failed to deliver come the final whistle. "In the last few weeks, when I have been watching on, we have been playing good stuff, looking comfortable, but come the end we have lost the game and you are thinking 'how has that happened?', said the former Leeds midfielder, who is pressing for a start after coming off the bench against Villa. "It is maybe that knowhow of winning ugly - sometimes the top teams do that, they don't play great, but seem to come away with the win and that is what we maybe need to improve." Howson, 25, added: "Some of the performances recently have been very good, it is just what matters most, stopping them scoring. "We need to pick up some points where we not play too well, but come away with something. "Recently we have had the opposite, where we have been playing well, but not picking up the points. "You would take playing 10 terrible games, but getting enough points to see you safe. "It is a case of getting the points however it comes. "There will be no point us sat here at the end of the season us saying 'we played great in those final 10 games', but came away with no points. "You ask any player what would they choose - three points or a good performance? I know which one the majority would take." Hughton has seen his position under scrutiny all season, having shelled out some B#20million-plus in the summer to bolster the squad. Indeed, chief executive David McNally warned the board would consider their options should Norwich slip into the bottom three, only for Hughton's men to pull off a much-needed win over Tottenham in their last home fixture. Howson, though, insists the squad are "all behind" the Canaries boss, who guided the Norfolk club to an 11th-place finish last season. "We have never really been in the bottom three, but the manager's future keeps getting mentioned and I don't really know what people are expecting, I think he is doing a great job," said Howson. "We are all behind him, you can see that from the home game against Tottenham, it showed we are all together, that has not changed. "We know what goes on behind closed doors and know that everyone is together, players and staff, and I cannot see that changing." Norwich hope to have striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel (knee) and winger Robert Snodgrass (wrist) available. Defenders Joseph Yobo (muscle strain) and Martin Olsson (shoulder) are also in the squad despite missing out on international friendlies for Nigeria and Sweden respectively with minor knocks. Stoke manager Mark Hughes believes the video review disciplinary process is "fundamentally flawed" and feels midfielder Charlie Adam was subject to trial by media. The Scotland international was banned for three matches this week after an independent panel adjudged he was guilty of violent conduct for stamping on Olivier Giroud in Saturday's 1-0 win over Arsenal. Potters chief executive Tony Scholes said he was "not surprised because clubs like ours very rarely succeed in appeals to the FA" and Hughes felt Adam had suffered from the incident not being assessed contemporaneously. "I think the process is fundamentally flawed," said Hughes. "If the game was reviewed by the people who were actually there on the day, immediately after the game, then any decision after that in terms of possible incidents missed in the game you would accept there was maybe something to investigate, because the people involved knew the context of the game rather than allowing trial by media. "By the time the decision (to ban Adam) was made on the Wednesday I think the agenda was set. "We went through the process because we felt so strongly about it but we felt there was so little chance of it being successful because of the process. "It has to be preferable to asking three referees, who are probably doing something else, to come together and review something out of context and make a decision based on what they see. "As soon as the referee says he has not seen the incident - which we have a view on - then it goes to the panel but I just think when the game is taken out of context and it is slowed down to the 'nth' degree it can look worse than it is. "The annoying thing is we can never question a referee's integrity - and we wouldn't - but when we get the written report back it questioned the integrity of my player. They can't have it two ways." Forward Peter Odemwingie could return to the Stoke squad after a calf problem but Marko Arnautovic is a doubt after returning from international duty with Austria with a hamstring strain. Meanwhile, defender Geoff Cameron did not train on Friday after playing 90 minutes for the USA.

Formation:4411Manager: Chris Hughton


Formation: 4231Manager: Mark Hughes


  • John Ruddy
  • Russell Martin
  • Joseph Yobo
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Martin Olsson
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Alexander Tettey
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Wes Hoolahan
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel
  • SUBS
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Gary Hooper
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Mark Bunn
  • Johan Elmander
  • Luciano Becchio



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Stoke

Last Meetings

  • Stoke
  • 0 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 29/09/2013
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 27/04/2013
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 03/11/2012
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 03/03/2012
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 21/08/2011
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 3
  • Norwich
  • 24/04/1985

Top Scorers


  • G Hooper 4
  • R Snodgrass 3
  • L Fer 3
  • B Johnson 2
  • J Howson 2
  • W Hoolahan 1
  • S Whittaker 1
  • A Pilkington 1
  • R Bennett 1
  • R van Wolfswinkel 1
  • N Redmond 1


  • P Crouch 6
  • C Adam 5
  • O Assaidi 3
  • J Walters 2
  • S Ireland 2
  • J Pennant 1
  • PO Odemwingie 1
  • R Shawcross 1
  • A Begovic 1
  • M Arnautovic 1
  • S Nzonzi 1
  • G Cameron 1



    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 21
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 28
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins