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  • Date:05 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,859
Goal!

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93:51 +3.51

Morgan Amalfitano challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

92:06 +2.06

Saido Berahino has an effort at goal. A parry by John Ruddy prevents the goal.

91:01 +1.01

Unfair challenge on Saido Berahino by Jonathan Howson results in a free kick.

90:39 +0.39

Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

87:58

Clearance by Steven Reid.

87:15

Clearance made by Steven Reid.

86:27

Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross.

85:08

The ball is crossed by Nathan Redmond.

82:13

Liam O'Neil on for Zoltan Gera.

80:03

Jonas Gutierrez is brought on as a substitute for Martin Olsson.

78:56

Morgan Amalfitano challenges Sebastien Bassong unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:28

Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

77:49

Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Alexander Tettey results in a free kick.

77:42

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

76:43

Zoltan Gera is brought on as a substitute for Graham Dorrans.

76:07

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

73:31

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

73:28

Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball.

72:08

Graham Dorrans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Martin.

71:24

Saido Berahino takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

70:09

(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Saido Berahino coming on for Matej Vydra.

69:38

Luciano Becchio replaces Johan Elmander.

66:52

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

66:31

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross.

65:49

Shot by Robert Snodgrass cleared the net.

63:09

Nathan Redmond comes on in place of Wes Hoolahan.

62:54

John Ruddy takes the free kick.

62:32

The referee blows for offside against Morgan Amalfitano.

60:41

The ball is sent over by Morgan Amalfitano.

59:00

Unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson by Sebastien Bassong results in a free kick.

58:34

Strike comes in from Robert Snodgrass from the free kick. Fine finger tip save by Ben Foster.

57:55

James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass.

56:53

Gary Hooper takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

56:50

Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

56:16

Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass.

54:14

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

52:16

Foul by Liam Ridgewell on Russell Martin, free kick awarded.

51:08

James Morrison manages to make a clearance.

51:06

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line.

49:51

The ball is delivered by Martin Olsson.

49:18

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line.

The second half has started.

47:58 +2.58

Shot by Robert Snodgrass. Ben Foster safely holds on.

47:23 +2.23

Gary Hooper makes a clearance.

47:15

Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

46:26 +1.26

Martin Olsson makes a clearance.

45:25

Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

44:57

Strike on goal comes in from Steven Reid from the free kick. Joseph Yobo gets a block in.

43:48

Alexander Tettey receives a yellow card.

43:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Alexander Tettey.

43:17

Ben Foster takes the free kick.

42:39

Steven Reid fouled by Martin Olsson, the ref awards a free kick.

41:40

Liam Ridgewell manages to make a clearance.

38:03

Johan Elmander heads at goal. Ben Foster parries the ball away.

35:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wes Hoolahan by Morgan Amalfitano.

35:17

Graham Dorrans takes a shot.

34:56

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

33:29

Youssouf Mulumbu concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Howson.

32:38

A cross is delivered by Johan Elmander.

30:00

Alexander Tettey delivers the ball.

28:50

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

27:36

Jonathan Howson has an effort at goal. Blocked by Stephane Sessegnon.

27:24

Liam Ridgewell manages to make a clearance.

26:00

Free kick crossed by Graham Dorrans.

25:38

Russell Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell.

24:57

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

22:34

Liam Ridgewell takes the free kick.

22:05

Unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick.

19:55

Free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.

19:17

Robert Snodgrass challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

18:08

Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

17:36

Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

17:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Ridgewell on Alexander Tettey.

15:27

Morgan Amalfitano grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Norwich 0-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Youssouf Mulumbu.

12:34

Johan Elmander takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

12:11

Gary Hooper has an effort at goal. Ben Foster safely holds on.

11:37

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell.

10:38

Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

10:06

Robert Snodgrass gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell.

10:01

Wes Hoolahan sends in a cross.

7:46

Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

6:30

The offside flag is raised against Johan Elmander.

5:57

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

4:59

Sebastien Bassong makes a clearance.

3:30

Shot by Alexander Tettey missed to the left of the target.

3:27

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

2:55

Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball in from the free kick.

2:32

Morgan Amalfitano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Hoolahan.

2:24

Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

1:42

Russell Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Matej Vydra.

1:30

John Ruddy takes the free kick.

0:59

Foul by Morgan Amalfitano on Wes Hoolahan, free kick awarded.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Hughton: Pressure is all around Manager Chris Hughton admits he can never switch off in the ongoing quest to keep Norwich in the Barclays Premier League again next season. The Canaries host fellow survival battlers West Brom at Carrow Road on Saturday, once again looking over their shoulders with a six-point gap above the relegation zone after losing 3-0 at Swansea last weekend. Hughton's position has been under scrutiny for most of the campaign, in which the Canaries have been largely inconsistent despite a B#20million summer outlay. The 55-year-old accepts there is no getting away from the 24/7 pressure-cooker environment of English top-flight football. "When you are not here working, you are spending an equal amount of time thinking about the game, about decisions, about how you can do things better," said Hughton. "It is the challenges of the games, sometimes you do wish you could switch off for a little while, but it is very difficult. "You listen to everything around you, that is normal - when you have won at the weekend you will pick up the Sunday and the Monday papers, when you haven't, you will give them a wide berth. "But there are these challenges and you have to be big enough to accept them, take the knocks on the chin and always look to improve." Hughton, who took over from Paul Lambert in the summer of 2012, has been here before, with his side eventually pulling clear of trouble last season following three wins from the final five matches to finish 11th. "It is very rare there is a manager not playing under any pressure, but of course you would prefer it if you were in a more comfortable position," he said. "If you are in the position where we are, or at one of the clubs pushing for the European places, the pressure is on to get the results to finish in a certain position, while if you have been a mid-table club over the years, then there is the pressure to make sure you still are. "But you have to always step up to the challenges, they are always there, sometimes there is criticism you have to be able to take and accept and then look forward to the next one, whatever that is." Hughton is expecting his men to produce the required performance again at Carrow Road, where Norwich are unbeaten from six matches in 2014. "These are the games where the players have to stand up and be counted, be strong and aggressive and to work to continue the home form we have," Hughton said. "There is no doubt it is a big game for us." West Brom boss Pepe Mel hopes the return of key defender Jonas Olsson can help the Baggies avoid last weekend's crazy finish. When Thievy Bifouma put the hosts 3-2 ahead in injury time against Cardiff, it looked like West Brom had clinched a vital three points in their fight against relegation from the Barclays Premier League. But there was still time for Mats Moller Daehli to equalise, and Saido Berahino's error in giving the ball away led to the dressing-room fracas with James Morrison that has dominated the build-up to the trip to Norwich. Both Berahino and Morrison seem likely to be in the squad for Saturday's match along with Olsson, who sat out the Cardiff game as well as the 2-0 defeat by Hull a week earlier through suspension. Mel said: "The biggest problem is that because we didn't have Olsson when we were winning against Cardiff we couldn't play with three centre-backs. We couldn't make that change. Now I will decide whether we play with three centre-backs against Norwich. "For us, he's extremely important. He is a leader in the group and his contribution will be big this week." Victory for the Baggies on Saturday would draw them level on points with Norwich, but the Canaries have lost just four of their 16 games at Carrow Road this season. Mel said: "Norwich really do seem to be two different teams and we're going to be facing the better version. It's going to be a very difficult game but I would like to look at the league table at May 12." As well as Olsson's return, Mel could also have striker Victor Anichebe, midfielder Claudio Yacob and full-back Billy Jones available after hamstring injuries. That leaves only captain Chris Brunt as an absentee, and he could be back ahead of schedule from a knee problem against Tottenham next weekend.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Norwich

Formation: 4411Manager: Pepe Mel

West Brom

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLDLWL
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • DDLWLD

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 0 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 07/12/2013
  • Norwich
  • 4 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 12/05/2013
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 22/12/2012
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 14/01/2012
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 11/09/2011
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 05/02/2005

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • R Snodgrass 5
  • G Hooper 4
  • B Johnson 3
  • L Fer 3
  • J Howson 2
  • J Elmander 1
  • W Hoolahan 1
  • S Whittaker 1
  • A Tettey 1
  • A Pilkington 1
  • R Bennett 1
  • R van Wolfswinkel 1
  • N Redmond 1

West Brom

  • S Sessegnon 3
  • V Anichebe 3
  • M Amalfitano 3
  • S Berahino 3
  • G McAuley 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • Y Mulumbu 2
  • M Vydra 2
  • KG Thievy 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • DA Lugano 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • G Dorrans 1
  • C Yacob 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 26
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 36
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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