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  • Date:28 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:City Ground
  • Blackstock - pen (34)
  • Crofts (41)
Goal!

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93mins

Unfair challenge on Russell Martin by Ryan Bertrand results in a free kick. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

92mins

Effort on goal by Nathan Tyson from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Tyson by Adam Drury. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick.

91mins

The ball is sent over by Grant Holt, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

90mins

Chris Martin takes a shot. Ryan Bertrand gets a block in.

89mins

A cross is delivered by Ryan Bertrand, Shot from close range by Robert Earnshaw bounces off the post.

87mins

Andrew Surman takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Guy Moussi.

84mins

Andrew Surman crosses the ball, Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Kelvin Wilson gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman from the left by-line, Wes Morgan makes a clearance. Shot by Wesley Hoolahan from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

83mins

The ball is crossed by Adam Drury.

82mins

Andrew Surman takes a short corner, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

81mins

Lewis McGugan sends in a cross, Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Clearance by Elliott Ward. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Cohen, Grant Holt manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Chris Cohen fouled by Wesley Hoolahan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

80mins

The ball is delivered by Adam Drury, clearance by Ryan Bertrand.

79mins

Korey Smith crosses the ball.

78mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Surman by Guy Moussi results in a free kick. Elliott Ward restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Guy Moussi concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Surman. Elliott Ward restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

A cross is delivered by Nathan Tyson, clearance by Andrew Surman.

75mins

Effort on goal by Robert Earnshaw from 35 yards went harmlessly over the target.

75mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Kelvin Wilson. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

73mins

Dexter Blackstock challenges Adam Drury unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Lewis McGugan, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan played to the near post, Andrew Surman makes a clearance.

71mins

Paul McKenna goes off and Lewis McGugan comes on.

70mins

Grant Holt takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. Grant Holt fouled by Ryan Bertrand, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Andrew Surman, clearance made by Guy Moussi. Handball by Andrew Surman. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Shot from 12 yards from Robert Earnshaw. Save by John Ruddy.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Nathan Tyson, Russell Martin gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen, free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Grant Holt. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Kelvin Wilson.

67mins

Nathan Tyson crosses the ball, John Ruddy makes a save.

66mins

Robert Earnshaw is ruled offside. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

65mins

The ball is delivered by Grant Holt, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Martin goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Korey Smith on Nathan Tyson. The ball is swung over by Chris Cohen, Header from deep inside the area by Luke Chambers goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Surman on Paul McKenna. Direct free kick taken by Chris Cohen.

61mins

Radoslaw Majewski goes off and Guy Moussi comes on.

58mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman, Elliott Ward has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Chris Cohen results in a free kick. Chris Cohen is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andrew Surman from left wing, Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.

54mins

Nathan Tyson replaces Paul Anderson.

52mins

The ball is sent over by Robert Earnshaw, Paul Anderson takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Barnett. Corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line.

51mins

A cross is delivered by Russell Martin, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.

50mins

Chris Cohen has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

49mins

Robert Earnshaw is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.

48mins

Andrew Surman sends in a cross. Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

48mins

Corner taken by Chris Cohen, save by John Ruddy.

47mins

Grant Holt fouled by Luke Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Andrew Surman, Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Elliott Ward by Radoslaw Majewski results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Elliott Ward.

46mins

Ryan Bertrand challenges Korey Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee books Dexter Blackstock for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andrew Surman.

44mins

Adam Drury takes a shot. Chris Cohen gets a block in.

42mins

Andrew Crofts gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-1 Norwich.

41mins

Wes Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Martin. Andrew Surman crosses the ball in from the free kick, Paul McKenna makes a clearance.

39mins

Foul by Paul McKenna on Chris Martin, free kick awarded. Adam Drury takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Leon Barnett fouled by Dexter Blackstock, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

37mins

Ryan Bertrand delivers the ball.

34mins

Foul by Russell Martin on Paul Anderson, Penalty awarded. Placed penalty scored by Dexter Blackstock. Nottm Forest 1-0 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Paul Anderson.

33mins

Adam Drury sends in a cross, Ryan Bertrand makes a clearance.

33mins

The referee penalises Radoslaw Majewski for handball. Wesley Hoolahan takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Foul by Paul McKenna on Wesley Hoolahan, free kick awarded. Andrew Surman delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

29mins

Shot by Korey Smith from 20 yards. Lee Camp makes a save.

28mins

Shot by Chris Martin from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

27mins

Wesley Hoolahan concedes a free kick for a foul on Radoslaw Majewski. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Cohen, John Ruddy makes a save.

25mins

Chris Cohen crosses the ball, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

24mins

Paul Anderson crosses the ball, Wesley Hoolahan gets a block in.

23mins

Grant Holt fouled by Kelvin Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andrew Surman.

21mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Cohen, clearance made by Elliott Ward.

17mins

Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

17mins

Shot from just outside the box by Chris Cohen goes over the target.

14mins

Unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Chris Martin results in a free kick. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

12mins

Chris Cohen delivers the ball.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Adam Drury. Chris Cohen crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by John Ruddy.

8mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Cohen, clearance made by Wesley Hoolahan.

6mins

Kelvin Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Surman. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Chris Martin.

5mins

Shot from 18 yards by Chris Martin.

4mins

The ball is sent over by Adam Drury.

3mins

Luke Chambers crosses the ball, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance. Radoslaw Majewski takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Wesley Hoolahan manages to make a clearance.

The game begins.

The referee blows for half time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee brings the game to a close.

Match Preview

Forest wait on McKenna Nottingham Forest`s main fitness concern ahead of the visit of Norwich surrounds captain Paul McKenna. The midfielder withdrew from last weekend`s game against Reading after feeling discomfort in a hamstring during the warm-up at the Madejski Stadium. The problem is not thought to be serious and McKenna hopes to get the green light to play but, with a two-week international break following this weekend`s fixtures, boss Billy Davies will not take any unnecessary risks. Kelvin Wilson is fit to play despite suffering a broken nose against Reading, but fellow defender Chris Gunter remains unavailable as he serves the second game of a three-match ban. Striker David McGoldrick is continuing his rehabilitation after shoulder surgery and is expected to be back in contention after the international break. Norwich could hand a debut to defender Leon Barnett. Barnett has arrived on loan from Premier League side West Brom and he could start in place of Michael Nelson. Nelson picked up an ankle injury in the closing stages of last Saturday`s 2-0 win over Swansea and is set for several weeks on the sidelines after a scan. Manager Paul Lambert made several changes for the midweek Carling Cup defeat at Blackburn and will recall a host of players for the trip to the City Ground. Goalkeeper John Ruddy, Andrew Surman, Chris Martin and Korey Smith should all come back into the side. Former Rangers left-back Steven Smith will have to wait for his first start as he is still recovering from an ankle injury while fellow defender Zak Whitbread is still not ready.

Formation:442Manager: Billy Davies

Nottm Forest

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Lee Camp
  • Luke Chambers
  • Wes Morgan
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Paul Anderson
  • Paul McKenna
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Chris Cohen
  • Dexter Blackstock
  • Robert Earnshaw
  • SUBS
  • Karl Darlow
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Dele Adebola
  • Nathan Tyson
  • Guy Moussi
  • Brendan Moloney
  • Joel Lynch

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Match Report

Forest denied first win Former Norwich striker Robert Earnshaw was denied by a post late on against his old club as Nottingham Forest failed to find their first win of the season. Forest took the lead against the run of play 10 minutes before half-time when Dexter Blackstock converted from the penalty spot after Russell Martin had tripped Paul Anderson. But Norwich, who twice hit the woodwork in the opening six minutes, levelled in the 42nd minute when Andrew Crofts scooped the ball over Lee Camp - once on loan at Carrow Road - from 12 yards. Both sides had chances to take the lead in the second half with Earnshaw being denied a winner in the 89th minute when his shot hit the post, but it ended 1-1. Norwich, bidding for three consecutive victories in the Championship for the first time since February 2008, made a bright start and were twice denied by the frame of the goal. First Chris Martin, back in the starting line-up after sitting out the Carling Cup defeat at Blackburn in midweek, turned Forest defender Wes Morgan before firing a shot against the crossbar. Martin was left frustrated again a minute later as he saw his free-kick from just outside the penalty area come back off the post. Forest took 17 minutes to conjure up an effort at goal and when it came Chris Cohen - on his 250th career appearance - cleared the target from 25 yards. The visitors continued to carve out opportunities and after Chris Martin cleared the bar from 25 yards, Korey Smith forced Camp into a fine save on the half-hour. But Forest opened the scoring against the run of play in the 35th minute. Russell Martin brought down Anderson and Blackstock beat City goalkeeper John Ruddy, who had saved the previous spot-kick he faced in the last-gasp home win over Swansea last Saturday. However, Norwich got the goal they deserved three minutes before the break when Crofts finished from 12 yards after Forest failed to clear their lines. Cohen fired another effort over the bar five minutes into the second half before Norwich came close to taking the lead, Andrew Surman`s 58th-minute corner being headed over by Elliott Ward. Luke Chambers headed over the bar from Cohen`s cross and Chris Martin did likewise when teed up by strike-partner Grant Holt moments later. Earnshaw tested Ruddy in the 69th minute before Holt was foiled by the feet of Camp as play immediately switched to the other end. Wes Hoolahan fired over the bar from 20 yards after Forest failed to clear Surman`s corner. But Forest came close to netting a late winner when Earnshaw saw his shot hit the post and Nathan Tyson headed over in injury time.

possession


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