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  • Date:02 May 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fratton Park
  • Attendance:17,113
Norwich are promoted
  • Jackson (49)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:50 +2.50

The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, Grant Holt makes a clearance.

91:44 +1.44

The offside flag is raised against Simeon Jackson. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

91:04 +1.04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Grant Holt. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

86:07

Simon Lappin on for Andrew Surman.

84:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zak Whitbread on David Nugent. Centre by Liam Lawrence, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Hermann Hreidarsson misses to the right of the target.

84:28

Effort from outside the penalty area by Wesley Hoolahan goes wide left of the target.

83:36

Henri Lansbury fouled by David Cotterill, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Webber is brought on as a substitute for Nwankwo Kanu. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Ward.

82:57

Centre by Liam Lawrence.

81:01

David Cotterill replaces Joel Ward.

80:52

Jonathan Hogg produces a cross.

80:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Simeon Jackson. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Mokoena.

80:04

Simeon Jackson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

79:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nwankwo Kanu. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

76:54

Foul by Zak Whitbread on Nwankwo Kanu, free kick awarded. Henri Lansbury joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Fox. Hayden Mullins takes the free kick.

76:36

Andrew Crofts crosses the ball, Aaron Mokoena manages to make a clearance.

72:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

67:33

Ritchie De Laet concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Surman. Liam Lawrence on for Carl Dickinson. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

66:33

Andrew Surman takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

66:21

Andrew Surman takes a shot. Aaron Mokoena gets a block in.

65:53

Simeon Jackson sends in a cross, clearance by Greg Halford.

64:11

Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

64:06

The ball is crossed by Simeon Jackson, Greg Halford gets a block in.

63:21

Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Greg Halford results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Andrew Surman, clearance by Aaron Mokoena.

61:35

The referee blows for offside against Nwankwo Kanu. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

61:02

Handball decision goes against Wesley Hoolahan. Jonathan Hogg takes the indirect free kick.

59:09

Close range shot by Simeon Jackson goes wide of the left-hand upright.

56:50

Jonathan Hogg produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

56:39

David Nugent takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

55:55

Corner taken right-footed by Hayden Mullins from the left by-line, clearance by Andrew Surman.

55:39

Jonathan Hogg takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

54:39

Corner taken by Andrew Surman from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.

54:25

Russell Martin takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

53:59

Joel Ward crosses the ball, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.

51:21

Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Fox. Andrew Surman crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Ritchie De Laet makes a clearance.

49:59

David Fox crosses the ball, Simeon Jackson grabs a headed goal from close range. Portsmouth 0-1 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from David Fox.

48:01

Grant Holt challenges Hayden Mullins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.

46:38

Effort on goal by Simeon Jackson from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

46:00 +1.00

Grant Holt fouled by Hermann Hreidarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

45:30 +0.30

Unfair challenge on Greg Halford by Elliott Ward results in a free kick. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.

43:39

A cross is delivered by Carl Dickinson.

42:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Andrew Surman. Hayden Mullins restarts play with the free kick.

38:46

Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman from the right by-line.

38:29

Grant Holt takes a shot. Clearance by Aaron Mokoena.

36:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Surman on Jonathan Hogg. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hogg.

33:37

Unfair challenge on Zak Whitbread by Carl Dickinson results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by David Fox, Headed effort from inside the area by Elliott Ward misses to the left of the goal.

32:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hermann Hreidarsson on Russell Martin. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

31:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Elliott Ward on Joel Ward. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.

30:27

Foul by Hermann Hreidarsson on Andrew Crofts, free kick awarded. Hermann Hreidarsson shown a yellow card. Zak Whitbread takes the free kick.

27:55

Elliott Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

27:07

Corner taken by David Fox, clearance by Nwankwo Kanu.

27:01

The ball is swung over by Andrew Crofts, clearance by Ritchie De Laet.

22:05

Centre by Russell Martin, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

20:41

Joel Ward is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

17:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ward on Marc Tierney. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Fox from left wing.

15:07

Grant Holt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

14:57

Marc Tierney sends in a cross.

10:29

The ball is crossed by Simeon Jackson.

8:26

Aaron Mokoena challenges Simeon Jackson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Mokoena is booked. The ball is crossed by David Fox, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Andrew Crofts goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

7:47

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Carl Dickinson makes a clearance.

7:28

Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Mokoena.

6:23

Hermann Hreidarsson challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrew Surman from right channel, clearance by Ritchie De Laet.

1:42

Zak Whitbread has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

0:31

Aaron Mokoena challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Fox produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

Match Preview

Duo likely to miss out Portsmouth are set to be without Liam Lawrence and Dave Kitson for Monday's visit of Norwich. Winger Lawrence missed both matches over Easter with the torn calf muscle he sustained at Cardiff a week earlier, and striker Kitson sat out Monday's 1-1 draw at Burnley after injuring his ribs against Swansea on Saturday. The duo are not expected to be fit to face the Canaries but they could return at Scunthorpe on the final day of the season. On-loan Manchester United full-back Ritchie de Laet limped off at Turf Moor with a calf injury and needs a fitness test along with midfielder Joel Ward, who also has calf trouble. Defender Ricardo Rocha is suspended for the remainder of the season. Norwich manager Paul Lambert will wait to analyse the fitness of defender Zak Whitbread before naming his squad. Whitbread picked up a hip injury during the 3-2 defeat of Derby on Easter Monday so on-loan Blackpool man Rob Edwards could make a start. Striker Chris Martin will again be on the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury as Simeon Jackson partners captain Grant Holt in attack. Jackson scored his second hat-trick in the space of six games to beat the Rams and has come into form at the perfect time. Fellow striker Sam Vokes has been recalled by parent club Wolves but Oli Johnson and Owain Tudur Jones are back at Carrow Road after loan spells with Yeovil and Brentford respectively. Striker Aaron Wilbraham will miss the run in with a back injury and is joined on the casualty list by defender Leon Barnett (hamstring). The Canaries will return to the Barclays Premier League with a victory if Cardiff lose to Middlesbrough earlier in the day.

Formation:4231Manager: Steve Cotterill

Portsmouth

Formation: 4132Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Jamie Ashdown
  • Ritchie De Laet
  • Greg Halford
  • Aaron Mokoena
  • Hermann Hreidarsson
  • Hayden Mullins
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • David Nugent
  • Joel Ward
  • Carl Dickinson
  • Nwankwo Kanu
  • SUBS
  • Darryl Flahavan
  • Liam Lawrence
  • Danny Webber
  • David Cotterill
  • Nadir Ciftci

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Match Report

Jackson sends Canaries up Simeon Jackson kept up his hot streak to fire Norwich back into the Barclays Premier League after a 1-0 win at Portsmouth. The striker headed his ninth goal in seven matches to sink stubborn Portsmouth and secure promotion for Paul Lambert's side. Third-placed Cardiff's shock home defeat by Middlesbrough meant Norwich kicked off knowing a win on the south coast would ensure they went up with a game to spare. And Jackson, formerly of Rushden and Gillingham, will now be lining up against Manchester United and Chelsea next season after his priceless strike completed a remarkable rise for the Canaries. City dropped out of the Premier League six years ago and hit rock-bottom when they were at the foot of League One on the opening day of last season following a 7-1 defeat by Colchester. Their reaction to that hammering was to promptly hire the opposition manager, and just 20 months later Lambert's Norwich have become the first team to achieve back-to-back promotions to the top flight since Manchester City in 2000. On a memorable night for the Norfolk club, more than 3,000 fans partied in the away stand while club shareholder and chief cheerleader Delia Smith celebrated in the directors' box. Expectation was in the air after Cardiff's implosion in the evening's early kick-off, and Norwich should have taken the lead with less than a minute on the clock. David Fox's free-kick was deflected high into the air and onto the head of defender Zak Whitbread, but he nodded wide from all of three yards out. Moments later Andrew Surman's cross was half-cleared to the feet of Jackson but the striker was off target for once. Pompey may have had little to play for, but they were clearly not in the mood to host a party and Aaron Mokoena and Hermann Hreidarsson were soon in referee Andy D'Urso's notebook for some pretty unfriendly challenges. City's skipper and top scorer Grant Holt fashioned their best chance of the first half, expertly controlling Fox's high ball on his in-step and turning Mokoena at the same time. But his prod past Jamie Ashdown had no power and Mokoena was able to recover and clear the danger. Two minutes into the second half Norwich passed up another good chance when Jackson tore past Mokoena to reach Holt's lobbed pass only to slide his angled shot wide. But Jackson made no mistake three minutes later to send the City fans behind the goal wild. Andrew Crofts found Fox in space and the midfielder swung in a superb cross for Jackson to bury his header past Ashdown. Portsmouth, to their credit, tried to hit back and twice Kanu was denied from close range. But nothing was going to deny Norwich, who have doggedly pursued runaway leaders QPR all season. And, barring an FA points deduction for Rangers, City's victory means the npower Championship automatic promotion and relegation issues are all settled with a week of the season still to go.

Form Guide

    LDLLDD
  • Portsmouth
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • WLDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 0 - 2
  • Portsmouth
  • 11/12/2010
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 12/03/2003
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 21/09/2002
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 02/12/2001
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 23/10/2001
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 02/12/2000

Top Scorers

Portsmouth

  • D Nugent 12
  • D Kitson 8
  • G Halford 4
  • J Ward 3
  • N Kanu 2
  • H Mullins 2
  • M Brown 2
  • L Lawrence 2
  • A Mokoena 2
  • H Hreidarsson 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • D Cotterill 1
  • N Ciftci 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 17
  • S Jackson 12
  • A Crofts 8
  • W Hoolahan 6
  • R Martin 5
  • C Martin 4
  • H Lansbury 4
  • A Surman 3
  • A Drury 1
  • A Wilbraham 1
  • D Fox 1
  • L Barnett 1
  • Z Whitbread 1
  • E Ward 1
  • DL Pacheco 1

Goals

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 110
    • Goals per game 52
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 138
    • Goals per game 80
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 13 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 13 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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