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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

93mins

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

92mins

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

92mins

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

87mins

Simon Lappin on for Andrew Surman.

85mins

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.

85mins

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

84mins

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.

83mins

Centre by Liam Lawrence.

82mins

David Cotterill replaces Joel Ward.

81mins

Jonathan Hogg produces a cross.

81mins

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

81mins

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

80mins

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

77mins

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.

77mins

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

73mins

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

68mins

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.

67mins

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

67mins

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

66mins

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

65mins

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

65mins

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

64mins

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

62mins

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

62mins

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

60mins

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

57mins

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

57mins

David Nugent takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

56mins

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

56mins

Jonathan Hogg takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

55mins

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

55mins

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

54mins

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

52mins

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.

50mins

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.

49mins

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

47mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

44mins

A cross is delivered by Carl Dickinson.

43mins

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

39mins

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

39mins

Grant Holt takes a shot. Clearance by Aaron Mokoena.

37mins

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

34mins

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.

33mins

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

32mins

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

31mins

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

28mins

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

28mins

Corner taken by David Fox, clearance by Nwankwo Kanu.

28mins

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

23mins

Centre by Russell Martin, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

21mins

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

18mins

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.

16mins

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

15mins

Marc Tierney sends in a cross.

11mins

The ball is crossed by Simeon Jackson.

9mins

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.

8mins

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

8mins

Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Mokoena.

7mins

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.

2mins

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

1mins

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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