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  • Date:18 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Deepdale
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

The official flags Simeon Jackson offside. Free kick taken by Wayne Brown.

93mins

Grant Holt leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Gill.

93mins

Wesley Hoolahan produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

91mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Adam Drury. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Grant Holt takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

90mins

Foul by Simon Lappin on Darel Russell, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

89mins

Adam Drury fouled by Iain Hume, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Lappin takes the free kick.

89mins

Short corner worked by Simon Lappin.

87mins

Adam Barton takes a shot. Blocked by Wesley Hoolahan. Iain Hume takes a outswinging corner.

86mins

Darel Russell produces a cross, save made by John Ruddy.

86mins

Darel Russell sends in a cross, save by John Ruddy.

84mins

Adam Barton takes a shot. Blocked by Elliott Ward. Outswinging corner taken by Iain Hume from the right by-line, save by John Ruddy.

83mins

Foul by Darel Russell on Adam Drury, free kick awarded. Adam Drury restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Simeon Jackson replaces Chris Martin.

80mins

The ball is swung over by David Gray.

78mins

Jon Parkin is adjudged to have handled the ball. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Darel Russell has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

76mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Billy Jones. Wayne Brown restarts play with the free kick.

76mins

Iain Hume produces a cross.

74mins

A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by David Gray.

73mins

Adam Barton fouled by Wesley Hoolahan, the ref awards a free kick. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

David Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Simon Lappin, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.

71mins

The official flags Jon Parkin offside. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

71mins

Chris Brown replaces Paul Hayes.

71mins

Chris Martin has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

69mins

Centre by David Gray.

67mins

Foul by Adam Barton on Chris Martin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Russell Martin.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Crofts on Paul Hayes. Wayne Brown takes the direct free kick.

64mins

David Gray delivers the ball, clearance made by Wesley Hoolahan. Corner taken by Paul Hayes from the left by-line played to the near post, Simon Lappin makes a clearance.

62mins

Grant Holt gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 0-1 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Korey Smith.

61mins

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor from the right by-line, Shot by Billy Jones. Andrew Crofts gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor from the right by-line, Darel Russell has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.

61mins

The ball is sent over by Iain Hume, Simon Lappin makes a clearance.

60mins

Simon Lappin produces a cross, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

60mins

Foul by Jon Parkin on Leon Barnett, free kick awarded. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

56mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Korey Smith. Adam Barton is booked. (Preston) makes a substitution, with Danny Mayor coming on for Paul Parry. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.

54mins

The ball is delivered by Iain Hume, save made by John Ruddy.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Grant Holt. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Adam Barton takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry from the right by-line, Header by Sean St. Ledger from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

51mins

Iain Hume sends in a cross, Header from close range by Jon Parkin misses to the right of the target.

50mins

The ball is sent over by Russell Martin, Grant Holt has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

50mins

The ball is sent over by Russell Martin, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean St. Ledger on Chris Martin. Simon Lappin takes the direct free kick.

49mins

Adam Barton takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in.

49mins

David Gray delivers the ball, clearance made by Elliott Ward.

48mins

Darel Russell delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Iain Hume misses to the left of the goal.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Brown on Grant Holt. Chris Martin takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Shot by Grant Holt from deep inside the area hits the post.

46mins

Keith Treacy leaves the field to be replaced by Iain Hume.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Leon Barnett by Jon Parkin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

43mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Sean St. Ledger results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Simon Lappin, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Grant Holt misses to the right of the target.

42mins

Foul by David Gray on Wesley Hoolahan, free kick awarded. Wesley Hoolahan takes the free kick.

41mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin from the left by-line, Andrew Crofts challenges Wayne Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

41mins

Corner taken by Simon Lappin from the left by-line to the near post, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.

39mins

The ball is crossed by Jon Parkin, clearance made by Elliott Ward.

37mins

Wayne Brown challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

36mins

The ball is swung over by David Gray, save made by John Ruddy.

30mins

Effort from just outside the area by Chris Martin goes over the bar.

28mins

Russell Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Treacy. The ball is sent over by Keith Treacy, Sean St. Ledger takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

26mins

Simon Lappin fouled by Jon Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. Jon Parkin goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. The ball is crossed by Simon Lappin, Andrew Crofts takes a shot. David Gray makes a clearance.

26mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Simon Lappin, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball, clearance by Wayne Brown.

21mins

Outswinging corner taken by Simon Lappin, Grant Holt takes a shot.

21mins

A cross is delivered by Adam Drury, clearance by Wayne Brown.

20mins

Chris Martin takes a shot. Wayne Brown gets a block in.

19mins

The official flags Jon Parkin offside. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

19mins

Keith Treacy delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Paul Hayes misses to the left of the goal.

19mins

Simon Lappin produces a cross, Billy Jones makes a clearance.

18mins

A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, blocked by Korey Smith.

18mins

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

17mins

The referee blows for offside. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

The ball is delivered by David Gray, clearance made by Leon Barnett.

15mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Lappin, Header from deep inside the area by Leon Barnett goes over the bar.

15mins

A cross is delivered by Russell Martin, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Jon Parkin handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Elliott Ward.

11mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Lappin, Header from close in by Grant Holt misses to the right of the target.

10mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin from the left by-line to the near post.

9mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Hayes, John Ruddy makes a save. Effort from deep inside the area by Paul Parry misses to the right of the target.

9mins

Paul Parry delivers the ball, clearance by Russell Martin.

5mins

Elliott Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.

5mins

Adam Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Crofts.

4mins

Simon Lappin produces a cross, Leon Barnett has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

3mins

Paul Parry challenges Simon Lappin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wesley Hoolahan takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Wesley Hoolahan has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

1mins

Paul Hayes delivers the ball, save made by John Ruddy.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Hume bow for North End Preston boss Darren Ferguson is expected to hand a debut to Iain Hume when Norwich visit Deepdale after the Barnsley striker joined on loan with a view to a permanent deal. Ferguson, who starts a three-match touchline ban, is hoping Hume`s arrival will give his side a much-needed lift after Tuesday`s 2-1 home defeat to Nottingham Forest condemned North End to a fifth defeat in six games. On-loan Manchester United duo Matt James and Josh King missed out against Forest due to ankle injuries sustained in last Saturday's defeat at Burnley. Neither player was fit to face Forest on Tuesday but James may return against Norwich and defender Billy Jones is available again after suspension. Midfielders Keith Treacy and Paul Coutts sustained groin strains in midweek and will be assessed. Norwich manager Paul Lambert has no new injury worries to contend with. Anthony McNamee was rewarded for his second-half display in the come-from-behind home win over Barnsley last Saturday with his first start of the season in the defeat at Doncaster on Tuesday. It remains to be seen whether Lambert sticks with the same starting line-up or opts to tinker which could mean a place in the line-up for Simon Lappin. Michael Nelson (ankle) and Andrew Surman (knee) are long-term absentees while defenders Steven Smith (ankle) and Zak Whitbread (calf) are training with the first team but lack full match fitness. The Canaries will face former midfielder Darel Russell for the first time since his summer exit from Carrow Road.

Formation:442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Preston

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Andy Lonergan
  • David Gray
  • Wayne Brown
  • Sean St. Ledger
  • Darel Russell
  • Paul Parry
  • Billy Jones
  • Adam Barton
  • Keith Treacy
  • Jon Parkin
  • Paul Hayes
  • SUBS
  • Andreas Arestidou
  • Craig Morgan
  • Paul Coutts
  • Chris Brown
  • Danny Mayor
  • Iain Hume
  • Conor McLaughlin

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Match Report

Holt hits goal trail Captain Grant Holt was back on the goal trail to earn Norwich a 1-0 victory over Preston, only their second league win at Deepdale in 39 years. Holt was twice denied by the woodwork in the first half and had several other opportunities before finally making one count in the 62nd minute after good work from Korey Smith and Wes Hoolahan. It was the first goal Holt had scored in six games and it helped Norwich bounce back from Tuesday night's defeat at Doncaster while condemning Preston to a fourth successive loss. City made a promising start and Hoolahan, still without a goal this season, let fly from 25 yards but failed to find the target. Moments later, the visitors had another opening. This time a cross from Simon Lappin, back in the side at the expense of Anthony McNamee, found on-loan defender Leon Barnett but he headed wide under pressure. Preston, on the back of five defeats in six league games, had their first chance in the 10th minute although Paul Parry could only scoop the ball over the bar after goalkeeper John Ruddy had partially punched away Paul Hayes' corner. Norwich responded with a couple of corners of their own and from both deliveries by Lappin, captain Grant Holt and Barnett could not force goalkeeper Andy Lonergan into action. Jon Parkin, with two goals in his last two games, forced a smart save from Ruddy in the 18th minute before Hayes, released by Norwich as a youngster, headed wide as Preston threatened. The Canaries then came closest to breaking the deadlock in the 21st minute when Holt headed another Lappin corner against the crossbar from close range. Preston were awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position seven minutes later but Sean St Ledger's looping header was dealt with by Ruddy and Chris Martin fired over from 25 yards at the other end. Norwich finished the first half on top and Holt twice came close to giving his side the lead. First he glanced a Lappin cross wide from 12 yards before his 12-yard volley crashed against the post in injury time. Preston made a change at the break with Iain Hume, signed on loan from Barnsley, replacing Keith Treacy for his debut. The Canada international nearly made an immediate impact when he headed a cross from Darel Russell, facing his former club for the first time since his summer break, wide from 12 yards. Holt headed a chance wide before Hume crossed for Parkin but the giant forward headed wide from six yards while Ruddy had to tip over a long-range effort from Adam Barton. Russell then nodded a corner from substitute Danny Mayor over the bar and then Norwich took the lead in the 62nd minute, Holt netting from 12 yards after being played in by Smith. Martin and Hoolahan had chances to put the result beyond doubt but Norwich comfortably held on.

Form Guide

    LLWLLL
  • Preston
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • LWWDWL

Last Meetings

  • Preston
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 14/02/2009
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 2
  • Preston
  • 08/11/2008
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Preston
  • 02/02/2008
  • Preston
  • 0 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 11/08/2007
  • Preston
  • 2 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 20/02/2007
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 0
  • Preston
  • 08/08/2006

Top Scorers

Preston

  • J Parkin 2
  • P Hayes 1
  • K Treacy 1
  • A Barton 1

Norwich

  • A Crofts 2
  • M Nelson 1
  • G Holt 1
  • R Martin 1
  • S Jackson 1
  • C Martin 1

Goals

Preston

    • Total goals 18
    • Goals per game 5
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 9
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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