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Marc-Antoine Fortune has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by Shane Long. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
Kyle Naughton challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Shorey crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
Corner taken by Andrew Crofts from the right by-line.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Russell Martin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Dawson on Steve Morison. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Fox.
Effort on goal by James Morrison from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Andrew Crofts on for Anthony Pilkington.
Bradley Johnson goes off and David Fox comes on.
Steve Morison scores a headed goal from close range. West Brom 1-2 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Grant Holt.
Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, Craig Dawson takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
The ball is crossed by Simon Cox, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.
Marc-Antoine Fortune is brought on as a substitute for Jerome Thomas.
Grant Holt challenges Nicky Shorey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Gareth McAuley. Gonzalo Jara Reyes takes the direct free kick.
Headed effort from close range by Craig Dawson goes wide left of the goal.
Corner taken by Nicky Shorey played to the near post, clearance by Russell Martin.
Jerome Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Martin. Free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.
Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman, Close range headed effort by Steve Morison clears the crossbar.
Bradley Johnson takes a shot. James Morrison gets a block in.
Graham Dorrans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andrew Surman from right wing.
Steve Morison challenges Craig Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Simeon Jackson leaves the field to be replaced by Grant Holt.
Jerome Thomas provided the assist for the goal.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Daniel Ayala on Jerome Thomas. Daniel Ayala is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Penalty taken right-footed by Shane Long and scored. West Brom 1-1 Norwich.Assist by Jerome Thomas.
Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Andrew Surman.
Simon Cox takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, John Ruddy makes a save.
Shane Long takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
Peter Odemwingie goes off and Shane Long comes on. Graham Dorrans comes on in place of Paul Scharner.
Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Steve Morison results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Dawson.
Shot from just outside the area by James Morrison goes over the bar.
Bradley Johnson challenges Simon Cox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gonzalo Jara Reyes restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman, clearance by Craig Dawson.
Shot from just outside the box by Paul Scharner misses to the right of the goal.
Shot from just outside the box by James Morrison goes over the bar.
Kyle Naughton delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Dawson by Steve Morison. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.
Goal scored by Andrew Surman from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 0-1 Norwich.Assist by Wesley Hoolahan.
James Morrison takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.
Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, clearance made by Kyle Naughton.
The ball is sent over by Anthony Pilkington, Headed effort on goal by Steve Morison from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by James Morrison.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Morrison from the left by-line, Shot by Paul Scharner from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Foul by Daniel Ayala on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Morrison.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Zak Whitbread gets a block in.
The referee blows for offside. Zak Whitbread restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Gonzalo Jara Reyes on Simeon Jackson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.
James Morrison takes a shot. Clearance made by Andrew Surman.
Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey from the right by-line, Steve Morison manages to make a clearance.
James Morrison takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Bradley Johnson.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Pilkington, Youssouf Mulumbu manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Andrew Surman on James Morrison, free kick awarded. Gonzalo Jara Reyes takes the free kick.
Steve Morison sends in a cross, Ben Foster makes a save.
Simon Cox takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
Effort on goal by Simeon Jackson from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
The ball is crossed by Simon Cox, clearance made by Anthony Pilkington.
The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, save by John Ruddy.
Steve Morison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Dawson. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Peter Odemwingie goes wide of the left-hand post.
Steve Morison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James Morrison, save by John Ruddy.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Daniel Ayala. James Morrison produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Steve Morison concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth McAuley. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.
Hodgson unconcerned by goal drought
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson insists he is not worried about his team's lack of goals, despite them failing to find the net in their last three Barclays Premier League matches.
The Baggies are also the division's lowest scorers at home, with just seven goals in 10 games at The Hawthorns.
However, Hodgson believes there are mitigating circumstances for their goal drought.
"I don't compartmentalise to that extent," he said ahead of Saturday`s game with Norwich.
"We didn't score against Everton, a weakened team failed to score against Tottenham and I don't think that's such a major surprise.
"We got back to scoring goals against Cardiff (in the FA Cup) which is good, and lets hope that will continue tomorrow."
Despite his team's lack of success in front of goal, Hodgson believes he is not in desperate need of a striker during the January transfer window.
"I wouldn't say so necessarily," he said. "Obviously, like everyone else at this level of football, if you can bring in two or three players in various positions at this stage of the season and let some players who have maybe not featured in your team move on and get regular football, you're happy to take that chance when it comes along.
"We're not unhappy with the squad we've got. I believe that the group of players we've got will get us through the season and help us to achieve our goals.
"But I would be lying if I didn't also say it would be good for the club if we could bring in several new faces."
West Brom on Friday unveiled their first signing of the transfer window in midfielder Scott Allan, who was signed from Dundee United in a deal worth around #300,00 and has gone straight into the squad for the game with Norwich.
Meanwhile, Norwich manager Paul Lambert admits he is frustrated he cannot attract players in the transfer window because the club cannot compete with the wages paid by the rest of the Premier League.
Lambert has handed a list of targets to the club but so far has drawn a blank in his attempts to persuade anyone to go to Carrow Road.
And that is despite a stirring first half of the season which has seen Norwich in the top half of the table with a healthy 25 points and playing free-flowing football.
Lambert said: "We're not making inroads. It's frustrating. We can't do the wages, that is a problem.
"The lads need a hand but you have to bring them (reinforcements) in to play. It's no good bringing people in here that I think are not going to play or be a squad player or just make up the numbers.
"At the minute we are not making any headway.
"People have the wrong perception of the money Norwich have got to spend. You hear funds are available all the time, but when you look at the prices we can't compete with that. We are nowhere near. It's hard.
"The club two years ago was flat on its face. We have a structure here which might stabilise it, but you still have to get players in you think could help.
"You'd love to be linked with players of #10million and #12million and pay their wages but we're not and that's the reality of it."
Norwich visit the Hawthorns with revenge on their minds, considering Roy Hodgson's side won 1-0 at Carrow Road earlier this season. They can also strike a psychological blow ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round tie against Albion later this month
Lambert said: "We are playing very well. We look as if we can hurt teams and we are going there with a lot of confidence. I've got no problem with the lads who are here, they have been brilliant for me this season."
Goalkeeper John Ruddy, who returns after missing the FA Cup win against Burnley after his partner gave birth to their daughter, will be looking to keep the first clean sheet of the season.
Lambert will make a late decision on defender Marc Tierney after a groin problem while Elliott Ward and James Vaughan are back in training after knee injuries but still a couple of weeks off returning.
Canaries send Baggies crashing
West Brom crashed to their third straight Barclays Premier League defeat as Steve Morison's header sealed a 2-1 victory for Norwich at The Hawthorns.
Albion, who had not netted in their previous three league matches, went close in the first half as Peter Odemwingie's shot was tipped onto the crossbar and James Morrison had an effort cleared off the line, only for Andrew Surman's volley to then hand the Canaries the advantage in the 43rd minute.
Fit-again Shane Long came off the bench and equalised with a penalty in the 68th to bring the Baggies' goal drought to an end, but it was not enough to salvage them a point, Morison nodding in the winner 11 minutes from time.
The result means 15th-placed West Brom are now only five points above the relegation zone, while Norwich, who have recorded back-to-back away wins in the league, remain ninth.
Albion had some key players back in their squad for the game, midfielders Jerome Thomas, Youssouf Mulumbu and Paul Scharner all returning to the starting line-up after injuries, while Long, recently sidelined by a back problem, was named as a substitute.
Norwich manager Paul Lambert made five changes to his team, with goalkeeper John Ruddy coming back in for Declan Rudd and Morison replacing Grant Holt up front.
Odemwingie made the first attempt on goal in the fifth minute, chesting the ball down midway through the visitors' half before letting fly with a strike that Ruddy dived to push on to the bar.
Six minutes later the Canaries made contact with the woodwork themselves, a mix-up at the back for West Brom seeing the ball come off Morison and roll against the outside of the post.
Odemwingie then tried his luck again, firing wide from the edge of the box, before Simeon Jackson scooped one over at the other end.
Simon Cox, scorer of a hat-trick in the hosts' FA Cup victory over Cardiff last weekend, found himself in on goal in the 21st minute but Ruddy came out to block his shot.
Albion appealed for a penalty when Thomas appeared to be tripped by Daniel Ayala in the area but referee Mike Dean allowed play to continue, and it then took a goalline clearance by Surman to keep out a drive from Morrison.
The Baggies continued to press and there was another important intervention as Zak Whitbread slid to get in the way of Thomas' shot.
Having weathered the storm, though, Norwich then had a chance when Morison met Anthony Pilkington's cross, sending his header wide.
And with two minutes of the first half remaining, the visitors snatched the lead as Surman caught Wes Hoolahan's cross sweetly to rifle the ball past Ben Foster.
West Brom went in search of a leveller after the restart, but Morrison and Scharner blazed attempts over the bar.
Morrison then went closer with a dipping effort from distance that was just too high.
Albion boss Roy Hodgson refreshed his forward line in the 63rd minute by bringing on Long for Odemwingie - as well as Graham Dorrans for Scharner - and the Republic of Ireland international immediately brought a save out of Ruddy, before teeing up Cox to do the same.
Moments later, a wild-looking challenge on Thomas by Ayala saw the Baggies awarded a penalty, and Long stepped up to calmly sweep it in.
Lambert made an attacking adjustment of his own by withdrawing Jackson for Holt, who also had a swift impact.
Mulumbu lost the ball in the 79th minute and as Norwich broke forward, Holt provided a great cross from the left for Morison to convert.
West Brom pushed for a second equaliser, but their efforts were in vain as Norwich claimed all three points.
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