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  • Date:07 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:23,675
  • Hooper (12) Hooper (12)
    Fer (88)
Goal!

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94:00 +4.00

Martin Olsson makes a clearance.

The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

92:04 +2.04

Shot by Saido Berahino went wide right of the post.

91:27 +1.27

Shane Long takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Ruddy catches the ball.

89:50

Luciano Becchio comes on in place of Gary Hooper.

89:45

Russell Martin replaces Steven Whittaker.

88:23

Leroy Fer slots the ball right footed into the goal. West Brom 0-2 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Nathan Redmond.

88:06

The ball is crossed by Saido Berahino.

86:55

Billy Jones crosses the ball.

86:40

Clearance by Steven Whittaker.

85:37

The ball is crossed by Shane Long.

84:46

Martin Olsson makes a clearance.

84:35

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in.

83:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Saido Berahino.

82:43

Billy Jones crosses the ball.

81:32

The ball is sent over by Matej Vydra.

81:27

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line.

81:01

Stephane Sessegnon sends in a cross.

80:08

Matej Vydra is brought on as a substitute for Victor Anichebe.

79:23

Clearance made by Claudio Yacob.

78:47

Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Nathan Redmond unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:11

Shane Long has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

77:00

Josh Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones.

76:26

Bradley Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

76:03

Foul by Diego Lugano on Gary Hooper, free kick awarded.

75:48

Johan Elmander leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Murphy.

74:56

Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

74:51

The ball is sent over by Stephane Sessegnon.

73:30

John Ruddy is booked.

72:39

Corner taken by Nathan Redmond.

71:28

Martin Olsson fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick.

71:09

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

70:16

Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.

69:44

Victor Anichebe takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in.

68:38

Billy Jones sends in a cross.

68:24

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Johnson.

67:27

Shane Long takes a weak shot. John Ruddy blocks the ball.

67:22

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Howson.

66:39

Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

66:14

Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson.

66:05

Billy Jones sends in a cross.

63:44

Victor Anichebe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Ruddy blocks the ball.

63:38

Shot by Stephane Sessegnon. John Ruddy fumbles the ball.

62:47

Clearance made by Steven Whittaker.

62:16

Jonathan Howson takes a shot and cleared the goal.

60:25

The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt.

58:30

The ball is sent over by Youssouf Mulumbu.

56:12

The ball is swung over by Nathan Redmond.

55:32

Clearance by Billy Jones.

52:58

Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt.

52:12

Foul by Steven Whittaker on Shane Long, free kick awarded.

51:09

Stephane Sessegnon takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

49:54

Foul by Michael Turner on Gareth McAuley, free kick awarded.

49:42

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

49:05

Centre by Johan Elmander.

46:35

Billy Jones takes a shot. John Ruddy safely holds on.

46:26

The ball is crossed by Shane Long.

45:50

Stephane Sessegnon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Martin Olsson gets a block in.

45:47

Header at goal by Victor Anichebe. Martin Olsson gets a block in.

45:14

The ball is delivered by Saido Berahino.

The second half begins.

45:01

Shane Long comes on in place of Liam Ridgewell.

It is the end of the first-half.

44:56

Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.

44:26

Diego Lugano makes a clearance.

42:10

John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

41:51

Victor Anichebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sebastien Bassong.

40:50

John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

40:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Morgan Amalfitano.

38:59

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line.

38:26

Morgan Amalfitano delivers the ball.

37:39

Liam Ridgewell manages to make a clearance.

35:10

Johan Elmander manages to make a clearance.

34:15

Victor Anichebe takes a shot. A parry by John Ruddy prevents the goal.

33:26

Header by Gareth McAuley goes to the left of the goal.

32:58

The ball is crossed by Morgan Amalfitano.

32:34

Free kick taken by Gareth McAuley.

32:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Gary Hooper.

31:12

Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.

30:32

Unfair challenge on Nathan Redmond by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick.

29:05

Nathan Redmond takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

28:51

Billy Jones crosses the ball.

27:47

Johan Elmander takes a shot. Liam Ridgewell gets a block in.

26:39

Chris Brunt goes into the book.

26:37

Foul by Chris Brunt on Nathan Redmond, free kick awarded.

26:19

Shot comes in from Nathan Redmond from the free kick. Boaz Myhill blocks the ball.

25:26

Foul by Billy Jones on Leroy Fer, free kick awarded.

19:03

The ball is delivered by Morgan Amalfitano.

18:59

Short corner taken by Morgan Amalfitano from the right by-line.

17:48

Youssouf Mulumbu takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Ruddy catches the ball.

16:30

Clearance by Boaz Myhill.

15:40

Liam Ridgewell crosses the ball.

14:53

Shot by Stephane Sessegnon. Blocked by Michael Turner.

14:00

Jonathan Howson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon.

13:38

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.

12:49

Gary Hooper grabs a goal with a right foot finish. West Brom 0-1 Norwich.

10:56

Morgan Amalfitano delivers the ball.

10:19

The ball is delivered by Billy Jones.

9:02

Clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.

8:45

John Ruddy takes the free kick.

8:09

A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker.

6:54

Liam Ridgewell produces a cross.

6:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Brunt.

5:42

Clearance made by Nathan Redmond.

4:57

John Ruddy fouled by Gareth McAuley, the ref awards a free kick.

4:46

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line.

4:10

Chris Brunt takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Turner.

2:57

Bradley Johnson takes the free kick.

2:30

Unfair challenge on Johan Elmander by Diego Lugano results in a free kick.

0:06

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Clarke gearing up for vital period West Brom head coach Steve Clarke believes the next few weeks will define his team's season. Albion face Norwich at The Hawthorns on Saturday following back-to-back defeats in the space of five days to Newcastle and Manchester City. With matches against Cardiff and Hull to follow, and then the busy festive period, Clarke knows this is a vital time for the Baggies to collect points, particularly after falling behind his targets. "This is a key period for everybody (at the club)," said Clarke. "We've had some really good performances, but haven't picked up the points we had to. "Now we're going into a period where we've lost a couple, and that can always happen. "When you're in a good moment you have to pick up the points, so now we're a little behind where we wanted to be which we have to address that over the next few games, starting Saturday. "This time of year - December, January - you know after that period whether you will be fighting at the bottom or trying to chase those at the top. "So that's what we have to do over the next few games, define where our season is going to be." Clarke refused to concede that at this stage of the season the clash with Norwich had become a 'must-win' encounter given the form of both clubs. Clarke added: "You can't define any game at this stage of the season. There are too many points to play for, but that's not to say it's not an important game. "I'm sure the fans are expecting us to beat Norwich. We managed to do it last year, and this season we have to do the same. "It was a difficult home game with them last year. We turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 victory, which was good for us at the time. "Then we went down there at the end of the season when Norwich were still fighting for Premier League survival, and they turned us over 4-0, so that's still fresh in the mind." The Canaries, however, are going through their own crisis that has placed manager Chris Hughton under severe pressure and made him the favourite as next for the sack. Norwich face Albion following a run of five successive away defeats, conceding 22 goals - albeit playing Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Newcastle and Liverpool. Clarke believes Hughton deserves credit for what he has achieved with City so far, but will be all too aware the scrutiny he is under at present comes with the job. "They're a good footballing team, always 100 per cent committed, always play for their manager, so we're expecting a difficult game," added Clarke. "For me, I think Chris has done a terrific job, but the way the game is now - you see the number of sackings in recent weeks - it's a high-pressure business. "We know when we sit in the hot seat that is what can happen to you. "The short-termism of the game means you could be the next one under pressure, which we all expect. "So Chris is aware of the job and its perils, but he has a good team and a good squad of players that always play well for him." Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu returns from a one-match ban, although centre-back Jonas Olsson is suspended for one game after collecting five yellow cards. Chris Hughton is prepared to turn nasty if it helps his struggling Norwich side to climb up the Premier League table. The Norwich boss is renowned as one of football's nice guys but a crushing 5-1 defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday, in which Luis Suarez scored four goals, on the back of a 7-0 defeat against Manchester City last month, would try the patience of the most mild-mannered of bosses. Hughton, however, takes his side to West Brom on Saturday insisting that he can ram home his message as loud and as bluntly as anyone else when required. "It's an emotional game and there is no doubt that at moments when you need to be emotional and moments when you need to shout and criticise then I am very happy and capable of doing that," said Hughton. "It's a man's game and you have to be prepared for that. On occasions when you need a calm head then that's what you would prefer to be if it's needed. "If there is something that I see that I don't like to see then 'Can I shout? Can I be aggressive? Yes, of course, it's part and parcel of the game." Hughton has no new injury worries following the Liverpool game but Norwich are still missing key personnel such as B#8m Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who is running without pain again after an obdurate toe muscle injury and could return in time for the Swansea match next weekend. Midfielders Anthony Pilkington, Robert Snodgrass and Alexander Tettey are also out injured. It is the fact that Norwich possess the joint-worst defence in the Premier League, having conceded 28 goals along with bottom-placed Sunderland, which is Hughton's biggest concern, along with the fact that Norwich have lost 18 of their 26 Premier League away matches since Hughton took charge. Hughton puts down their recent problems to goals conceded at set-pieces, especially corners. Hughton, whose side lie in 16th place just one point behind West Brom, said: "Up until a few games ago we had defended them well but a high percentage of goals in the game come from set-plays and when you concede it is usually about somebody getting across somebody with someone's individual responsibility not as good as it should be. It is something which has hurt us in the last two away games and we have to make sure to tighten that up. "We can keep trying. There is not one away game that we have gone into this season when we didn't think we could get something from the game. There is definitely no feeling of 'Let's limit the amount we are going to get beat here'. It's always going into a game with a game plan to get something from the game. "We have to find the solution and we are working hard. We need to be more concentrated. In the last few games away from home, and it was certainly like that against Liverpool, every mistake they capitalised on. We're going through a period where every mistake we make is being pounced upon. "The only way to bounce back is to continue to work hard and believe in what you do."

Formation:4231Manager: Steve Clarke

West Brom

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Hughton

Norwich

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Billy Jones
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Diego Lugano
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Chris Brunt
  • Victor Anichebe
  • SUBS
  • Goran Popov
  • James Morrison
  • Shane Long
  • Luke Daniels
  • Matej Vydra
  • Craig Dawson
  • Saido Berahino

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWDDLL
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • DLWLWL

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 4 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 12/05/2013
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 22/12/2012
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 14/01/2012
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 11/09/2011
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 05/02/2005
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 16/10/2004

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • S Long 3
  • G McAuley 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • M Amalfitano 2
  • S Berahino 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • V Anichebe 1
  • C Yacob 1

Norwich

  • J Howson 2
  • L Fer 2
  • S Whittaker 1
  • R Snodgrass 1
  • G Hooper 1
  • B Johnson 1
  • A Pilkington 1
  • R van Wolfswinkel 1
  • N Redmond 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 12
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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