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Graham Dorrans fouled by James McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Steven Reid from the free kick.
Jordi Gomez is ruled offside. Ben Foster takes the free kick.
Steven Reid produces a cross, clearance made by Gary Caldwell.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Jonas Olsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
Franco Di Santo has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
The referee cautions Graham Dorrans for unsporting behaviour.
Jerome Thomas delivers the ball, Paul Scharner has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Paul Scharner takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Brunt, clearance made by James McCarthy. Jonas Olsson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. James McCarthy gets a block in.
Steven Reid fouled by Victor Moses, the ref awards a free kick. Graham Dorrans takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Somen Tchoyi on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. Paul Scharner comes on in place of James Morrison. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Jerome Thomas, clearance by Maynor Figueroa.
Franco Di Santo fouled by James Morrison, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McArthur.
Peter Odemwingie goes off and Somen Tchoyi comes on.
The official flags Peter Odemwingie offside. Franco Di Santo comes on in place of Conor Sammon. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Maynor Figueroa. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Jerome Thomas.
The ball is sent over by Nicky Shorey, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Victor Moses on Steven Reid, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gareth McAuley.
Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Jordi Gomez manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Jerome Thomas.
Jerome Thomas has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post. Corner taken right-footed by James Morrison from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jordi Gomez.
Ronnie Stam goes off and James McArthur comes on.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. James McCarthy gets a block in.
Shane Long takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Brunt, Conor Sammon manages to make a clearance. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Chris Brunt challenges Jordi Gomez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Dorrans on for Youssouf Mulumbu. Antolin Alcaraz leaves the field to be replaced by Steve Gohouri. James McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Diame on James Morrison. Free kick crossed left-footed by Nicky Shorey from left channel.
Victor Moses takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.
Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Antolin Alcaraz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Brunt, Jonas Olsson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Conor Sammon makes a clearance.
Steven Reid sends in a cross.
Jerome Thomas crosses the ball, Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on James McCarthy by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. David Jones has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Steven Reid gets a block in. Victor Moses fouled by Steven Reid, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez and scored. West Brom 1-2 Wigan.Assist by Victor Moses.
Ronnie Stam sends in a cross.
Steven Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez.
Victor Moses crosses the ball, Ben Foster makes a save.
Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Brunt.
The ball is sent over by Jordi Gomez, save by Ben Foster.
Corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Shane Long.
Jerome Thomas sends in a cross.
Victor Moses scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Wigan.
Victor Moses has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Centre by James Morrison, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by James Morrison, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.
Gary Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Odemwingie. Steven Reid finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long distance to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Peter Odemwingie.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James Morrison, Conor Sammon makes a clearance.
Corner taken by James Morrison from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by James McCarthy.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Brunt, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.
Victor Moses takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Jerome Thomas is ruled offside. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Youssouf Mulumbu. Jordi Gomez booked. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by David Jones from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Peter Odemwingie.
James Morrison crosses the ball, clearance by Gary Caldwell.
James McCarthy challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.
The offside flag is raised against Shane Long. Maynor Figueroa takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line. The ball is crossed by Chris Brunt.
Chris Brunt takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Antolin Alcaraz concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerome Thomas. Free kick taken by James Morrison.
Conor Sammon is ruled offside. Ben Foster takes the indirect free kick. Jerome Thomas delivers the ball, Close range header by Chris Brunt misses to the right of the target.
Whitbread in line for Canaries return
Centre-half Zak Whitbread is in contention to return to Norwich's starting XI against Newcastle at Carrow Road having recovered from a hamstring problem.
On-loan Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet (back) remains out.
Striker James Vaughan is on course for a return in the new year from his knee problem, along with centre-back Elliott Ward (knee).
Boss Paul Lambert has called for Norwich to put their 5-1 drubbing at Manchester City behind them.
The Canaries suffered a first heavy defeat in the Barclays Premier League when they were outclassed at the Etihad Stadium.
Lambert, though, wants his squad to use the experience as inspiration when they look to avoid what would be a fourth defeat in the last five games.
"Manchester City took five off Tottenham away from home, and six at Manchester United, and the way they play, they will do that to a lot of teams this year with the players they have," the Norwich manager said.
"However, you don't want to go to Manchester City, thinking it is a great day out, get hit by that amount and then think 'well, it is only Manchester City we have played against'.
"You want the feeling of having a real disappointment of losing, whether it is five, two or three, it is really sore.
"Will it make us better? Hopefully, because we don't want that again."
Lambert, however, is not expecting anything other than a firm test of the Canaries' top-flight credentials against a Newcastle side which may have been beaten by both City and Manchester United in recent weeks, but remain in contention for the top four.
"Alan Pardew has done terrifically well up there when you consider the expectancy level of that club," said Lambert.
"It is an extremely tough league - week in, week out - and this one will be no different.
"Newcastle have performed really well as a team, but we are at home, so the onus is on us."
Toon boss Pardew has defensive problems with Steven Taylor (Achilles) and Mike Williamson (broken arm and ankle) definitely out and Fabricio Coloccini (thigh) very doubtful.
Midfielders Danny Guthrie (groin) and Cheik Tiote (knee) are also sidelined but winger Jonas Gutierrez is available again after suspension.
Pardew has good memories of Carrow Road from a trip he made with former club Southampton two seasons ago when both were in League One.
He said: "They're a surprise in as much as they've got the results and won games.
"It's very difficult to win games in the Premier League, especially for teams who get promoted. They've done exceptionally well.
"The manager's done an unbelievable job there. I came up against them at Southampton not so long ago and I know what they're about, I know what it's like to go and play there.
"We actually won there so hopefully we'll be looking for the same result this time around."
Latics claim vital victory
Wigan moved out of the Barclays Premier League's bottom three with a 2-1 win as West Brom's penalty curse struck again following Jordi Gomez's spot-kick winner at The Hawthorns.
Defender Steven Reid's free-kick put the Baggies ahead but Victor Moses' first goal for 13 months brought the Latics level before half-time.
Then Albion conceded a penalty for the fourth successive home game when Reid was judged to have fouled Moses - and Gomez ensured back-to-back away wins for Wigan.
Roberto Martinez's side have now collected seven points from the last four games to revive their survival hopes.
Moses, whose last goal had been against Albion, was a constant threat.
But Wigan also defended efficiently and limited the clearcut openings created by Roy Hodgson's side despite the tireless efforts of Shane Long.
West Brom made a positive start and Latics keeper Ali Al Habsi finger-tipped a powerful 20-yard drive from skipper Chris Brunt onto the bar.
The Northern Irishman also had a cross headed just wide by Jonas Olsson.
Brunt saw plenty of the ball in the early stages and when his pass found Jerome Thomas, the latter's volley was blocked.
Moses had the first shot on goal for Wigan but dragged his effort a couple of yards wide.
Peter Odemwingie found Thomas in space and his shot was deflected over his own bar by Wigan defender Ronnie Stam.
After 32 minutes a superb free-kick from Reid put Albion with his first goal of the campaign.
Gary Caldwell was penalised for a foul on Odemwingie 25 yards out, although Latics boss Roberto Martinez made his feelings about the decision known to the fourth official.
Up stepped Reid and curled his shot past the defensive wall and into the roof of the net with Al Habsi stranded.
Caldwell made an important block to deny Odemwingie a second goal for Albion before Wigan levelled through Moses.
Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu cut out a cross from Mohamed Diame but the ball fell into the path of Moses who curled his shot past Ben Foster.
Long charged down an attempted clearance from Caldwell early in the second period before attempting to pick out the run of Brunt with his cross.
But Maynor Figueroa made a vital headed clearance and Brunt needed treatment before he could continue after the pair collided.
Long continued to pose the main threat for Albion, although he over-hit his pass for Odemwingie after a surging run towards the Wigan box.
But after 57 minutes Wigan went ahead through Gomez's penalty.
Reid felled Moses and up stepped Gomez to send Foster the wrong way with his penalty.
Wigan were growing in confidence and Moses had Foster back-pedalling to collect a long-range chip after spotting the keeper off his line.
Al Habsi produced a low save save to turn aside a header by Long from Nicky Shorey's centre but Albion were posing little threat.
Moses had a shot blocked when Conor Sammon was in space on the edge of the Baggies box.
The nearest Albion came to salvaging a point was when Long headed against a post from Thomas's centre.
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