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  • Date:20 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:27,067
  • Ebanks-Blake (36)
    Zubar (81)
  • Surman (11) Jackson (75)
Goal!

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92:30 +2.30

Steven Fletcher produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

92:09 +2.09

Roger Johnson fouled by Steve Morison, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

91:43 +1.43

Nenad Milijas has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

91:31 +1.31

Adam Hammill takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

90:16 +0.16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Fletcher. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

89:13

The referee blows for offside against Simeon Jackson. Stephen Ward restarts play with the free kick.

88:18

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Hammill from the left by-line.

87:00

Wesley Hoolahan leaves the field to be replaced by Elliott Bennett.

86:11

Foul by Marc Tierney on Adam Hammill, free kick awarded. Nenad Milijas takes the direct free kick.

84:45

Corner taken by Nenad Milijas, Headed effort from inside the area by Roger Johnson misses to the left of the target.

82:10

Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman from the left by-line, clearance made by Stephen Ward.

80:43

Corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas, Ronald Zubar scores a headed goal from close in. Wolverhampton 2-2 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Nenad Milijas.

79:41

Kevin Doyle on for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

78:07

Simeon Jackson takes a shot.

77:52

The referee blows for offside against Steve Morison. Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.

77:11

Karl Henry takes a shot. Zak Whitbread gets a block in.

75:41

A goal is scored by Simeon Jackson from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-2 Norwich.Steve Morison provided the assist for the goal.

74:48

Stephen Hunt goes off and Adam Hammill comes on.

74:06

Bradley Johnson is brought on as a substitute for David Fox. (Norwich) makes a substitution, with Simeon Jackson coming on for Grant Holt.

73:08

Russell Martin takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

72:54

Corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line.

72:36

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Blocked by Christophe Berra.

72:27

Russell Martin shown a yellow card.

71:23

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

69:16

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

68:16

Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

66:41

Steven Fletcher produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

66:21

David Fox has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

64:08

Outswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman, Foul by Steve Morison on Roger Johnson, free kick awarded. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

63:34

Stephen Hunt takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

60:37

Foul by Grant Holt on Ronald Zubar, free kick awarded. Karl Henry takes the free kick.

59:39

Andrew Surman takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

58:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Grant Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

58:10

The referee blows for offside against Steven Fletcher. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

56:39

Stephen Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Tierney. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

55:56

The referee blows for offside. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

54:35

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

52:39

Grant Holt takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

50:44

Matthew Jarvis takes the outswinging corner, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.

49:34

Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Hunt. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

47:25

Steven Fletcher produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

45:34 +0.34

Andrew Surman takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

45:21

The offside flag is raised against Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

44:28

Grant Holt is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

43:32

The referee blows for offside against Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Direct free kick taken by Russell Martin.

42:09

Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman.

41:58

David Fox takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

40:56

The referee blows for offside against Matthew Jarvis. Kyle Naughton takes the direct free kick.

39:03

Header from deep inside the area by Steven Fletcher goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

38:20

Kyle Naughton concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Ward. Kyle Naughton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Matthew Jarvis takes the free kick.

36:46

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-1 Norwich.Assist by Stephen Hunt.

36:42

Stephen Hunt takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

35:02

Grant Holt takes a shot. Blocked by Christophe Berra.

34:13

Shot on goal by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

32:56

Andrew Surman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

32:21

The referee blows for offside against Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

31:35

Booking for Stephen Hunt for unsporting behaviour.

29:46

Steve Morison challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

28:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Ronald Zubar. Ronald Zubar receives a yellow card. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

26:59

Wesley Hoolahan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

25:49

Kyle Naughton challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Jarvis takes the free kick.

24:24

Steve Morison takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

23:43

Shot from deep inside the area by Stephen Hunt clears the bar.

23:36

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

22:06

Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Roger Johnson results in a free kick. David Fox takes the direct free kick.

20:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Fletcher on Russell Martin. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

16:30

Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in.

13:16

Andrew Surman takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

11:46

Centre by Wesley Hoolahan, Andrew Surman finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Wolverhampton 0-1 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Wesley Hoolahan.

9:34

Corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line, Steven Fletcher makes a clearance.

9:22

Steve Morison takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

7:12

Andrew Surman takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

6:20

The offside flag is raised against Steven Fletcher. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

3:48

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

3:24

Marc Tierney concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Hunt. Direct free kick taken by Nenad Milijas.

2:21

The official flags Steve Morison offside. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.

1:40

Foul by Stephen Hunt on Grant Holt, free kick awarded. David Fox restarts play with the free kick.

0:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Roger Johnson. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

McCarthy: Jarvis back on song Mick McCarthy believes Wolves winger Matt Jarvis has regained the form which won him an England cap ahead of their home Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich. Jarvis made his international debut last season against Ghana at Wembley after a string of fine performances, only for his standard of play to dip during the early part of the current campaign. But he impressed McCarthy during the defeats against Manchester United at Old Trafford and then Stoke at Molineux on Saturday. Potters manager Tony Pulis replaced makeshift right-back Jonathan Woodgate after only 20 minutes at the weekend after he had been given a roasting by Jarvis. McCarthy said: "I think Jarvo has been excellent, certainly in the last two games. "Against Manchester United, he was terrific and the reality is he caused havoc for 20 minutes against Stoke. "He got 'assaulted' on one occasion and then got tripped for the penalty. Tony (Pulis) had to take Woodgate off. "Jarvo was excellent and it is great to see him back at his best. "It means he must be back to the form which earned him an England call because he is back to his best - and his best was when England were wanting to give him a cap. "We've had performances like that from different players. We could do with them all at their best tomorrow night against Norwich." McCarthy is hoping his side`s luck will change after what he considers to be a string of contentious refereeing decisions against them in recent weeks. Against Stoke, Woodgate was fortunate to escape a second yellow card for giving away a penalty before being substituted. Then replays suggested Wolves skipper Roger Johnson won the ball when conceding a free-kick which led to Stoke's equaliser. He said: "We might feel hard done by although we've undone ourselves a bit with the second goal. But we did play well and when Lady Luck is not with you, how do you change it around? "Maybe Saturday might be as low as it gets. It is all going to turn around after Christmas and we are going to be in the top six by March when all the things go in our favour!" Wolves will be without Jamie O'Hara (calf) and Dave Edwards (groin) who have failed to recover from the setbacks which ruled them out of Saturday's 2-1 home reversal to Stoke. Midfielder Kevin Foley (ankle) and defender Jody Craddock (hamstring) will attempt to gain fitness is a behind closed doors practice match later this week. The Canaries are seven points clear of the bottom three but manager Paul Lambert knows a series of poor results over a busy festive period can bring a sudden halt to the upbeat mood around the club. "This is an important period for us. We have Wolves, then Tottenham, QPR and Fulham in a short space of time so it will be really hard to juggle but we have earned the right to be here," the Scot said. Expectations are rising among the Carrow Road faithful. The Canaries' home record has been the foundation around which they have built their season so far, but they have only scored nine times and won once on their travels. Lambert is hoping his team can grab all three points, but is predicting a hard test for his men. "It will be an extremely tough match," Lambert added. "The crowd will be really vibrant up there. "It's hard with Steven Fletcher and Kevin Doyle up front. They are a really good side and they shouldn't be looked at in any other way. "It will be hard for us but we have to go there with the confidence that we can win the game." On-loan Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet (back) is expected to return to training this week but is unlikely to feature on Tuesday. Former Everton striker James Vaughan is on course for a return in the new year from his knee problem, along with centre-back Elliott Ward (knee).

Formation:442Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

Formation: 41212Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Ronald Zubar
  • Roger Johnson
  • Christophe Berra
  • Stephen Ward
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Karl Henry
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Steven Fletcher
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • SUBS
  • Dorus De Vries
  • Adlene Guedioura
  • Adam Hammill
  • Kevin Doyle
  • Richard Stearman
  • George Elokobi
  • Anthony Forde

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Match Report

Wolves snatch precious point Wolves twice came from behind to rescue a precious point in their battle for Barclays Premier League survival in a thrilling 2-2 draw against Norwich at Molineux. Former Wolves midfielder Andrew Surman broke the deadlock only for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who replaced the axed Kevin Doyle, to level before half-time. Substitute Simeon Jackson restored Norwich's lead with his first touch but Ronald Zubar's first goal of the campaign rescued Wolves from a second home defeat in four days. Doyle has managed just two goals this season and he paid the price as Wolves boss Mick McCarthy gave Ebanks-Blake his first start since the 2-2 home draw with Swansea in October - the only change from the side beaten at home by Stoke on Saturday. Norwich boss Paul Lambert kept faith with the side which earned a creditable 1-1 draw at Everton at the weekend. Wolves made an encouraging start and nearly went ahead in the fourth minute after Stephen Hunt was brought down by Marc Tierney. Hunt floated in a quick free-kick which Ebanks-Blake was first to react to inside the box but Zak Whitbread blocked his shot. Norwich knocked the ball around in confident style and Wes Hoolahan's pass picked out Surman on the edge of the area - but he failed to get any power in the shot and Wayne Hennessey made a routine save. The Wolves goalkeeper was more extended in tipping aside a cross-shot from Steve Morison, and it came as no surprise when the Canaries went ahead after 12 minutes through Surman's first Premier League goal for Norwich. Hoolahan was played onside by Christophe Berra and burst down the left flank before crossing for the unmarked Surman to head past Hennessey. Wolves were at sixes and sevens at the back and Hennessey saved another Surman header from an Andrew Crofts cross, before a Berra clearance was charged down by Crofts after he mishit his shot. Norwich looked dangerous every time they attacked but Hunt missed a great chance to equalise after 26 minutes. Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy parried a shot from Ebanks-Blake to Hunt eight yards out - but the Republic of Ireland international could not keep his shot down. Zubar became the first player to be booked after a late challenge on Grant Holt, who then followed him into referee Chris Foy's notebook after an off-the-ball clash with Tierney. After 37 minutes Ebanks-Blake justified his recall by levelling. The overlapping Stephen Ward's cross found Hunt, whose shot was blocked - but the ball fell to Ebanks-Blake, whose shot was not cleanly struck but trickled over the line. Norwich defender Kyle Naughton was booked for bringing down Ward six minutes before the interval. Wolves started the second half in purposeful mood and Steven Fletcher curled a 20-yard shot just past the post after good play by Hunt. Hennessey was grateful Holt failed to make proper contact on his shot after a Morison flick, then Roger Johnson made a crucial interception from a David Fox corner at full stretch with Morison poised to take advantage. Hennessey had to be alert to save a shot from Surman away to his right after Holt had created the opportunity with a neat lay off. Although Wolves were having more of the play, Norwich continued to look the more dangerous. Zubar had to make a perfectly timed tackle inside the Wolves box to prevent Morison racing clear. Hennessey clung onto a 20-yard attempt from Surman while at the other end Ebanks-Blake sent his header from a Ward cross straight at Ruddy. Hennessey then excelled himself saving a low shot through a ruck of players from Hoolahan. McCarthy brought on Adam Hammill for Hunt after 76 minutes and at the same juncture Norwich replaced Holt with Jackson. Lambert's switch was inspired as Jackson restored Norwich's lead with his first touch. Morison made good ground down the left and outpaced Johnson before crossing for Jackson to net from close range. But Zubar made it 2-2 in the 82nd minute when he powered home a header from Jarvis' corner. Johnson was just off target with another header and then in injury time Fletcher thought he had scored the winner, only to have strayed marginally offside. In a grandstand finish by the home side Jarvis powered a fierce drive inches wide.

Form Guide

    WLLWLL
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • LLWLWD

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 31/12/1983
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 03/09/1983
  • Wolverhampton
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 14/03/1981
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 11/10/1980
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 4
  • Wolverhampton
  • 23/02/1980
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 13/10/1979

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 6
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Doyle 2
  • S Ward 2
  • D Edwards 1
  • M Jarvis 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 6
  • S Morison 6
  • A Pilkington 4
  • W Hoolahan 2
  • R Martin 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • L Barnett 1
  • R De Laet 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 17
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 25
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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