Saturday January 29, 2011 Day 23 Finished Selhurst Park

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Crystal Palace
    • Norwich City
    • 90 Three minutes of extra time at Selhurst Park. Are we set for a goalless Saturday in the Championship?
    • 84 There could yet be a goal in this Championship clash - Holt is the latest player to have a crack, lashing a volley over the crossbar.
    • 81 Zaha the latest to test out Ruddy - but his right-footer is tipped around the corner by the Norwich stopper.
    • 79 Just inside the box Lansbury lets rip once again Speroni has the measure of that one and gathers.
    • 76 Yellow for Crofts.
    • 75 Norwich make a substitution - Aaron Wilbraham replaces Chris Martin
    • 71 PALACE PRESSURE! Ambrose does a great job with the delivery, and Danns forces a sharp save from Ruddy. A scrappy couple of minutes from the hosts, but in the end Norwich emerge unscathed. Just.
    • 67 Freedman brings on Zaha in place of Scannell.
    • 66 Speroni continues a good afternoon's work with a comfortable catch from a Lansbury cross. Both keepers have been assured thus far.
    • 63 Double change for the Canaries - Simon Jackson for David Fox, Marc Tierney for Adam Drury.
    • 62 HOLT CLOSE! Over the bar - might he have done better there?
    • 61 Good hit from just inside the box from Crofts - Speroni has to tip around the post for a corner!
    • 55 Chance for Palace! James Vaughan puts in a good cross and Ruddy has to be alert to parry the ball clear.
    • 51 Parsons puts in a cross - and he's done that on several occasions already - this one is cleared by Whitbread.
    • 50 First-half possession was very even at Selhurst Park, neither side look the clear favourites to break the deadlock.
    • 45 HALF-TIME: Ruddy makes a solid catch to pluck a decent Ambrose cross out of the air. Final action of the half!
    • 45 Holt fires a shot wide of the mark from a narrow angle on the left. No luck - wide of the near post.
    • 42 Decent effort from Lansbury, who smacks a right-footed shot just wide of target. All square still at Selhurst Park.
    • 33 Vaughan makes a more positive contribution - curling a right-footed effort narrowly wide of the post from 20 yards - not a bad effort.
    • 32 First booking of the game and it goes to Palace's Vaughan for unsporting behaviour. Dougie Frredman, still new in the Palace job, will be fairly encouraged by the performance so far.
    • 29 Scannell is a bit disappointed to see play pulled back for a free kick as he draws a foul on the edge of the box. Still a chance from the set piece, but not to be - McCarthy puts the header wide.
    • 19 Whitbread brings down Speroni as Norwich try to make some headway. But it's a stalemate at Selhurst Park so far, and Speroni will take the free kick annd hoof upfield.
    • 12 Ruddy called into action again! Danns this time with the shot, Ruddy gathering - but the hosts are causing some trouble here.
    • 10 RUDDY MAKES A GOOD SAVE! Another chance for Palace, and Scannell's drilled effort is only denied by Ruddy tipping over the bar.
    • 8 Decent free kick from Ambrose. It misses to the left of the upright but it's a better moment from the Eagles.
    • 4 Header for Crofts - just wide as the Canaries create the first chances of the match.
    • 14:55 Norwich will have designs on second place and one of the automatic promotion spots, which they'll take with a point today. Avoiding relegation is the priority for Palace - a victory would lift them a place to 21st in the table. Championship standings
    • 14:40 TEAMS - Crystal Palace: Speroni, Clyne, Gardner, McCarthy, Wright, Marrow, Ambrose, Danns, Parsons, Scannell, Vaughan Subs: Price, Barrett, Iversen, Garvan, Zaha, Easter, Counago /// Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Barnett, Whitbread, Drury, Crofts, Fox, Hoolahan, Lansbury, Chris Martin, Holt Subs: Steer, Jackson, Korey Smith, Lappin, Wilbraham, Ward, Tierney
  • Summary

    • 71 PALACE PRESSURE! Ambrose does a great job with the delivery, and Danns forces a sharp save from Ruddy. A scrappy couple of minutes from the hosts, but in the end Norwich emerge unscathed. Just.
    • 61 Good hit from just inside the box from Crofts - Speroni has to tip around the post for a corner!
    • 55 Chance for Palace! James Vaughan puts in a good cross and Ruddy has to be alert to parry the ball clear.
    • 10 RUDDY MAKES A GOOD SAVE! Another chance for Palace, and Scannell's drilled effort is only denied by Ruddy tipping over the bar.
    • 14:40 TEAMS - Crystal Palace: Speroni, Clyne, Gardner, McCarthy, Wright, Marrow, Ambrose, Danns, Parsons, Scannell, Vaughan Subs: Price, Barrett, Iversen, Garvan, Zaha, Easter, Counago /// Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Barnett, Whitbread, Drury, Crofts, Fox, Hoolahan, Lansbury, Chris Martin, Holt Subs: Steer, Jackson, Korey Smith, Lappin, Wilbraham, Ward, Tierney

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Speroni
      • N. Clyne
      • A. Gardner
      • P. McCarthy
      • D. Wright
      • D. Ambrose
      • M. Parsons
      • A. Marrow Yellow Card
      • N. Danns
      • S. Scannell Substitution Out (67′)
      • J. Vaughan Yellow Card

      Subs

      • P. Couñago
      • A. Barrett
      • O. Garvan
      • L. Price
      • J. Easter
      • S. Iversen
      • W. Zaha Substitution In67′
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Ruddy
      • R. Martin
      • L. Barnett
      • Z. Whitbread
      • A. Drury Substitution Out (61′)
      • D. Fox Substitution Out (61′)
      • W. Hoolahan
      • A. Crofts Yellow Card
      • H. Lansbury
      • C. Martin Substitution Out (75′)
      • G. Holt

      Subs

      • A. Wilbraham Substitution In75′
      • E. Ward
      • M. Tierney Substitution In61′
      • K. Smith
      • S. Jackson Substitution In61′
      • S. Lappin
      • J. Steer
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