Monday May 2, 2011 Day 45 Finished Fratton Park

Portsmouth 0 - 1 Norwich City

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  1. Norwich back in Premier League

    Norwich back in Premier League

    Simeon Jackson's goal was enough to send Norwich City into the Premier League with a 1-0 win at Portsmouth. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Portsmouth
    • Norwich City
    • - The fans are on the pitch having a right old rave up. What a moment for Norwich - the last time a team did two promotions on the bounce to make the Prem was in 1999. That was Manchester City...
    • 90+3 Lawrence on the right, good ball but Ward clears. Lawrence back in but Ward hacks upfield! Norwich all back AND THAT'S IT! Norwich are back in the Premier League and hats off to Lambert, who is mobbed.
    • 90+2 Throw to Pompey on the left, Halford hurls it in but Whitbread clears...
    • 90+1 Delia can barely look. Jackson races in but gives away a free-kick.
    • 90' Three minutes added time being played.
    • 89' Pompey break but the pass for Webber is overhit.
    • 88' Hogg seems to foul Lansbury but play on!
    • 86' NORWICH SUB: Surman off for Lappin.
    • 85' Free-kick to Pompey around 40 yards out, in by Lawrence, Hreidarsson meets but behind Webber and away for a goal kick.
    • 84' POMPEY SUB: Webber is on for the hosts.
    • 83' De Laet to Lawrence now and a poor cross that Ruddy and Martin leave to sail out for a goal kick.
    • 82' Nice play by the hosts as Kanu and Hogg combine, Nugent turns, back to Lawrence but his shot is blocked!
    • 81' POMPEY SUB: Cardiff-born Swansea player David Cotterill, on loan at Fratton Park, is on for Joel Ward.
    • 80' Goal kick to Pompey. Just killing time now.
    • 79' Lawrence puts in the free-kick but Ward heads clear. The other Ward can put it back in but that's poor, rolling into Ruddy's path.
    • 78' NORWICH SUB: Fox is off for Lansbury.
    • 77' Portsmouth counter now but Kanu is fouled by Whitbread.
    • 76' Norwich break with pace, Crofts and Hoolahan combine but it loses momentum and Pompey get back.
    • 74' Surman takes, flicked up in the air by Halford. Mullins clears long.
    • 73' Great tackle on De Laet from Jackson after he raced in down the left.
    • 72' Strong defensive header from Mokoena.
    • 71' Super run by Jackson to get away from a couple players but Halford hooks the ball from him and Lawrence clears.
    • 69' Good play by Crofts to clear as Hreidarsson won it off Ward.
    • 68' POMPEY SUB: Lawrence returns from injury for Dickinson.
    • 67' SURMAN DEFLECTED WIDE! Half-volley after Mokoena's defensive header lands at his feet - great block from the South African, who reads the danger to rush out.
    • 66' Nugent does really well to chase a lost cause and win a corner off Martin but a goal kick is awarded - rightly so as the replay shows a faint touch off Nugent on the way out.
    • 65' Fox's ball is good but flicked away from Jackson. Norwich still have it, Jackson wins a corner. Good take by Ashdown.
    • 64' Martin races away and Halford hauls him down before hacking the ball away in anger. No card?
    • 64' Good defending again by Elliott Ward to deny Nugent a header.
    • 63' Joel Ward slides Nugent in but Ruddy reads it and claims well.
    • 62' Long throw by Halford, Nugent attacks and now Kanu is offside.
    • 61' Dickinson wins a throw on the left. Both sides working really hard.
    • 60' Pompey have really made a fist of it. Dickinson on the run now...
    • 58' Great run by Tierney down the left but a super block by Halford on Jackson who was set to finish!
    • 57' Mullins puts it in and Whitbread clears, out for a throw on the right. Halford over for it... Right into the mixer, it lands for NUGENT WITH THE DRIVE and Ruddy just about blocks it and cleared! If Kanu got a touch that was in!
    • 56' Ruddy does well to clear from outside the area after Nugent almost latches on to a loose ball. Then Hogg has a crack that Ward deflects wide! Good response from Pompey!
    • 55' Down the other end Martin of all people smacks a rising drive that is tipped around the post by Ashdown! Great save, great effort.
    • 54' Good defending by Norwich as Kanu almost meets the ball. Great stuff from Ward to clear.
    • 53' Down the other end now and Pompey are laying camp outside the Norwich box...
    • 51' 'We are going up' they're singing. Well. If they hold on to this it would be successive promotions.
    • 50' GOOOOOAL NORWICH! Jackson makes up for the miss with a super far-post header after a lovely ball from Fox. Great movement off the ball from Holt, Hoolahan and Jackson too.
    • 48' That was a bad miss. Not his favourite side but he should have done better.
    • 47' JUST WIDE FROM JACKSON! Super flick over the top by Holt, Jackson races away on the left, it's bobbling as he hits it and it's a poor finish really.
    • 46' Second half is underway!
    • 45+1 Half-time and it's goalless at Fratton Park.
    • 45' One minute added time being played.
    • 44' A bit of head tennis in the middle of the park... I can't tell if Norwich are biding their time or are a tiny bit nervous - they have been the better side though.
    • 42' All a bit subdued on the pitch, but not off it as Norwich's fans keep on singing...
    • 41' The ball appears to hit Tierney on the arm after Whitbread's defensive header smacks into him. No way was that intentional.
    • 40' The corner goes to waste. What a piece of skill by Holt though - shame the finish was too weak.
    • 39' OFF THE LINE BY MOKOENA! Amazing from Holt to take Hoolahan's cross with an outrageous flick, spinning on to it ahead of Ashdown and clipping the finish in but Mokoena got back to clear.
    • 38' Jackson on the run down the right as Norwich break... Good defending from De Laet back to clear.
    • 37' Throw to Portsmouth on the right but Halford's effort is cleared.
    • 36' Holt with a through ball that Hoolahan meets on the run but a poor first touch, unlike him, and it bounces away!
    • 35' Fox puts in a super ball again and in fly Ward and Whitbread again and this time Ward connects but just wide of the back stick!
    • 34' Mokeona manages to head away as Dickinson fouls. Free-kick on the Norwich right...
    • 33' Good defending by Dickinson after Jackson chased one down the left.
    • 32' Now Elliott Ward fouls Dickinson, accidentally it seems as he was trying to get away. No card but a slightly unnecessary word from the ref.
    • 31' Icelander is grinning, but that means two of the Pompey back four are on yellow already.
    • 30' Hreidarsson finally sees yellow for a pull on Crofts.
    • 29' Lots of singing but not much to talk about after a bright start - Pompey are sitting tight, as are Norwich.
    • 28' Elliot Ward and Nugent collide, a foul from the defender but he gets away with it.
    • 26' Kanu gives chase but can't keep the ball in on the right. Goal kick.
    • 25' "Only one team in Hampshire" Pompey's fans sing - well, Southampton are all-but promoted now, so look forward to some fun with your old mates.
    • 24' A fairly even half in terms of attacks, although Norwich are bossing the ball. Well, they were - a decent spell for Pompey at the time.
    • 23' Mullins releases Kanu but food defending from E.Ward covering.
    • 22' Jackson chases a long one in vain. Back with Ashdown.
    • 21' Really good one this time but Ward (Portsmmouth's) fouls Tierney.
    • 20' Ball aimed for Kanu but Martin does well to clear. Throw, Halford again...
    • 19' Not a good one this time from Fox, too high and out for a goal kick.
    • 18' Ward trips Tierney on the Norwich left wing. Dangerous one this, Whitbread comes up, Cox to take...
    • 17' De Laet can find Kanu but it's a poor ball in and Norwich clear.
    • 16' All a bit scrappy now though as a succession of high balls don't find any targets for either side.
    • 15' Norwich with 60% possession so far.
    • 14' Halford launches another one but Norwich fully clear this time.
    • 13' Another Halford throw on the right now but cleared. He's good at them. Then Ruddy has to take charge after a dangerous ball aimed for Nugent. Throw again.
    • 12' Throw in to Pompey. Halford to take and he launches it for Hreidarsson but he can't connect with the header.
    • 11' Given away by Mullins to Holt, Jackson is in and he pulls wide before dragging a cross-shot across goal but no-one connects!
    • 10' Fox swings it in and Crofts attacks but he heads well over.
    • 9' Nugent gets away as Tierney slips but Ward covers. All gets a bit messy as Jackson is taken down by Mokeona, bad one that, could have been red.
    • 8' Surman puts it in towards Jackson but knocked away for a corner, which is taken by Fox and is cleared.
    • 7' Just a word from the ref for both men. The Icelander kicked Holt after the ball had gone too. Lucky.
    • 6' Hreidarsson and Holt collide and there's a bit of afters...
    • 5' 'City 'til I die' sing the away fans as they dominate the soundscape on the South Coast.
    • 4' Jackson springs the offside trap but a heavy touch lets Halford back into it, he muscles him off the ball and it's a goal kick. Great defending.
    • 3' Lambert can't believe it. What a miss from the big defender.
    • 2' Great ball box and Whitbread is unmarked and must score but he heads past the keeper and wide! Free header!
    • 2' Early free-kick to Norwich, Surman and Fox over it...
    • 1' The first half gets underway!
    • 19:40 Striker Grant Holt insists Norwich will be focused on gaining a crucial win against Portsmouth on Monday - regardless of what result promotion rivals Cardiff get. Well you got the result you wanted from Boro! More here!
    • 19:35 De Laet and Ward make it for Pompey in the end, while Zak Whitbreak passes a fitness test for Norwich.
    • 19:30 Referee: Andy D'Urso (Essex)
    • 19:25 TEAMS - Portsmouth: Ashdown, De Laet, Halford, Mokoena, Hreidarsson, Mullins, Hogg, Nugent, Ward, Dickinson, Kanu; Subs: Flahavan, Lawrence, Webber, Cotterill, Ciftci /// Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Whitbread, Ward, Tierney, Fox, Crofts, Hoolahan, Surman, Holt, Jackson; Subs: Rudd, Edwards, Lansbury, Chris Martin, Lappin, McNamee, Pacheco
    • 19:20 Norwich's fans are singing their hearts out after that result in Cardiff. All they need is a win.
    • 19:15 TEAM NEWS: Norwich defender Zak Whitbread (hip) is a doubt so on-loan Blackpool man Rob Edwards could make a start. Striker Chris Martin will again be on the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury. Oli Johnson and Owain Tudur Jones are back after loan spells after Sam Vokes was recalled by Wolves. Striker Aaron Wilbraham will miss the run in with a back injury and is joined on the casualty list by defender Leon Barnett (hamstring).
    • 19:10 TEAM NEWS: Portsmouth are without Liam Lawrence (calf) and Dave Kitson (ribs). On-loan Manchester United full-back Ritchie de Laet and midfielder Joel Ward (both calf) are doubts, while defender Ricardo Rocha is suspended.
    • 19:05 Ok, a run-down of the Championship shake-up: Norwich are a point ahead of Cardiff after that shock result earlier in Wales. A win here and it's the top flight for Paul Lambert, consecutive promotions too. Anything less and it’s all down to the last game of the season.
    • 19:00 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Norwich City's trip to Portsmouth - the Canaries can seal promotion to the Premier League with victory after Cardiff lost 3-0 Middlesbrough.
  • Summary

    • 90+3 Lawrence on the right, good ball but Ward clears. Lawrence back in but Ward hacks upfield! Norwich all back AND THAT'S IT! Norwich are back in the Premier League and hats off to Lambert, who is mobbed.
    • 67' SURMAN DEFLECTED WIDE! Half-volley after Mokoena's defensive header lands at his feet - great block from the South African, who reads the danger to rush out.
    • 58' Great run by Tierney down the left but a super block by Halford on Jackson who was set to finish!
    • 57' Mullins puts it in and Whitbread clears, out for a throw on the right. Halford over for it... Right into the mixer, it lands for NUGENT WITH THE DRIVE and Ruddy just about blocks it and cleared! If Kanu got a touch that was in!
    • 56' Ruddy does well to clear from outside the area after Nugent almost latches on to a loose ball. Then Hogg has a crack that Ward deflects wide! Good response from Pompey!
    • 55' Down the other end Martin of all people smacks a rising drive that is tipped around the post by Ashdown! Great save, great effort.
    • 50' GOOOOOAL NORWICH! Jackson makes up for the miss with a super far-post header after a lovely ball from Fox. Great movement off the ball from Holt, Hoolahan and Jackson too.
    • 47' JUST WIDE FROM JACKSON! Super flick over the top by Holt, Jackson races away on the left, it's bobbling as he hits it and it's a poor finish really.
    • 39' OFF THE LINE BY MOKOENA! Amazing from Holt to take Hoolahan's cross with an outrageous flick, spinning on to it ahead of Ashdown and clipping the finish in but Mokoena got back to clear.
    • 36' Holt with a through ball that Hoolahan meets on the run but a poor first touch, unlike him, and it bounces away!
    • 35' Fox puts in a super ball again and in fly Ward and Whitbread again and this time Ward connects but just wide of the back stick!
    • 11' Given away by Mullins to Holt, Jackson is in and he pulls wide before dragging a cross-shot across goal but no-one connects!
    • 2' Great ball box and Whitbread is unmarked and must score but he heads past the keeper and wide! Free header!
    • 19:25 TEAMS - Portsmouth: Ashdown, De Laet, Halford, Mokoena, Hreidarsson, Mullins, Hogg, Nugent, Ward, Dickinson, Kanu; Subs: Flahavan, Lawrence, Webber, Cotterill, Ciftci /// Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Whitbread, Ward, Tierney, Fox, Crofts, Hoolahan, Surman, Holt, Jackson; Subs: Rudd, Edwards, Lansbury, Chris Martin, Lappin, McNamee, Pacheco

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Ashdown
      • R. De Laet
      • G. Halford
      • A. Mokoena Yellow Card
      • H. Hreidarsson Yellow Card
      • J. Hogg
      • J. Ward Substitution Out (82′)
      • H. Mullins
      • D. Nugent
      • C. Dickinson Substitution Out (69′)
      • N. Kanu Substitution Out (85′)

      Subs

      • D. Webber Substitution In85′
      • L. Lawrence Substitution In69′
      • D. Cotterill Substitution In82′
      • D. Flahavan
      • N. Ciftci
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Ruddy
      • R. Martin
      • Z. Whitbread
      • E. Ward
      • M. Tierney
      • A. Crofts
      • W. Hoolahan
      • D. Fox Substitution Out (78′)
      • A. Surman Substitution Out (87′)
      • G. Holt
      • S. Jackson Goal

      Subs

      • A. McNamee
      • D. Rudd
      • H. Lansbury Substitution In78′
      • R. Edwards
      • S. Lappin Substitution In87′
      • C. Martin
      • D. Pacheco
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