Saturday December 31, 2011 Day 19 Finished Carrow Road

Norwich City 1 - 1 Fulham

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  1. Norwich save point against Fulham

    Norwich save point against Fulham

    Norwich substitute Simeon Jackson headed in a dramatic equaliser late on to deny Fulham a rare win on the road in a 1-1 Premier League draw. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Norwich City
    • Fulham
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • Fulham were by far the better side this afternoon at Carrow Road but just could not hold on at the end. Paul Lambert will be delighted with his team's determination to earn a point, ending 2011 positively.
    • - Jackson dramatically equalises with a goal which his performance deserves. The striker is in the right place at the right time to meet a cross and head past Stockdale at close-range.
    • 90+5 FULL TIME- Norwich 1-1 Fulham.
    • 90+4 Martin Jol will be bitterly disappointed with his side conceding a goal right at the death.
    • 90+3 GOAL! Norwich 1-1 Fulham. Simeon Jackson heads in a late equaliser for Norwich!
    • 90+1' Fulham win a corner to be taken by Damien Duff. A chance for them to slow the game down.
    • 90' A huge roar at Carrow Road. There will be a minimum of five minutes added time before the final whistle.
    • 89' Keep ball from Fulham, as we approach the final whistle.
    • 88' Holt with a header. Over the bar. Close but not close enough.
    • 87' Daniel Ayala concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien Duff. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.
    • 85' Free-kick to Norwich just inside the Fulham half. Whitbread wins the header six yards from goal, but nods straight at Stockdale, who can claim over his head.
    • 85' Simeon Jackson has been the pick of the Norwich subs.
    • 84' Lambert is a livewire on the touchline ahead of the closing minutes. He is desperate for an equaliser. He knows these are the sort of games Norwich cannot afford to lose despite their excellent first half of the season.
    • 81' Curled right-footed shot by Simeon Jackson. Save made by David Stockdale.
    • 81' Norwich are claiming a penalty when Jackson goes down in a challenge with Hangeland. Referee Webb takes his time over the decision and only decides to give a goal-kick. Correct decision.
    • 80' Norwich send on Bennett in place of Pilkington.
    • 80' Fulham Subs: Sidwell comes on in place of Sa. Frei is also replaced by Duff
    • 75' Frei with a heated challenge on Martin. Lucky not to see yellow from Howard Webb.
    • 72' Norwich still lakcing that cutting edge in front of goal. They have had chances but nothing serious to test Stockdale.
    • 70' Surman with a first time effort going just wide!
    • 68' Norwich Sub: Simeon Jackson for Steve Morison
    • 67' Risse can only strike the ball into the wall and Norwich break forward.
    • 66' Free kick awarded to Fulham as Orlando Sa is fouled.
    • 64' Murphy put in a good shift today, pulling the strings in the midfield. Etuhu will add more energy as Fulham try to hold on to their lead.
    • 64' Fulham make their first change of the game with former Norwich man Dickson Etuthu coming on for skipper Danny Murphy.
    • 62' Pilkington rifles a long-range effort just over the crossbar from long range after Norwich caught Fulham out with a quickly taken free-kick.
    • 61' Dembele is back on his feet and looks like he will be okay to carry on. He has struggled this afternoon.
    • 60' Break in play, as Dembele is on the ground receiving treatment.
    • 58' Naughton clips the top of the Fulham crossbar!
    • 57' A poor first touch from Hoolahan sees the ball squirm away from the Norwich playmaker inside the six-yard box after Morison's cross. Pilkington follows up, but Riise bravely puts his body in the way.
    • 56' Excellent block by Risse to keep out Pilkington.
    • 54' Fulham are looking to take the pace out of the match at every opportunity and Norwich have so far made little difference to the story of the first half.
    • 52' Dempsey has the chance to set his sights with a half-volley from 25 yards, but he slices the ball and it drifts well wide.
    • 51' Free-kick to Fulham towards the left touchline inside Norwich's hald, which was won by Frei. Murphy takes, but fails to beat the first man.
    • 49' All a bit scrappy in these early minutes of the second half. Sa is down after a heavy challenge from Whitbread. Free-kick to Fulham on the halfway line
    • 47' Replays show that Holt caught Riise around the hip with his boots when they were challenging for an aerial ball. Ouch!
    • 46' Riise is down in the opening seconds of the second half and looks to be in agony. Fulham's physio is treating the left-back's stomach.
    • 45' Norwich make a change at the break with Grant Holt replacing David Fox.
    • 45' Second half kicks off!
    • 45' HALF-TIME! Fulham go into the break ahead thanks to an early strike from the Orlando Sa. Fulham can surely have not played many better away games than this amid that wretched run of four wins in their last 46. Norwich have kept the ball well at times but have not been productive enough in front of goal.
    • 44' Surman crosses into the box, but groans ring around Carrow Road. There is no attacker anywhere near the ball and Riise can head back to Stockdale.
    • 43' Dempsey is beginning to become more of an attacking presence as half-time approaches.
    • 43' Orlando Sa could not quite time his run and is flagged up for offisde.
    • 40' Surman brilliantly challenges Dembele and presses on. Hoolahan tries his luck from 20 yards, but it is high over the crossbar.
    • 39' Russell Martin delivers the ball, John Arne Riise manages to make a clearance.
    • 37' Frei cuts in from the left and runs freely at the Norwich defence, forcing Ruddy to make a save.
    • 36' Hoolahan is caught offside. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 33' It was Clint Dempsey who hit the crossbar! Brilliant build-up involving Frei, Ruiz and Kelly sees Dempsey hit the woodwork with a close-range header after reacting quickly to Sa's knock-on.
    • 32' Fulham again going close! This time denied by the crossbar.
    • 31' Murphy with a free kick, headed away by Ayala.
    • 30' Nowrich pressing and pressing. But will their efforts be rewarded with a goal as we hit the half hour mark?
    • 29' Frei causes panic in the Norwich box before feeding the ball to Ruiz, whose shot from around eight yards is blocked by Whitbread.
    • 28' Dempsey and Murphy are playing in deeper roles since Fulham took the early lead and that is now stifling the effect of the lively Hoolahan.
    • 27' The corner is a real waste, as Sa heads clear at the near post.
    • 26' Corner to Norwich after a speculative Pilkington long-ranger deflects off Hangeland.
    • 25' Throw-in to Fulham deep in the Norwich half. The throw goes towards Sa, but Ayala wins possession.
    • 24' Fulham seem to have weathered the Norwich storm. Sa does well to head a long ball down and perfectly into the path of Frei. Fulham are happy when the game is played at a slower tempo.
    • 21' Foul by Daniel Ayala on Kerim Frei, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from John Arne Riise.
    • 21' Despite being a goal up Martin Jol looks concered on the touchline. Fulham are struggling to get a touch as Norwich keep the ball and advance up the pitch.
    • 20' Steve Morison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19' Wes Hoolahan shot blocked by Danny Murphy.
    • 17' The early goal from Orlando Sa was in fact his first in the Premier League.
    • 16' Norwich have had plenty of possession in the last five minutes.
    • 15' The offside flag is raised against Clint Dempsey. Russell Martin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 12' Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Murphy manages to make a clearance. David Fox delivers the ball, Stephen Kelly makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Fox from the left by-line, Stephen Kelly makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Fox.
    • 12' Andrew Surman lays off Bradley Johnson. His strike looked goal bound before touching the leg of defender Hangeland for a corner kick.
    • 9' Orlando Sa going close to doubling the lead with his effort hitting the post. Clearance made by Kyle Naughton.
    • 7' Assist on the goal came from Moussa Dembele.
    • 7' GOAL! Norwich 0-1 Fulham! Orlando Sa with a superb strike from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal.
    • 4' Cleaver touches early on from Fulham talisman Clint Dempsey. His creativity will be key for the visitors.
    • 3' Anthony Pilkington gets himself in a promising position out wide but his cross is dealt with at ease by keeper David Stockdale.
    • 2' Throw in for Norwich after Hangeland lumps the ball clear
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 14:57 The two sides are separated by just two points and two places in the league, so there is all to play for in front of a full-house at Carrow Road.
    • 14:49 This is the first meeting between the two sides since Fulham's 6-0 Premier League win in May 2005 at Craven Cottage.
    • 14:47 Right, it's time for you all to post your pre-match predictions ahead of kick-off. What do you think the scoreline will be today? Get in touch. Follow Andrew Bontiff on Twitter: @ABontiff4
    • 14:43 No Bobby Zamora and Andrew Johnson for the visitors today adding to the constant uncertainty over their futures.
    • 14.40 Defender Kyle Naughton returns to the fold for Norwich having been ineligible to play against parent club Spurs in midweek. Marc Tierney misses out with a groin strain.
    • 14.35 TEAM NEWS! Norwich: Ruddy, R Martin, Whitbread, Naughton, Ayala, Johnson, Surman, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Fox, Morison…Subs: Rudd, Barnett, Crofts, Bennett, Holt, Jackson, Wilbraham./// Fulham: Stockdale, Kelly, JA Riise, Hangeland, Senderos, Ruiz, Murphy, Frei, Dempsey, Sa, Dembele…Subs: Etheridge, Baird, Hughes, Sidwell, Kasami, Duff, Etuhu.
    • 14:30 Martin Jol: "I think it is a very important game to us. One that could change the season. But that is for them as well. They know it is an important game as well. I don't think we will see many changes. If you see them play, they play in quite an extraordinary style for England. It is a different style but hopefully we can take the game to them, take the initiative and take control.
    • 14:25 Paul Lambert: "Fulham have got terrific players and have been an established Premier League side for a number of years now. They got a great result at Chelsea (a 1-1 draw) which shows what a good side they are, so it is going to be a really tough game for us. What the lads have done has been incredible - everybody predicted us to be in the bottom three at this time. But when you surpass people's expectation levels, they think you are just going to turn up and win. It never works that way."
    • 14:20 The Canaries have failed to score in their last four games against Fulham.
    • 14:15 Fulham have won seven and lost none of the last eight games in all competitions against Norwich.
    • - Welcome to LIVE text coverage of Norwich City's Premier League clash with Fulham at Carrow Road.
  • Summary

    • 90+3 GOAL! Norwich 1-1 Fulham. Simeon Jackson heads in a late equaliser for Norwich!
    • 81' Curled right-footed shot by Simeon Jackson. Save made by David Stockdale.
    • 81' Norwich are claiming a penalty when Jackson goes down in a challenge with Hangeland. Referee Webb takes his time over the decision and only decides to give a goal-kick. Correct decision.
    • 70' Surman with a first time effort going just wide!
    • 58' Naughton clips the top of the Fulham crossbar!
    • 37' Frei cuts in from the left and runs freely at the Norwich defence, forcing Ruddy to make a save.
    • 32' Fulham again going close! This time denied by the crossbar.
    • 12' Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Murphy manages to make a clearance. David Fox delivers the ball, Stephen Kelly makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Fox from the left by-line, Stephen Kelly makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Fox.
    • 12' Andrew Surman lays off Bradley Johnson. His strike looked goal bound before touching the leg of defender Hangeland for a corner kick.
    • 9' Orlando Sa going close to doubling the lead with his effort hitting the post. Clearance made by Kyle Naughton.
    • 7' GOAL! Norwich 0-1 Fulham! Orlando Sa with a superb strike from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal.
    • 14.35 TEAM NEWS! Norwich: Ruddy, R Martin, Whitbread, Naughton, Ayala, Johnson, Surman, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Fox, Morison…Subs: Rudd, Barnett, Crofts, Bennett, Holt, Jackson, Wilbraham./// Fulham: Stockdale, Kelly, JA Riise, Hangeland, Senderos, Ruiz, Murphy, Frei, Dempsey, Sa, Dembele…Subs: Etheridge, Baird, Hughes, Sidwell, Kasami, Duff, Etuhu.

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      5.6 7
      Defenders
      4.9 6
      4.8 6
      4.8 6
      5.4 6
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out45′ 5 6
      5.3 6
      Substitution Out80′ 6.2 7
      6.6 7
      5.9 6
      Strikers
      Substitution Out69′ 5.8 5
      Subs
      Substitution In45′ 6.4 7
      Substitution In80′ 7.4 6
      Substitution In69′ Goal 7.6 8
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.7 8
      Defenders
      6.1 6
      6.5 6
      6.3 7
      5.9 6
      Midfielders
      6.3 5
      6.2 7
      5.8 6
      6.9 7
      Substitution Out80′ 6.4 8
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out80′ 7.2 7
      Subs
      Substitution In80′ 4.4 5
      Substitution In65′ 5.9 6
      Substitution In80′ 4.2 6

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