Saturday March 24, 2012 Day 30 Finished Carrow Road

Norwich City 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Holt 26’, 45’ (pen.)
  • Jarvis 25’

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  1. Holt double keeps Wolves bottom

    Holt double keeps Wolves bottom

    Grant Holt scored two and was sent off as Norwich kept Wolves rooted to the bottom of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Carrow Road. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Norwich City
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90' FULL TIME. The agony goes on for Wolves. It finishes Norwich 2-1 Wolves.
    • 88' Norwich look very uneasy since being reduced to 10 men.
    • 86' RED CARD: Grant Holt receives a second yellow card for a late challenge from behind on Kightly.
    • 84' Jarvis cuts in from the left and drills a good low effort into the near post, but Ruddy palms out for a corner.
    • 81' Desperate defending by Wolves, as Hoolahan is forced to lay the ball off to Howson, whose shot goes through a crowd of bodies and is palmed away Hennessey and is eventually hacked away.
    • 79' Hoolahan releases Morison, who was one-on-one against Stearman for a while - but Stearman gets back and blocks Morison's shot well.
    • 77' Ebanks-Blake delivers a fantastic cross from the right that finds Fletcher, whose header flies wide.
    • 75' Wolves are looking increasingly desperate - but Norwich are looking resolute at the back.
    • 71' Norwich sub: Morison on, Jackson off.
    • 69' Norwich sub: Surman on, Bennett off.
    • 68' Wolves sub: Milijas on, Jonsson off.
    • 68' Wolves sub: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaces Kevin Doyle.
    • 66' Superb play by Hoolahan, who beats his man and delivers a superb low cross that is just inches away from Holt, who was sliding in.
    • 65' Johnson is booked after he clatters into Holt, who probably went down a little easy.
    • 64' Howson comes close for Norwich. He collects the ball on the edge of the box and waltzes into a shooting position, but fires just over the bar with his left foot.
    • 63' Bennett delivers a fantastic cross from the right to Holt at the far post - but Bassong makes the crucial header away.
    • 61' The noise levels have really ramped up at Carrow Road in this second half. I'm not surprised - it's end-to-end stuff.
    • 60' At the other end Jarvis earns Wolves a corner.
    • 58' Fox looks to pick out Howson, after the former Leeds midfielder made a good run into the box, but it rolls through to the goalkeeper.
    • 56' But Kightly's delivery is woeful. Just awful. Out for a goal kick.
    • 54' Whitbread concedes a free-kick for a nudge on Doyle and Wolves have the chance to get a ball into the box.
    • 52' Edwards spreads the ball out to Jarvis on the left wing and is cross is cleared by Norwich - but they make a meal of it and Wolves are keeping the pressure on Norwich here.
    • 50' Martin half clears a cross to Jarvis, who bends a shot at goal that is deflected out for a Wolves corner.
    • 48' Norwich are oozing confidence at the start of the second half here.
    • 46' SECOND HALF.
    • 45' Wolves find themselves behind having led in the 25th minute? Can Wolves respond? With Bolton and Wigan winning - will this result prove crucial? Let me know your thoughts on Twitter
    • 45' HALF TIME. Norwich lead 2-1 at the break.
    • 45' Jonsson picked up a yellow card too. A bit harsh if you ask me.
    • 45' GOAL! Holt scores! He drives the ball low down the middle. 2-1 Norwich.
    • 44' NORWICH PENALTY! Hoolahan's shot strikes Jonsson on the hand and Norwich have the chance to lead 2-1 before the break...
    • 43' Jarvis picks out Doyle on the left but a promising move comes to an end as Doyle just runs the ball out of play.
    • 41' Patient build-up by Wolves ends with Kightly selfishly going for goal when he should have clipped a cross in from the right to the several players waiting in the box.
    • 39' Kightly has been a threat all game and his driving run has Norwich on the back foot again - but this time his attempted pass to Stearman on the overlap is cut out.
    • 37' Whitbread catches Fletcher with an aggressive tackle - but Clattenburg is convinced the American took the ball.
    • 35' Wolves need to keep things tight before half time. They don't want to find themselves chasing this game and leaving gaps at the back.
    • 33' Hoolahan takes two players out of the game as disguises a shot with a neat turn on the edge of the box - before finding Holt. But his shot is blocked.
    • 31' Norwich in the ascendency now, since drawing level.
    • 29' Holt is in the mood now, as he attempts an audacious volley from the corner of the penalty box. It's a Wolves throw.
    • 27' Wolves will be sick about that. Having worked hard to go ahead, a lapse of concentration has let Norwich back in.
    • 25' GOAL! Wolves' lead lasted less than a minute. Jackson lifts the ball over the defence to Holt, who lifts it over Hennessey and calmly nods into the empty net.
    • 23' GOAL! Wolves take the lead through Jarvis, who passes the ball into the bottom corner after Kightly's pacy cross went straight through to him.
    • 21' Jarvis has been Wolves' best attacking outlet so far.
    • 20' A jinking run by Jarvis sees him beat Bennett and put a cross into the box that floats just over Edwards's head.
    • 19' Fox releases Holt down the left, and his early cross into the near post is headed out. That's more like it from Norwich.
    • 17' Wolves seeing more of the ball again after that 10-minute onslaught by Norwich.
    • 15' Stearman is taken out as rolls a through ball into Jarvis - and play is brought back for a Wolves free kick in a dangerous position on the right - but Johnson just fails to make contact with Kighty's ball in.
    • 13' Norwich making all the running in the early stages.
    • 12' Jackson slides a ball into Bennett, but he drags his low shot wide of the far post.
    • 11' And it's cleared off the line by Kightly after Whitbread met the corner with a thumping header!
    • 10' Norwich have curbed Wolves' early enthusiasm as Bennett earns the home side another corner.
    • 9' Jackson tries to spin away from Johnson, but goes down. Clattenburg is having none of it.
    • 8' It's been a lively start, it would be fair to say.
    • 7' Jackson gets a chance as the ball is played back in but he is unable to adjust his body to get a shot in on goal and Wolves clear.
    • 5' Norwich respond immediately! Bennett's cross from the right is only half cleared by Jonsson to Howson, who lashes a shot at goal - but it is blocked.
    • 4' Very positive start by Wolves here.
    • 3' Big early chance for Wolves! Kightly floats a free-kick into the box and Doyle rises high to force a save by Ruddy, low to his right.
    • 2' First chance falls to Wolves after Jarvis's low cross from the left is stabbed away by Howson to Ward, but he slices his shot wide from 20 yards.
    • 1' KICK OFF. Norwich get us underway at a sun-kissed Carrow Road.
    • 14.58 The players are on the pitch and we are just a couple of minutes from kick-off.
    • 14.50 Terry Connor on Wolves' injuries: "They’re in one position - centre midfield. It’s nothing to do with the black cat or anything like that. Things happen and you have to deal with it. I’m sure teams at the top like Man Utd and Man City also suffer. I heard Roberto Mancini, with all the talent at his disposal, talking about him missing ‘so-and-so’. It happens to all the clubs, we just have to deal with it.”
    • 14.45 Norwich boss Paul Lambert: "I don't have a problem about lifting the players. They're playing really well at the minute. Wolves may be low on confidence but we have to capitalise on that. We have to try and win the game and keep them down there. If we can keep going what we're doing then hopefully we'll be ok."
    • 14.40 Norwich have only won one of the last 12 league meetings with Wolves (W1 D5 L6) but Wolves go into this on a horrible run of form. They have won just one of their last 15 Premier League games and taken just one point from the last 15 available.
    • 14.35 Norwich fired in nine shots on target at Molineux against Wolves, their joint-most in a single Premier League game this season. There have been 17 goals netted in the last three league matches between Norwich and Wolves.
    • 14.30 Mark Clattenburg is today's referee.
    • 14.25 NORWICH: Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Ward, Whitbread, Lappin, Elliott Bennett, Howson, Fox, Hoolahan, Holt, Jackson. Subs: Steer, Johnson, Morison, Crofts, Surman, Wilbraham, Naughton /// WOLVES: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Bassong, Ward, Kightly, Edwards, Jonsson, Jarvis, Fletcher, Doyle. Subs: Subs: De Vries, Ebanks-Blake, Berra, Milijas, Foley, Price, Gorman.
    • 14.20 It's a beautiful day for football in East Anglia and the pitch looks immaculate for this one.
    • 14.15 Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of this Premier League clash between Norwich and Wolves at Carrow Road.
  • Summary

    • 86' RED CARD: Grant Holt receives a second yellow card for a late challenge from behind on Kightly.
    • 64' Howson comes close for Norwich. He collects the ball on the edge of the box and waltzes into a shooting position, but fires just over the bar with his left foot.
    • 45' GOAL! Holt scores! He drives the ball low down the middle. 2-1 Norwich.
    • 44' NORWICH PENALTY! Hoolahan's shot strikes Jonsson on the hand and Norwich have the chance to lead 2-1 before the break...
    • 25' GOAL! Wolves' lead lasted less than a minute. Jackson lifts the ball over the defence to Holt, who lifts it over Hennessey and calmly nods into the empty net.
    • 23' GOAL! Wolves take the lead through Jarvis, who passes the ball into the bottom corner after Kightly's pacy cross went straight through to him.
    • 11' And it's cleared off the line by Kightly after Whitbread met the corner with a thumping header!
    • 3' Big early chance for Wolves! Kightly floats a free-kick into the box and Doyle rises high to force a save by Ruddy, low to his right.
    • 14.25 NORWICH: Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Ward, Whitbread, Lappin, Elliott Bennett, Howson, Fox, Hoolahan, Holt, Jackson. Subs: Steer, Johnson, Morison, Crofts, Surman, Wilbraham, Naughton /// WOLVES: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Bassong, Ward, Kightly, Edwards, Jonsson, Jarvis, Fletcher, Doyle. Subs: Subs: De Vries, Ebanks-Blake, Berra, Milijas, Foley, Price, Gorman.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7.3 6
      Defenders
      5.6 6
      6.2 6
      Yellow Card 8 6
      Substitution Out45′ 7 6
      Midfielders
      7.4 7
      6.5 7
      Substitution Out66′ 6.8 7
      6.8 6
      Strikers
      Goals ×2 Red Card 8.8 8
      Substitution Out74′ 6.2 7
      Subs
      Substitution In45′ 8.8 5
      Substitution In66′ 6.7 5
      Substitution In74′ 6.3 5
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.5 6
      Defenders
      2.9 7
      Yellow Card 4.1 6
      6.5 7
      4 6
      Midfielders
      3 6
      Yellow Card Substitution Out65′ 2.6 6
      Substitution Out89′ 5.4 7
      Goal 6.8 7
      Strikers
      5.4 6
      Substitution Out65′ 2.1 5
      Subs
      Substitution In65′ 4.6 5
      Substitution In65′ 4.8 5
      Substitution In89′ 2.3 5

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