Saturday January 14, 2012 Day 21 Finished The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 1 - 2 Norwich City

  • Long 68’ (pen.)
  • Surman 43’
  • Morison 79’

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  1. Morison header edges out WBA

    Morison header edges out WBA

    A Steve Morison header with 11 minutes left saw Norwich edge out West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in the Premier League at the Hawthorns. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Norwich City
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    • - Andrew Surman gave the Canaries the lead two minutes before the break, sub Shane Long levelled with a spot-kick on 68, but a quick counter saw Morison head home to take all three points for the Canaries! Thanks for joining us!
    • 90'+4 And that's the final whistle! It's ended West Brom 1 Norwich 2!!
    • 90'+4 Last minute. The ball is with Shorey. His pass is cut out by Fox. Martin sends it long. Poor choice as West Brom come forward again. Morrison tries to pick out Fortune, cleared temporarily.
    • 90'+2 Fortune to Shorey, beats Martin, Fortune again to Mulumbu, smacked clear by one of a host of yellow shirts!
    • 90' There'll be four minutes of added time. Still time for the Baggies.
    • 89' In it comes, good claim by Ruddy. Relief for Norwich, frustration for West Brom.
    • 89' Long is bundled to the ground by Naughton. Bundled to the ground and this will be a free-kick to the left of the box.
    • 88' The ref asks the Canaries to speed things up. It's played short and will stay in the corner. Now West Brom get it in the Norwich half, but again Ruddy will claim.
    • 87' Last three minutes. Morison takes it into the corner and Dawson has to concede.
    • 86' Dawson delivers. There's a bit of uncertainty in the Norwich box, Dorrans tries to wrap his foot around it, but Ruddy clears as some of the West Brom fans begin to drift away.
    • 85' Mulumbu goes down under Morison's tackle, no foul. Cox continues and that's a West Brom corner!
    • 83' Ruddy clears for the Canaries. Holt wins it, Dorrans intercepts and plays it back for Foster.
    • 81' Sub for Norwich. Bradley Johnson makes way for David Fox.
    • 80' West Brom are hit by a sucker punch! They could have been ahead through Dawson but find themselves behind within seconds! ten minutes left, can they find another leveller?
    • 79' Mulumbu overruns that one, Holt breaks! Great counter by Norwich! Holt drives down the West Brom right, plays a cross in for MORISON!! It's there!! GOAL NORWICH!!
    • 79' In it comes! DAWSON!! Straight at Ruddy! Either side and that's in the net!!
    • 78' Good move by Albion. Cox with the cross, beats everyone but it's out for a corner.
    • 76' It's Jerome Thomas who makes way for Fortune. Looks like he might have picked up a knock.
    • 75' Marc-Antoine Fortune will be Albion's third sub shortly.
    • 74' Claims for handball as Long tries to chip the ball over Whitbread. It did hit the sliding Canary, but there was certainly no intent.
    • 73' Looks for Steve Morison, can't get a good contact and the hosts wil clear.
    • 72' Floated in by Surman, cleared away for a corner by Morrison.
    • 71' Handball against Dawson. Free-kick to Norwich some 30 yards out.
    • 69' Instant response by Lambert. Grant Holt is on for Jackson and Andrew Crofts for Pilkington.
    • 68' Long to take! GOAL WEST BROM!! Long cheekily chips the ball into the right hand side of the net as Ruddy dives the wrong way and that's Long's 50th goal!! West Brom 1 Norwich 1!
    • 67' PENALTY WEST BROM!! Thomas drives into the box, Ayala dives in with what looks like a two-footed challenge and gets a yellow card to boot!
    • 65' Still the Baggies press! SHOREY!! Palmed up into the air by Ruddy and the keeper claims at the second attempt!
    • 64' LONG!! Almost an instant impact! Turns in the six-yard box, gets his shot away, but Ruddy is there to stop with his legs!
    • 63' Two subs for West Brom. Odemwingie makes way for Shane Long and Scharner is off for Dorrans.
    • 61' Thomas is surrounded by yellow shirts as Graham Dorrans warms up on the touchline. Changes imminent for West Brom.
    • 60' West Brom coming forward again. Long ball drifts through to Ruddy, Ooh! Ayala got away with turning into trouble but now he's got daylight in front of him and will clear.
    • 59' Norwich now with Surman. No way through this time, but Mulumbu loses out to Jackson. He's all over the Norwich man, but ref Dean waves play on.
    • 57' Naughton with a neat reverse pass for JACKSON!! Straight at Foster! Comfortable stop for the West Brom keeper.
    • 56' Mulumbu does well to win a second ball. Plays the ball straight into the box. Too quickly and that'll go through to Ruddy.
    • 54' The ball rolls through to John Ruddy. Thumped long. Albion come back. Cox heads down to MORRISON!! Over the bar again as the Albion man claims a corner, but it'll be a Norwich goal kick.
    • 53' Scharner hits the deck under Johnson's challenge. Free-kick on the halfway line.
    • 52' Shane Long is warming up on the touchline.
    • 51' Corner to Norwich. Whitbread makes the header, Dawson does enough to distract the Norwich man.
    • 50' Mulumbu to Scharner out wide on the right, tries a shot!! Way, way over Ruddy's bar. Should have played that one into the box. Rush of blood to the head there!
    • 49' Thomas pulls the ball back after Ayala misses out. Odemwingie plays in MORRISON! Over the bar! First chance of the half!
    • 48' Foster clears long. Surman picked it up. Played inside and that'll be a Norwich free-kick. Played in for Jackson, twists and turns, McAuley makes the block and the ball eventually spins out for a goal kick.
    • 47' Jackson with a whipped cross. Foster takes that one comfortably.
    • 47' Early attack from Norwich. Dawson clears as Jackson comes in.
    • 46' No changes at the break as West Brom kick-off.
    • - Here they come, to a few ironic cheers from the West Brom faithful.
    • - The Baggies are back on the pitch. Still waiting for Norwich.
    • 45'+1 And there's the half-time whistle. Against the run of play, Norwich lead West Brom 1-0 at the break!
    • 45'+1 Ball over the top for Thomas. Looks for Cox, but plays it too far in front of last week's hat-trick hero, who can't stretch enough.
    • 45' There'll be one minute of added time.
    • 44' Amazing! Norwich have been under the cosh all game but a quick counter has seen them take the lead. Good vision by Hoolahan to find Surman who stroked the ball beyond Foster! It's WBA 0 Norwich 1!!
    • 43' Jara to Cox. Tries to nutmeg Naughton. The Norwich man is wise to that one and the Canaries break! Jackson with it! Hold it up and looks for support. Hoolahan follows up, finds SURMAN IN SPACE!! GOAL NORWICH!!
    • 41' We're in the last five minutes. Still 0-0 at The Hawthorns.
    • 40' Throw to Norwich, Albion break it up, Morrison to Mulumbu. To Odemwingie, this time Ayala does well to intercept. Still the hosts press, poor ball by Odemwingie! Straight put of play!
    • 38' Too much on that one and Norwich can counter. Anthony Pilkington turns inside Jara, dinks it up for MORISON! Rises above Shorey but can't make any sort of telling contact.
    • 37' Again Ayala makes a hash of it and that's another West Brom corner.
    • 36' We're in the last 10 minutes of the half. West Brom are well in charge here, but can't make the breakthrough yet.
    • 35' Hoolahan to Martin as Norwich try to release the pressure. The Canaries are forced back into their own half momentarily. Ball over the top for Jackson. Has McAuley in attendance and the West Brom man does well to win the goal kick.
    • 34' It's a West Brom free-kick. Played cleverly to the left, ball gets clipped back and a melee of Norwich players turn the ball to safety!
    • 33' Again the hosts come forward. Thomas to Cox, gets it back!! Shoots! Whitbread slides in to make a vital block!
    • 32' Johnson loses out to Morrison. Lofts it forward for Odemwingie! Flag goes up as the West Brom races onto it!
    • 30' JAMES MORRISON!! Lets fly with his left foot!! Surman clears it off the line!! West Brom are knocking on the door!
    • 30' In it comes! Looks for Scharner at the far post and that'll be a second corner.
    • 29' Mulumbu, finds Odemwingie at the second attempt. Tries to tee it up, but he's won a Baggies corner!
    • 27' Big shout for a West Brom penalty! Ayala clips Thomas' foot and down goes the West Brom man! Mike Dean weaves away the appeals as Norwich back and it needs a superb tackle by Craig Dawson to clear the danger!
    • 26' Amazingly not! That's been given as a Norwich goal kick. That was blatantly a corner!
    • 25' Shorey into the Norwich half. Odemwingie looks for Thomas. Ayala is on it, miscontrols it and that's a West Brom corner.
    • 24' Mulumbu finds Cox. Zak Whitbread with a heavy challenge. No foul says the ref.
    • 23' Ayala to Pilkington. Jackson now. This is a neat passing move by the visitors, but that's one too many and Albion have it again.
    • 21' End to end stuff here as Cox finds MORRISON!! Tries to lift the ball over Ruddy but that's another good stop by the Norwich keeper!!
    • 20' Good move by Norwich, cross comes in for JACKSON!! Tries to hook the ball in, but can't get over it and the ball flies wide!
    • 19' Again West Brom come forward. Hopeful ball this time and Ruddy can claim.
    • 18' Scharner finds Odemwingie. The Albion man is shepherded to the touchline, low ball comes in but straight at Johnson in the area who clears.
    • 17' Nicky Shorey finds Scharner, Jerome Thomas tries to beat Russell Martin but that's good defending by the Norwich right-back.
    • 16' The Nigerian has been a handful so far today! Norwich are on the back foot at the moment!
    • 15' Odemwingie again, drives down the Norwich right, tries to get a cross in, Ruddy palms it away awkwardly but it’s just too high for the incoming Morrison!!
    • 14' Good exchange between Cox and James Morrison, falls to Odemwingie!! Drives that one to the right of Ruddy's post. Good chance and he should have tested the Norwich stopper there!
    • 12' Good flick looking for Morison! He's a little slow off the mark, Foster slides in to clear, but the ball rebounds off the Norwich man!! Oooh! So close, rolls agonisingly against the outside of the West Brom post!!
    • 11' Poor ball by Jara but Bradley Johnson is crowded out.
    • 10' This has been a bright start to the match, but just the one real chance so far. Ruddy denying Odemwingie.
    • 9' WBA have nine men back and that proves enough to clear their lines.
    • 8' Norwich come forward again and now they have their first corner.
    • 6' That one actually spun off the top off the bar! Meanwhile Andrew Surman looks for Simeon Jackson but Ben Foster races out to claim.
    • 5' Norwich give it away. ODEMWINGIE!! Great strike and Ruddy dives low and somehow pushes it over the bar!! So close!!
    • 5' Hits the top of the wall, comfortable for Ruddy as Simon Cox goes to ground.
    • 4' Good play by Peter Odemwingie, drags the ball back for Jerome Thomas and that's a free-kick against Daniel Ayala.
    • 3' Long throw by Kyle Naughton, foul against Steve Morison. Free-kick to WBA.
    • 3' Wes Hoolahan does well down the WBA left, well marshalled by McAuley and that's a throw for the Canaries, deep in Baggies territory.
    • 2' Gareth McAuley with a mis-controlled ball as it comes down in the Midlands sun, hooks it away at the second attempt.
    • 1' There's a quick huddle and Norwich get us underway!
    • 14:59 WBA are in their traditional blue and white and Norwich in their usual yellow top, green shorts. Both lining up as 4-4-2.
    • 14:57 And here come the teams!
    • 14:45 Meanwhile, Norwich manager Paul Lambert makes five changes to the team who beat the Clarets, including bringing back influential keeper, John Ruddy, who missed the match following the birth of his daughter.
    • 14:34 So the Baggies are able to name Youssouf Mulumbu, Jerome Thomas and Paul Scharner in the starting XI while Shane Long is on the bench.
    • 14:29 Our ref today is Mike Dean.
    • 14:28 NORWICH: Ruddy, Martin, Whitbread, Ayala, Naughton, Johnson, Pilkington, Surman, Hoolahan, Morison, Jackson. Subs: Subs: Steer, Drury, Crofts, Holt, Fox, Bennett, Wilbraham.
    • 14:27 And the teams are in! WBA: Foster, Jara, McAuley, Dawson, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Scharner, Thomas, Cox, Odemwingie. Subs: Fulop, Dorrans, Thorne, Mattock, Long, Fortune, Tamas.
    • 14:26 Despite an impressive first half of the season, City boss Paul Lambert is frustrated by his inability to attract new blood to the club saying: "We're not making inroads. It's frustrating. We can't do the wages, that is a problem. The lads need a hand but you have to bring them (reinforcements) in to play." Read Lambert: Norwich cannot compete
    • 14:24 The two sides have met three times in the Premier League, both winning one with one draw. But Albion have a clear edge in recent meetings, winning the last four, including this season's clash at Carrow Road in September. Peter Odemwingie's third minute goal proved enough to separate the sides.
    • 14:24 However, a win for Roy Hodgson's win will see them go level on points with the Canaries in a tight mid-table.
    • 14:22 But the visitors hit four of their own in cruising past Burnley 4-1 in the same competition and sit six places above the Midlanders after losing just one of their last six league matches - a 2-0 defeat against Spurs.
    • 14:21 Boss Roy Hodgson said: "We didn't score against Everton, a weakened team failed to score against Tottenham and I don't think that's such a major surprise. We got back to scoring goals against Cardiff which is good, and let's hope that will continue tomorrow." Read Hodgson unconcerned by goal drought
    • 14:18 The Baggies have failed to score in their last three league games but will come into the match buoyed by Simon Cox's hat-trick in last week's 4-2 FA Cup victory over Cardiff.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE text coverage of this afternoon's Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Norwich from The Hawthorns.
  • Summary

    • 79' Mulumbu overruns that one, Holt breaks! Great counter by Norwich! Holt drives down the West Brom right, plays a cross in for MORISON!! It's there!! GOAL NORWICH!!
    • 79' In it comes! DAWSON!! Straight at Ruddy! Either side and that's in the net!!
    • 68' Long to take! GOAL WEST BROM!! Long cheekily chips the ball into the right hand side of the net as Ruddy dives the wrong way and that's Long's 50th goal!! West Brom 1 Norwich 1!
    • 65' Still the Baggies press! SHOREY!! Palmed up into the air by Ruddy and the keeper claims at the second attempt!
    • 64' LONG!! Almost an instant impact! Turns in the six-yard box, gets his shot away, but Ruddy is there to stop with his legs!
    • 57' Naughton with a neat reverse pass for JACKSON!! Straight at Foster! Comfortable stop for the West Brom keeper.
    • 54' The ball rolls through to John Ruddy. Thumped long. Albion come back. Cox heads down to MORRISON!! Over the bar again as the Albion man claims a corner, but it'll be a Norwich goal kick.
    • 50' Mulumbu to Scharner out wide on the right, tries a shot!! Way, way over Ruddy's bar. Should have played that one into the box. Rush of blood to the head there!
    • 49' Thomas pulls the ball back after Ayala misses out. Odemwingie plays in MORRISON! Over the bar! First chance of the half!
    • 44' Amazing! Norwich have been under the cosh all game but a quick counter has seen them take the lead. Good vision by Hoolahan to find Surman who stroked the ball beyond Foster! It's WBA 0 Norwich 1!!
    • 43' Jara to Cox. Tries to nutmeg Naughton. The Norwich man is wise to that one and the Canaries break! Jackson with it! Hold it up and looks for support. Hoolahan follows up, finds SURMAN IN SPACE!! GOAL NORWICH!!
    • 34' It's a West Brom free-kick. Played cleverly to the left, ball gets clipped back and a melee of Norwich players turn the ball to safety!
    • 33' Again the hosts come forward. Thomas to Cox, gets it back!! Shoots! Whitbread slides in to make a vital block!
    • 30' JAMES MORRISON!! Lets fly with his left foot!! Surman clears it off the line!! West Brom are knocking on the door!
    • 27' Big shout for a West Brom penalty! Ayala clips Thomas' foot and down goes the West Brom man! Mike Dean weaves away the appeals as Norwich back and it needs a superb tackle by Craig Dawson to clear the danger!
    • 21' End to end stuff here as Cox finds MORRISON!! Tries to lift the ball over Ruddy but that's another good stop by the Norwich keeper!!
    • 20' Good move by Norwich, cross comes in for JACKSON!! Tries to hook the ball in, but can't get over it and the ball flies wide!
    • 15' Odemwingie again, drives down the Norwich right, tries to get a cross in, Ruddy palms it away awkwardly but it’s just too high for the incoming Morrison!!
    • 14' Good exchange between Cox and James Morrison, falls to Odemwingie!! Drives that one to the right of Ruddy's post. Good chance and he should have tested the Norwich stopper there!
    • 12' Good flick looking for Morison! He's a little slow off the mark, Foster slides in to clear, but the ball rebounds off the Norwich man!! Oooh! So close, rolls agonisingly against the outside of the West Brom post!!
    • 5' Norwich give it away. ODEMWINGIE!! Great strike and Ruddy dives low and somehow pushes it over the bar!! So close!!
    • 14:28 NORWICH: Ruddy, Martin, Whitbread, Ayala, Naughton, Johnson, Pilkington, Surman, Hoolahan, Morison, Jackson. Subs: Subs: Steer, Drury, Crofts, Holt, Fox, Bennett, Wilbraham.
    • 14:27 And the teams are in! WBA: Foster, Jara, McAuley, Dawson, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Scharner, Thomas, Cox, Odemwingie. Subs: Fulop, Dorrans, Thorne, Mattock, Long, Fortune, Tamas.

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