Saturday February 9, 2013 Day 26 Finished Carrow Road

  1. Premier League - Bore draw for Norwich and Fulham

    Premier League - Bore draw for Norwich and Fulham

    Norwich City held Fulham to a goalless draw in a scrappy Premier League match at Carrow Road. 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).
    • 90+5 Full time and Norwich and Fulham share the spoils in a 0-0 draw. Both stay in lower-mid-table, Fulham ahead of Norwich on goal difference.
    • 90+4 Manolev with a good cros, Duff flicks it on and Emanuelson shoots but blocked and a corner, surely the last act... Duff to take this... it shaves Berbatov's head and that should be the end.
    • 90+3 Fulham have a free-kick on the right wing, which they will take their time over. Duff to take... Turner fails to clear initially but does so at the second attempt. Now Kamara is back defending to put out for a late throw...
    • 90+2 FULHAM SUB: Dejagah on for Ruiz, a time-wasting ploy that.
    • 90+1 Three minutes added time being played as Schwarzer gets some treatment after that knock.
    • 90' Kamara on the left wing now, back to Johnson but his cross is nodded behind by Riise for a corner. Snodgrass with the corner that Schwarzer punches away. Back into the box, Turner flicks it on, Jackson with a spinning volley that hits Hangeland, Kamara and Schwarzer fly in and the keeper gets there first, taking a whack from Kamara and winning a free-kick.
    • 89' Terrible clearance from Bunn, but a poor and needless Cruyff turn in midfield gives it away. Here comes Berbatov though... Ruiz to Manolev, now Berbatov but Ruiz is dispossessed by Bassong.
    • 88' Garrido with the free-kick which is met by a flying Kamara, who heads well over.
    • 87' Manolev is booked for a trip on Hoolahan after the Ireland midfielder ran in from midfield.
    • 87' NORWICH SUB: Kei Kamara comes on for Becchio, one January signing for another.
    • 86' Martin with a cross that Becchio touches to JOHNSON but he half-volleys well wide.
    • 85' Garrido with a decent cross from the left but Snodgrass's header is easy for Schwarzer.
    • 84' Manolev with an aimless long ball down the right, well beyond Ruiz.
    • 83' Fulham back in charge of the ball again as they work it down the left....
    • 81' Jackson with a weak low drive at Schwarzer after good play from Hoolahan.
    • 80' Jackson came on for Bennett about three minutes ago.
    • 79' Norwich fans groan after another free-kick is given away in midfield.
    • 78' While Manolev hasn't looked great going forward, his defensive play has been more than adequate, another good clearance there.
    • 77' Senderos fouls Becchio after the Argentine turned him nicely. Actually the foul was from Sidwell sliding in.
    • 76' FULHAM SUB: Petric enters the play with Rodallega making way. He hit two on his against Norwich.
    • 75' Snodgrass with a pass out wide to Martin but he overhits it. Throw to Fulham.
    • 74' Emanuelson on it once more, he finds Berbatov but Norwich are doubling up on him and clear. Well, they only half clear as Ruiz - sitting deeper now - gets it back.
    • 73' Emanuelson with a stray pass but Hangeland intercepts the subsequent long ball and Fulham have it back.
    • 72' Duff slides in to keep the ball from going for a goal kick after Emanuelson's pass is too heavy for him. Throw Norwich deep in their half.
    • 71' Hoolahan picks out Snodgrass but the low shot is straight at Schwarzer.
    • 70' A Turner headed clearance lands for Berbatov but he dithers and is dispossessed by Snodgrass. Superb run from him right to the other box but Senderos tackles.
    • 69' Ruiz attempts to flick it in for Berbatov but Tettey blocks and brings it clear. However Sidwell tracks back superbly to intercept.
    • 68' The match is opening up now Norwich launch an attack. Hoolahan goes down but no foul.
    • 67' Lovely turn in midfield by Emanuelson, he slides it to Riise wide left, inside to Duff to touches it to RUIZ but he blasts well over as Johnson closed him down.
    • 66' Bennett with a good run and cross that Riise heads clear. Ruiz has it now and is caught but has released Berbatov. Manolev on the right, he finds his pal Berbatov but his cross sails behind for a goal kick.
    • 65' FULHAM SUB: Indeed, Jol takes Frimpong off for another new signing in Urby Emanuelson, a more attacking player.
    • 64' Frimpong with another foul, already been booked remember so he needs to be careful.
    • 63' The corner is cleared as far as Bennett, who smashes a fizzing drive from range but it's blocked by Sidwell. Snodgrass on the right runs it out for a goal kick, though he thinks it's a corner.
    • 62' Snodgrass puts in the corner but Hangeland coolly nods it clear. The second ball lands for Becchio but he again makes a mess of his header, as Duff skews the clearance behind for another corner.
    • 61' Good block by Riise from a low Martin cross after Norwich cut Fulham apart down the right. Corner.
    • 60' Hoolahan on the run now, Norwich having got back into this a touch more after Fulham bossed the start of this half. However, after losing control, he clatters into Rodallega. Free-kick the Whites.
    • 59' Fine play by Ruiz to turn his man and free Manolev down the right, but the Bulgarian seems out of his depth going forward and once again loses control of the ball.
    • 58' Snodgrass is the clear candidate to take this, but he places the free-kick into the wall. He gets it back but is foiled by a slide challenge from Sidwell, who he hacks down in full flight. Booking.
    • 57' Bennett wins a free-kick for Norwich around 30 yards out. Frimpong with the foul, clumsy more than anything else.
    • 56' Ruiz seemed to find that incident quite amusing - less amusing for him is his tumble on the right, but he doesn't seem to have picked up a serious injury.
    • 55' Bassong blocked that with his neck and is in some discomfort. Gotta hurt.
    • 54' Berbatov almost clips it through to Rodallega, but the pass is hooked away by Turner. It drops for RUIZ WITH A DRIVE but it's blocked by Bassong and Norwich survive!
    • 53' Fulham come again, and they're keeping the ball well and patiently after ramping up the pressure this half.
    • 52' Norwich finally get out of their half but Tettey's low cross is too close to Schwarzer.
    • 51' Fantastic cross from Riise on the left but just over the head of a flying Berbatov!
    • 50' Ruiz with a lofted pass to Rodallega, who holds it up for Manolev but his low cross is hacked away by Bassong.
    • 49' Norwich are just trying to clear their lines at the moment as Fulham take the game to them.
    • 48' They turn it into an attack too as a Sidwell drive forces a diving stop by Bunn! Much more like it, fine play from the Fulham midfielder to shimmy past Tettey and unleash a cool effort to the bottom left!
    • 47' Nice one-touch play by Fulham in midfield, Ruiz and Frimpong getting the ball out of a sticky spot.
    • 46' Fulham immediately go on the attack as Rodallega is denied by Turner's block - which he feels was handball. Looked like his chest.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • - Some half-time stats: Fulham with 56.5% possession but with only two efforts on goal and none on target. Norwich have just one on target, that Becchio effort early on, but eight overall, although they were tenuous at best.
    • 45+4 Half-time and a dreary first half ends goalless.
    • 45+3 Snodgrass with a mazy run down the right, now Hoolahan on it and he crosses for Becchio but he heads well wide under pressure from Senderos.
    • 45+2 Fulham have a free-kick on their left which Schwarzer pumps long. Bassong with a vital interception as Berbatov chased it in!
    • 45+1 I have to say the pitch is not helping either side, who are trying to pass it but finding the surface quite bobbly.
    • 45' Four minutes injury time to be played after those injuries to Berbatov and Rodallega.
    • 43' Fulham now have a corner on the left but Ruiz's delivery is cleared by Bassong.
    • 42' Sidwell on the ball now, fine pass wide to Ruiz but his cross is poor. Norwich have it back. Both teams are trying to play football but just can't quite find the final ball.
    • 41' Becchio wins a free-kick for Norwich but they fail to get it into the box and now Fulham have it with Rodallega...
    • 40' Becchio meets the cross from Snodgrass on the right but the header goes well wide and the whistle has gone.
    • 38' After some on-pitch treatment, Rodallega limps off for more help. Petric the obvious replacement if he can't continue.
    • 37' Snodgrass to swing the free-kick in from the right wing, Becchio is beaten to it by Hangeland but Norwich have it still... Fantastic block by Sidwell from Johnson and now Bennett chops down Rodallega to enter the book.
    • 36' ... Until Tettey wins it back, releasing Snodgrass down the right, he gets past Frimpong, who will be booked for hauling him down.
    • 35' Duff's corner is again weak and easy for Elliott Bennett to head to touch for a throw. Manolev chucks it in and Fulham keep the ball...
    • 34' Bassong with an important touch after Rodallega was put in. Corner.
    • 33' Bennett thinks he was caught by a Manolev arm but Webb waves play-on. Fulham bring it forward but Norwich have bodies back quickly to clear.
    • 32' Snodgrass will take this himself... Bassong the obvious target but too close to Schwarzer, who gathers easily.
    • 31' Norwich have Fulham on the back foot again as Hangeland clumsily fouls Snodgrass on the Canaries right wing. Free-kick near the corner flag...
    • 30' Johnson does well to win it back in midfield but Garrido's low cross is weak and easily met by Senderos.
    • 28' Bennett gets the better of Manolev but was adjudged to have fouled the Bulgarian.
    • 27' Bunn with a long kick forward but it's headed back by Sidwell before Rodallega fouls his man. Frimpong is down holding his head....
    • 26' The first quarter-hour or so had Norwich at nearly 60% possession; this has switched now with Fulham on 58.5%.
    • 25' Garrido and Johnson combine, with the midfielder lofting in a teasing cross that Martin attacks but heads well over.
    • 23' Senderos looks bemused after being penalised for a clear forearm into the back of Becchio.
    • 22' A semi-promising Norwich move breaks down when Tettey overhits his pass out wide to Martin.
    • 20' There was a threat that this game may be an end-to-end type early on but the spark has gone out a bit and it's something of a scrap.
    • 19' The near-post corner from Duff is poor and Norwich clear. Still with Fulham though.
    • 18' Duff with a cross-shot from the left after a nice pass from Frimpong, but Martin gets a touch and it's a corner.
    • 17' Good territorial play from Fulham as they start to dictate the rhythm of the passing, having been on the back foot at times.
    • 16' Fulham now playing it around the back, which Senderos sitting the deeper of the two centre-backs.
    • 14' Fulham can break here and Berbatov again pops up on the right wing but this time he overhits his cross behind for a goal kick.
    • 13' Better from the hosts as Hoolahan runs at the Fulham defence, he finds Tettey, who crosses low for Becchio but Fulham clear. The loose ball drops for Hoolahan again but his ball to Tettey is again cleared.
    • 12' Martin on the right now but his attempt to play a one-two with Bennett doesn't come off.
    • 11' Schwarzer with a good piece of keeping to claim a high ball. He pumps it long but Norwich return it with interest...
    • 10' Berbatov harshly penalised for a foul on Tettey, Norwich have a free-kick just inside their own half.
    • 9' Norwich with some possession at the back but they're not really getting it forward.
    • 8' Berbatov with a fine hanging cross from the right, it drops for Rodallega but the angle is tight and he has his back to goal, so he lets Duff have a dig but his half-volley is blocked by Turner.
    • 7' Bennett cuts inside to unleash a rising drive that rises all the way over and into row z.
    • 6' Berbatov is back after getting his face cleaned up of any blood. Seems fine.
    • 5' Bennett on the right, a fantastic cut back to Garrido who sets up BECCHIO WHO MUST SCORE but too close to Schwarzer, who does really well to hold on to the ball!
    • 4' Fulham keep possession for a spell after that injury to Berbatov, who I think will come back on as a sub hasn't been brought on yet.
    • 3' Berbatov walks off, one hopes just for treatment as he got a crack on the nose.
    • 2' Berbatov gets an early whack from Johnson and Fulham have a free-kick on the right, just inside their half.
    • 1' Norwich on the attack early on as Snodgrass swings in a cross that is too high for Elliott Bennett arriving late.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • - CORRECTION - We were given the wrong Norwich line-up by, um, Norwich. Mark Bunn starts in goal, NOT John Ruddy. Which makes sense.
    • 14:55 Norwich are 7/5 favourites to win this, despite an iffy recent record. One assumes that is because Fulham (2/1) are sp poor away. 11/5 for the draw. If you have any comments or predictions, Tweet away on @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 14:50 FACTS: Fulham have won nine and lost none of the last 11 meetings with Norwich in all competitions. But they have gone 11 Premier League games without a clean sheet; the longest current run in the top-flight. Damien Duff has scored in three of his five Premier League games against Norwich and in two of three while playing for Fulham. The Whites have won just three of their last 17 Premier League matches (W3 D6 L8).
    • 14:45 FACTS: After a 10-match unbeaten run (W6 D4 L0), Norwich City have won none of their last eight Premier League matches (W0 D3 L5). Norwich have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League games and netted just once in the other game against Spurs.
    • 14:40 Martin Jol: "If you leave it until the end of the season you've always got a problem; you don't want that. What I always say is get to 35, 36 points as soon as possible, before the last couple of months of the season. We need four, five wins, and 40 points is the focus and target for us. I have been in this business longer than most managers and abroad you can say the bottom three at winter are likely to go down. But in England there are always surprises."
    • 14:35 Chris Hughton on Fulham coach Martin Jol: "Martin is a very good coach and manager and it was no surprise that after leaving Tottenham he went to Hamburg and Ajax. He is someone I have a lot of time for. In my time at Tottenham I probably worked closer with him than any of the other managers. We got on very well. I certainly learned from him, the way he sets up his teams and what he wants from them, the relationships he has with players."
    • 14:30 Fulham make four changes from the side that lost narrowly to Manchester United, with debutants Manolev and Frimpong, plus the returning Sidwell and Berbatov, all coming in. Sascha Riether and Chris Baird miss out through illness, which Mladen Petric drops to the bench to allow Berbs in.
    • 14:25 Norwich leave new signing Kei Kamara on the bench, while Anthony Pilkington misses out due to a hamstring problem. Alex Tettey has recovered from a knee problem and starts, as does new signing Luciano Becchio.
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido, Johnson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Bennett, Hoolahan, Becchio; Subs: Whittaker, Howson, Jackson, Surman, Kamara, Tierney, Bunn /// Fulham: Schwarzer, Manolev, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise, Duff, Frimpong, Sidwell, Ruiz, Berbatov, Rodallega; Subs: Etheridge, Hughes, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Emanuelson, Dejagah, Petric
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Norwich and Fulham at Carrow Road.
  • Summary

    • 67' Lovely turn in midfield by Emanuelson, he slides it to Riise wide left, inside to Duff to touches it to RUIZ but he blasts well over as Johnson closed him down.
    • 54' Berbatov almost clips it through to Rodallega, but the pass is hooked away by Turner. It drops for RUIZ WITH A DRIVE but it's blocked by Bassong and Norwich survive!
    • 48' They turn it into an attack too as a Sidwell drive forces a diving stop by Bunn! Much more like it, fine play from the Fulham midfielder to shimmy past Tettey and unleash a cool effort to the bottom left!
    • 46' Fulham immediately go on the attack as Rodallega is denied by Turner's block - which he feels was handball. Looked like his chest.
    • 5' Bennett on the right, a fantastic cut back to Garrido who sets up BECCHIO WHO MUST SCORE but too close to Schwarzer, who does really well to hold on to the ball!
    • - CORRECTION - We were given the wrong Norwich line-up by, um, Norwich. Mark Bunn starts in goal, NOT John Ruddy. Which makes sense.
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido, Johnson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Bennett, Hoolahan, Becchio; Subs: Whittaker, Howson, Jackson, Surman, Kamara, Tierney, Bunn /// Fulham: Schwarzer, Manolev, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise, Duff, Frimpong, Sidwell, Ruiz, Berbatov, Rodallega; Subs: Etheridge, Hughes, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Emanuelson, Dejagah, Petric
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