Saturday August 25, 2012 Day 2 Finished Carrow Road

  1. QPR recover to hold Norwich

    QPR recover to hold Norwich

    Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers collected their first Premier League points of the season after a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Norwich City
    • Queens Park Rangers
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    • 90+3' Cisse caught offside from Hoilett's long ball down the middle. That should be that in this match. And is. There we go. A 1-1 draw. QPR might well be happier with their point. Both teams with a first point of the season.
    • 90+1' We are into three minutes of time added on at Carrow Road...
    • 89' Hoilett the latest man to need a visit from matron after being caught by the elbow of Howson. Could be a few minutes added to this match.
    • 88' Two changes for Norwich with Jackson and Holt departing to be replaced by Steve Morison and Chris Martin.
    • 87' Cisse and Zamora both caught offside there. Really sloppy stuff by both the forward men. A change for QPR as Shaun Derry arrives to replace Diakite.
    • 86' That was a lovely cross by Pilkington for the header that Martin saw crash off the bar. Will Norwich be able to find the key to the winning goal? QPR playing on the break now.
    • 85' Diakite clears the Pilkington corner, but a spot of foul play by Snodgrass eases the pressure on the visiting side.
    • 84' Norwich really working hard here to win these three points in the closing moments. Ball breaks to Pilkington in the box, but Fabio is across to make the challenge. Another home corner.
    • 83' Martin with a header off the QPR bar! So unlucky for Norwich. Almost the winner with Green beaten from that header.
    • 82' Ferdinand rises to head clear the Snodgrass free-kick for a corner to the home side.
    • 81' Holt seems to be brought down by Ferdinand and the referee agrees by wheeling out his yellow card to book the visiting defender. A free-kick outside the box for Norwich.
    • 80' Pilkington sees glory from 25 yards out, but he leans back and lifts the shot well over the bar from distance. More frustration for him and his companions.
    • 79' Cisse seems to be in a world of his own here. Offside. Almost making that his own position today. Wasteful stuff by such an experienced forward.
    • 78' Snodgrass got plenty of movement on the free-kick. Looking for Holt, who just fails to connect at the back post. On we go. 1-1 heading for the final 10 minutes or so.
    • 77' A fair bit of movement in that QPR technical area at the moment. Hoilett giving the ball away cheaply before Fabio fells Snodgrass. Chance for Norwich to throw the ball into the middle here.
    • 76' Martin trying to link with Snodgrass, but ends up knocking the ball into the arms of Green in the visiting goal.
    • 75' Park again playing provider for Cisse, who is again offside. Poor forward play by the striker it must be said.
    • 74' Meanwhile, Zamora returns with his head bandaged up. Was off for six minutes and required three stitches.
    • 73' Lovely ball through the middle by Park looking for Cisse, but the ball skips off the pitch and races through to Ruddy in the home goal.
    • 72' A few spots of rain starting to fall in East Anglia. A storm is coming to Carrow Road, but can Norwich whip up a storm on the park.
    • 71' Traore departs for QPR to be replaced by Jose Bosingwa, who makes his debut at right-back for the visiting side.
    • 70' Garrido picks out Snodgrass with a delightful cross. Chance for the Scotland forward unmarked in the middle, but he misses the target with the header. Over the bar. What a chance that is.
    • 69' Zamora has been forced off the pitch after taking a blow to the head. QPR down to 10 men at the moment.
    • 68' Zamora is off the pitch for some reason. QPR getting ready to make another change here.
    • 67' Snodgrass with two in support. Tried to pick out Jackson, but just overhits the cross. Traore all over the place. Snodgrass doing superbly well, but the final ball not there.
    • 66' Snodgrass chips the free-kick into the danger zone, but Bassong can only head wide of goal. Should have been the second goal for Norwich.
    • 65' Park then takes out Diakite with a late one. Free-kick for the home side out wide.
    • 64' Norwich just shading the possession with 52 percent. Park forced to make an excellent sliding tackle on Martin. Had to get that one spot on.
    • 63' Jackson on the dash for Norwich, but Onuoha does well to track his run. QPR looking a lot better here.
    • 62' One goal for either side might well win this match. Norwich trying to regain their earlier supremacy.
    • 61' Another needless foul by Cisse on Bassong in the middle of the Norwich box. Silly stuff really.
    • 60' The referee speaking to Johnson after he clattered Diakite with a late challenge. Bassong forced to head out Park's free-kick as QPR look to keep the pressure on.
    • 59' Hoilett with the free-kick, but he ends up dinking the ball straight into the wall. Poor stuff really. Should have done better there.
    • 58' Bassong with a late challenge on Mackie 25 yards out. This is a glorious chance here for QPR to test Ruddy.
    • 57' Norwich are the 25th Premier League club Bobby Zamora has scored against.
    • 56' Fabio does superbly well to head out of the danger area under pressure from Grant Holt.
    • 55' Traore almost picks up from Hoilett's pass. Norwich snuff out the danger and look to break.
    • 54' Snodgress picks up out wide only to lose his footing at the key moment. This game finely poised. Norwich continue to look the better side, but QPR have recovered from their indifferent start to the match.
    • 53' Green and Onuoha almost collide on the edge of the QPR box before the visiting keeper clears the ball. Had to be very careful there.
    • 52' More fine, probing play by Jackson as he raced into the area. Decided to go for the near post with the shot, but ends up lifting the ball over the bar. More positive play.
    • 51' Norwich keeping the ball well at the back. Knocking it around with some ease, but QPR break up the park only for Hoilett to send a pass spinning into the arms of Ruddy.
    • 50' Jackson throws a lovely cross into the QPR box, but Fabio does enough to clear the danger. Superb little move by the home side.
    • 49' Cisse gallops into the middle of the Norwich box. Unmarked, but can't get on the end of the cross. A real let-off for Norwich. Chance for QPR to move 2-1 clear.
    • 48' Chance for Jackson at the outset of the second half, but he slams his shot into the side of the net. Glorious chance to work Green there. Not taken.
    • 47' QPR make the change that was expected at the break with Hill making way for Nedum Onuoha. Had to go for change really.
    • 46' QPR get the action off and running in this second half.
    • 45+2' There goes the whistle for the break. 1-1. All to play for the in the second half. Norwich should be ahead.
    • 45+1' Two minutes to be added to the first half. And we are in added time.
    • 44' Heading for the break here. Almost a certainty that QPR will make changes at the break. Can't keep going on like this otherwise Hill will be sent off.
    • 43' Hill and Holt again collide. Hill blocks Holt off with a clear body check. That should have been another booking and a red card. Referee missed it.
    • 42' Snodgrass with a lovely corner. Superb stuff, but Hill was there to get the ball out of a crowded area.
    • 41' Pilkington tries to pick out Jackson with a driven ball into the middle of the area before Green is forced to claw a shot by Snodgrass over the bar.
    • 40' Snodgrass working incredibly hard to close down space and press the ball. Mark Hughes looking on with some concern from the side of the park.
    • 39' Bassong turns a cross by Park away from goal before Fabio's ball into the Norwich defence is cleared. Better moments by QPR going forward.
    • 38' Diakite tries to pick out Hoilett, but he ends up knocking the pass straight out of play. Poor, poor stuff it must be said.
    • 37' It would not be ridiculous to imagine that Hill may be taken off here for his own good. He has not enjoyed running after Holt in these opening 38 minutes or so.
    • 36' Hill spoken to by Clattenburg after coming up with an ironic cheer for being awarded the free-kick. The QPR defender must be close to a red card here.
    • 35' Hill again fouling Holt on the edge of the QPR box. He is lucky to avoid another booking there. Hill then pushed in the box from Pilkington's free-kick.
    • 34' Mackie on the charge for Norwich. Got the better of Johnson, but Garrido cames across to make a timely intervention in the home area.
    • 33' Howson with a late tackle on Hoilett before he kicked the midfielder late off the ball. Lucky the referee never spotted that one. Very lucky.
    • 32' Jackson caught offside. Should never have been offside there looking right across the line.
    • 31' Hill with a poor pass back towards Green. Bad pass, but the visiting keeper does just enough to scramble the loose ball clear. Almost a silly corner given away.
    • 30' Pilkington had eyes for goal, but far too much air under the ball as he wallops his effort well over the bar from distance.
    • 29' Hill guilty of barging Holt in the back. A free-kick for Norwich 30 yards from goal.
    • 28' Snodgrass flies into a cruching tackle on Traore, who is making his first start today since March. Norwich continue to look the likelier side here.
    • 27' Pilkington asks the question of Green with a fine run and shot, but the former West Ham keeper is up to the task as he grabs the ball at the second attempt.
    • 26' Ferdinand scrambles the ball clear after a mazy run into the area by Snodgrass. That was a lovely piece of play by the Scotland man.
    • 25' Hill has been booked for manhandling Snodgrass to the deck. Martin then nods wide of goal from the free-kick into the area by Snodgrass.
    • 24' Replays also show that Zamora was running in for the rebound before Cisse struck the penalty kick so Norwich can feel hard done by there.
    • 23' Johnson fouls Mackie and the pressure will come back off QPR for the moment. The visitors certainly being worked hard here.
    • 22' Norwich a bit stunned by that moment. They were well in control of the match until QPR equalised with their first real attack of the afternoon.
    • 21' Ruddy is far from happy with his defenders for failing to get to the rebound first. Replays show that Bassong didn't touch the ball when he came through the back of Cisse.
    • 20' GOAL! Ruddy touched Cisse's penalty on to a post diving to his right, but Zamora was first to react as he slammed the rebound into the net. All level here at 1-1.
    • 19' PENALTY TO QPR! Cisse deemed to have been fouled by Bassong. No appeals, but referee Mark Clattenburg decided it was a penalty.
    • 18' Johnson bumps Zamora off the ball and that will be a free-kick to the visiting side just inside the QPR half.
    • 17' Fabio forced to come across to clear the ball from Holt. No real cohesion in that visiting defence at the moment. Worrying times.
    • 16' Pilkington enjoying the freedom of Carrow Road at the moment. Left Zamora for dead before Snodgrass's shot is cleared by Hill. This is all very good for Norwich.
    • 15' Hill forced to turn the ball behind his goal after a super little ball by Pilkington. QPR being cut open almost at will here.
    • 14' Pilkington with a lovely ball down the line to Jackson before Snodgrass with a decent cross. No takers this time, but Norwich finding space in that QPR rearguard.
    • 13' The Norwich fans loving it, loving it, loving it. Chris Hughton bouncing around on the touchline like he did as a player. The home fans sensing more action here.
    • 12' GOAL! Jackson nods home from close range. Lovely pass by Snodgrass to Pilkington and the cross is superb for Jackson who can't miss. QPR ripped to shreds. Norwich lead 1-0.
    • 11' Djibril Cisse has scored in four of his last five Premier League away games. Norwich allowed the most shots on target of any team in the top flight on the opening weekend of the season (9). QPR have already stuck in two today.
    • 10' Johnson takes out Garrido with a crunching challenge in the air. His team-mate gets to his feet looking a bit groggy. Neither team sitting back. No real chances so far.
    • 9' Snodgrass tries to open his box of tricks, but his control eludes him at the key moment and QPR will be awarded a goalkick to be smashed down the park by Green.
    • 8' Holt and Hill challenge for the ball in the heart of the home box, but Holt is clearly being fouled and that will be a free-kick to Norwich.
    • 7' Mackie with a shot at goal. Easy stop for Ruddy before Garrido is forced to make a solid tackle on the rampaging Diakite. QPR keep the ball from the corner.
    • 6' Jackson on the break for Norwich, but the move breaks down seconds after the home side had dealt well with a Hoilett cross.
    • 5' Park with an excellent tackle in the middle of the park to win the ball from Jackson. Neither team lacking confidence here in these opening moments.
    • 4' Park knocks a free-kick into the heart of the box, but Johnson heads out. Ruddy then claws away the cross by Cisse. Better play by the visitors.
    • 3' Hill gets the ball out of the box. Lovely ball into the area from Garrido. Norwich starting the action on the front foot.
    • 2' Ferdinand needing a spot of treatment here after taking a bit of a sore one on the head. Grant Holt doing well to winner a header. Green knocks the ball long from the back.
    • 1' Norwich get the action off and running here.
    • 14.57 Teams out on the pitch. Gorgeous day for football, and a full house in for this one.
    • 14.55 Odds for this one today: Norwich City 5/4, Queens Park Rangers 11/5, Draw 12/5..interesting both teams coming off 5-0 defeats on the opening day. Bet you would have got long odds on that a week ago at this time.
    • 14.50 Rangers have gone 16 Premier League games away from home without a clean sheet and shipped 39 goals in that run, including nine in the last two. The Londoners have taken just two points from the last 39 available on the road in the Premier League, a run that started with a 1-2 loss at Carrow Road.
    • 14.45 Norwich have won four and lost none of the last five league meetings with QPR. Norwich scored 46.2% of their goals from crosses in the Premier League last season; more than any other side.
    • 14.40 Mark Hughes (QPR): "We're looking at quality players who will improve the squad. There’s been a huge turnover of players at this football club since the owner came in. We’ve had 20 or so leave, and 15 that have come in that have improved the quality of the squad. There’s still business to be done, but the amount of activity in this window won’t be replicated in January or seasons to come. It needed to be done this summer."
    • 14.35 Chris Hughton (Norwich City): "I think the onus is on us to take the initiative when you are playing at home. I think sometimes away from home at a good team there is a natural mentality you have to do your utmost to make sure you don’t lose the game and around that build passages of play to try and influence the game. I do think at home there is certainly more onus on you to go and win the game.”
    • 14.30 New signing Jose Bosingwa could make his QPR debut in Saturday's trip to Carrow Road, but will have to do so from the bench. QPR are looking to recover after last week's embarrassing 5-0 home defeat to Swansea. Only Alejandro Faurlin and Kieron Dyer are definite absentees as they both lack match sharpness following long injury lay-offs.
    • 14.25 New Norwich signings Sebastien Bassong and Javier Garrido - who has finally received international clearance on a season-long loan from Lazio - make their debuts as the Canaries host their first home game of the season. Elliott Bennett (knee) and Elliott Ward (ankle) remain sidelined. Steven Whittaker has recovered from his own ankle problem, but is not in the squad.
    • 14.20 Teams: Norwich: Ruddy, R. Martin, Johnson, Bassong, Snodgrass, Howson, Holt (c), Jackson, Pilkington, Garrido, Barnett..subs: Rudd, Surman, Hoolahan, Morison, Tierney, R. Bennett, C. Martin////QPR: Green, Diakite, Traore, Ferdinand, Hill, Park (C), Cisse, Mackie, Da Silva, Hoilett, Zamora..subs: Murphy, Derry, Johnson, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips, Onuoha, Bosingwa
    • 14.15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Norwich City against Queens Park Rangers from the Premier League at Carrow Road.
  • Summary

    • 83' Martin with a header off the QPR bar! So unlucky for Norwich. Almost the winner with Green beaten from that header.
    • 70' Garrido picks out Snodgrass with a delightful cross. Chance for the Scotland forward unmarked in the middle, but he misses the target with the header. Over the bar. What a chance that is.
    • 67' Snodgrass with two in support. Tried to pick out Jackson, but just overhits the cross. Traore all over the place. Snodgrass doing superbly well, but the final ball not there.
    • 66' Snodgrass chips the free-kick into the danger zone, but Bassong can only head wide of goal. Should have been the second goal for Norwich.
    • 49' Cisse gallops into the middle of the Norwich box. Unmarked, but can't get on the end of the cross. A real let-off for Norwich. Chance for QPR to move 2-1 clear.
    • 41' Pilkington tries to pick out Jackson with a driven ball into the middle of the area before Green is forced to claw a shot by Snodgrass over the bar.
    • 20' GOAL! Ruddy touched Cisse's penalty on to a post diving to his right, but Zamora was first to react as he slammed the rebound into the net. All level here at 1-1.
    • 19' PENALTY TO QPR! Cisse deemed to have been fouled by Bassong. No appeals, but referee Mark Clattenburg decided it was a penalty.
    • 12' GOAL! Jackson nods home from close range. Lovely pass by Snodgrass to Pilkington and the cross is superb for Jackson who can't miss. QPR ripped to shreds. Norwich lead 1-0.
    • 14.20 Teams: Norwich: Ruddy, R. Martin, Johnson, Bassong, Snodgrass, Howson, Holt (c), Jackson, Pilkington, Garrido, Barnett..subs: Rudd, Surman, Hoolahan, Morison, Tierney, R. Bennett, C. Martin////QPR: Green, Diakite, Traore, Ferdinand, Hill, Park (C), Cisse, Mackie, Da Silva, Hoilett, Zamora..subs: Murphy, Derry, Johnson, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips, Onuoha, Bosingwa
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      Goalkeeper
      7.3 7
      Defenders
      5.6 7
      Yellow Card 6.2 6
      6.5 7
      6 7
      Midfielders
      5.9 6
      5.6 7
      6.4 8
      6.3 7
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out88′ 7 7
      Substitution Out87′ 6.9 7
      Subs
      Substitution In88′ 6 6
      Substitution In87′ 6.8 6
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      Goalkeeper
      4.7 7
      Defenders
      Substitution Out71′ 4.5 5
      Yellow Card Substitution Out45′ 4.8 4
      Yellow Card 5.8 6
      6.7 6
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out86′ 5 6
      7.7 6
      5.4 6
      4.9 6
      Strikers
      4.1 5
      Goal 5.4 6
      Subs
      Substitution In71′ 5.2 6
      Substitution In86′ 4.4 6
      Substitution In45′ 5.2 6

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  1. ipswich lost by how many

    From ER, on Sat 25 Aug 22:08
  2. Hughes you have not got a clue. Hoilett has ;lost the­ ball all game. You bring on Derry at the end.­ ShitSHITSHIT

    From stewart, on Sat 25 Aug 16:43
  3. Come on QPR. I've got ú500 on you to win.

    From Will, on Sat 25 Aug 16:43
  4. if Cisse is that bad bring on Johnson

    From barry, on Sat 25 Aug 16:38
  5. WOULD LIKE COMMENTARY THAT ISN'T BIASED

    From DALE, on Sat 25 Aug 16:20
  6. Hoilett off

    From stewart, on Sat 25 Aug 16:18
  7. Cisse makie never heard your names last week,same,boys­ you play 90 min,s not 4????

    From Robert Barnes, on Sat 25 Aug 16:05
  8. ahahahahaha

    From kevin, on Sat 25 Aug 15:45
  9. this doughnut keeps getting the teams mixed up

    From Jason, on Sat 25 Aug 15:39
  10. Oh great, the battle of 5-0's...

    From Lord Hope Cakir, on Sat 25 Aug 15:39
  11. come on norwich 2-1 before half time

    From Toby, on Sat 25 Aug 15:37
  12. Hill don't look good enough again. We need a couple­ of central def.

    From stewart, on Sat 25 Aug 15:31
  13. You better get on and buy some defenders then!!

    From stewart, on Sat 25 Aug 14:43
  14. Would not like to predict this as both had a­ embarrassing start. Taraabt looks to be struggling. He­ is not a player that tracks back and if you are going­ to play him put him up front and stay there. not sure­ why hill or ferdinand r still in the team. Come on you­ r'SSSSSSSSSSSSS

    From stewart, on Sat 25 Aug 14:34
  15. Queens park rangers will win 2-1 first goal cissie­ "15" then Norwich equalizes in the 65th­ minute by sondgrass in the 88 minute diakte score and­ qpr wins 2-1

    From Elie, on Sat 25 Aug 7:13
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