Saturday March 9, 2013 Day 29 Finished Carrow Road

  1. Premier League - Southampton hold Norwich in rainy stalemate

    Premier League - Southampton hold Norwich in rainy stalemate

    Norwich and Southampton played out a 0-0 draw at Carrow Road, where Artur Boruc saved Grant Holt's stoppage-time penalty. More

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    Time:90'
    • Norwich City
    • Southampton
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    • - There was contact between Shaw and Holt - the two men involved in the Norwich first-half penalty shout - but Holt made the most of it. It paid off until he failed to convert from 12 yards.
    • 90+3' Now in the third of three added minutes... and it's over! 0-0 between Norwich and Southampton and the Saints players and manager are still protesting the decision, despite Boruc's great save to keep out Holt.
    • 90+2' SAVED BY BORUC!
    • 90+1' PENALTY NORWICH! Or is it? Holt down what seemed to be outside the area. Referee Clattenburg consults linesman... and it will happen!
    • 90' Jason Puncheon is on for Rodriguez now, in the away side's final sub.
    • 89' Rodriguez with a good sight of goal! Straight at Bunn! That should have been better.
    • 88' Fonte collects a late booking for bringing down Holt as the forward looked to hold up play.
    • 87' Holt re-considers his run to come back and try to volley a deep centre from the right back across goal. It takes a nick off Yoshida which turns it into a shot on target, but one which Boruc takes with ease.
    • 86' Free-kick Norwich on the right wing, but Snodgrass's floated delivery is dealt with.
    • 85' Not the most exciting of finishes. Hopefully there'll be one more furious exchange before the final whistle.
    • 83' Lambert heads across goal for Fonte, who from the area lines slices well wide of goal.
    • 82' Holt drifts wide to chip in a cross from the right, which Hoolahan tries to take control of but he fails and is outnumbered off the ball.
    • 80' Rodriguez looks like he fouls Hoolahan to win possession but carries on until he goes down under minimal contact from Johnson, who IS penalised and booked. Norwich have every fight to be peeved at that sequence.
    • 79' And now Norwich bring off Kamara with Luciano Becchio their hoped 'closer'.
    • 78' James Ward-Prowse for Lallana, who hasn't had much fun with corners or cracks at goal in these conditions barring the one first-half effort on target. Saints' second switch.
    • 77' Really feel there's going to be a late winner here.
    • 75' Yoshida again to the rescue for Southampton! Snodgrass beats the trap and rounds Boruc but in comes the Japanese to prevent an easy tap-in!
    • 74' Snodgrass overhits a cross and it's out for a goal kick.
    • 72' Entering another bit of a quiet patch in a game which has drifted from dull to pulsating, back-and-forth.
    • 70' Guly Do Prado replaces Ramirez for Southampton. It's their first change and each side has two remaining now.
    • 69' Rodriguez tries to head on to Lambert, who slipped on the turf and misses out.
    • 68' Norwich struggle to get this one clear but survive a few pinballs around the danger zone before eventually, after three failed efforts, they clear their lines.
    • 67' Not a great strike from Lambert, but it takes a deflection off the wall and goes behind for another Saints corner.
    • 66' Another Shaw foray foeward ends in him brought down by Snodgrass. It looked like minimal contact but it's a free-kick just outside the penalty area, by the left-hand corner.
    • 65' Second half possession %: 63-37 in favour of Southampton.
    • 63' Hooiveld came out worse from an aerial challenge with Snodgrass as that ball came in but doesn't take long to return to action.
    • 62' Hoolahan creates space on the left for Garrido to send one in, but Boruc times his claim perfectly.
    • 61' Johnson is furious with a corner decision against him, feeling his block of a Cork back-heel attempt came off the Saints man last.
    • 60' Ramirez with a first-touch lay-off for RODRIGUEZ! Bunn pushes it away! Lambert follows up from an angle! Off-target!
    • 59' Saints fans are in good voice. This game has been far better than it should be on such a rainy pitch but still no goals.
    • 57' Now a good diagonal from Holt picks out the run of Kamara into the box, but their best link-up yet is cut out by solid defending in numbers.
    • 56' Superb defending from Yoshida keeps it 0-0! Snodgrass shows he's shaken off the knock by breezing through two defenders on the right before crossing low for Holt, who would almost certainly have finished it if not for Yoshida's interception despite it being behind him. Boruc then collects safely.
    • 55' Norwich counter but Holt's cross is too heavy for Kamara. Hasn't really been much chemistry between the two thus far.
    • 54' Another poor Lallana corner and Snodgrass re-enters play.
    • 53' Snoddy is finally being helped off the field of play and will likely return, but time for the corner first.
    • 52' Now Snodgrass is down on the soaked pitch after coming back to end another dangerous Shaw run down the left at the expense of a corner.
    • 51' Offside flag against Holt as a ball comes in from the left. It missed the striker and was collected by Snodgrass, who was in a great position to try and score had the flag not been raised.
    • 50' What a chance for Lallana! Shaw jinks to the byline and crosses low, and when Garrido fails to get the ball clear enough, Lallana has the goal at his mercy from 15 yards. Unfortunately for the away side, he skies the first-time effort.
    • 48' Three of the last four PL matches at Carrow Road that were goalless at half-time also ended goalless.
    • 47' Remember you can keep up to speed with the other three Prem games via our LIVE multiplex. All three have had goals, too. Live Premier League Scores | Results � Yahoo! Eurosport UK
    • 46' Norwich kick off the second half. There hasn't been a 0-0 between these two sides since 1972. Will that end today or will we see some goals in this 45?
    • 45+3' Half-time. Saints mostly on top of a hot-and-cold first half in the pouring rain, though Norwich were the aggressors in a hot climax to the period and will be furious they did not get a penalty.
    • 45+2' Turner heads a free-kick into the path of an unmarked Kamara, who is unable to get a finishing touch on it. He was offside, anyway.
    • 45+1' It was Shaw who seemed to have a hold of Holt in that contenious moment. Two minutes added onto the first half.
    • 45' The free-kick was for Lallana handballing a Kamara cross. He's booked for it though it doesn't look as though he could have done anything to get out of the way, really.
    • 44' Replays show Holt has every right to be furious. Looks like he was being held back by his man. Norwich have a free-kick on the right wing anyway.
    • 43' Norwich bomb forward and keep the attack going after a few blocks long enough for Snodgrass to slot in a driven cross which Holt is just unable to get a foot on!
    • 42' Ramirez with a lovely ball forward into the path of Rodriguez, who cannot run through on goal as he's unable to take the pass in his stride.
    • 41' Norwich beginning to push Saints back, having two straight 25-yard balls blocked before a cross-fielder to Holt triggers the offside flag.
    • 40' Weather is terrible here. Getting wetter by the minute.
    • 39' Norwich win their first corner of the match after working an attacking throw well.
    • 37' Ramirez tries to heel-flick his way past Turner on the left-hand byline, but the defender doesn't fall for it.
    • 36' Hoolahan's first act is to head a Shaw cross behind for the visitors' fourth corner after a mesmerising run from the teenage full-back.
    • 35' Hoolahan replaces Pilkington, so it will be interesting to see exactly how Norwich set up the midfield now.
    • 34' It's Hoolahan getting stripped off, though he wasn't the first choice of Hughton it seemed. Quick change of mind delaying the procedure.
    • 33' Yep, Norwich look to be preparing changes.
    • 32' Pilkington is hurt. Not sure if he'll recover from this one as he's gone back down after getting up.
    • 31' Turner tries to get a head to the delivery but Lambert defends it well in a complete role reversal.
    • 30' Now Yoshida concedes a set piece near the left wing corner flag. Norwich starting to enjoy some pressure that they hope they can build on.
    • 29' Snodgrass stands over it... and he'll go for goal... Great parry from Boruc! That was on the verge of finding the bottom far corner!
    • 28' Rodriguez concedes a foul 30 yards from his goal tracking back.
    • 27' Best chance of the match so far from the away side! Lambert collects a forward pass and plays Ramirez through. Bunn comes out for it but gets a hand to the Uruguayan's chip attempt! Garrido heads it back to his keeper to end the attack.
    • 26' Now a better break from the hosts, with Martin floating in a lovely ball to the far post where Boruc does well to pluck it from the head of Kamara.
    • 25' Bassong closes down a Ramirez effoer from outside the box.
    • 24' Rodriguez tries his luck from 30+ yards. It's even more off-target than Holt in the opening stages.
    • 23' Fonte with a lovely early cross from the right towards Lallana, who cannot connect under good pressure from Turner.
    • 22' Turner is alert to clear Ramirez's attempt to thread a ball inside the box from the right. This coming just after two fleeting Canaries counter attempts.
    • 21' Saints have had 83 - EIGHTY-THREE - percent of the last five minutes' possession. Norwich under the cosh.
    • 20' After a pair of near-post deliveries, Lallana tries to put more behind this one and he does, but it misses everyone in the area.
    • 19' Corner leads to another one. That's three in a few minutes for the away side.
    • 18' Lallana! Bunn at full stretch to tip it over!
    • 17' Poor corner but Holt at the near post completely whiffs his clearance and it flashes across the goal. Nobody able to get the vital touch. Good spell this from southampton.
    • 16' Garrido does well to deny Lallana a tap-in from Rodriguez's low centre. Corner Southampton, the first of the match.
    • 15' Holt slides in after a sloppy touch and brings Schneiderlin down. First yellow card of the game.
    • 13' Saints now beginning to push forward on the back of a couple of sloppy Norwich passes, but the defending is resilient.
    • 12' Not the most exciting of starts. Both sides seem keen to play positive football but a combination of the wet conditions and a fear of making a fatal mistake are stifling the flow for now.
    • 10' At the other end, Howson looks to put Holt through but overcooks the pass. Boruc claims.
    • 9' Good play by Saints after a set-piece and Lallana sets up a Yoshida strike, but the advanced defender finishes like one. Over the bar.
    • 8' It's minor stuff though and he's soon back in the game.
    • 7' Lambert receiving some early treatment for a knock to the head.
    • 5' Rodriguez is also safely off-target with a header from a Shaw cross.
    • 4' Kamara looks lively on his first start, keeping the centre-backs busy before a Howson ball sparks shouts of handball. Holt completely scuffs the follow-up.
    • 3' Even, tentative start to the match. Their last meeting was in League One, which speaks volumes of their journey from testing times.
    • 2' There are three other Premier League games today. They're also underway. Keep up to speed with all four contests here... Live Premier League Scores | Results � Yahoo! Eurosport UK
    • 1' The visitors get the first half underway.
    • 14:55 Five minutes to go. Any predictions you want to get off your chest? How will each side's changes work out for them in this important game near the foot of the table? Let us know in the comments below, or via Twitter! We're online @eurosportcom_en or you can hit me up @liamhappe if you want to get your comments published...
    • 14:50 Both teams have scored in the last six meetings between Norwich and Southampton in the Premier League.
    • 14:45 Southampton have picked up 5 points from Mauricio Pochettino’s first 6 PL matches in charge. That’s two points less than Nigel Adkins last 6 matches in charge of the Saints. They have also conceded 3 more goals but scored 1 more goal under the Argentine. Under the new manager Southampton have lost 3 of their 6 games. They only lost 2 of Adkins last 12 matches in charge.
    • 14:40 Get involved in today's coverage in one of three ways: leave your thoughts in our comments section below, rate the players as the game progresses once we kick off, and if you want to get your comments published here on the 'cast, simply send them over via Twitter! You can do that by following me at @liamhappe
    • 14:35 Mauricio Pochettino: "No-one said it was going to be easy - everything takes time. If you were expecting some kind of magic wand to find solutions to everything then (you were wrong). I relish pressure, I like being in a pressurised situation. I probably arrived here at the beginning of the year because maybe there was something not going well with the club."
    • 14:30 Chris Hughton: "It has been shown by QPR's win (last week) and Reading had also recently been on their best run of the season, that what you have is a group of teams around us and below us which can all win games. You only have to have one of them put a run together, which they are all capable of doing. Can you afford to relax? Absolutely you can't. There are too many stories, even in recent seasons, of clubs which have been in good positions that eventually have gone down."
    • 14:25 A first Premier League start for Kei Kamara, who will partner Grant Holt up top for the Canaries. The Saints bring in Luke Shaw, Jay Rodriguez and Jos Hooiveld at the expense of Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Fox and Jason Puncheon.
    • 14:20 NORWICH: Bunn; R Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido; Johnson, Howson, Snodgrass, Pilkington; Kamara, Holt. Subs: Camp; Whittaker, Hoolahan, Fox, E.Bennett, Becchio, R.Bennett. /// SOUTHAMPTON: Boruc; Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fonte, Shaw; Cork, Lallana, Schneiderlin; Ramirez, Lambert, Rodriguez. Subs: Davis, Clyne, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Chaplow, Puncheon.
    • 14:15 Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE Premier League matchcast as Norwich City play host to fellow two-promotions-in-two-seasons wonders Southampton, with neither side safe from relegation by any means. Team news will follow very shortly!
  • Summary

    • 90+2' SAVED BY BORUC!
    • 90+1' PENALTY NORWICH! Or is it? Holt down what seemed to be outside the area. Referee Clattenburg consults linesman... and it will happen!
    • 89' Rodriguez with a good sight of goal! Straight at Bunn! That should have been better.
    • 75' Yoshida again to the rescue for Southampton! Snodgrass beats the trap and rounds Boruc but in comes the Japanese to prevent an easy tap-in!
    • 60' Ramirez with a first-touch lay-off for RODRIGUEZ! Bunn pushes it away! Lambert follows up from an angle! Off-target!
    • 56' Superb defending from Yoshida keeps it 0-0! Snodgrass shows he's shaken off the knock by breezing through two defenders on the right before crossing low for Holt, who would almost certainly have finished it if not for Yoshida's interception despite it being behind him. Boruc then collects safely.
    • 50' What a chance for Lallana! Shaw jinks to the byline and crosses low, and when Garrido fails to get the ball clear enough, Lallana has the goal at his mercy from 15 yards. Unfortunately for the away side, he skies the first-time effort.
    • 43' Norwich bomb forward and keep the attack going after a few blocks long enough for Snodgrass to slot in a driven cross which Holt is just unable to get a foot on!
    • 29' Snodgrass stands over it... and he'll go for goal... Great parry from Boruc! That was on the verge of finding the bottom far corner!
    • 27' Best chance of the match so far from the away side! Lambert collects a forward pass and plays Ramirez through. Bunn comes out for it but gets a hand to the Uruguayan's chip attempt! Garrido heads it back to his keeper to end the attack.
    • 18' Lallana! Bunn at full stretch to tip it over!
    • 17' Poor corner but Holt at the near post completely whiffs his clearance and it flashes across the goal. Nobody able to get the vital touch. Good spell this from southampton.
    • 14:20 NORWICH: Bunn; R Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido; Johnson, Howson, Snodgrass, Pilkington; Kamara, Holt. Subs: Camp; Whittaker, Hoolahan, Fox, E.Bennett, Becchio, R.Bennett. /// SOUTHAMPTON: Boruc; Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fonte, Shaw; Cork, Lallana, Schneiderlin; Ramirez, Lambert, Rodriguez. Subs: Davis, Clyne, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Chaplow, Puncheon.
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