Wednesday November 28, 2012 Day 14 Finished St. Mary's Stadium

Southampton 1 - 1 Norwich City

  • Lambert 33’
  • Snodgrass 45’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Southampton
    • Norwich City
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    • 90+4 It's full time and Norwich come out with a creditable draw in what in truth was a pretty poor spectacle.
    • 90+2' The cross from Bennett, but it's out before he gets his foot around it. Clyne plays forward and this might be Southampton's last chance...it looks dangerous, but Bunn is ioff his line quickly and claims.
    • 90+1' Norwich sub: They're all coming in the last five minutes, and it's Howson replacing the busy Hoolahan.
    • 90' Four minutes of injury otme here, but don't bet on any sort of winner...
    • 88' Southampton sub: Rodriguez comes on for Puncheon.
    • 87 It's becoming very direct now as both sides get it up either end as quickly as possible. Substitution from Norwich as Snodgrass is replaced by Elliott Bennet.
    • 85' Souhampton substitution: Reeves replaces Luke Shaw, who's picked up an injury in fouling Snodgrass.
    • 84' This match is finally heating up and Southampton are on the attack now until Lambert hits the half volley from the edge of the area miles over the bar.
    • 83' Bennett with a terrible clearance straight up into the air in his own box, but it is dealt with. UP the oher end Snodgrass totters through and Shaw goes to ground by the byline. Ref doesn't give it, but that was surely a penalty.
    • 82' Garrido whips a ball to the back post and Morison can only head high over the bar for his first touch.
    • 81' Norwich substitution: And it does happen, Holt is replaced like for like by Morison. The big man doesn't seem particularly happy about it either.
    • 80' Puncheon to Ramirez and it's a truly woeful attempt as it flies high and wide, which is something of an understatement.
    • 79' Still no substitutions, which kind of illustrates how much of a tentative and conservative approach it's been from both sides.
    • 78' Holt wins the header after the huge punt upfield, but he is leaning on Yoshida...and kneeing him in the back too.
    • 77' Ramirez looked to Puncheon, but Bassong was there to clear up. It looks like it'll be one of those two for Southampton though if they are to get all three points.
    • 76' Clyne clips a peach of a ball into the area and Ramirez almost brings it down, but he's crowded out.
    • 75' Ramirez is clipped by Bennet and that's a clear yellow, prompty given.
    • 74' Puncheon tip toes all the way to the byline with no challenge in sight, but it's on his weaker right foot and he can only cross into the arms of Bunn.
    • 73' Ramirez smoothly breaks forward and lays off to Lambert. He's a bit stuck for options and the move quickly fizzles out.
    • 72' Pilkington breaks forward, but Norwich aren't commiting enough men forward to threaten the Saints goal at the minute.
    • 71' Ramiez is given way too much time on the edge of the area to turn, but luckily for Norwich he can't find the right pass.
    • 70' A good effort from Puncheon a minute ago, apologies, but comfortably dealt with by Gazzaniga as he pushes it away.
    • 69' Again this will be swung in by Snodgrass. It's a good delivery, but Holt undoes his good work and commits the foul in the box.
    • 68' Really scrappy play from both sides finally ends with Ramirez picking up the ball...nope, still rubbish, he loses it and Holt is taken out for a freekick.
    • 67' You can see that Norwich will be happy with the draw. Bunn is already waiting with the ball at his feet for the striker to force him to pick up the ball.
    • 66' Hoolahan is unceremoniously bundled over, but Clattenburg sees nothing wrong with it. Must be said he's had a good game today though.
    • 65' Holt gets clear at the far post and has a free header. Gazzaniga gets all his body behind it though and clears for another corner. That'll do his confidence some good.
    • 64' Snodgrass almost skips clear to face up to Gazzaniga, but it's nipped away from him at the last second for a corner.
    • 63' Snodgrass with a freekick from near the half way line, but he decides to put it in the box anyway. Predictably comes to nothing, though you can feel the anxiousness of the crowd here.
    • 62' Good ball from Garrido and it's awkwardly headed clear at the far post. Like the first half, Saints started brightly, but Norwich are now right back into it.
    • 61' Corner for Southampton, won by Ramirez, but it's poor from Lallana and cleared at the near post. Second bite at the cherry and it's straight into Bunn's arrms.
    • 60' Tettey shows his studs as he goes in for the challenge. Schneiderlin goes down, but he's ok. No foul and the ball goes forward to Johnson, who skews his shot badly high and wide.
    • 59' Holt plays back to Hoolahan, and a really clever ball into Pilkington as he breaks into the box, but even better from Clyne who intervenes to clear for the corner.
    • 58' Meanwhile, up the other end, Lambert is caught offside.
    • 57' Tettey is trundling down the right and he lays it off to the over lapping Snodgrass. Good cross into the danger area and he'll be disappointed no one was there.
    • 55' Southampton are away at Liverpool after this, so a result here would be rather handy. Though Liverpool are getting schooled by a Spurs side not setting the world on fire at the moment, so you never know. Follow that match here.
    • 54' Corner from Ramirez. It's lofted deep and Lambert has to chase it deep to try and head it back into the danger area. Comfortably dealt with by Bunn though.
    • 53' Holt is caught offside. That's three for the night nor Norwich. Ironic cheers from the home fans as Southampton win the freekick after Bennett fouls Lambert.
    • 52' A nervy clearacne from Bennett from a low cross, but Bunn is there to claim and prevent the corner. Very half hearted shots from the home fans for a backpass.
    • 51' In comes the deep freekick and on the volley at the far post Fonte hits a defender's volley that actually goes back towards his own goal, not the opposition's.
    • 50' Puncheon slips with Johnson's hand on him and it's given as a foul. Very promising position...
    • 49' A laughable hoof goes out for a goal kick and Norwich have it back, that is until they give it straight back to Ramirez.
    • 48' Southampton have come out all guns blazing there and their defence have pushed up beyond the halfway line.
    • 47' A beautiful ball into Clyne from Puncheon, and the full back's low ball across the box evades everyone.
    • 46' A test of character for the young goalkeeper in this second half. It was a perfect time for Norwich to grab the equaliser and it's tough to call the winner from here...
    • 45+2' He's only a kid and you have to feel sorry for him. It was another moment of inexperience from Clyne to give away the needless foul too. Half time.
    • 45+1' Goal! Southampton 1-1 Norwich - Snodgrass whips in a low shot to the near post, but it lacks either real power or direction. Gazzaniga is so slow to get down to it though and it squirms under his body!
    • 45' A silly tackle from Clyne on the edge of the area and Clattenburg brings out the yellow. Great shooting position here...
    • 44' Snodgrass plays to the overlapping Tettey and his low cross is deflected out for a corner, Norwich's third of the game.
    • 43' A cross in towards Snodgrass at the far post. He gets up early, but the header lacks direction. You'd have fancied that to be in the back of the net if it was Holt on the end of it.
    • 42' It's whipped in by Ramirez and it evades everyone, and the far post, by inches. Bunn had to wait in case of a touch and he was never getting to the far post if it was on target.
    • 41' Puncheon is brought down by Garrido and is lucky to get away without a yellow. Set pieces seem the best bet tonight and here's another...
    • 40' Lambert thinks he has the freekick after Bennett is all over him, but it's given the other way as the striker was leaning on Tettey.
    • 39' Tettey with another surging run, but his lay off has too much on it for Snodgrass to run onto. He'd have been in a shooting position if it had.
    • 38' Snodgrass swings in Norwich's latest freekick and Holt can't get the purchase he needs on it. Not enough pace on the delivery really to do anything with it.
    • 37' Puncheon tricks his way to the byline and digs out a cross that goes over the line before it comes back in.
    • 36' Calmly done by Whittaker who plays an awkward ball back to Bunn who can clear with ease. Southampton all over this game now though.
    • 35' Lambert lays off for Ramirez, who plays a casual prod into Lallana, who can't quite reach it before the defender.
    • 34' First effort on target, first goal. There was a large slice of luck involved though as it fell perfectly for Lambert. Very well finished though.
    • 33' GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Norwich - The freekick is whipped in and it's Lambert who prods in! It bounces off the back of Holt and the striker is there to react first and stick it in the far corner.
    • 32' Snodgrass clips Shaw as the youngster gets away from him and it's a set piece in a promising position....
    • 31' Half an hour gone and that Lallana effort is all there is in terms of chances. And that was a quarter-chance at best. Hughton will be quite happy with this.
    • 30' Lambert heads on, but Ramirez can't pick up the loose ball. Tettey is fouled and Norwich win the freekick.
    • 29' Shaw is looking impressive today. Assured in possession and strong and decisive defensively.
    • 28' Snodgrass takes the ball down on the edge of the area and gets a bit lucky as he turns on the edge of the box, but his shot is weak and dribbles into Gazzaniga's arms.
    • 27' Southampton fans are, to put it politely, comparing Holt to Lambert in an unfavourable light. Not much between them I'd say, in ability or size.
    • 26' Puncheon's cross is good, but cleared on the stretch. Back to the old pattern of the game as Saints take control of midfield.
    • 24' Lambert with a beauty of a diagonal pass and it lands on Lallana's left foot as he hits a sumptuous volley that is a foot over the bar. That was Van Persie-esque.
    • 23' Holt gets away with a challenge on Clyne and Tettey goes on a galloping run that ends with Shaw calmly nudging him off the ball for a goalkick.
    • 22' It's dead even in terms of possession, and in territory and intent now as Norwich have finally got it together.
    • 21' Holt plays a lovely one-two and lays it through to Pilkington. It's a really promising position, but he gets his cross all wrong and it's out for a goal kick.
    • 20' Bennett runs around the back to try and collect Pilkington's freekick, but there's too much on it and it's past the line before he can wrap his foot round it.
    • 19' Holt is dispossessed too easily, but Norwich keep hold of it and Clyne needlessly commits the foul on Pilkington.
    • 18' Snodgrass takes, again easily cleared at the near post and cleared back to Bunn. Hoolahan's starting to get into the game now though and almost releases Pilkington from the last defender.
    • 17' It's a poor ball in and easily cleared at the near post. But they have another chance from the corner...
    • 15' Gazzaniga with a pointless punt upfield and Norwich have it back. They finally get their foot on the ball through Hoolahan and Clyne brings the little midfielder down.
    • 14' Chris Hughton is out of the dugout and he'll be slightly concerned about Norwich's lacklustre strat here.
    • 13' Wasteful from Garrido as he plays a loose pass up the line. Back with Southampton and they're dominating early on.
    • 12' Bunn just about gets to the high ball in time, or so the linesman thinks. It was actually well past the line, but the official's view was slightly blocked.
    • 11' That was a good chance for the homeside a minute ago, but Lambert's relatively easy knockdown was awry.
    • 10' Puncheon this time has a dig from 30 yards and it's blocked for a throw. Good stuff from Southampton as they apply controlled pressure, orchestrated early on by Ramirez.
    • 9' Holt this time caught offside...the advantage of that high Southampton line. Clyne is providing the early width for Saints, but it's Puncheon that puts in the cross and Lambert has loads of space to head back across goal, but to the defender.
    • 8' Offside flag up against Snodgrass . That earlier foul against Lambert was most definitely a fould. Bennett was basically clawing at his eyes.
    • 7' Ramirez with it and Bunn twice punches clear. This time he claims after Lambert again hooks the ball over his shoulder into the box.
    • 6' Clyne whips a cross in and Tettey has to hack clear to concede the corner.
    • 5' Lambert is furious with Clattenburg after he refuses to award a foul against Bennett. His period of grace over?
    • 3' Johnson with a terrific pass to Pilkington and it's cleared for a corner. Hoolahan picks it up short, gives to Snodgrass and he stings the keepers palms from 20 yards.
    • 2' Saints are playing a really high line early on here. It's not exactly worked out for them in earlier Premier League games, but Norwich haven't been scoring bundles of goals, so maybe a good tactic.
    • 1' Holt gets the game underway and it's a quick punt up the field and headed out for a Norwich throw. Holt already being a nuisance and he wins another throw.
    • 19:40 You can get your comments and thoughts into me on twitter @TomEmburyD.
    • 19:33 So John Ruddy not only fails to make this game, he's out for up to three months after requiring surgery on that thigh injury picked up during the 1-1 draw against Everton. Terrible news for Ruddy and Norwich. Full story here.
    • 19:30 The teams are in - Southampton: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Shaw, Puncheon, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana, Lambert, Ramirez. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Hooiveld, Steven Davis, Rodriguez, Do Prado, Mayuka, Reeves///Norwich: Bunn, Whittaker, Ryan Bennett, Bassong, Garrido, Snodgrass, Johnson, Tettey, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Holt. Subs: Rudd, Martin, Howson, Jackson, Morison, Elliott Bennett, Barnett.
    • 19:25 Interestingly, it’s Mark Clattenburg’s first match for four weeks here at St Mary’s after he was cleared of all allegations relating to comments made to John Obi Mikel. Hopefully he’ll get a good reception, that is until he makes an iffy call, in which case it’ll be back to abuse as normal.
    • 19:20 Southampton have scored exactly two goals in each of their last five games against Norwich in all competitions. Norwich have conceded two in their past six league games. Something’s got to give...
    • 19:15 The Canaries are on the back of a run of 12 points from six games, which is only bettered predictably by the two Manchester clubs. Those six games have had a grand total of seven goals. Not seven goals for Norwich...SEVEN goals. Go for the under 2.5 tonight if you fancy a wager.
    • 19:10 The last time these two sides met was in February 2010, when both sides were in League One. Five of the Saints’ starting XI that day also started in their 2-0 win over Newcastle at the weekend. Just shows you can (sort of) do it without seasoned Premier League players.
    • 19:05 Southampton moved out of the relegation zone after a 2-0 victory against a frankly dismal Newcastle side at the weekend. Villa’s late defeat of Reading yesterday though has dropped them right back in it and they’ll face a tough test this evening against an in form Norwich.
    • 19:00 Good evening and welcome to Eurosport UK's live minute-by-minute coverage of Southampton vs Norwich from St Mary's Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 83' Bennett with a terrible clearance straight up into the air in his own box, but it is dealt with. UP the oher end Snodgrass totters through and Shaw goes to ground by the byline. Ref doesn't give it, but that was surely a penalty.
    • 65' Holt gets clear at the far post and has a free header. Gazzaniga gets all his body behind it though and clears for another corner. That'll do his confidence some good.
    • 45+1' Goal! Southampton 1-1 Norwich - Snodgrass whips in a low shot to the near post, but it lacks either real power or direction. Gazzaniga is so slow to get down to it though and it squirms under his body!
    • 42' It's whipped in by Ramirez and it evades everyone, and the far post, by inches. Bunn had to wait in case of a touch and he was never getting to the far post if it was on target.
    • 33' GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Norwich - The freekick is whipped in and it's Lambert who prods in! It bounces off the back of Holt and the striker is there to react first and stick it in the far corner.
    • 24' Lambert with a beauty of a diagonal pass and it lands on Lallana's left foot as he hits a sumptuous volley that is a foot over the bar. That was Van Persie-esque.
    • 19:30 The teams are in - Southampton: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Shaw, Puncheon, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana, Lambert, Ramirez. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Hooiveld, Steven Davis, Rodriguez, Do Prado, Mayuka, Reeves///Norwich: Bunn, Whittaker, Ryan Bennett, Bassong, Garrido, Snodgrass, Johnson, Tettey, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Holt. Subs: Rudd, Martin, Howson, Jackson, Morison, Elliott Bennett, Barnett.
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