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Wolves 3-3 Norwich

Sylvain Ebanks-Blake
Ebanks-Blake's hat-trick takes his season's goal tally to 20

A Sylvain Ebanks-Blake hat-trick was not enough to give Wolves all three points as they were held at home to Norwich in a thrilling encounter.

The striker hit the bar before giving Wolves the lead, scoring into an empty net, but Lee Croft pounced on Richard Stearman's error to draw Norwich level.

Carl Cort's 20-yard strike put the visitors in front, before Ebanks-Blake drilled home twice in three minutes.

Norwich earned a point as Gary Doherty bundled the ball home from close range.


Wolves manager Mick McCarthy:
"It is going to be a scrap for promotion until the bitter end.

"Maybe people get wrapped up in it, come here and think it's a home game against Norwich, so how many points are we going to be ahead at the end.

"It doesn't work like that, you don't always get what you want and we will have to scrap all the way now."

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Norwich City manager Brian Gunn:
"I told them I was very proud of them. They've set standards in their last three games.

"Tonight they set the standard a bit higher - to come to the league leaders and put on a performance like that.

"They're disappointed they've not won the game, but that's something we could have done. We had chances we didn't take but I'm not digging anyone out."


Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Foley, Stearman, Craddock, Ward, Kightly (Vokes 39), Henry, David Jones, Jarvis (Iwelumo 90), Ebanks-Blake, Keogh (Reid 79).
Subs Not Used: Higgs, Edwards.

Booked: Henry.

Goals: Ebanks-Blake 25, 54, 56.

Norwich: Marshall, Otsemobor, Doherty, Grounds, Drury, Croft, Clingan, Russell, Bertrand (Carney 46), Cureton (Gow 68), Cort (Killen 86).
Subs Not Used: Nelson, Hoolahan.

Booked: Croft.

Goals: Croft 32, Cort 47, Doherty 65.

Att: 21,654

Ref: Keith Woolmer (Northamptonshire)



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