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Scunthorpe 0-1 Norwich

Scunthorpe 0-1 Norwich

Scunthorpe   0 - 1   Norwich

Grant Holt struck an excellent injury-time winner as Norwich edged out Scunthorpe United to bag their first victory of the Championship season.

The striker rose highest to head home Simon Lappin's left-wing cross and end the hosts' two-match winning run.

Scunthorpe had the better of a low-key first half, Jonathan Forte forcing a fine stop from keeper John Ruddy.

Holt missed the target from 12 yards in a rare chance for the visitors but made amends with his dramatic late strike.

The last-gasp finish for last season's 30-goal top scorer Holt - his third strike in five days - was one of the few moments of quality in a game that looked to be heading for a stalemate.

Scunthorpe won 2-1 at Reading on the opening day of the season and then beat Oldham in the Carling Cup in midweek but Holt's predatory instincts dashed their hopes of a third successive win.

The Canaries started well and Andrew Crofts flashed a header wide from Surman's corner before Adam Drury drilled a shot wide from long range.

The hosts then took control and Martyn Woolford, Josh Wright and Chris Dagnall all had decent chances before the break.

But the best opportunities fell to striker Forte, who volleyed over from Eddie Nolan's cross and also saw his header brilliantly saved by Canaries keeper Ruddy.

The Iron continued to probe after the break and Garry Thompson's 25-yard strike drew a fine block from Michael Nelson.

At the other end, Holt saw an effort go just wide and playmaker Wes Hoolahan also went close.

The game looked to be petering out into a forgettable goalless draw when, one minute into added time, substitute Lappin crossed from the left flank and Holt notched his decisive header.


Norwich City manager Paul Lambert tells BBC Radio Norfolk:

"Terrific goal, terrific cross and an absolutely fantastic header.

"I thought we deserved to win the game. We got on top of it really well against a really good side.

"They won't get beat many times here, and you can see why they're hard to beat in their own place, but I thought we were excellent from the off."

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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Scunthorpe 0-1 Norwich FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Holt 90+1

    Scunthorpe

    • 01 Murphy
    • 03 McNulty
    • 05 Jones
    • 15 Mirfin
    • 21 Nolan
    • 07 Woolford
    • 08 O'Connor (Collins 66 yellow card)
    • 11 Thompson
    • 16 Wright (Wright 66)
    • 09 Dagnall
    • 14 Forte

    Substitutes

    • 13 Slocombe,
    • 06 Byrne,
    • 12 Raynes,
    • 25 Canavan,
    • 02 Wright,
    • 18 Collins,
    • 17 Grant

    Norwich

    • 01 Ruddy
    • 02 Martin
    • 03 Drury
    • 05 Nelson
    • 22 Ward
    • 07 Crofts yellow card
    • 11 Surman (Berthel Askou 90+2)
    • 14 Hoolahan (Lappin 90+2)
    • 18 Smith
    • 09 Holt
    • 16 Martin (Jackson 80)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Rudd,
    • 33 Berthel Askou,
    • 15 Fox,
    • 19 Lappin,
    • 24 McNamee,
    • 10 Jackson,
    • 23 Johnson
    Ref: SarginsonAtt: 6,042
    SCUNTHORPE
    NORWICH

    Possession

    • Scunthorpe 47%
    • Norwich 53%

    Attempts on target

    • Scunthorpe 5
    • Norwich 9

    Attempts off target

    • Scunthorpe 6
    • Norwich 9

    Corners

    • Scunthorpe 4
    • Norwich 7

    Fouls

    • Scunthorpe 9
    • Norwich 9
    • Final Result
    • 94:04 The referee gets the match started.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+1:22 Substitution Simon Lappin is brought on as a substitute for Wesley Hoolahan.
    • 90:00+1:22 Substitution Andrew Surman leaves the field to be replaced by Jens Berthel Askou.
    • 90:00+1:22 Michael Nelson fouled by Rob Jones, the ref awards a free kick. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+0:26 Assist on the goal came from Andrew Surman.
    • 90:00+0:26 GOAL - Grant HoltScunthorpe 0 - 1 Norwich Grant Holt finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Scunthorpe 0-1 Norwich.
    • 90:00+0:24 Andrew Surman produces a cross,
    • 90:00 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 88:08 Booking Andrew Crofts goes into the referee's book.
    • Correction - 88:06 Chris Dagnall fouled by Andrew Crofts, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Collins crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
    • Correction - 88:06 Booking Andrew Crofts (Norwich) booked for persistent infringement.
    • 88:06 Unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Andrew Crofts results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Collins.
    • 87:41 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 85:43 Attacking throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 85:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Wright by Wesley Hoolahan. David Mirfin takes the free kick.
    • 85:03 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Surman (Norwich).
    • 84:01 Booking The referee shows Michael Collins a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 83:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Michael Collins. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:13 Centre by Andrew Surman, save by Joe Murphy.
    • 81:40 Simeon Jackson has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 81:07 Attacking throw-in by Jim McNulty (Scunthorpe).
    • 80:36 Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 79:59 Attacking throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 79:07 Substitution Norwich substitution: Chris Martin replaced by Simeon Jackson (tactical).
    • 79:07 Substitution Simeon Jackson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Martin.
    • 78:06 Foul by Andrew Surman on Eddie Nolan, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:43 Andrew Wright takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 75:59 Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 72:48 Rob Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. Shot comes in from Andrew Surman from the free kick. Effort from 20 yards by Andrew Surman. Andrew Surman takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Garry Thompson manages to make a clearance. Clearance by Rob Jones. Shot by Elliott Ward. David Mirfin gets a block in.
    • 71:43 Centre by Andrew Surman, Garry Thompson makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman, Michael Nelson takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
    • 71:03 Defending throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 69:45 The ball is sent over by Adam Drury, clearance made by Jim McNulty.
    • 68:55 Grant Holt is caught offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 68:00 Grant Holt is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 67:21 Andrew Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Drury. A cross is delivered by Andrew Surman, Grant Holt takes a shot.
    • 66:49 Jonathan Forte is caught offside. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 65:24 Substitution Michael O'Connor goes off and Michael Collins comes on.
    • 65:24 Substitution Josh Wright leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Wright.
    • 65:24 Shot from just outside the box by Wesley Hoolahan misses to the left of the target.
    • 65:17 The ball is sent over by Korey Smith, clearance made by David Mirfin.
    • 63:44 Attacking throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 63:20 The ball is crossed by Adam Drury, clearance by Rob Jones.
    • 62:23 Attacking throw-in by Jim McNulty (Scunthorpe).
    • 61:39 Effort on goal by Russell Martin from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 60:42 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 60:12 Eddie Nolan sends in a cross, Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.
    • 57:38 Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 57:10 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 56:06 Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Rob Jones gets a block in. Corner taken by Andrew Surman, Grant Holt has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
    • 55:20 Attacking throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 54:51 Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
    • 54:36 Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 53:31 Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 52:31 Elliott Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Forte. Josh Wright produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Rob Jones goes over the bar.
    • 52:01 Grant Holt takes a shot.
    • 51:36 The ball is delivered by Adam Drury.
    • 51:06 Defending throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 50:01 Shot by Garry Thompson. Blocked by Michael Nelson.
    • 49:36 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Wright from the right by-line, clearance by Michael Nelson.
    • 49:06 Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 48:27 Attacking throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 47:34 Centre by Michael O'Connor.
    • 46:35 Effort from inside the area by Chris Martin misses to the right of the target.
    • 45:56 Russell Martin crosses the ball, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman to the near post, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:25 Defending throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:54 Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.
    • 45:00+0:15 Jonathan Forte takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
    • 45:00 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 44:33 Defending throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 44:24 The ball is sent over by Grant Holt.
    • 43:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Surman by Chris Dagnall. Free kick taken by Elliott Ward.
    • 42:36 Defending throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 42:29 The ball is swung over by Russell Martin.
    • 42:22 Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 41:29 Centre by Chris Dagnall, save by John Ruddy.
    • 40:43 Eddie Nolan delivers the ball, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
    • 40:11 Left-footed shot by Jonathan Forte.
    • 39:46 Grant Holt produces a cross, Josh Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 39:03 The ball is crossed by Eddie Nolan, Effort on goal by Jonathan Forte from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 38:20 Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
    • 38:06 The ball is crossed by Andrew Surman, Rob Jones makes a clearance. Andrew Crofts crosses the ball.
    • 37:10 The ball is crossed by Martyn Woolford, Adam Drury manages to make a clearance. Foul by Chris Dagnall on Adam Drury, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
    • 36:32 Centre by Russell Martin, Martyn Woolford gets a block in.
    • 35:10 Chris Dagnall produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
    • 34:50 Defending throw-in by Michael O'Connor (Scunthorpe).
    • 33:28 Shot by Martyn Woolford. Save made by John Ruddy.
    • 32:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Jones on Grant Holt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrew Surman from left channel, save by Joe Murphy. Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Rob Jones. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 31:35 Defending throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 30:09 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael O'Connor, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
    • 29:42 Andrew Crofts challenges Chris Dagnall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:27 Defending throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 29:00 The ball is delivered by Martyn Woolford, John Ruddy makes a save.
    • 27:41 Defending throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 27:10 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 26:54 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 26:26 Attacking throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 26:13 Michael O'Connor sends in a cross, clearance by Elliott Ward.
    • 25:38 Goal kick taken long by Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe).
    • 25:25 Chris Martin takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
    • 24:57 Chris Martin fouled by Rob Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Wesley Hoolahan.
    • 24:36 Attacking throw-in by Jim McNulty (Scunthorpe).
    • 23:23 The ball is sent over by Josh Wright, Jonathan Forte takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy. Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael O'Connor, Rob Jones produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 21:32 Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Martin misses to the left of the target.
    • 21:08 Defending throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 20:09 Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by David Mirfin results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrew Surman from left wing, Jim McNulty makes a clearance. Corner taken by Andrew Surman from the right by-line played to the near post, Garry Thompson manages to make a clearance.
    • 19:39 The ball is sent over by Eddie Nolan.
    • 19:18 Jim McNulty crosses the ball, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
    • 18:57 Defending throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 18:42 Grant Holt sends in a cross, Joe Murphy makes a save.
    • 18:02 Attacking throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 17:27 Garry Thompson produces a cross.
    • 16:45 Jim McNulty sends in a cross, Andrew Crofts manages to make a clearance. Michael O'Connor takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Adam Drury.
    • 16:32 Eddie Nolan produces a cross, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.
    • 14:54 The assistant referee signals for offside against Rob Jones. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.
    • 14:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Crofts on Jonathan Forte. Jim McNulty restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:38 Defending throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 12:57 Defending throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 12:01 Jim McNulty delivers the ball.
    • 11:34 Attacking throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 11:08 Centre by Michael O'Connor, save by John Ruddy.
    • 10:11 A cross is delivered by Russell Martin.
    • 9:44 Martyn Woolford has a drilled shot. Blocked by Michael Nelson.
    • 8:53 Effort from 30 yards by Adam Drury. Save by Joe Murphy.
    • 8:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on David Mirfin. Direct free kick taken by Eddie Nolan.
    • 7:52 Attacking throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 7:12 Centre by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Rob Jones.
    • 6:35 Corner taken by Andrew Crofts from the left by-line, Rob Jones makes a clearance.
    • 6:10 Defending throw-in by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe).
    • 4:39 Centre by Wesley Hoolahan.
    • 3:26 Unfair challenge on Josh Wright by Andrew Crofts results in a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 2:10 Outswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman from the left by-line played to the near post, Andrew Crofts takes a shot.
    • 0:18 Attacking throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 14 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Millwall 2 7 6
    2 QPR 2 7 6
    3 Coventry 2 2 4
    4 Ipswich 2 2 4
    5 Doncaster 2 2 4
    6 Watford 2 1 4
    7 Cardiff 2 1 4
    8 Burnley 2 1 4
    9 Swansea 2 2 3
    10 Crystal Palace 2 0 3
    11 Derby 2 0 3
    12 Norwich 2 0 3
    13 Scunthorpe 2 0 3
    14 Hull 2 -2 3
    15 Barnsley 2 -3 3
    16 Leicester 2 -1 1
    17 Reading 2 -1 1
    18 Middlesbrough 2 -2 1
    19 Portsmouth 2 -2 1
    20 Bristol City 2 -3 1
    21 Sheff Utd 2 -3 1
    22 Leeds United 1 -1 0
    23 Nott'm Forest 1 -1 0
    24 Preston 2 -6 0


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