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Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy celebrates saving a penalty against Swansea

Norwich 2-0 Swansea

Norwich   2 - 0   Swansea

An Ashley Williams own goal three minutes from time helped Norwich claim all three points at Carrow Road.

The Wales defender could only turn in Anthony McNamee's cross from the left as he attempted to clear.

The goal came moments after Norwich keeper John Ruddy brought down Scott Sinclair but made amends by saving David Cotterill's penalty.

Simeon Jackson wrapped up the win in injury time by turning in Grant Holt's cross via the crossbar.

The Canaries started the brighter, with Chris Martin looking particularly dangerous down the left, although their first chance came from the right wing.

Holt picked up the ball 25 yards out and laid off to Korey Smith, who shot first-time from the edge of the area, only for Dorus de Vries to save with his legs.

However, Swansea's Dutch goalkeeper was struggling to deal with Martin's crosses from the left and he was also nowhere to be seen from Andrew Surman's deep corner midway through the first half.

But Welshman Andrew Crofts should have done better at the far post instead of heading just wide.

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It seemed to lift the visitors who gained a foothold on the game and almost punished Norwich immediately when Darren Pratley headed over from David Cotterill's corner.

Then Stephen Dobbie was out of luck seeing his shot from Scott Sinclair's pass deflect wide off Elliott Ward.

Pratley was involved again in the closing stages freeing Nathan Dyer down the right to pull back to the edge of the area where Cotterill was, but the Wales international blasted well over.

And Ward came to Norwich's rescue in first-half time with a last-gasp block to deny Pratley from eight yards.

Neither side were prepared to fight out a draw and Wes Hoolahan attempted to trouble De Vries with a long-range effort.

But it was Sinclair who almost produced a piece of individual magic bursting into the box before Canaries keeper John Ruddy dived at his feet to deny the former Chelsea winger.

Sinclair was involved again soon after doing the hard work for Dobbie who shot straight at Ruddy.

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Swansea were starting to assert more of the pressure and looked like making the breakthrough seven minutes from time when Ruddy brought down Sinclair.

He was fortunate to have stayed on the pitch and made amends by diving the right way to turn Cotterill's low penalty on to his right-hand post.

The Swans were to be punished in cruel fashion four minutes later when Williams tried stop substitute McNamee's left-hand cross, only to put it past De Vries.

And as the visitors pressed for an equaliser Norwich broke free down the right, captain Holt delivered a floating ball into the box for Jackson to volley home in injury time.

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Norwich 2-0 Swansea L
(HT 0-0)
  • Williams (og) 87
  • Jackson 90+4

    Norwich

    • 01 Ruddy yellow card
    • 02 Martin
    • 03 Drury
    • 05 Nelson (Berthel Askou 90+1)
    • 22 Ward
    • 07 Crofts
    • 11 Surman (McNamee 64)
    • 14 Hoolahan (Jackson 81)
    • 18 Smith
    • 09 Holt
    • 16 Martin yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 13 Rudd,
    • 33 Berthel Askou,
    • 15 Fox,
    • 19 Lappin,
    • 24 McNamee,
    • 10 Jackson,
    • 23 Johnson

    Swansea

    • 01 De Vries
    • 02 Williams
    • 05 Tate
    • 16 Monk
    • 17 Serran (Taylor 46)
    • 07 Cotterill
    • 08 Pratley
    • 12 Dyer (Orlandi 64)
    • 21 Sinclair
    • 27 Gower yellow card
    • 14 Dobbie

    Substitutes

    • 13 Cornell,
    • 03 Taylor,
    • 10 Orlandi,
    • 11 Van der Gun,
    • 15 Lopez,
    • 24 Allen,
    • 42 Kuqi
    Ref: CrossleyAtt: 23,852
    NORWICH
    SWANSEA

    Possession

    • Norwich 40%
    • Swansea 60%

    Attempts on target

    • Norwich 4
    • Swansea 6

    Attempts off target

    • Norwich 3
    • Swansea 9

    Corners

    • Norwich 4
    • Swansea 6

    Fouls

    • Norwich 16
    • Swansea 7
    • Final Result
    • 96:08 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:08 The referee blows for offside. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:59 Grant Holt provided the assist for the goal.
    • 90:00+3:59 GOAL - Simeon JacksonNorwich 2 - 0 Swansea Goal scored by Simeon Jackson from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Norwich 2-0 Swansea.
    • 90:00+3:54 Centre by Grant Holt,
    • 90:00+2:51 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).
    • 90:00+2:19 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 90:00+2:01 Anthony McNamee decides to take the corner short.
    • 90:00+1:47 Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Garry Monk manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:58 Substitution (Norwich) makes a substitution, with Jens Berthel Askou coming on for Michael Nelson.
    • 90:00+0:02 Alan Tate crosses the ball, save by John Ruddy.
    • 90:00 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 89:24 Attacking throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
    • 88:45 Andrea Orlandi takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Adam Drury makes a clearance.
    • 88:38 Andrea Orlandi crosses the ball, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.
    • 87:58 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 86:54 GOAL - Ashley WilliamsNorwich 1 - 0 Swansea An own goal is scored by Ashley Williams. Norwich 1-0 Swansea.
    • 86:15 Attacking throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 84:21 Power penalty taken by David Cotterill saved by John Ruddy. Norwich 0-0 Swansea.
    • 83:13 Booking John Ruddy goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 82:52 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by John Ruddy.
    • 82:25 Anthony McNamee sends in a cross, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 82:19 Anthony McNamee crosses the ball, clearance made by Garry Monk.
    • 81:12 Simeon Jackson delivers the ball, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:19 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 80:19 Substitution Simeon Jackson on for Wesley Hoolahan.
    • 78:03 Attacking throw-in by Wesley Hoolahan (Norwich).
    • 77:53 The ball is sent over by Anthony McNamee, Andrea Orlandi manages to make a clearance.
    • 77:21 Centre by Anthony McNamee, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 76:37 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 76:32 A cross is delivered by Adam Drury.
    • 75:51 Direct free kick taken by Wesley Hoolahan.
    • 75:51 Booking Mark Gower booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 75:42 Mark Gower challenges Wesley Hoolahan unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 75:03 Attacking throw-in by Neil Taylor (Swansea).
    • 74:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Garry Monk. Elliott Ward takes the direct free kick.
    • 74:02 Attacking throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
    • 73:23 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).
    • 71:59 Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrea Orlandi, clearance by Elliott Ward.
    • 71:54 The ball is swung over by David Cotterill, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:49 Alan Tate delivers the ball, Adam Drury manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Russell Martin. Direct free kick taken by Neil Taylor.
    • 70:36 Attacking throw-in by Neil Taylor (Swansea).
    • 70:01 The ball is delivered by Alan Tate, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
    • 69:46 Attacking throw-in by Neil Taylor (Swansea).
    • 68:57 Corner taken by David Cotterill.
    • 68:50 The ball is crossed by Darren Pratley, Andrew Crofts makes a clearance.
    • 68:34 Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 68:01 Goal kick taken short by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 67:45 Wesley Hoolahan produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 66:54 Andrea Orlandi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. Free kick crossed by Anthony McNamee, clearance by Darren Pratley.
    • 66:18 Stephen Dobbie takes a shot from 25 yards. John Ruddy makes a save.
    • 66:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Gower by Chris Martin. Mark Gower takes the free kick.
    • 65:16 Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 65:11 Attacking throw-in by Neil Taylor (Swansea).
    • 64:47 David Cotterill sends in a cross, clearance by Elliott Ward.
    • 63:25 Defending throw-in by Neil Taylor (Swansea).
    • 63:25 Substitution Andrea Orlandi replaces Nathan Dyer.
    • 63:25 Substitution Anthony McNamee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Surman.
    • 63:16 The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer, Korey Smith makes a clearance.
    • 62:43 Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman, save made by Dorus De Vries.
    • 62:33 A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, Neil Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 61:50 Goal kick taken short by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 61:14 Wesley Hoolahan crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 61:14 Booking The referee shows Chris Martin a yellow card for dissent.
    • 61:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Grant Holt.
    • 59:58 Nathan Dyer produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 59:41 Darren Pratley fouled by Andrew Surman, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gower takes the direct free kick.
    • 58:44 Adam Drury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Alan Tate takes the free kick.
    • 58:19 Defending throw-in by Neil Taylor (Swansea).
    • 57:59 The official flags Grant Holt offside. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
    • 57:48 Andrew Surman sends in a cross.
    • 57:08 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 56:51 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Cotterill.
    • 56:31 David Cotterill takes a shot. Clearance by Elliott Ward.
    • 55:38 Defending throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 54:43 Andrew Surman crosses the ball, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 54:18 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 53:52 Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
    • 53:35 Defending throw-in by Neil Taylor (Swansea).
    • 52:41 Defending throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
    • 52:08 Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 51:20 Centre by Scott Sinclair, save made by John Ruddy.
    • 50:34 Attacking throw-in by Neil Taylor (Swansea).
    • 50:26 The ball is sent over by Scott Sinclair, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
    • 49:03 Wesley Hoolahan has a drilled shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.
    • 48:53 Defending throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 46:51 Attacking throw-in by Neil Taylor (Swansea).
    • 46:42 Neil Taylor produces a cross, clearance by Russell Martin.
    • 45:58 Centre by Darren Pratley, save by John Ruddy.
    • 45:36 The ball is sent over by Darren Pratley, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.
    • 45:28 Attacking throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
    • 45:01 Substitution (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Neil Taylor coming on for Albert Serran.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:52 Nathan Dyer sends in a cross, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+0:43 Alan Tate produces a cross.
    • 45:00+0:24 Effort from 20 yards by Alan Tate. Blocked by Michael Nelson.
    • 45:00 The referee blows for half time.
    • 44:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Korey Smith. Direct free kick taken by Darren Pratley.
    • 43:44 Attacking throw-in by Albert Serran (Swansea).
    • 43:37 Attacking throw-in by Albert Serran (Swansea).
    • 43:11 Attacking throw-in by Albert Serran (Swansea).
    • 42:23 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 41:37 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).
    • 41:22 Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 40:31 Unfair challenge on David Cotterill by Korey Smith results in a free kick. David Cotterill takes the direct free kick.
    • 38:47 Centre by Nathan Dyer, Shot from just outside the box by David Cotterill goes over the crossbar.
    • 38:00 Grant Holt challenges Garry Monk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.
    • 37:12 Chris Martin fouled by Ashley Williams, the ref awards a free kick. John Ruddy takes the free kick.
    • 36:46 Attacking throw-in by Darren Pratley (Swansea).
    • 36:07 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).
    • 35:40 Albert Serran sends in a cross, Effort from inside the area by Stephen Dobbie misses to the left of the goal.
    • 35:21 The ball is delivered by David Cotterill, clearance by Michael Nelson.
    • 35:02 David Cotterill fouled by Andrew Crofts, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Cotterill.
    • 34:29 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 33:50 Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Gower. Albert Serran restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:59 Defending throw-in by Albert Serran (Swansea).
    • 32:53 Attacking throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 31:52 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 31:46 Nathan Dyer delivers the ball.
    • 29:46 Stephen Dobbie produces a cross, save by John Ruddy.
    • 28:17 The ball is delivered by Scott Sinclair, Effort from 18 yards by Stephen Dobbie. Michael Nelson gets a block in.
    • 27:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Drury on Nathan Dyer. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance by Chris Martin.
    • 26:42 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).
    • 26:15 Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the left by-line to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Darren Pratley goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 26:09 A cross is delivered by Alan Tate, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.
    • 25:56 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 24:22 Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Andrew Crofts goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 23:55 Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Albert Serran results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andrew Surman from left channel, clearance by Mark Gower.
    • 23:31 Defending throw-in by Albert Serran (Swansea).
    • 23:27 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).
    • 23:08 Long range shot by David Cotterill goes wide right of the target.
    • 22:35 Adam Drury sends in a cross, Dorus De Vries manages to make a clearance.
    • 21:30 Attacking throw-in by Alan Tate (Swansea).
    • 21:07 Stephen Dobbie takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Elliott Ward gets a block in.
    • Correction - 20:04 Goal kick taken short by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 20:04 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).
    • 19:56 Chris Martin produces a cross, Albert Serran makes a clearance.
    • 18:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Dobbie by Elliott Ward. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gower.
    • 18:10 A cross is delivered by Chris Martin.
    • 17:05 Chris Martin delivers the ball, save made by Dorus De Vries.
    • 15:37 Unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Chris Martin results in a free kick. David Cotterill takes the free kick.
    • 14:37 Effort on goal by Korey Smith from 18 yards. Save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 13:50 Defending throw-in by Albert Serran (Swansea).
    • 12:37 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).
    • 12:23 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Nathan Dyer misses to the left of the target.
    • 11:53 Outswinging corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
    • 11:47 The ball is crossed by Nathan Dyer, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
    • 10:44 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).
    • 9:43 Foul by Andrew Crofts on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.
    • 9:23 Chris Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Monk. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
    • 8:56 Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).
    • 8:40 Effort from outside the penalty box by Scott Sinclair goes wide left of the target.
    • 8:24 Grant Holt takes a shot. Garry Monk gets a block in.
    • 6:37 Foul by Chris Martin on Mark Gower, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Tate.
    • 6:09 Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).
    • 4:57 Defending throw-in by Albert Serran (Swansea).
    • 4:32 Andrew Surman takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Mark Gower.
    • 4:25 A cross is delivered by Andrew Surman, clearance made by Albert Serran.
    • 4:05 Attacking throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 4:00 Defending throw-in by Adam Drury (Norwich).
    • 2:28 Albert Serran concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. Andrew Surman crosses the ball in from the free kick, Alan Tate manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:04 Defending throw-in by Albert Serran (Swansea).
    • 1:27 The referee blows for offside against Chris Martin. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick.
    • 0:39 Goal kick taken long by Dorus De Vries (Swansea).

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