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Preston   0 - 1   Norwich

Preston 0-1 Norwich

Preston 0-1 Norwich

Grant Holt scored the only goal as Norwich continued their fine start to the season but heaped further misery on struggling Preston at Deepdale.

Holt hit the woodwork twice, with a header and a volley, before he finally found the net from 12 yards after he was played in by Korey Smith.

Leon Barnett, Chris Martin and Wes Hoolahan wasted further chances.

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy made saves from Jon Parkin and Adam Barton, while Iain Hume missed with a header.

Hume, on as a substitute for winger Keith Treacy, was making his North End debut after signing on loan from Barnsley.

Preston had marketed the match as a Super Saver special, with tickets costing £5 for adults and £1 for children.

A bumper crowd of 18,417 came through the turnstiles at Deepdale but the home supporters had little to persuade them to return as North End slumped to their sixth defeat in seven games.

Darren Ferguson's struggling team are 23rd in the Championship table, with only Portsmouth below them.

In contrast, Norwich climbed to fourth in the table as they continued their fine return to the second tier of English football.

Paul Lambert's team have won four of their seven fixtures and are six points behind table-topping QPR.

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 0-1 Norwich FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Holt 62

    Preston

    • 01 Lonergan
    • 04 St. Ledger
    • 05 Brown
    • 12 Gray
    • 19 Jones
    • 11 Treacy (Hume 46)
    • 15 Barton yellow card
    • 17 Parry (Mayor 57)
    • 20 Russell
    • 08 Hayes (Brown 71)
    • 26 Parkin yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 25 Arestidou,
    • 02 Morgan,
    • 37 McLaughlin,
    • 07 Coutts,
    • 14 Mayor,
    • 09 Brown,
    • 16 Hume

    Norwich

    • 01 Ruddy
    • 02 Martin
    • 03 Drury
    • 20 Barnett
    • 22 Ward
    • 07 Crofts
    • 14 Hoolahan
    • 18 Smith
    • 19 Lappin
    • 09 Holt (Gill 90+3)
    • 16 Martin (Jackson 80)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Rudd,
    • 33 Askou,
    • 04 Gill,
    • 15 Fox,
    • 24 McNamee,
    • 10 Jackson,
    • 23 Johnson
    Ref: WebsterAtt: 18,417
    PRESTON
    NORWICH

    Possession

    • Preston 53%
    • Norwich 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Preston 6
    • Norwich 4

    Attempts off target

    • Preston 8
    • Norwich 11

    Corners

    • Preston 7
    • Norwich 8

    Fouls

    • Preston 16
    • Norwich 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:38 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+3:17 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Brown.
    • 90:00+2:31 Substitution Grant Holt goes off and Matthew Gill comes on.
    • 90:00+2:14 Wesley Hoolahan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 90:00+0:11 Adam Drury fouled by Jon Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.
    • 89:49 Grant Holt takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a comfortable save.
    • 89:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darel Russell by Simon Lappin. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
    • 88:56 Unfair challenge on Adam Drury by Iain Hume results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Lappin.
    • 88:12 Short corner taken by Simon Lappin.
    • 86:49 Adam Barton takes a shot. Wesley Hoolahan gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Iain Hume.
    • Correction - 85:46 Darel Russell delivers the ball, save by John Ruddy.
    • 85:46 Darel Russell sends in a cross, save by John Ruddy.
    • 84:00 Adam Barton takes a shot. Blocked by Elliott Ward. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume, John Ruddy makes a save.
    • 82:03 Foul by Darel Russell on Adam Drury, free kick awarded. Adam Drury takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:49 Substitution Chris Martin goes off and Simeon Jackson comes on.
    • 79:17 David Gray sends in a cross.
    • 77:51 Jon Parkin handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.
    • 76:15 Darel Russell has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 75:37 Grant Holt challenges Billy Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Brown takes the free kick.
    • 75:16 Iain Hume produces a cross.
    • 73:05 The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance made by David Gray.
    • 72:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Barton by Wesley Hoolahan. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
    • 71:30 David Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. Simon Lappin crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 70:44 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Parkin. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.
    • 70:18 Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Chris Brown coming on for Paul Hayes.
    • 70:03 Chris Martin has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 68:58 David Gray sends in a cross.
    • 66:25 Adam Barton concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Martin. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.
    • 65:25 Unfair challenge on Paul Hayes by Andrew Crofts results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Wayne Brown.
    • 63:33 The ball is sent over by David Gray, clearance made by Wesley Hoolahan. Paul Hayes takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Simon Lappin.
    • 61:41 Korey Smith provided the assist for the goal.
    • 61:41 GOAL - Grant HoltPreston 0 - 1 Norwich A goal is scored by Grant Holt from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 0-1 Norwich.
    • 60:23 Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Mayor, Billy Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Crofts. Danny Mayor takes the outswinging corner, Darel Russell has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 60:17 The ball is swung over by Iain Hume, clearance by Simon Lappin.
    • 59:27 A cross is delivered by Simon Lappin, save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 59:07 Jon Parkin challenges Leon Barnett unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:31 Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:31 Substitution Paul Parry leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Mayor.
    • 55:31 Booking Adam Barton receives a yellow card.
    • 55:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Korey Smith.
    • 53:44 Centre by Iain Hume, John Ruddy makes a save.
    • 52:24 Foul by Grant Holt on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Sean St. Ledger takes the free kick.
    • 51:26 Adam Barton takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry, Header by Sean St. Ledger from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 50:27 Iain Hume crosses the ball, Jon Parkin produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 49:45 Russell Martin delivers the ball, Close range headed effort by Grant Holt goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 49:22 The ball is delivered by Russell Martin, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 48:48 Unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Sean St. Ledger results in a free kick. Simon Lappin takes the direct free kick.
    • 48:37 Adam Barton takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in.
    • 48:17 David Gray delivers the ball, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
    • 47:04 Darel Russell crosses the ball, Header by Iain Hume from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 46:08 Wayne Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:01 Substitution Keith Treacy leaves the field to be replaced by Iain Hume.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:04 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+0:10 Shot by Grant Holt from deep inside the penalty area bounces off the post.
    • 44:07 Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Barnett. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.
    • 42:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean St. Ledger on Chris Martin. The ball is crossed by Simon Lappin, Headed effort from inside the area by Grant Holt misses to the right of the target.
    • 41:57 David Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan. Wesley Hoolahan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:54 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Lappin, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Brown by Andrew Crofts. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.
    • 40:25 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Billy Jones.
    • 38:22 Centre by Jon Parkin, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
    • 36:25 Wayne Brown challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.
    • 35:05 David Gray crosses the ball, save by John Ruddy.
    • 29:08 Shot by Chris Martin from outside the box goes high over the target.
    • 27:25 Russell Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy. The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, Sean St. Ledger takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.
    • 25:47 The ball is sent over by Simon Lappin, Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Clearance made by David Gray.
    • 25:47 Booking The referee cautions Jon Parkin for unsporting behaviour.
    • 25:38 Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Lappin.
    • 25:04 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Simon Lappin, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 24:57 Wesley Hoolahan sends in a cross, Wayne Brown manages to make a clearance.
    • 20:31 Simon Lappin takes the outswinging corner, Grant Holt takes a shot.
    • 20:11 Adam Drury sends in a cross, Wayne Brown makes a clearance.
    • 19:44 Chris Martin takes a shot. Wayne Brown gets a block in.
    • 18:58 The referee blows for offside against Jon Parkin. John Ruddy takes the free kick.
    • 18:27 Centre by Keith Treacy, Header by Paul Hayes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 18:12 The ball is sent over by Simon Lappin, clearance by Billy Jones.
    • 17:38 Billy Jones sends in a cross, blocked by Korey Smith.
    • 17:07 Jon Parkin takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.
    • 16:52 Chris Martin is caught offside. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 15:18 David Gray crosses the ball, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:17 Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Lappin, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Leon Barnett goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 14:12 Centre by Russell Martin, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.
    • 13:38 Jon Parkin is penalised for a handball. Elliott Ward restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:16 Corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin from the left by-line, Grant Holt has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
    • 9:40 Simon Lappin takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
    • 8:38 Paul Hayes takes the inswinging corner, John Ruddy makes a save. Paul Parry has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 8:32 The ball is delivered by Paul Parry, clearance made by Russell Martin.
    • 4:47 Elliott Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 4:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Wesley Hoolahan. Andrew Crofts takes the free kick.
    • 3:37 Simon Lappin crosses the ball, Leon Barnett produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 2:57 Simon Lappin fouled by Paul Parry, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wesley Hoolahan.
    • 1:53 Effort from outside the penalty box by Wesley Hoolahan goes wide left of the target.
    • 0:20 The ball is sent over by Paul Hayes, John Ruddy makes a save.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 18 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

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