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Norwich   4 - 2   Sheff Utd

Norwich 4-2 Sheff Utd

Norwich 4-2 Sheff Utd

Substitute Wes Hoolahan scored a hat-trick as Norwich beat Sheffield United.

Andy Reid gave the Blades the lead from a free-kick, although Michael Nelson headed Norwich level before Richard Cresswell put the visitors ahead again.

Hoolahan's penalty when Nick Montgomery brought down Grant Holt made it 2-2 before he scored from the spot again after Kyle Bartley had handballed.

Late on Stephen Quinn was shown red for a foul on Hoolahan who sealed the win and scored his third with a low shot.

It was Norwich's fourth win in five games and kept up their hunt for an automatic promotion spot.

United made a great start when Reid forced a save from City's John Ruddy with a 20-yard volley in the third minute, while Ched Evans tested the goalkeeper with an effort from 35 yards.

Mark Yeates also fired wide from 18 yards and struck an effort over the bar, late on.

Norwich also could have added to their tally, with Nelson heading a David Fox cross over the bar and then nodding narrowly wide.

Chris Martin forced a fine save from Steve Simonsen and then also headed over.

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Norwich 4-2 Sheff Utd FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Nelson 20
  • Hoolahan (pen) 64
  • Hoolahan (pen) 84
  • Hoolahan 90+7
  • Reid 17
  • Cresswell 29

Norwich

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 R Martin
  • 05 Nelson
  • 33 Askou
  • 07 Crofts
  • 15 Fox (McNamee 61) (Whitbread 88)
  • 18 Smith
  • 19 Lappin yellow card
  • 09 Holt
  • 10 Jackson (Hoolahan 46 yellow card)
  • 16 C Martin

Substitutes

  • 13 Rudd,
  • 03 Drury,
  • 06 Whitbread,
  • 14 Hoolahan,
  • 24 McNamee,
  • 30 Tudur-Jones,
  • 23 Johnson

Sheff Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 03 Nosworthy
  • 12 Calve (Bogdanovic 87)
  • 23 Bartley yellow card
  • 34 Lowton
  • 04 Montgomery yellow card
  • 11 Yeates
  • 24 Reid
  • 28 Quinn red card
  • 09 Evans
  • 17 Cresswell

Substitutes

  • 29 Wright,
  • 06 Ertl,
  • 22 Kozluk,
  • 25 Batth,
  • 14 Williamson,
  • 10 Bogdanovic,
  • 18 Ward
Ref: CrossleyAtt: 25,809
NORWICH
SHEFF UTD

Possession

  • Norwich 50%
  • Sheff Utd 50%

Attempts on target

  • Norwich 6
  • Sheff Utd 7

Attempts off target

  • Norwich 5
  • Sheff Utd 3

Corners

  • Norwich 7
  • Sheff Utd 1

Fouls

  • Norwich 11
  • Sheff Utd 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+7:09 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+6:25 The assist for the goal came from Grant Holt.
  • 90:00+6:25 GOAL - Wesley HoolahanNorwich 4 - 2 Sheff Utd Goal scored by Wesley Hoolahan from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 4-2 Sheff Utd.
  • 90:00+6:08 Ched Evans takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
  • 90:00+4:17 Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Nick Montgomery results in a free kick. Wesley Hoolahan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:17 Sent off Red card for Stephen Quinn.
  • 90:00+2:52 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Wesley Hoolahan from the right by-line.
  • 90:00+0:51 Andy Reid sends in a cross, Simon Lappin manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:03 Andy Reid produces a cross, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
  • 87:36 Substitution Zak Whitbread joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anthony McNamee.
  • 86:18 Substitution Daniel Bogdanovic comes on in place of Jean Calve.
  • 84:14 Booking Wesley Hoolahan is booked.
  • Correction - 83:17 Handball by Kyle Bartley.
  • 83:17 Handball decision goes against Kyle Bartley.
  • 83:17 GOAL - Wesley HoolahanNorwich 3 - 2 Sheff Utd Penalty scored by Wesley Hoolahan. Norwich 3-2 Sheff Utd.
  • 81:28 Effort on goal by Ched Evans from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 81:16 Andy Reid delivers the ball.
  • 80:49 Foul by Grant Holt on Matthew Lowton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.
  • 79:29 The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, save made by John Ruddy.
  • 78:07 Andy Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan, Jens Berthel Askou takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 77:49 The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.
  • 77:34 Andrew Crofts is penalised for a handball. Nick Montgomery restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:18 The ball is delivered by Anthony McNamee, Steve Simonsen makes a comfortable save.
  • 74:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Yeates by Russell Martin. Matthew Lowton takes the free kick.
  • 72:52 Outswinging corner taken by Anthony McNamee from the left by-line, Chris Martin produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 70:41 Effort on goal by Mark Yeates from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 70:20 Shot by Andy Reid. Blocked by Andrew Crofts.
  • 69:26 Chris Martin takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 68:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Nyron Nosworthy. Jens Berthel Askou takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:56 Shot from 35+ yards from Ched Evans. Save made by John Ruddy.
  • 65:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Reid by Wesley Hoolahan. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 64:49 A cross is delivered by Anthony McNamee, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 63:14 Grant Holt fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a Penalty.
  • 63:14 GOAL - Wesley HoolahanNorwich 2 - 2 Sheff Utd Penalty scored by Wesley Hoolahan. Norwich 2-2 Sheff Utd.
  • 62:17 Booking Nick Montgomery goes into the book.
  • 60:55 Substitution David Fox goes off and Anthony McNamee comes on.
  • 60:03 Corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan from the right by-line to the near post, Nick Montgomery makes a clearance.
  • 59:49 Chris Martin takes a shot. Clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 59:02 Wesley Hoolahan sends in a cross.
  • 58:31 The offside flag is raised against Ched Evans. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
  • 57:33 Jens Berthel Askou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Richard Cresswell from own half, Simon Lappin makes a clearance.
  • 56:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Grant Holt. David Fox crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 54:42 Stephen Quinn fouled by Korey Smith, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from left channel, Simon Lappin manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:13 The ball is delivered by Jean Calve, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:43 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ched Evans. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 49:52 Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Nyron Nosworthy. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
  • 48:58 The ball is swung over by Simon Lappin.
  • 48:37 A cross is delivered by Russell Martin.
  • 47:24 Simon Lappin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans. Andy Reid crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jens Berthel Askou fouled by Matthew Lowton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
  • 47:24 Booking Simon Lappin shown a yellow card.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Wesley Hoolahan comes on in place of Simeon Jackson.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:21 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+2:02 Headed cross/shot by David Fox, Steve Simonsen makes a comfortable save.
  • 45:00+0:28 Kyle Bartley challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Fox, clearance by Ched Evans.
  • 45:00+0:28 Booking The referee cautions Kyle Bartley for unsporting behaviour.
  • 44:00 Mark Yeates sends in a cross.
  • 41:15 Unfair challenge on Korey Smith by Ched Evans results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Fox.
  • 40:10 Simeon Jackson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Montgomery. Matthew Lowton takes the free kick.
  • 39:23 A cross is delivered by Russell Martin.
  • 37:05 A cross is delivered by Andy Reid.
  • 35:33 Corner taken by David Fox.
  • 35:18 Shot from 20 yards by Simeon Jackson. Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:19 Chris Martin fouled by Jean Calve, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Fox from left channel, clearance by Jean Calve.
  • 30:36 Handball by Grant Holt. Matthew Lowton takes the free kick.
  • 28:37 The assist for the goal came from Stephen Quinn.
  • 28:37 GOAL - Richard CresswellNorwich 1 - 2 Sheff Utd Goal scored by Richard Cresswell from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-2 Sheff Utd.
  • 26:43 Simeon Jackson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.
  • 25:53 Corner taken by David Fox from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Grant Holt misses to the right of the target.
  • 24:54 David Fox produces a cross, Foul by Grant Holt on Kyle Bartley, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:19 Corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the right by-line, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.
  • 24:14 The ball is swung over by Simeon Jackson, clearance by Matthew Lowton.
  • 23:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Fox by Nick Montgomery. The ball is swung over by David Fox, Close range header by Michael Nelson misses to the right of the goal.
  • 21:42 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the left by-line, Andrew Crofts manages to make a clearance.
  • 21:10 Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 19:13 Unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Nick Montgomery results in a free kick. Assist by David Fox.
  • 19:13 GOAL - Michael NelsonNorwich 1 - 1 Sheff Utd Michael Nelson grabs a headed goal from close in. Norwich 1-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 16:42 Jens Berthel Askou concedes a free kick for a foul on Ched Evans.
  • 16:42 GOAL - Andy ReidNorwich 0 - 1 Sheff Utd Andy Reid finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Norwich 0-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 15:14 The assistant referee flags for offside against Simeon Jackson. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 12:43 Effort from the edge of the area by Mark Yeates goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 11:57 The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Russell Martin takes the free kick.
  • 9:11 Unfair challenge on Korey Smith by Richard Cresswell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.
  • 9:02 The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Michael Nelson.
  • 6:14 Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Nelson. Russell Martin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:27 Michael Nelson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 3:13 Outswinging corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line.
  • 2:48 Centre by Simon Lappin, Andy Reid manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:41 The ball is delivered by Grant Holt.
  • 2:04 Andy Reid takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by John Ruddy.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 28 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 23 28 47
2 Cardiff 23 12 40
3 Swansea 24 6 40
4 Leeds 24 4 40
5 Norwich 23 7 39
6 Reading 23 10 34
7 Coventry 24 0 34
8 Watford 22 8 33
9 Burnley 22 5 32
10 Millwall 23 5 32
11 Nott'm Forest 20 7 30
12 Derby 22 6 30
13 Portsmouth 22 1 30
14 Doncaster 21 -2 30
15 Hull 23 -3 30
16 Barnsley 22 -6 29
17 Leicester 24 -9 29
18 Ipswich 22 -5 27
19 Bristol City 23 -9 27
20 Sheff Utd 23 -14 25
21 Middlesbrough 23 -9 24
22 Scunthorpe 21 -10 23
23 Crystal Palace 23 -16 22
24 Preston 22 -16 19


see also
Norwich 4-2 Sheff Utd
29 Dec 10 |  Championship
We stuttered at the start - Lambert
28 Dec 10 |  Norwich
Carver unhappy with referee decisions
28 Dec 10 |  Sheff Utd



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