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Norwich   2 - 1   Reading

Norwich's Aaron Wilbraham shoots under pressure from Ian Harte

Norwich 2-1 Reading

Grant Holt scored an injury-time winner for high-flying Norwich as they saw off Reading, who were forced to play the last 25 minutes with 10 men.

Henri Lansbury opened the scoring for the Canaries, but the Royals hit back 10 minutes later through Shane Long.

Jem Karacan's reckless challenge on David Fox led to a straight red card for the young Turkish defender.

Reading defended hard, but Holt converted Andrew Crofts' assist from close range to get Norwich the win.

Holt's winner ensured that Norwich remain level with second-placed Cardiff on 54 points and made amends for his own miss moments earlier, when he was clean through but denied by Reading keeper Adam Federici.

The Australian keeper, making his 100th league start for the Royals, would prove to be a major obstacle for the home side during the match.

Early in the game, he saved Chris Martin's header before defender Andy Griffin as able to block superbly from the striker.

Martin saw another shot saved by Federici, but shortly after Lansbury opened the scoring when he converted from close range after being found by Wes Hoolahan.

Holt blazed a great chance to make it 2-0 over the bar and was made to pay soon after when Reading's Long tapped home after Jimmy Kebe had got the better of Elliott Ward.

Two more saves by Federici - from Holt and Hoolahan shots - kept the game level, but Reading's hopes of a positive result were dealt a blow just after the hour when Karacan was shown a red card for a poor tackle on David Fox.

Norwich's Andrew Surman hit the bar with a shot and Holt was denied by Federici, but the striker was not to be denied the winner as the Canaries scored their eighth stoppage-time goal of the season.

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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Norwich 2-1 Reading FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Lansbury 16
  • Holt 90+4
  • Long 26

Norwich

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 R Martin
  • 03 Drury
  • 20 Barnett (Whitbread 79)
  • 22 Ward
  • 07 Crofts
  • 12 Lansbury yellow card (Surman 63)
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 15 Fox
  • 09 Holt
  • 16 C Martin (Wilbraham 81)

Substitutes

  • 31 Steer,
  • 06 Whitbread,
  • 11 Surman,
  • 18 Smith,
  • 19 Lappin,
  • 10 Jackson,
  • 21 Wilbraham

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 02 Griffin
  • 05 Mills
  • 16 Ingimarsson
  • 23 Harte
  • 04 Karacan red card
  • 07 Tabb
  • 14 Kebe
  • 19 Robson-Kanu (Antonio 72)
  • 20 Howard
  • 09 Long

Substitutes

  • 41 McCarthy,
  • 15 Khizanishvili,
  • 06 Gunnarsson,
  • 17 Antonio,
  • 10 Hunt,
  • 18 Church,
  • 45 Manset
Ref: MathiesonAtt: 25,560
NORWICH
READING

Possession

  • Norwich 47%
  • Reading 53%

Attempts on target

  • Norwich 14
  • Reading 6

Attempts off target

  • Norwich 11
  • Reading 4

Corners

  • Norwich 9
  • Reading 5

Fouls

  • Norwich 14
  • Reading 7
  • Final Result
  • 95:27 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:10 Centre by Ivar Ingimarsson, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:48 Andrew Crofts provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+3:48 GOAL - Grant HoltNorwich 2 - 1 Reading Grant Holt gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 2-1 Reading.
  • 90:00+3:16 Jay Tabb sends in a cross, John Ruddy makes a save.
  • 90:00+2:31 Michail Antonio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan. The ball is sent over by David Fox, Zak Whitbread takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 90:00+0:58 The ball is delivered by Andrew Crofts, clearance by Ian Harte. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Wesley Hoolahan.
  • 90:00+0:37 Grant Holt takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 90:00+0:05 Shot by Brian Howard. Elliott Ward gets a block in.
  • 89:28 Russell Martin sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Andrew Crofts misses to the left of the target.
  • 88:56 The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 88:31 Grant Holt takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 88:05 Brian Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. David Fox takes the free kick.
  • 87:56 The ball is swung over by Brian Howard, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.
  • 86:44 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jimmy Kebe. John Ruddy takes the free kick.
  • 86:27 The ball is sent over by Andrew Surman, save by Adam Federici.
  • 85:53 Russell Martin is caught offside. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 82:34 The ball is crossed by Grant Holt, Wesley Hoolahan produces a left-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
  • 82:30 Ivar Ingimarsson sends in a cross.
  • 80:51 Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb. Free kick crossed by Ian Harte.
  • 80:51 Substitution Aaron Wilbraham on for Chris Martin.
  • 79:46 Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball, save by Adam Federici.
  • 78:32 Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line, John Ruddy makes a save.
  • 78:32 Substitution Leon Barnett leaves the field to be replaced by Zak Whitbread.
  • 77:45 Michail Antonio has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Blocked by Adam Drury.
  • 75:40 A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 73:50 Shot by Andrew Crofts. Save by Adam Federici. The ball is crossed by Russell Martin, Effort on goal by Wesley Hoolahan from 18 yards. Save made by Adam Federici. Wesley Hoolahan takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Mills. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 73:36 The ball is sent over by Shane Long, clearance by Elliott Ward.
  • 72:35 Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 71:24 Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu leaves the field to be replaced by Michail Antonio.
  • 70:21 Hal Robson-Kanu challenges Andrew Crofts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.
  • 69:31 Handball decision goes against Wesley Hoolahan. Andy Griffin crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 67:45 Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball, clearance by Matt Mills. Wesley Hoolahan decides to take a short corner, Andrew Surman takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
  • 67:09 Centre by Adam Drury, Hal Robson-Kanu manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman, clearance by Shane Long.
  • Correction - 64:37 Sent off Jem Karacan is sent off by the referee for violent conduct.
  • Correction - 64:37 Jem Karacan challenges David Fox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Elliott Ward restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Fox by Jem Karacan. Free kick taken by Elliott Ward.
  • 64:37 Sent off Jem Karacan sent from the field by the ref for professional foul.
  • 63:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Surman on Matt Mills. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • Correction - 62:25 Centre by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance made by Brian Howard. David Fox takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Matt Mills makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 62:25 Substitution Henri Lansbury goes off and Andrew Surman comes on.
  • 62:25 Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball, Brian Howard makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox from the left by-line to the near post, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 62:25 Substitution Andrew Surman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Henri Lansbury.
  • 59:43 The ball is sent over by Jem Karacan.
  • 59:36 The ball is swung over by Shane Long, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:08 Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, clearance made by Leon Barnett.
  • 57:58 Outswinging corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line, Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 57:06 The ball is swung over by Wesley Hoolahan, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Chris Martin goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 55:28 Hal Robson-Kanu produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 55:18 The ball is crossed by Jem Karacan, clearance by Russell Martin.
  • 54:49 Hal Robson-Kanu delivers the ball, clearance made by Russell Martin.
  • 53:10 The offside flag is raised against Grant Holt. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 51:31 Shot from 20 yards by Wesley Hoolahan. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 50:40 The ball is delivered by Russell Martin, Hal Robson-Kanu makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 48:53 Ian Harte sends in a cross.
  • 48:53 The ball is swung over by Ian Harte,
  • 48:20 The ball is delivered by Brian Howard, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:42 A cross is delivered by Ian Harte, Elliott Ward makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:00 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+1:00 A cross is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Henri Lansbury. Short corner taken by Brian Howard.
  • 45:00+0:40 Adam Drury concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.
  • 44:43 Adam Drury produces a cross, Henri Lansbury has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 44:14 Centre by Jem Karacan, clearance made by Grant Holt.
  • 41:12 Henri Lansbury concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Strike comes in from Ian Harte from the free kick.
  • 39:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Martin on Ian Harte. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:11 Brian Howard produces a cross, John Ruddy makes a save.
  • 37:55 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy. Brian Howard takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Ian Harte misses to the right of the goal.
  • 37:40 David Fox takes a shot.
  • 37:33 Russell Martin sends in a cross, clearance by Ian Harte.
  • 36:22 Shot from 18 yards by Andrew Crofts.
  • 35:35 Shot by Grant Holt. Save by Adam Federici. Inswinging corner taken by David Fox from the left by-line.
  • 34:59 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, Henri Lansbury manages to make a clearance.
  • 34:36 Shane Long is caught offside. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:28 Henri Lansbury concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Matt Mills takes the free kick.
  • 33:28 Booking Henri Lansbury is shown a yellow card.
  • 31:55 The ball is crossed by Shane Long, Brian Howard takes a shot. Blocked by David Fox. Brian Howard takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:19 Andy Griffin fouled by Chris Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 30:00 Shane Long challenges Andrew Crofts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Drury takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:31 Jimmy Kebe takes a shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Adam Drury.
  • 28:55 The assistant referee signals for offside against Grant Holt. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 27:35 Jem Karacan sends in a cross.
  • 27:35 Jem Karacan crosses the ball.
  • 25:59 Assist by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 25:59 GOAL - Shane LongNorwich 1 - 1 Reading Shane Long gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Norwich 1-1 Reading.
  • 23:03 Corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Andrew Crofts misses to the right of the target.
  • 22:41 Chris Martin produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Ian Harte.
  • 21:16 Andrew Crofts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 19:42 Foul by Chris Martin on Ian Harte, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.
  • 19:00 Shot by Grant Holt from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
  • 17:15 Effort from outside the area by Chris Martin goes wide right of the goal.
  • 15:34 Assist by Wesley Hoolahan.
  • 15:34 GOAL - Henri LansburyNorwich 1 - 0 Reading Henri Lansbury finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 1-0 Reading.
  • 14:56 Matt Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. Adam Drury takes the direct free kick.
  • 13:13 Hal Robson-Kanu fouled by Elliott Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte, save by John Ruddy.
  • 12:57 Chris Martin has a drilled shot. Comfortable save by Adam Federici.
  • 12:16 The ball is delivered by Henri Lansbury, Shot from just outside the box by Grant Holt goes over the bar.
  • 11:44 David Fox takes a outswinging corner.
  • 10:11 Foul by Shane Long on Leon Barnett, free kick awarded. John Ruddy takes the free kick.
  • 9:09 Unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Henri Lansbury results in a free kick. Brian Howard takes the direct free kick.
  • 8:28 The ball is swung over by Russell Martin, Chris Martin takes a shot. Andy Griffin gets a block in.
  • 8:08 A cross is delivered by Adam Drury, Ian Harte makes a clearance.
  • 7:26 The ball is crossed by Russell Martin, Chris Martin takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
  • 5:54 Henri Lansbury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Howard. Free kick taken by Matt Mills.
  • 5:21 The assistant referee flags for offside against Hal Robson-Kanu. Free kick taken by Elliott Ward.
  • 4:07 The ball is swung over by Andrew Crofts.
  • 1:17 The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu, Russell Martin challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 0:15 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brian Howard, clearance made by Adam Drury.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 12 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 30 31 59
2 Cardiff 30 14 54
3 Norwich 31 10 54
4 Swansea 31 11 53
5 Nott'm Forest 28 16 52
6 Leeds 31 10 52
7 Leicester 31 1 48
8 Burnley 30 9 46
9 Millwall 31 9 46
10 Hull 31 4 45
11 Watford 29 10 43
12 Reading 30 11 42
13 Barnsley 31 -8 41
14 Coventry 31 -3 39
15 Ipswich 29 -2 38
16 Doncaster 29 -7 37
17 Derby 30 -3 35
18 Portsmouth 30 -5 35
19 Bristol City 31 -11 35
20 Middlesbrough 30 -5 33
21 Crystal Palace 31 -21 31
22 Sheff Utd 30 -21 28
23 Scunthorpe 28 -25 24
24 Preston 29 -25 21



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