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Norwich   1 - 1   Preston

Norwich 1-1 Preston

Norwich 1-1 Preston

Wes Hoolahan missed a penalty as promotion-chasing Norwich were held by rock-bottom Preston at Carrow Road.

Chris Brown had put Preston ahead on 60 minutes with a superb volley after chesting down Keith Treacy's pass.

Canaries skipper Grant Holt equalised two minutes later with a simple finish after Iain Turner had parried a shot from Andrew Surnam.

But after Darren Carter handled in the box, Hoolahan tried to chip his spot kick past Turner, who easily saved.

Hoolahan almost made amends shortly afterwards but his 12-yard strike was tipped around the post by Turner.

North End, who are still waiting for their first win under manager Phil Brown, might have snatched a late winner themselves but Canaries keeper John Ruddy brilliantly denied denied Sean St Ledger from point-blank range with 13 minutes remaining.

Striker Iain Hume also clipped the crossbar during the match with a cross-come-shot.

Preston's last win in the Championship was against Ipswich on 11 December, a run that now stretches to 13 games.

Norwich have now drawn their last two home fixtures 1-1 but even so remain just two points adrift of automatic promotion.

Paul Lambert's team created several good chances before falling behind.

Hoolahan narrowly missed from 25 yards and David Fox also went close from even further, while Henri Lansbury saw a slightly scuffed close-range effort saved by Turner.

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Norwich 1-1 Preston FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Holt 62
  • Brown 60

Norwich

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 R Martin yellow card
  • 06 Whitbread (Edwards 56)
  • 22 Ward
  • 32 Tierney
  • 07 Crofts
  • 11 Surman (Wilbraham 65 yellow card)
  • 12 Lansbury yellow card (Jackson 81)
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 15 Fox
  • 09 Holt yellow card

Substitutes

  • 13 Rudd,
  • 03 Drury,
  • 05 Edwards,
  • 04 Gill,
  • 18 Smith,
  • 10 Jackson,
  • 21 Wilbraham

Preston

  • 21 Turner
  • 04 St. Ledger
  • 12 Gray
  • 19 Jones yellow card
  • 29 Cort (Wright 65)
  • 10 Nicholson (Treacy 36)
  • 24 Ashbee
  • 41 Carter
  • 08 Hayes (Brown 58)
  • 16 Hume yellow card
  • 27 Johnson

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou,
  • 42 Wright,
  • 11 Treacy,
  • 15 Barton,
  • 17 Parry,
  • 09 Brown,
  • 18 Ellington
Ref: PawsonAtt: 25,572
NORWICH
PRESTON

Possession

  • Norwich 61%
  • Preston 39%

Attempts on target

  • Norwich 11
  • Preston 4

Attempts off target

  • Norwich 5
  • Preston 1

Corners

  • Norwich 5
  • Preston 5

Fouls

  • Norwich 15
  • Preston 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+7:07 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+6:18 The referee blows for offside. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+5:09 Unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by Grant Holt results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 90:00+3:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Grant Holt. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+2:47 The ball is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan.
  • 90:00+1:39 David Fox sends in a cross, Aaron Wilbraham produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 90:00+0:34 Wesley Hoolahan sends in a cross, Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
  • 87:09 The assistant referee flags for offside against Grant Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • Correction - 83:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Hume on Marc Tierney. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Fox from left channel.
  • 83:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Hume on Marc Tierney. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
  • 83:34 Booking Caution for Iain Hume.
  • 82:31 The referee blows for offside against Grant Holt. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
  • 82:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Wilbraham by Sean St. Ledger. Free kick taken by Elliott Ward.
  • 80:48 Substitution Henri Lansbury goes off and Simeon Jackson comes on.
  • 79:32 The official flags Chris Brown offside. Direct free kick taken by Rob Edwards.
  • 78:22 Inswinging corner taken by Sean St. Ledger, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 78:17 The ball is crossed by Sean St. Ledger, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 77:34 Corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume.
  • 77:25 The ball is sent over by Keith Treacy, clearance by Elliott Ward.
  • 77:03 David Fox produces a cross, Henri Lansbury produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Iain Turner.
  • 75:36 The ball is delivered by David Gray, Russell Martin makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Iain Hume, Sean St. Ledger takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Russell Martin.
  • 73:13 Inswinging corner taken by David Fox from the left by-line, save by Iain Turner.
  • 72:36 Iain Turner fouled by Aaron Wilbraham, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner takes the free kick. Effort from 12 yards by Wesley Hoolahan. Iain Turner makes a save.
  • 72:36 Booking The referee shows Aaron Wilbraham a yellow card.
  • 72:19 Penalty taken by Wesley Hoolahan saved by Iain Turner. Norwich 1-1 Preston.
  • 71:20 The referee gives a against Darren Carter for handball.
  • 70:56 A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, Shot by Russell Martin. Darren Carter gets a block in.
  • 70:27 A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, clearance made by Russell Martin.
  • 69:31 Unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Grant Holt results in a free kick. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.
  • 69:31 Booking The referee books Grant Holt for unsporting behaviour.
  • 68:46 Darren Carter concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Tierney. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:02 Iain Hume crosses the ball.
  • 66:31 Andrew Crofts crosses the ball, Grant Holt takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
  • 65:33 Unfair challenge on Marc Tierney by Chris Brown results in a free kick. John Ruddy takes the free kick.
  • 64:53 Grant Holt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
  • 64:26 Substitution Aaron Wilbraham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Surman.
  • 64:03 Substitution Leon Cort goes off and Bailey Wright comes on.
  • 63:29 Booking Billy Jones receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 63:22 Booking Russell Martin receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 61:09 Andrew Surman takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner. Andrew Surman provided the assist for the goal.
  • 61:09 GOAL - Grant HoltNorwich 1 - 1 Preston Grant Holt finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 1-1 Preston.
  • 59:02 Unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Elliott Ward results in a free kick. Assist by Keith Treacy.
  • 59:02 GOAL - Chris BrownNorwich 0 - 1 Preston A goal is scored by Chris Brown from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Norwich 0-1 Preston.
  • 57:02 Substitution Chris Brown on for Paul Hayes.
  • 55:35 Unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Paul Hayes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.
  • 55:05 Substitution Rob Edwards replaces Zak Whitbread.
  • 53:46 Billy Jones fouled by Henri Lansbury, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.
  • 53:46 Booking Henri Lansbury goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 52:27 The ball is sent over by Henri Lansbury, clearance by Leon Cort.
  • 51:03 A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan.
  • 50:09 Shot by Henri Lansbury. Sean St. Ledger gets a block in. Unfair challenge on Iain Turner by Wesley Hoolahan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 46:05 Grant Holt fouled by David Gray, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andrew Surman from right channel.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:33 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+1:11 The ball is delivered by Marc Tierney, clearance made by Leon Cort.
  • 42:20 Keith Treacy fouled by Russell Martin, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Iain Hume, clearance by Russell Martin.
  • 40:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Andrew Crofts. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
  • 38:24 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 37:14 A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan.
  • 36:45 Marc Tierney sends in a cross, clearance by Leon Cort.
  • 35:37 Substitution Keith Treacy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Nicholson.
  • 35:10 David Fox has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 35:03 Russell Martin sends in a cross, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 33:22 A cross is delivered by Russell Martin.
  • 33:10 The ball is sent over by Marc Tierney, Leon Cort manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:28 The referee blows for offside against Eddie Johnson. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
  • 30:53 A cross is delivered by Henri Lansbury.
  • 30:46 Andrew Surman produces a cross.
  • 29:58 The ball is sent over by Andrew Surman, Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
  • 29:23 Corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume, John Ruddy makes a save.
  • 28:56 Corner taken by Iain Hume from the left by-line to the near post, Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:33 Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
  • 26:35 Effort on goal by Andrew Crofts from 20 yards. Leon Cort manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:58 Henri Lansbury delivers the ball, clearance made by David Gray. Short corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan from the left by-line. The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.
  • 25:19 Centre by Billy Jones, Elliott Ward makes a clearance. Shot by David Gray. Save by John Ruddy.
  • 24:38 David Gray fouled by Andrew Surman, the ref awards a free kick. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:08 Barry Nicholson produces a cross.
  • 23:46 Elliott Ward challenges Eddie Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Ashbee.
  • 23:08 Iain Hume has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 20:51 The ball is swung over by Marc Tierney. The ball is delivered by Henri Lansbury, clearance made by Ian Ashbee.
  • 19:30 The assistant referee signals for offside against Henri Lansbury. Indirect free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 17:58 Corner from the left by-line taken by David Fox, Foul by Elliott Ward on Leon Cort, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 17:24 Shot from 25 yards by Wesley Hoolahan. Clearance made by Leon Cort. Corner taken by Andrew Surman, clearance made by Iain Turner.
  • 16:51 Marc Tierney delivers the ball, clearance made by Iain Hume.
  • 15:06 The ball is crossed by Elliott Ward, David Gray manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:51 The ball is swung over by Wesley Hoolahan, Leon Cort makes a clearance.
  • 14:46 The ball is swung over by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Leon Cort.
  • 14:03 Billy Jones is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
  • 12:24 Sean St. Ledger concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Crofts. Strike on goal comes in from David Fox from the free kick.
  • 11:53 Drilled left-footed shot by Iain Hume. Blocked by Paul Hayes.
  • 11:04 A cross is delivered by Marc Tierney.
  • 7:45 Effort from outside the penalty box by Wesley Hoolahan goes wide left of the target.
  • 7:12 Leon Cort concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. David Fox crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
  • 6:13 Barry Nicholson produces a cross, Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:34 Corner taken right-footed by David Fox.
  • 5:25 The ball is swung over by Grant Holt, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.
  • 5:00 Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Cort. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 4:47 The ball is crossed by Henri Lansbury, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:24 The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan, Shot by Andrew Surman. Leon Cort gets a block in.
  • 3:04 Elliott Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Cort. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:45 Barry Nicholson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan. David Fox takes the free kick.
  • 0:24 Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by David Gray results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Zak Whitbread.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 5 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 35 37 70
2 Swansea 35 17 62
3 Cardiff 35 15 61
4 Norwich 35 12 60
5 Nott'm Forest 35 15 59
6 Leeds 35 10 57
7 Burnley 33 11 53
8 Hull 35 4 52
9 Leicester 35 -1 52
10 Reading 35 15 51
11 Portsmouth 35 2 50
12 Watford 34 9 49
13 Millwall 35 6 47
14 Ipswich 34 2 45
15 Bristol City 35 -5 44
16 Barnsley 35 -11 43
17 Doncaster 35 -17 42
18 Derby 35 -5 40
19 Coventry 34 -7 40
20 Middlesbrough 34 -10 37
21 Crystal Palace 35 -22 35
22 Scunthorpe 34 -26 34
23 Sheff Utd 35 -25 29
24 Preston 34 -26 25