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Norwich   1 - 0   Brentford

Norwich 1-0 Brentford

Norwich City 1-0 Brentford (UK users only)

Norwich shrugged off the first-half dismissal of top scorer Grant Holt to beat Brentford and move up to the top of the League One table.

Chris Martin and Adam Drury were both denied by smart saves from Brentford keeper Wojciech Szczesny early on.

The home side then lost Holt saw red for an over-the-top challenge on midfielder Toumani Diagouraga.

But Norwich struck the winner when Oli Johnson played the ball in for Martin to slide the ball under the keeper.


Norwich City manager Paul Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk:

"I thought they were brilliant to do it with 10-men, the way we did it, and everything that was going against us I thought we were exceptional.

"We had to go for it, it would have been easy just to try and consolidate but we had to go and try and get the win.

"I think whether you're top of the table or mid-table, at this club the pressure is always there, so it doesn't really change anything for me, but you could hear this place was absolutely rocking."

Brentford manager Andy Scott told BBC London 94.9:

"We had some excellence chances, their keeper got man of the match, I think that tells you everything you need to know.

"Wojciech also made two or three good saves in the first half, he only had to make one in the second half and he just switched off at the wrong moment.

"To come away with no points is obviously very disappointing but I'm happy with the way we played."


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Saturday, 23 January 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Norwich 1-0 Brentford FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Martin 77

    Norwich

    • 21 Forster
    • 03 Drury yellow card
    • 05 Nelson
    • 06 Martin (Whitbread 46)
    • 12 Doherty
    • 14 Hoolahan (Johnson 69 yellow card)
    • 19 Lappin
    • 20 Russell yellow card
    • 30 Smith
    • 09 Holt red card
    • 16 Martin

    Substitutes

    • 13 Rudd,
    • 31 Whitbread,
    • 04 Gill,
    • 08 Hughes,
    • 24 McNamee,
    • 27 McDonald,
    • 32 Johnson

    Brentford

    • 53 Szczesny
    • 04 Bean yellow card
    • 14 Foster
    • 23 Smith
    • 32 Leon Legge
    • 02 O'Connor yellow card
    • 03 Dickson
    • 11 Weston
    • 16 Wood
    • 20 Diagouraga (Cort 59)
    • 10 MacDonald

    Substitutes

    • 01 Price,
    • 05 Phillips,
    • 06 Bennett,
    • 13 Hunt,
    • 17 Bostock,
    • 09 Cort,
    • 18 Strevens
    Ref: RushtonAtt: 24,979
    NORWICH
    BRENTFORD

    Possession

    • Norwich 55%
    • Brentford 45%

    Attempts on target

    • Norwich 11
    • Brentford 7

    Attempts off target

    • Norwich 11
    • Brentford 6

    Corners

    • Norwich 8
    • Brentford 6

    Fouls

    • Norwich 13
    • Brentford 16
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:22 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+1:26 Myles Weston delivers the ball, Carl Cort takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.
    • 90:00+0:53 Corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor from the left by-line, save by Fraser Forster.
    • 90:00+0:45 A cross is delivered by Myles Weston, Simon Lappin manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:13 Oli Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dickson. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
    • 89:31 Darel Russell takes the direct free kick.
    • 89:31 Booking The referee shows Kevin O'Connor a yellow card.
    • 89:22 Chris Martin fouled by Ryan Dickson, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 88:31 Unfair challenge on Korey Smith by Marcus Bean results in a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.
    • 88:04 Ryan Dickson crosses the ball.
    • 86:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Myles Weston by Korey Smith. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 85:52 Centre by Ryan Dickson, clearance by Michael Nelson.
    • 84:52 Carl Cort takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
    • 84:18 Free kick taken by Ryan Dickson.
    • 84:18 Booking Oli Johnson is given a yellow card.
    • 84:15 Foul by Oli Johnson on Ryan Dickson, free kick awarded.
    • 82:23 Effort from deep inside the area by Myles Weston misses to the left of the target.
    • 82:10 Kevin O'Connor takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a save.
    • 81:35 Unfair challenge on Carl Cort by Zak Whitbread results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Foster from right channel, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.
    • 80:06 Marcus Bean fouled by Oli Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Foster takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:32 Shot by Simon Lappin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
    • 78:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Danny Foster. Direct free kick taken by Adam Drury.
    • 78:26 Ryan Dickson delivers the ball, Gary Doherty manages to make a clearance.
    • 77:59 Chris Martin challenges Leon Legge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 76:05 Assist on the goal came from Oli Johnson.
    • 76:05 GOAL - Chris MartinNorwich 1 - 0 Brentford Chris Martin grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-0 Brentford.
    • 74:34 The ball is swung over by Gary Doherty, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 74:07 Darel Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Legge.
    • 71:34 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor from the left by-line, clearance by Zak Whitbread.
    • 71:28 The ball is delivered by Myles Weston, clearance by Korey Smith.
    • 71:10 Sam Wood takes a shot. Gary Doherty gets a block in.
    • 70:08 Simon Lappin takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
    • 68:34 Substitution Oli Johnson comes on in place of Wesley Hoolahan.
    • 67:12 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin, Shot from deep inside the area by Michael Nelson clears the crossbar.
    • 66:21 Myles Weston crosses the ball, Marcus Bean takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
    • 65:53 Simon Lappin takes a shot. Clearance made by Leon Legge.
    • 65:05 Wesley Hoolahan produces a cross, clearance made by Sam Wood.
    • 64:29 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Marcus Bean misses to the left of the target.
    • 64:12 Carl Cort takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
    • 63:57 Charlie MacDonald takes a shot.
    • 63:33 Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot from 25 yards. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.
    • 62:45 Direct free kick taken by Zak Whitbread.
    • 62:45 Booking Booking for Adam Drury for unsporting behaviour.
    • 62:23 Adam Drury fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 61:39 Shot from outside the box by Simon Lappin goes wide right of the target.
    • 60:56 Free kick crossed right-footed by Darel Russell, Carl Cort manages to make a clearance.
    • 60:56 Booking Marcus Bean goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 60:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Bean on Wesley Hoolahan.
    • 59:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Sam Wood. Wesley Hoolahan takes the free kick.
    • 58:24 Substitution Carl Cort comes on in place of Toumani Diagouraga.
    • 58:10 Gary Doherty crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Martin misses to the left of the goal.
    • 57:59 Adam Drury produces a cross, Leon Legge manages to make a clearance.
    • 57:30 The ball is swung over by Darel Russell, save by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 56:43 Wesley Hoolahan crosses the ball, clearance by Leon Legge.
    • 55:20 Corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin, Gary Doherty has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
    • 55:04 Darel Russell takes a shot. Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.
    • 54:53 Adam Drury delivers the ball, Ryan Dickson makes a clearance.
    • 54:21 Chris Martin takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 52:13 Kevin O'Connor fouled by Simon Lappin, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Smith takes the free kick.
    • 50:28 Kevin O'Connor takes the inswinging corner, Leon Legge challenges Fraser Forster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
    • 49:50 Corner taken by Kevin O'Connor from the left by-line to the near post, Ryan Dickson takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a save.
    • 49:41 The ball is swung over by Danny Foster, Gary Doherty makes a clearance.
    • 49:00 Korey Smith crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Foster.
    • 47:20 Foul by Chris Martin on Leon Legge, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 46:22 Adam Drury takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 45:39 Foul by Danny Foster on Wesley Hoolahan, free kick awarded. Simon Lappin crosses the ball in from the free kick, Danny Foster makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Zak Whitbread joins the action as a substitute, replacing Russell Martin.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:28 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+2:14 Wesley Hoolahan crosses the ball.
    • 45:00+1:27 The ball is swung over by Sam Wood.
    • 44:36 Ryan Dickson challenges Chris Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Martin produces a cross, Shot by Wesley Hoolahan. Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.
    • 44:05 Russell Martin crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Foster.
    • 43:46 Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Ryan Dickson results in a free kick. Wesley Hoolahan takes the direct free kick.
    • 43:26 Chris Martin fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Lappin takes the direct free kick.
    • 40:08 Darel Russell takes the direct free kick.
    • 40:08 Sent off Grant Holt dismissed for serious foul play.
    • 39:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Smith on Grant Holt.
    • 38:52 Grant Holt sends in a cross, Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.
    • 36:59 The ball is crossed by Kevin O'Connor, Tommy Smith produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
    • 36:59 Booking Darel Russell receives a caution.
    • 36:49 Darel Russell concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Bean.
    • 35:24 Myles Weston concedes a free kick for a foul on Darel Russell. Free kick taken by Darel Russell.
    • 34:40 Ryan Dickson challenges Korey Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
    • 33:21 Darel Russell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 32:38 Corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.
    • 32:32 Chris Martin crosses the ball, Ryan Dickson manages to make a clearance.
    • 31:38 Myles Weston takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
    • 30:45 Marcus Bean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Lappin. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.
    • 29:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Doherty on Myles Weston. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kevin O'Connor from left channel, clearance made by Russell Martin.
    • 28:47 Russell Martin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
    • 27:10 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevin O'Connor, Fraser Forster makes a save.
    • 27:05 Centre by Ryan Dickson, clearance by Michael Nelson.
    • 26:07 A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, Marcus Bean manages to make a clearance.
    • 24:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darel Russell on Marcus Bean. Free kick crossed by Kevin O'Connor.
    • 23:51 Charlie MacDonald crosses the ball, Fraser Forster makes a save.
    • 23:00 Ryan Dickson produces a cross, save made by Fraser Forster.
    • 20:50 Simon Lappin takes the inswinging corner, Close range header by Gary Doherty misses to the right of the goal.
    • 20:31 Centre by Simon Lappin, Adam Drury takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.
    • 17:43 Russell Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin O'Connor. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Dickson.
    • 16:54 The ball is delivered by Simon Lappin, Tommy Smith makes a clearance.
    • 16:21 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Simon Lappin, Leon Legge manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:06 Chris Martin takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 14:42 Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin O'Connor, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Leon Legge misses to the left of the goal.
    • 14:28 Myles Weston produces a cross, clearance by Gary Doherty.
    • 13:25 Charlie MacDonald is caught offside. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:01 Corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.
    • 12:40 The ball is sent over by Simon Lappin, Chris Martin takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 12:21 The ball is delivered by Russell Martin, Tommy Smith makes a clearance.
    • 11:41 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Lappin, Michael Nelson takes a shot. Clearance made by Leon Legge.
    • 10:47 Danny Foster delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Nelson.
    • 9:42 Simon Lappin crosses the ball, clearance made by Tommy Smith.
    • 9:12 The ball is swung over by Russell Martin, clearance made by Danny Foster.
    • 8:19 Simon Lappin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 8:07 Corner taken short by Wesley Hoolahan.
    • 6:46 Foul by Sam Wood on Simon Lappin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Darel Russell.
    • 5:12 Unfair challenge on Sam Wood by Grant Holt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Leon Legge.
    • 4:43 The offside flag is raised against Grant Holt. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 4:33 Adam Drury sends in a cross.
    • 3:01 Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball, save by Wojciech Szczesny.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 23 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Norwich 27 32 57
    2 Leeds United 25 30 57
    3 Charlton 26 21 54
    4 Colchester 25 13 46
    5 Swindon 24 5 44
    6 Huddersfield 25 19 42
    7 MK Dons 26 6 42
    8 Millwall 26 8 40
    9 Bristol Rovers 25 -2 38
    10 Brentford 26 -3 33
    11 Walsall 23 2 31
    12 Yeovil 26 -3 31
    13 Southend 26 -5 30
    14 Hartlepool 27 -9 30
    15 Southampton 25 13 29
    16 Carlisle 24 -4 29
    17 Exeter 27 -10 29
    18 Gillingham 26 -7 27
    19 Leyton Orient 25 -11 27
    20 Brighton 25 -12 27
    21 Oldham 25 -10 26
    22 Tranmere 25 -23 22
    23 Wycombe 28 -23 20
    24 Stockport 25 -27 15


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