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Oldham   0 - 1   Norwich

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Oldham 0-1 Norwich

Grant Holt grabbed his 25th goal of the season as Norwich saw off a spirited Oldham side to extend their lead at the top of League One to five points.

The hosts belied their lowly status, with both Dale Stephens and Reuben Hazell going close to scoring early on.

Holt wasted a good chance to put the Canaries ahead from Wes Hoolahan's cross and also sent a header just wide.

But he won the points when he stretched to score at the far post after some fine wing play by Anthony McNamee.


Norwich City manager Paul Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk:

"It's a tough place to come in difficult conditions and I'm delighted with the lads.

"We had a few chances in the first half to maybe finish the game but we never took them, and when Grant scores we're hanging on at the death and Fraser made a great save.

"It's another big win, but if we'd taken our chances in the first half we wouldn't have been in that position."


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Saturday, 27 February 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Oldham 0-1 Norwich FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Holt 53

    Oldham

    • 01 Brill
    • 03 Jacobson
    • 06 Hazell
    • 16 Gregan
    • 14 Furman
    • 18 Taylor
    • 19 Lee
    • 20 Stephens yellow card
    • 28 Colbeck (Parker 60)
    • 09 Abbott
    • 11 Price (Smalley 84)

    Substitutes

    • 37 Flahavan,
    • 21 Black,
    • 07 Whitaker,
    • 26 Marrow,
    • 08 Smalley,
    • 17 Parker,
    • 38 Eaves

    Norwich

    • 21 Forster
    • 05 Nelson
    • 06 Martin
    • 12 Doherty
    • 23 Rose
    • 14 Hoolahan (Hughes 67)
    • 19 Lappin
    • 24 McNamee (Spillane 80)
    • 30 Smith
    • 09 Holt
    • 16 Martin (Johnson 80)

    Substitutes

    • 34 Jed Steer,
    • 15 Spillane,
    • 04 Gill,
    • 08 Hughes,
    • 17 Adeyemi,
    • 18 McVeigh,
    • 32 Johnson
    Ref: ShoebridgeAtt: 5,344
    OLDHAM
    NORWICH

    Possession

    • Oldham 45%
    • Norwich 55%

    Attempts on target

    • Oldham 6
    • Norwich 4

    Attempts off target

    • Oldham 4
    • Norwich 4

    Corners

    • Oldham 3
    • Norwich 4

    Fouls

    • Oldham 12
    • Norwich 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:40 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+3:24 The ball is crossed by Reuben Hazell, save made by Fraser Forster.
    • 90:00+0:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Stephen Hughes. Dale Stephens delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Reuben Hazell concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
    • 88:14 Russell Martin takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.
    • 87:42 Pawel Abbott takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.
    • 86:49 Grant Holt sends in a cross, comfortable save by Dean Brill.
    • 85:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Gregan by Grant Holt. Reuben Hazell takes the free kick.
    • 85:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Taylor on Stephen Hughes. Michael Spillane takes the free kick.
    • 83:19 Outswinging corner taken by Dale Stephens, Reuben Hazell takes a shot. Clearance made by Michael Spillane.
    • 83:19 Substitution (Oldham) makes a substitution, with Deane Smalley coming on for Jason Price.
    • 82:56 Keigan Parker takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.
    • 82:14 Handball by Simon Lappin. Reuben Hazell takes the free kick.
    • 80:58 A cross is delivered by Dale Stephens, Michael Spillane manages to make a clearance.
    • 79:18 Substitution Oli Johnson on for Chris Martin.
    • 79:18 Substitution Anthony McNamee goes off and Michael Spillane comes on.
    • 78:37 Joe Jacobson crosses the ball.
    • 76:40 Reuben Hazell challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Martin fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Dean Furman. Centre by Simon Lappin, Grant Holt takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.
    • 76:16 Keigan Parker takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.
    • 74:02 Centre by Chris Taylor.
    • 73:24 The referee penalises Simon Lappin for handball. Dean Brill takes the free kick.
    • 72:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Korey Smith by Pawel Abbott. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:45 The ball is crossed by Joe Jacobson.
    • 70:37 A cross is delivered by Keigan Parker, clearance made by Gary Doherty.
    • 68:58 Pawel Abbott sends in a cross, Russell Martin makes a clearance.
    • 66:35 Substitution Wesley Hoolahan leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Hughes.
    • 65:59 The referee blows for offside. Russell Martin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 64:50 Pawel Abbott delivers the ball, save by Fraser Forster.
    • 62:18 The ball is crossed by Chris Taylor.
    • 61:28 The ball is sent over by Anthony McNamee, Sean Gregan manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:27 Free kick crossed left-footed by Michael Rose, free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Dean Brill. Dean Brill takes the direct free kick.
    • 59:27 Substitution Keigan Parker comes on in place of Joe Colbeck.
    • 59:27 Dale Stephens challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 58:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Martin on Joe Jacobson. The ball is swung over by Dale Stephens, Chris Taylor produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
    • 57:49 Dean Furman takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.
    • 57:10 The ball is crossed by Grant Holt, save made by Dean Brill.
    • 56:30 Corner taken by Anthony McNamee from the left by-line, Jason Price makes a clearance.
    • 55:34 Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Joe Jacobson results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Anthony McNamee from right wing.
    • 54:56 The ball is crossed by Joe Colbeck, clearance made by Gary Doherty.
    • 52:22 Anthony McNamee provided the assist for the goal.
    • 52:22 GOAL - Grant HoltOldham 0 - 1 Norwich Grant Holt scores a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Oldham 0-1 Norwich.
    • 52:20 The ball is crossed by Anthony McNamee,
    • 51:52 The ball is swung over by Anthony McNamee, Sean Gregan manages to make a clearance.
    • 50:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Sean Gregan. Direct free kick taken by Russell Martin.
    • 50:27 Pawel Abbott takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
    • 49:51 Corner taken left-footed by Anthony McNamee, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.
    • 49:45 The ball is crossed by Michael Rose, blocked by Joe Colbeck.
    • 48:38 Grant Holt produces a cross, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.
    • 47:07 Pawel Abbott fouled by Russell Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Sean Gregan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 46:33 Russell Martin crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Jason Price.
    • 46:33 Booking Booking for Dale Stephens.
    • 46:23 Foul by Dale Stephens on Anthony McNamee, free kick awarded.
    • 45:56 Unfair challenge on Dale Stephens by Simon Lappin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dale Stephens.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:15 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 44:57 Reuben Hazell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin. Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Sean Gregan manages to make a clearance.
    • 42:24 Korey Smith challenges Chris Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Gregan takes the direct free kick.
    • 40:57 The ball is sent over by Michael Rose.
    • 40:24 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony McNamee from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Joe Jacobson.
    • 39:41 Jason Price sends in a cross.
    • 38:58 Unfair challenge on Dean Furman by Chris Martin results in a free kick. Dean Brill takes the free kick.
    • 38:29 Shot by Grant Holt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 37:21 Foul by Gary Doherty on Pawel Abbott, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Dale Stephens from left channel.
    • 30:57 Michael Rose challenges Jason Price unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Dale Stephens, save made by Fraser Forster.
    • 28:53 The ball is crossed by Anthony McNamee, Close range header by Grant Holt goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 28:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Pawel Abbott on Michael Nelson. Free kick taken by Michael Rose.
    • 27:43 Simon Lappin crosses the ball. The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan, Header from close range by Grant Holt misses to the right of the target.
    • 26:47 Chris Taylor has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 25:22 Russell Martin produces a cross, Grant Holt takes a shot. Dean Brill makes a comfortable save.
    • 21:48 Wesley Hoolahan sends in a cross, Reuben Hazell manages to make a clearance.
    • 17:34 Joe Jacobson produces a cross, Headed effort from close range by Reuben Hazell goes wide left of the target.
    • 16:57 Dale Stephens takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
    • 15:52 Michael Rose delivers the ball.
    • 14:35 Dale Stephens takes a outswinging corner. The ball is sent over by Dean Furman, save made by Fraser Forster.
    • Correction - 10:59 Russell Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Taylor. Dale Stephens has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
    • 10:59 Chris Taylor fouled by Russell Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Dale Stephens fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 9:07 Anthony McNamee produces a cross. The offside flag is raised against Grant Holt. Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:39 Grant Holt fouled by Joe Colbeck, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Rose restarts play with the free kick.
    • 6:39 Anthony McNamee takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Dean Furman.
    • 4:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Price by Gary Doherty. Reuben Hazell takes the direct free kick.
    • 2:18 Jason Price challenges Michael Nelson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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    League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 27 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Norwich 34 34 72
    2 Leeds United 33 30 67
    3 Charlton 34 21 63
    4 Colchester 33 17 62
    5 Swindon 32 15 60
    6 Huddersfield 33 25 58
    7 Millwall 33 15 58
    8 MK Dons 33 0 49
    9 Bristol Rovers 32 -8 45
    10 Walsall 33 -2 43
    11 Southampton 31 21 41
    12 Yeovil 34 -3 41
    13 Carlisle 33 -3 40
    14 Brentford 30 0 38
    15 Leyton Orient 33 -6 38
    16 Brighton 33 -11 37
    17 Hartlepool 33 -10 35
    18 Gillingham 34 -13 34
    19 Tranmere 32 -23 33
    20 Southend 33 -13 32
    21 Oldham 31 -14 32
    22 Exeter 33 -15 31
    23 Wycombe 34 -25 28
    24 Stockport 32 -32 23

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