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Tranmere   3 - 1   Norwich

Tranmere 3-1 Norwich (UK users only)

Tranmere 3-1 Norwich

Referee Eddie Ilderton was involved in all four goals as Tranmere stunned 10-man Norwich to escape the drop zone.

Tranmere's Ian Thomas-Moore scored two penalties in the opening 12 minutes.

First Darel Russell handled the ball before goalkeeper Fraser Forster brought down Thomas-Moore when clean through and was dismissed.

Craig Curran made it three from 10 yards even though he appeared to handle while Grant Holt's consolation may have gone out of play in the build-up.

The officials at Prenton Park experienced a lively night, to say the least, but neither penalty was in doubt.

Ilderton's assistant helped him award Thomas-Moore's opening spot-kick as the ball brushed Russell's chest before striking his arm and, while the Tranmere striker may have gone down a little easily under Forster's challenge for the second, the goalkeeper left Ilderton little choice.

However, Curran clearly controlled the ball with his arm before a neat shot on the swivel put the league leaders on the wrong end of a shock 3-0 scoreline.

Even as Holt pulled one back - from a cross which may have gone out of play, an argument which earned Tranmere goalkeeper Luke Daniels a booking - the Norwich bench remained furious, and manager Paul Lambert found himself sent to the stands alongside two colleagues not long after.

The away side, to their credit, did not give up and but for a first-half Ian Goodison goal-line clearance from a scuffed Holt shot, could have had much more from the game.

That said, Rovers squandered a number of scoring opportunities as they made the extra man count in the second half.

Thomas-Moore struck the bar with the outside of his right boot from 20 yards as he went in search of his hat-trick.


Norwich manager Paul Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk:

"I thought some of the decisions were incredible, second half I thought we were excellent, even the first half I thought we had a lot of the ball.

"But the decisions, I don't know where he's got them from, the first penalty I couldn't really see, but he's booked the wrong man.

"The good thing is we never capitulated, we kept on going and the crowd saw that, they stood with us and thankfully we've got another game on Monday."

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Friday, 2 April 2010

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tranmere 3-1 Norwich FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Moore (pen) 6
  • Moore (pen) 12
  • Curran 31
  • Holt 58

Tranmere

  • 01 Daniels yellow card
  • 05 Goodison
  • 08 Broomes yellow card
  • 18 McCready
  • 30 Gordon
  • 06 McLaren yellow card (Labadie 79)
  • 11 Welsh
  • 12 Taylor
  • 09 Moore
  • 14 Gornell
  • 25 Curran

Substitutes

  • 13 Collister,
  • 24 Bakayogo,
  • 04 Edds,
  • 23 Shuker,
  • 29 Labadie,
  • 07 Savage,
  • 27 Sordell

Norwich

  • 21 Forster red card
  • 03 Drury
  • 05 Nelson
  • 06 R Martin yellow card
  • 12 Doherty
  • 08 Hughes (McNamee 74)
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 19 Lappin (Rudd 11)
  • 20 Russell
  • 09 Holt
  • 11 Elliott (C Martin 46)

Substitutes

  • 13 Rudd,
  • 23 Rose,
  • 31 Whitbread,
  • 04 Gill,
  • 24 McNamee,
  • 16 C Martin,
  • 32 Johnson
Ref: IldertonAtt: 6,263
TRANMERE
NORWICH

Possession

  • Tranmere 50%
  • Norwich 50%

Attempts on target

  • Tranmere 9
  • Norwich 4

Attempts off target

  • Tranmere 11
  • Norwich 6

Corners

  • Tranmere 8
  • Norwich 5

Fouls

  • Tranmere 14
  • Norwich 6
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:04 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:02 Craig Curran takes a shot. Russell Martin makes a save.
  • 90:00+2:11 A cross is delivered by Anthony McNamee.
  • 90:00+1:48 Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot. Russell Martin makes a save.
  • Correction - 90:00+1:04 A cross is delivered by Ian Thomas-Moore, Shot from outside the box by John Welsh misses to the left of the goal.
  • 90:00+1:04 Ian Thomas-Moore crosses the ball, John Welsh has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 88:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Doherty by Terry Gornell. Darel Russell takes the free kick.
  • 86:20 Corner taken right-footed by Joss Labadie from the right by-line, Ash Taylor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 85:54 Darel Russell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Curran. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joss Labadie.
  • 84:13 Free kick crossed left-footed by Anthony McNamee from left wing, clearance by Craig Curran.
  • 84:13 Booking Caution for Marlon Broomes.
  • 84:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Broomes on Grant Holt.
  • 83:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darel Russell by Craig Curran. Declan Rudd restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 82:17 Shot by Ian Thomas-Moore.
  • 82:17 Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot.
  • 81:21 Anthony McNamee produces a cross, Effort on goal by Wesley Hoolahan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • Correction - 79:47 Corner taken right-footed by Joss Labadie to the near post, Terry Gornell takes a shot. Chris McCready gets a block in. Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot. Save made by Declan Rudd.
  • 79:47 Outswinging corner taken by Joss Labadie from the right by-line played to the near post, Terry Gornell takes a shot. Michael Nelson gets a block in. Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot. Declan Rudd makes a save.
  • 78:50 Substitution Paul McLaren goes off and Joss Labadie comes on.
  • 78:27 Centre by Ian Thomas-Moore, Darel Russell makes a clearance.
  • 77:49 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul McLaren.
  • 77:16 The ball is swung over by Darel Russell, clearance by Paul McLaren.
  • 76:48 A cross is delivered by Anthony McNamee, Chris McCready makes a clearance.
  • 76:02 Wesley Hoolahan produces a cross, blocked by Marlon Broomes.
  • 75:19 Paul McLaren concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. Adam Drury takes the indirect free kick.
  • 72:52 Substitution Stephen Hughes leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony McNamee.
  • 72:52 A cross is delivered by Marlon Broomes, Craig Curran takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Doherty. Inswinging corner taken by Paul McLaren from the left by-line, Ash Taylor has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • Correction - 69:12 A cross is delivered by Marlon Broomes.
  • 69:12 The ball is sent over by Luke Daniels.
  • 65:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Paul McLaren. Free kick taken by Adam Drury.
  • 65:21 Marlon Broomes produces a cross, clearance by Michael Nelson.
  • 63:05 Terry Gornell takes a shot. Save by Declan Rudd.
  • 62:58 Centre by Marlon Broomes.
  • 62:10 Centre by Paul McLaren.
  • 62:02 The ball is crossed by Marlon Broomes, Gary Doherty manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:31 The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Curran. Indirect free kick taken by Declan Rudd.
  • 58:22 Booking Luke Daniels is cautioned.
  • 57:47 Assist by Chris Martin.
  • 57:47 GOAL - Grant HoltTranmere 3 - 1 Norwich Grant Holt gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tranmere 3-1 Norwich.
  • 57:38 Chris Martin crosses the ball,
  • 56:41 The ball is sent over by Craig Curran, Terry Gornell produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 56:16 Chris Martin takes a shot. Luke Daniels makes a save.
  • 54:50 Adam Drury restarts play with the free kick.
  • 54:50 Booking Paul McLaren shown a yellow card.
  • 54:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McLaren on Stephen Hughes.
  • 53:37 Corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 53:15 Craig Curran crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Nelson.
  • 51:54 Unfair challenge on John Welsh by Stephen Hughes results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul McLaren from left channel, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
  • 50:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Marlon Broomes. Luke Daniels takes the indirect free kick.
  • 46:24 Marlon Broomes challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Martin produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Ian Goodison gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Wesley Hoolahan, Luke Daniels makes a save. The ball is sent over by Adam Drury, clearance made by Ian Goodison. Wesley Hoolahan sends in a cross. The official flags Chris Martin offside. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution Chris Martin replaces Stephen Elliott.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:35 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+2:20 Ian Thomas-Moore has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 45:00+2:09 The ball is swung over by Marlon Broomes.
  • 45:00+1:28 Unfair challenge on Stephen Hughes by Ian Thomas-Moore results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Declan Rudd.
  • Correction - 44:51 Marlon Broomes produces a left-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.
  • 44:51 Marlon Broomes has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 44:17 Outswinging corner taken by Paul McLaren from the right by-line, Gary Doherty manages to make a clearance.
  • 43:23 Wesley Hoolahan takes the outswinging corner, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Michael Nelson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 42:39 Centre by Ben Gordon.
  • 41:39 The ball is swung over by Russell Martin, Close range effort by Stephen Hughes goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 40:40 Gary Doherty sends in a cross, Craig Curran makes a clearance.
  • 39:25 Foul by Marlon Broomes on Adam Drury, free kick awarded. Declan Rudd takes the free kick.
  • 38:08 Effort from outside the box by Wesley Hoolahan goes wide right of the target.
  • 38:00 The ball is sent over by Adam Drury, clearance by Ash Taylor.
  • 36:59 Terry Gornell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Russell Martin.
  • 35:31 Short corner worked by Russell Martin, The ball is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, Paul McLaren makes a clearance.
  • 34:50 Unfair challenge on Adam Drury by Craig Curran results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Wesley Hoolahan, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 33:55 Darel Russell takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels. The ball is delivered by Grant Holt.
  • 31:54 Russell Martin sends in a cross, John Welsh gets a block in.
  • 31:09 Adam Drury delivers the ball, clearance made by Marlon Broomes.
  • 30:21 GOAL - Craig CurranTranmere 3 - 0 Norwich Goal scored by Craig Curran from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 3-0 Norwich.
  • Correction - 28:39 Craig Curran takes a shot. Save by Russell Martin. Paul McLaren takes the outswinging corner, Terry Gornell takes a shot.
  • 28:39 Craig Curran takes a shot. Save by Russell Martin. Corner taken by Paul McLaren from the right by-line, Terry Gornell takes a shot.
  • 28:14 The ball is swung over by Russell Martin, Marlon Broomes makes a clearance.
  • 27:55 Grant Holt fouled by Ben Gordon, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Hughes.
  • 26:55 Effort from outside the penalty area by John Welsh goes wide left of the target.
  • 25:52 Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Welsh. Luke Daniels takes the indirect free kick.
  • Correction - 24:57 Foul by Chris McCready on Stephen Elliott, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Darel Russell, Luke Daniels makes a save.
  • 24:57 Chris McCready gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Elliott. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darel Russell from left wing, Luke Daniels makes a save.
  • 24:32 John Welsh has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 23:58 The ball is swung over by Paul McLaren, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
  • Correction - 23:37 Corner taken short by Paul McLaren.
  • 23:37 Corner taken by Paul McLaren from the left by-line.
  • 23:29 A cross is delivered by Ian Thomas-Moore, blocked by Russell Martin.
  • 22:46 Marlon Broomes sends in a cross, Declan Rudd makes a save.
  • 21:42 Outswinging corner taken by Russell Martin.
  • 21:26 Grant Holt takes a shot. Ian Goodison makes a clearance.
  • 21:15 Paul McLaren is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Darel Russell takes the free kick.
  • 20:38 Stephen Elliott has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 19:59 Centre by Adam Drury, clearance by Ian Goodison.
  • 18:58 Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball, clearance made by Craig Curran.
  • 17:53 Foul by Terry Gornell on Michael Nelson, free kick awarded. Declan Rudd takes the free kick.
  • 16:11 Adam Drury delivers the ball, Ben Gordon makes a clearance.
  • 13:53 Ben Gordon produces a cross, clearance made by Declan Rudd.
  • 13:45 Ian Thomas-Moore crosses the ball.
  • 12:47 The ball is delivered by Ben Gordon, clearance by Adam Drury.
  • 11:39 GOAL - Ian Thomas-MooreTranmere 2 - 0 Norwich Penalty taken right-footed by Ian Thomas-Moore and scored. Tranmere 2-0 Norwich.
  • 9:43 Substitution Simon Lappin leaves the field to be replaced by Declan Rudd.
  • 9:43 Sent off Fraser Forster sent off.
  • 9:22 Fraser Forster gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Ian Thomas-Moore.
  • 8:58 A cross is delivered by Simon Lappin, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 8:50 The ball is sent over by Russell Martin.
  • 6:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Terry Gornell on Michael Nelson. Free kick taken by Adam Drury.
  • 6:03 Booking Booking for Russell Martin for unsporting behaviour.
  • 5:56 GOAL - Ian Thomas-MooreTranmere 1 - 0 Norwich Penalty taken right-footed by Ian Thomas-Moore and scored. Tranmere 1-0 Norwich.
  • 5:38 The referee gives a against Russell Martin for handball.
  • 3:41 Craig Curran takes a shot. Michael Nelson gets a block in. Corner taken by Paul McLaren, Terry Gornell takes a shot. Russell Martin gets a block in.
  • 2:27 Unfair challenge on John Welsh by Grant Holt results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Paul McLaren, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
  • 1:04 The ball is crossed by Darel Russell.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 39 38 82
2 Millwall 39 28 72
3 Leeds United 38 29 71
4 Swindon 38 13 70
5 Charlton 38 19 68
6 Colchester 39 13 65
7 Huddersfield 38 18 62
8 Bristol Rovers 39 -2 58
9 MK Dons 38 -1 57
10 Southampton 38 29 54
11 Brentford 38 0 51
12 Carlisle 39 -1 51
13 Brighton 39 -4 48
14 Walsall 38 -7 47
15 Yeovil 38 -6 44
16 Exeter 39 -11 43
17 Leyton Orient 38 -10 41
18 Tranmere 38 -26 41
19 Gillingham 38 -11 40
20 Oldham 37 -14 40
21 Hartlepool 38 -13 39
22 Southend 38 -14 37
23 Wycombe 38 -25 32
24 Stockport 38 -42 24


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