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Norwich   2 - 1   Stockport

Norwich 2-1 Stockport

Norwich 2-1 Stockport

Grant Holt became the first Norwich player since 1964 to score 30 goals in a season as they beat seemingly-doomed Stockport to close in on promotion.

Norwich took an early lead, Anthony McNamee beating keeper Owain Fon Williams with a fine chip.

The Hatters reacted well, levelling when Jabo Ibehre slotted in after Ritchie Partridge's shot was blocked.

But the Canaries sealed their 16th home win of the season when Darel Russell set up Holt, who powered home.

He is the first Norwich player to reach the 30-goal mark since Ron Davies in the 1963/64 season, one year after Terry Allcock scored a club record 37 in all competitions in 1962/63.

The win keeps Norwich 10 points clear of third-placed Millwall with six games to play. It also ensured that the Canaries have at the very least secured a play-off berth.

Stockport's League One status is hanging by a thread, with the Hatters needing to win every remaining game while hoping other strugglers lose in order to stay up.


Norwich manager Paul Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk:

"At 2-1 you're never at ease, even though we had a lot of the game.

"They're fighting for their lives, they've got nothing to lose here because nobody expects them to get anything.

"They could enjoy the stadium and the atmosphere, which makes it really hard for us, so I'm delighted with the response."

Stockport manager Gary Ablett told BBC Radio Manchester:

"If we had had the belief to go and play like we can do in the second-half, we could have possibly got something from the game.

"The situation we find ourselves in dictates that when things get tough, we find it difficult to step on from where we are.

"We've got six games to go now so there is still 18 points to play for. Whether we get relegated or stay up, we've got something to play for."


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Monday, 5 April 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Norwich 2-1 Stockport FT
(HT 2-1)
  • McNamee 3
  • Holt 25
  • Ibehre 12

Norwich

  • 13 Rudd
  • 03 Drury
  • 05 Nelson
  • 06 Martin
  • 31 Whitbread
  • 19 Lappin
  • 20 Russell
  • 24 McNamee
  • 30 Smith (Hughes 83)
  • 09 Holt
  • 16 Martin (Johnson 75)

Substitutes

  • 34 Jed Steer,
  • 15 Spillane,
  • 23 Rose,
  • 04 Gill,
  • 08 Hughes,
  • 11 Elliott,
  • 32 Johnson

Stockport

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Mullins
  • 06 Huntington (Halls 46)
  • 24 Swailes
  • 32 Sadler
  • 05 Partridge
  • 07 Vincent (Tansey 74)
  • 11 Johnson yellow card (Poole 68)
  • 25 Perkins
  • 10 Ibehre
  • 36 Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 13 Gerrard,
  • 18 Halls,
  • 22 Rowe,
  • 04 Turnbull,
  • 08 Tansey,
  • 15 Poole,
  • 28 Fisher
Ref: GrahamAtt: 25,353
NORWICH
STOCKPORT

Possession

  • Norwich 58%
  • Stockport 42%

Attempts on target

  • Norwich 8
  • Stockport 6

Attempts off target

  • Norwich 7
  • Stockport 4

Corners

  • Norwich 5
  • Stockport 4

Fouls

  • Norwich 7
  • Stockport 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:46 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:21 Foul by Grant Holt on Andy Halls, free kick awarded. Andy Halls takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+2:29 Greg Tansey takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 90:00+2:09 Greg Tansey takes a shot. Clearance by Zak Whitbread.
  • 90:00+1:22 Foul by Adam Drury on David Poole, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Halls.
  • 89:19 Russell Martin crosses the ball, David Perkins makes a clearance. Effort on goal by Simon Lappin from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 87:29 Centre by Andy Halls, blocked by Simon Lappin.
  • 86:29 The ball is crossed by Oli Johnson, clearance made by Johnny Mullins.
  • 85:43 A cross is delivered by Mathew Sadler, clearance by Stephen Hughes.
  • 82:46 Substitution Stephen Hughes on for Korey Smith.
  • 82:36 The ball is swung over by Grant Holt, Danny Swailes manages to make a clearance.
  • 81:33 Unfair challenge on Darel Russell by Greg Tansey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Declan Rudd.
  • 81:18 Adam Drury crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Swailes.
  • 79:13 Unfair challenge on Zak Whitbread by Jabo Ibehre results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Declan Rudd.
  • 78:38 The ball is crossed by Anthony McNamee, Danny Swailes makes a clearance.
  • 77:58 The assistant referee flags for offside against Oli Johnson. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
  • 76:59 David Poole takes a shot. Russell Martin gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Greg Tansey from the right by-line, clearance made by Zak Whitbread. Corner taken by Mathew Sadler, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:49 George Donnelly challenges Zak Whitbread unfairly and gives away a free kick. Declan Rudd restarts play with the free kick.
  • 73:53 Direct free kick taken by Mathew Sadler.
  • 73:53 Substitution Oli Johnson replaces Chris Martin.
  • 73:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Martin on David Poole.
  • 73:23 Substitution Greg Tansey comes on in place of James Vincent.
  • 73:03 Shot by Chris Martin. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.
  • 72:39 Michael Nelson has a drilled shot. Blocked by Danny Swailes.
  • 72:18 Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony McNamee, Owain Fon Williams makes a clearance.
  • 71:56 The ball is crossed by Anthony McNamee, Grant Holt takes a shot. Clearance by Johnny Mullins.
  • 70:44 Andy Halls has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 70:05 The ball is crossed by Anthony McNamee, save by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 67:42 Darel Russell takes the free kick.
  • 67:42 Substitution Jemal Johnson goes off and David Poole comes on.
  • 67:42 Foul by Jemal Johnson on Russell Martin, free kick awarded.
  • 67:12 Shot by Chris Martin from inside the penalty area bounces off the post.
  • 66:36 Russell Martin sends in a cross, Andy Halls makes a clearance.
  • 65:54 The ball is delivered by Jemal Johnson, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.
  • 65:16 George Donnelly takes a shot. Save made by Declan Rudd. Corner taken by David Perkins from the left by-line.
  • 63:50 Centre by Anthony McNamee, Shot by Simon Lappin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 63:39 The ball is delivered by Darel Russell, clearance made by Johnny Mullins.
  • 63:26 Chris Martin takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 62:47 Foul by Johnny Mullins on Grant Holt, free kick awarded. Darel Russell takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:38 The ball is sent over by Jemal Johnson, save by Declan Rudd.
  • 61:27 The ball is delivered by Jemal Johnson, blocked by Darel Russell.
  • 60:24 Centre by Adam Drury, Richie Partridge gets a block in. Corner taken by Simon Lappin, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Michael Nelson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 59:24 The ball is crossed by Andy Halls, Declan Rudd makes a save.
  • 58:29 Jabo Ibehre fouled by Zak Whitbread, the ref awards a free kick. David Perkins takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:50 The ball is sent over by Anthony McNamee, blocked by Johnny Mullins.
  • 53:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darel Russell on David Perkins. James Vincent takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:55 Danny Swailes concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Martin. Free kick crossed left-footed by Anthony McNamee from right channel, Owain Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.
  • 49:18 The ball is crossed by Anthony McNamee.
  • 47:54 Grant Holt delivers the ball.
  • 47:19 Inswinging corner taken by Anthony McNamee, Michael Nelson takes a shot. Clearance made by Jabo Ibehre.
  • 47:11 Centre by Grant Holt, Johnny Mullins manages to make a clearance.
  • 46:02 The ball is crossed by Grant Holt, clearance by Johnny Mullins.
  • 45:08 Jabo Ibehre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony McNamee. Declan Rudd takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Andy Halls is brought on as a substitute for Paul Huntington.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:26 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+1:36 The ball is crossed by Michael Nelson, clearance by Danny Swailes.
  • 45:00+0:50 Jabo Ibehre concedes a free kick for a foul on Darel Russell. Adam Drury takes the direct free kick.
  • 44:52 A cross is delivered by Adam Drury, James Vincent gets a block in. Simon Lappin takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Darel Russell takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
  • 42:41 The ball is delivered by Grant Holt, Effort from close in by Chris Martin strikes the post. Unfair challenge on Johnny Mullins by Grant Holt results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
  • 40:40 The ball is crossed by Anthony McNamee.
  • 38:10 Centre by Richie Partridge, save by Simon Lappin.
  • 37:31 Declan Rudd takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.
  • 36:17 Chris Martin is caught offside. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:41 Darel Russell sends in a cross.
  • 35:05 Inswinging corner taken by Anthony McNamee from the right by-line played to the near post, David Perkins makes a clearance.
  • 34:55 Anthony McNamee delivers the ball, clearance made by Danny Swailes.
  • 34:23 Mathew Sadler challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.
  • 32:40 Johnny Mullins sends in a cross, clearance by Zak Whitbread.
  • 29:38 Centre by Simon Lappin, David Perkins makes a clearance.
  • 29:04 The referee penalises David Perkins for handball. Free kick taken by Declan Rudd.
  • 28:13 Unfair challenge on David Perkins by Grant Holt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Swailes.
  • 26:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jabo Ibehre on Adam Drury. Simon Lappin crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Jabo Ibehre makes a clearance.
  • 25:27 Darel Russell produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 25:23 A cross is delivered by Grant Holt, Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.
  • 24:47 Booking Jemal Johnson booked.
  • 24:07 Assist on the goal came from Darel Russell.
  • 24:07 GOAL - Grant HoltNorwich 2 - 1 Stockport Grant Holt scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 2-1 Stockport.
  • 23:13 Richie Partridge is adjudged to have handled the ball. Anthony McNamee delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
  • 23:03 Anthony McNamee delivers the ball, blocked by Richie Partridge.
  • 19:28 Effort on goal by Jemal Johnson from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 19:21 A cross is delivered by Richie Partridge, Russell Martin makes a clearance.
  • 18:36 A cross is delivered by Jemal Johnson, clearance by Adam Drury.
  • 17:27 Jemal Johnson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 15:17 Anthony McNamee crosses the ball, David Perkins manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:49 GOAL - Jabo IbehreNorwich 1 - 1 Stockport Jabo Ibehre finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 1-1 Stockport.
  • 11:31 Richie Partridge takes a shot. Save by Declan Rudd.
  • 10:02 Jemal Johnson takes a shot from 30 yards. Declan Rudd makes a comfortable save.
  • 8:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Nelson by Jabo Ibehre. Declan Rudd takes the free kick.
  • 7:31 A cross is delivered by Grant Holt.
  • 6:33 Shot by Jabo Ibehre from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 2:35 Assist on the goal came from Grant Holt.
  • 2:35 GOAL - Anthony McNameeNorwich 1 - 0 Stockport Anthony McNamee scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-0 Stockport.
  • 0:51 Paul Huntington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darel Russell. Direct free kick taken by Darel Russell.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 5 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 40 39 85
2 Swindon 40 19 76
3 Millwall 40 29 75
4 Leeds United 40 27 74
5 Charlton 40 21 74
6 Huddersfield 39 19 65
7 Colchester 40 12 65
8 Bristol Rovers 40 -1 61
9 Southampton 39 30 57
10 MK Dons 40 -3 57
11 Brentford 39 0 52
12 Carlisle 40 -2 51
13 Walsall 40 -6 51
14 Brighton 40 -6 48
15 Yeovil 40 -7 45
16 Hartlepool 40 -9 45
17 Exeter 40 -11 44
18 Gillingham 40 -9 43
19 Oldham 38 -13 43
20 Leyton Orient 40 -13 41
21 Tranmere 39 -29 41
22 Southend 40 -17 38
23 Wycombe 40 -27 32
24 Stockport 40 -43 25


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