Sunday August 21, 2011 Day 2 Finished Carrow Road

Norwich City 1 - 1 Stoke City

  • De Laet 37’
  • Jones 90’

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  1. Late drama denies Norwich

    Late drama denies Norwich

    Norwich City conceded an injury-time goal to draw 1-1 at home to Stoke City after defender Leon Barnett was controversially dismissed. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Norwich City
    • Stoke City
    • 90+6' Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+6' FULL TIME. Stoke secure a point thanks to an injury-time goal from Jones, but the contentious dismissal of Barnett will hog the headlines.
    • 90+5' Begovic is brought down as a free-kick comes into the box and the ref blows for a free-kick. Just seconds left now.
    • 90+3' GOAL!! 1-1!! How cruel! Whelan dinks in a lovely cross into the box and Jones holds off Ayala to leap and head home from eight yards out. Heartbreaking.
    • 90+2' Norwich standing firm, as they have done all day. Can they hold out?
    • 90+1' We will have five minutes of added time at Carrow Road.
    • 90' Now it is Dean Whitehead's turn to volley over the bar. Stoke have wasted a plethora of chances today and Pulis will be frustrated if they don't get anything out of the game.
    • 88' Now Whelan fires a shot over the bar. Stoke are running out of time here.
    • 88' What a miss! Right on the penalty spot, Jones waits for a low cross from Shotton and then lifts it clean over the bar. That was a shocker.
    • 87' Etherington delivers a fine cross but De Laet heads clear. Norwich really have coped superbly with Stoke's long balls and set-pieces today. Very admirable.
    • 86' So just around five minutes for Stoke to get something out of this game. Their away record in 2011 has been pretty poor.
    • 84' Simeon Jackson replaces Martin for Norwich.
    • 83' How did that not go in? Walters flicks on the corner at the near post and the ball bounces across the face of goal with Huth just inches away from converting.
    • 82' Shotton almost surprises Ruddy with a cross that threatens to sneak in but the keeper palms it away for a corner.
    • 80' Martin tries to get Shawcross sent off when theatrically going to ground. The defender has already been booked but avoids further punishment despite conceding a free-kick.
    • 78' Excellent from Ruddy. A Shotton long throw is inadvertently flicked on by De Laet but the keeper reacts well to grab the ball.
    • 77' Ryan Shotton comes on in place of Woodgate.
    • 76' By the way, that was the only time Stoke have had a penalty saved in the Premier League. Ricardo Fuller did hit the post once though.
    • 74' Bennett, who has been excellent today, is replaced by Andrew Surman.
    • 74' Whelan heads clear from a Johnson free-kick at the near post. That was a disappointing set-piece.
    • 73' Walters receives a pass from Etherington but skews his shot wide. Another chance goes wasted for Stoke.
    • 71' Jones looks to have got the wrong side of Ayala but the defender, signed this week, recovers well with a fine tackle. Walters flicks on the corner but Norwich clear.
    • 69' So Norwich have retreated into their shell by bringing on Ayala. Can they hold on for the win with 20 minutes remaining?
    • 67' Replays show the initial contact was outside of the box so it shouldn't have been a penalty. There was also little real contact between the two players so it was harsh on every level.
    • 66' Daniel Ayala comes on for his debut in place of Pilkington. Lambert shores things up.
    • 65' Penalty saved! Walters, a former Ipswich man no less, sees his spot-kick saved by Ruddy.
    • 64' Barnett was shown a straight red and that looked a harsh decision.
    • 63' Penalty to Stoke! Barnett is dismissed for a professional foul on Walters!
    • 62' Holt produces a superb piece of control to pull down a 70-yard kick from Ruddy and Norwich win a free-kick. Johnson takes the set-piece and Holt accidentally deflects the ball wide.
    • 59' Fantastic save from Ruddy. He throws himself full lengthy to the top corner to tip a free-kick from Etherington over the bar.
    • 58' Holt fouls Whelan some 25 yards from goal and Etherington is sizing it up. That was a silly challenge.
    • 57' De Laet clears for a corner after Stoke threaten from a free-kick. The Canaries again stand firm from the corner. They have dealt well with set-pieces so far today.
    • 55' Whelan is bleeding from the left arm and has been instructed to get it patched up by the referee.
    • 54' The ball pops up nicely for Johnson after Crofts knocks it into his path but his first-time effort dribbles wide. That was a disappointing effort from a man who can do better.
    • 52' Jones requires treatment after colliding with De Laet on the box. It takes a lot to floor the Trinidad and Tobago international, who looks a touch dazed. He is okay to continue though.
    • 51' Textbook hold-up play from Jones as he chests down a cross from Etherington in the box and holds off his marker before spinning and seeing his shot blocked.
    • 50' Marc Wilson with a lovely cross to the near post where Walters is lurking and waiting to convert, but Barnett does well to clear from under the feet of the striker.
    • 48' Norwich respond as Martin tests Begovic with a snap-shot following a passs from Holt. This game has a good pace to it now.
    • 47' Now Walters gets a shot away from a tight angle but fires wide. Stoke have made a good start to the second half.
    • 46' Jones causes trouble in the home defence when attempting to collect a flicked pass from Walters. De Laet comes across to try and clear but turns the ball into the path of Pugh, who volleys high over the bar.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
    • 45+3' A late free-kick for Stoke but they take the short option and get it all wrong. That's half-time.
    • 45+2' Jones gets a shot away but sees his effort deflected. At the other end, Shawcross takes evasive action to prevent Holt from driving into the box.
    • 45+1' We will have two minutes of added time here.
    • 45' Woodgate produces a poor header back to Begovic under pressure from Martin but Stoke manage to recover and avert danger.
    • 44' Jones and Huth are both sent tumbling in the box but do not appeal for a penalty. Norwich clear.
    • 44' Pugh now delivers a cross that is deflected behind by Naughton. Corner to Stoke, and they relish these opportunities.
    • 43' Jones lays the ball off to Pugh and his effort from 20 yards is blocked. A pass to Walters may have been the better option there.
    • 41' Confirmation that Shawcross has also been booked. That's both of Stoke's centre-backs on a yellow card now.
    • 39' Begovic forced into making a fine save at his near post as Woodgate gets his toe to a cross from Bennett and almost puts the ball into his own net. Norwich on the ropes.
    • 37' GOAL!! 1-0 Norwich!! De Laet drifted towards the penalty spot to meet what was an excellent delivery from Johnson and flicked the ball into the far corner and past Begovic. A great header.
    • 37' Woodgate goes into the book for a mistimed challenge on Bennett. A free-kick to Norwich in a decent position.
    • 36' Barnett threatens to embark on a surging run forward from the back but opts to pass and his threaded ball for Martin is cut out.
    • 35' Andrew Crofts does well to find space and play a pass out to the left flank to Pilkington with the outside of his boot, but Stoke stand firm once more as the ball arrives in the box.
    • 33' Holt throws himself to the ground once again when coming up against the Stoke defence. He is far too keen to do that.
    • 31' Disappointing for Stoke as Pennant's thigh problem forces his removal. He sustained the problem in the warm-up and is replaced by Danny Pugh.
    • 30' Excellent work from Etherington. The winger twists and turns his marker to find space in the box and drives in a firm shot that Ruddy repels with both hands.
    • 29' Barnett clambers all over Walters as he heads clear. Those two are enjoying quite the battle at the sharp end of the Stoke attack.
    • 28' Jones appeals for a handball when the ball bounces up and appears to strike Kyle Naughton on the arm, but there was no intent whatsoever and he had little time to react.
    • 26' Shameful. Holt attempts to race onto a lofted ball over the top, feels contact with Jonathan Woodgate and throws himself to the floor. That was a blatant attempt to con the referee, but he didn't fall for it.
    • 25' Walters tussles with Barnett as another long ball is flung towards the Stoke strikers, but he is muscled out of it and Ritchie De Laet mops up with a header back to Ruddy.
    • 23' Oh dear. Pennant looks to find Jones with a ball over the top but gets his floated cross all wrong and sees it soar out for a throw. That was poor.
    • 22' Grant Holt heads down from a deep Bennett cross to the back post and Pilkington arrives to drill in a shot that Shawcross blocks before it can test Begovic.
    • 20' The corner comes in and Jones rises high to head clear. Norwich attempt to play the ball back in but this time it is Glenn Whelan who does well to head clear despite the close attentions of two opponents.
    • 19' Norwich step up the pace and Johnson sees a shot deflected wide for a corner to the home side.
    • 17' It's been a fairly unspectacular match in all fairness but Walters attempts to inject a bit of excitement when turning some 25 yards from goal and firing a shot wide.
    • 15' Stoke are impressive at the back but they haven't scored in their past three Premier League games. Infrostrada tells us if they fail to score today it will be their worst run in the top flight since 1985.
    • 14' Walters, booed on his every touch due to his history with Ipswich Town, recovers well after Jones fires a lazy pass in his general direction. A promising move loses momentum though for Stoke.
    • 13' Pilkington takes aim from 20 yards but his effort is far too weak to trouble Asmir Begovic, who grabs hold of the ball with ease. That's Norwich's first half-chance though.
    • 12' Barnett is looking to cause trouble once again as Bradley Johnson chips a free-kick into the box but Stoke, unsurprisingly, are not afraid of a physical battle and clear.
    • 10' Elliot Bennett speads a cross-field pass to Anthony Pilkington and his cross is headed behind for a corner. Barnett rises to meet the set-piece but Stoke clear.
    • 9' Leon Barnett falls over the Stoke box under pressure from Huth as a high ball comes in but the referee isn't fooled. That was a touch embarrassing from the big defender.
    • 8' Stoke are yet to concede a goal in their four matches so far this season: twice against Hadjuk Split, once against FC Thun and once against Chelsea. They have been untroubled so far.
    • 7' Stoke have half-hearted appeals for a penalty when Walters goes down in the box following a high foot but nothing is given. Walters then miscontrols when attempting to collect a sliding pass from Etherington.
    • 6' Norwich striker Chris Martin is penalised for a push on Ryan Shawcross. Attempting to go toe-to-toe with Stoke's ranks of giants is admirable indeed. Many others shy away from that challenge.
    • 5' Concerns for Stoke as winger Pennant looks to be carrying an injury. Tony Pulis will give that one a watching brief. Pennant is a key player for the Potters.
    • 4' It has been a bright start for Stoke, with Kenwnye Jones a handful in attack. He has held the ball up well a couple of times for the Potters and they will look to feed him with long balls at every given opportunity.
    • 2' Now Pennant does find Walters with a ball to the right of the box and his firm effort from a tight angle is clasped by John Ruddy at the near post.
    • 2' Kenwyne Jones slips a pass out wide to Jermaine Pennant and his first-time cross is headed clear by the Norwich backline. Jon Walters was waiting at the back post.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
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    • 13.25 Kevin has a very specific prediction for us on the comments below: "I think Norwich will put up a good fight although the­ Potters will be just to strong for them. 2-0 to Stoke­, Jones and Huth both headers from set pieces."
    • 13.20 In Paul Lambert, Pulis certainly has an admirer. The Norwich boss has said Stoke are a model for his side to follow as they seek to establish themselves in the top flight. So expect long throws, physical battles and a total mistrust of technically gifted forwards then.
    • 13.15 Stoke were in Switzerland on Thursday night to beat FC Thun 1-0 in the Europa League, and Tony Pulis is unhappy that this game wasn't shifted to a later kick-off in order to allow his players more recovery time. We will have to see if they look a touch tired as the game progresses.
    • 13.10 Norwich make as many as six changes to the side that drew with Wigan last weekend. Most surprising of all is the news that the man who scored against the Latics, Wes Hoolahan, starts from the bench. Defender Zak Whitbread is injured and is replaced by Leon Barnett.
    • 13.05 No surprises whatsoever in the Stoke line-up. Summer signing Jonathan Woodgate keeps his place at centre-back, with Robert Huth at right-back once again. Matthew Etherington is fit to take his place at left midfield.
    • 13.00 NORWICH: Ruddy, Naughton, Barnett, De Laet, Tierney, Bennett, Crofts, Bradley Johnson, Pilkington, Holt, Chris Martin. Subs: Rudd, Russell Martin, Jackson, Surman, Hoolahan, Fox, Ayala. /// STOKE: Begovic, Shawcross, Huth, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Jones, Walters. Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Pugh, Upson, Wilkinson, Shotton, Arismendi.
    • 12.55 Stoke might be formidable at home but they have only taken two points from 30 in their past ten Premier League away games. Norwich will be spying a first win of the season.
    • 12.50 Norwich's first match back in the big time saw them draw 1-1 at Wigan last weekend, with Wes Hoolahan on target for Paul Lambert's men. Stoke also enjoyed a decent result in their opening match when holding Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at the Britannia Stadium.
    • 12.45 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League game between Norwich City and Stoke City at Carrow Road.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' GOAL!! 1-1!! How cruel! Whelan dinks in a lovely cross into the box and Jones holds off Ayala to leap and head home from eight yards out. Heartbreaking.
    • 88' What a miss! Right on the penalty spot, Jones waits for a low cross from Shotton and then lifts it clean over the bar. That was a shocker.
    • 83' How did that not go in? Walters flicks on the corner at the near post and the ball bounces across the face of goal with Huth just inches away from converting.
    • 64' Barnett was shown a straight red and that looked a harsh decision.
    • 63' Penalty to Stoke! Barnett is dismissed for a professional foul on Walters!
    • 59' Fantastic save from Ruddy. He throws himself full lengthy to the top corner to tip a free-kick from Etherington over the bar.
    • 48' Norwich respond as Martin tests Begovic with a snap-shot following a passs from Holt. This game has a good pace to it now.
    • 39' Begovic forced into making a fine save at his near post as Woodgate gets his toe to a cross from Bennett and almost puts the ball into his own net. Norwich on the ropes.
    • 37' GOAL!! 1-0 Norwich!! De Laet drifted towards the penalty spot to meet what was an excellent delivery from Johnson and flicked the ball into the far corner and past Begovic. A great header.
    • 30' Excellent work from Etherington. The winger twists and turns his marker to find space in the box and drives in a firm shot that Ruddy repels with both hands.
    • 22' Grant Holt heads down from a deep Bennett cross to the back post and Pilkington arrives to drill in a shot that Shawcross blocks before it can test Begovic.
    • 13.00 NORWICH: Ruddy, Naughton, Barnett, De Laet, Tierney, Bennett, Crofts, Bradley Johnson, Pilkington, Holt, Chris Martin. Subs: Rudd, Russell Martin, Jackson, Surman, Hoolahan, Fox, Ayala. /// STOKE: Begovic, Shawcross, Huth, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Jones, Walters. Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Pugh, Upson, Wilkinson, Shotton, Arismendi.

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