Saturday 2 May 2015, 12:15pm at Carrow Road, Norwich
Norwich City
Norwich City
4
Johnson 36', 90'+1; Redmond 39'; Dorrans 81'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Matt Smith 83'; o.g. Johnson 90'+2

36' Goal

Bradley Johnson
Assist by Gary Hooper

39' Goal

Nathan Redmond
Assist by Martin Olsson

81' Goal

Graham Dorrans
Assist by Nathan Redmond

90'+1 Goal

Bradley Johnson
Assist by Nathan Redmond

23' Yellow Card

Bradley Johnson Card was given for a foul

75' Yellow Card

Martin Olsson Card was given for a foul

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
Off:Wes Hoolahan

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Graham Dorrans
Off:Jonny Howson

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Bennett
Off:Sebastien Bassong

83' Goal

Matt Smith

90'+2 Own-goal

Bradley Johnson

90' Yellow Card

Danny Guthrie Card was given for a foul

12' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Nikolay Bodurov
Off:Tim Hoogland

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Hugo Rodallega

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Patrick Roberts
Off:Sean Kavanagh

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Matt Smith was on target, but Fulham ended the 2014/15 season with a 4-2 defeat to Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Fulham ended the 2014/15 season with a 4-2 defeat to Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Two first-half goals for the Canaries, who had already qualified for the Play-Offs, in the space of three minutes did the damage. First Bradley Johnson stroked home from 12 yards after meeting Gary Hooper’s pull-back. And soon after Martin Olsson set up Nathan Redmond to curl a shot into the far corner.

Hugo Rodallega missed a great opportunity to haul Fulham back into contention just before the break, racing clear but lobbing his shot over the bar.

Canaries substitute Graham Dorrans made it 3-0 to the hosts on 81 minutes, but almost immediately, Matt Smith, who came on for Rodallega on the hour mark, hit a fine volley past John Ruddy to set up an interesting finish.

In stoppage time, Johnson fired a long-range effort past Marcus Bettinelli. And the same Norwich player then turned a Ross McCormack free-kick into his own net for the sixth goal of the game. It was virtually the last kick of the game as Norwich beat Fulham for the first time since 1986.

Kit Symons made just one change from the side that beat Middlesbrough 4-3 last weekend as Shaun Hutchinson came in for Norwich loanee Michael Turner, who was unable to play against his parent club.

Fulham, who wore black armbands in memory of the Club’s Head of London Recruitment John O’Brien following his death last weekend, had the first effort of the game in the second minute. McCormack bundled past Sebastien Bassong on the right-hand side of the penalty area and cut inside but saw his low effort held at the near post by Ruddy.

Fulham were forced into an early change in the 12th minute as Tim Hoogland limped off and was replaced by Nikolay Bodurov.

Johnson fizzed a shot a few yards wide for Norwich in the 17th minute after being found in space just outside the box. A Jonny Howson effort from 20 yards was then easily held by Bettinelli.

Johnson went into the book in the 23rd minute for catching Bodurov. The resulting free-kick was whipped in dangerously by McCormack with Bassong flicking it behind before Rodallega or Dan Burn could pounce.

McCormack tumbled under a challenge in the area in the 33rd minute but nothing was given. Three minutes later, Norwich were in front. Hooper got beyond Sean Kavanagh and into the box, pulling it back from the byline for Johnson to slot home from 10 yards for his 14th goal of the season.

And three minutes later it was 2-0. Olsson was found in acres of space on the left and he found Redmond who was allowed all the time in the world to pick his spot and curl a shot into the far corner.

Rodallega missed a golden opportunity to reduce the arrears a minute before the break. Bryan Ruiz sent him clear but with Ruddy coming out to narrow the angle, the Colombian went for the lob and sent his effort over the bar.

It could have been 3-0 to Norwich in stoppage time at the end of the first half. A Danny Guthrie clearance went straight to Johnson whose effort from 20 yards flashed inches wide.

There were no changes by either team at the break and Rodallega drew a fine save from Ruddy in the opening stages of the second half, seeing his angled shot from Ryan Tunnicliffe’s pass stopped by the legs of the goalkeeper at his near post.

At the other end, Redmond jinked his way into a shooting position but his was shot was held at the second attempt by Bettinelli. Howson wasn’t far away with a drive from distance in the 58th minute.

Both sides made a double change on the hour mark. For Norwich, Howson departed the action for Dorrans and Wes Hoolahan made way for Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe. And for Fulham, Smith and Patrick Roberts entered the fray for Rodallega and Kavanagh respectively.

Gary O’Neil saw a free-kick held by Bettinelli soon after, before Odjidja-Ofoe shot over from 25 yards after a Norwich corner was only half-cleared.

Olsson was booked in the 75th minute for pulling back Roberts as he skipped down the right. Ruiz took the free-kick and it eventually fell to Hutchinson whose fierce goalbound half-volley was deflected behind.

Bettinelli made a fine save to keep Fulham in it, tipping a Hooper shot around the post in the 79th minute, before parrying away an effort from Odjidja-Ofoe soon after. It was soon 3-0, though. Redmond tricked his way into the box and to the byline before squaring for Dorrans who couldn’t miss from five yards.

Straight from the kick-off, Fulham pulled one back. A long ball forward was cleared as far as Smith who hit a fine left-footed volley from just outside the area that flew past Ruddy.

A great run by Roberts was ended by a good tackle from substitute Ryan Bennett, before Guthrie was booked for a foul on Dorrans. Norwich took the free-kick before Fulham were ready and Johnson fired a shot from distance into the far corner.

Still we weren’t finished. Fulham won a free-kick which McCormack delivered and Johnson turned it into his own net.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 2 May 2015
Kick-off: 12:15pm

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 26,662

Referee: David Coote

Norwich City

Line-up: Ruddy; Elliott Bennett, Martin, Bassong (Ryan Bennett 86'), Olsson; O'Neil, Jonny Howson (Dorrans 61'); Redmond, Hoolahan (Odjidja-Ofoe 61'), Johnson; Hooper

Unused substitutes: Rudd, Cuéllar, Andreu, Loza

Manager: Alex Neil

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Hoogland (Bodurov 12'), Hutchinson, Burn, Richards; Guthrie; Tunnicliffe, Kavanagh (Roberts 62'); Ruiz; Rodallega (Matt Smith 61'), McCormack

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Fofana, Woodrow, Dembele

Manager: Kit Symons

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 A.F.C. Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Rotherham United 46 49
21 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26
Goals
4
2
Total Shots
19
8
Shots On Target
8
4
Passing Accuracy
84%
80%
Fouls
10
8
Corners
4
3
Offsides
0
1
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Norwich City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1John Ruddy
  • 17Elliott Bennett
  • 5Russell Martin
  • 30Sebastien Bassong
  • 23Martin Olsson
  • 28Gary O'Neil
  • 8Jonny Howson
  • 22Nathan Redmond
  • 14Wes Hoolahan
  • 4Bradley Johnson
  • 11Gary Hooper
Substitutes
  • 26Declan Rudd
  • 3Carlos Cuéllar
  • 24Ryan Bennett
  • 12Tony Andreu
  • 39Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
  • 41Graham Dorrans
  • 16Jamar Loza
Manager
  • Alex Neil
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 29Ashley Richards
  • 13Danny Guthrie
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 12Seko Fofana
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Norwich City 4, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Norwich City 4, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+2' Own Goal by Bradley Johnson, Norwich City. Norwich City 4, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Elliott Bennett (Norwich City).
  • 90'+2' Matt Smith (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1' Goal! Norwich City 4, Fulham 1. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond following a set piece situation.
  • 90' Danny Guthrie (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90' Foul by Danny Guthrie (Fulham).
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Patrick Roberts (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Guthrie.
  • 86' Substitution, Norwich City. Ryan Bennett replaces Sebastien Bassong.
  • 83' Goal! Norwich City 3, Fulham 1. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 81' Goal! Norwich City 3, Fulham 0. Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.
  • 81' Attempt saved. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a through ball.
  • 80' Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.
  • 79' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Elliott Bennett.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 76' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Russell Martin.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 75' Martin Olsson (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 75' Foul by Martin Olsson (Norwich City).
  • 75' Patrick Roberts (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gary O'Neil following a corner.
  • 71' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Danny Guthrie.
  • 71' Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Hooper.
  • 68' Attempt saved. Gary O'Neil (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 67' Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Foul by Danny Guthrie (Fulham).
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.
  • 62' Substitution, Fulham. Patrick Roberts replaces Sean Kavanagh.
  • 61' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Hugo Rodallega.
  • 61' Substitution, Norwich City. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe replaces Wes Hoolahan.
  • 61' Substitution, Norwich City. Graham Dorrans replaces Jonny Howson.
  • 59' Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.
  • 58' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 52' Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.
  • 50' Foul by Nathan Redmond (Norwich City).
  • 50' Ashley Richards (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.
  • 48' Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City).
  • 48' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 47' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Russell Martin.
  • 47' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • Second Half begins Norwich City 2, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Norwich City 2, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a through ball.
  • 39' Goal! Norwich City 2, Fulham 0. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Olsson.
  • 36' Goal! Norwich City 1, Fulham 0. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Hooper.
  • 31' Foul by Elliott Bennett (Norwich City).
  • 31' Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 27' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 27' Gary O'Neil (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Foul by Danny Guthrie (Fulham).
  • 25' Offside, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 24' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Russell Martin.
  • 23' Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 23' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).
  • 23' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 23' Foul by Martin Olsson (Norwich City).
  • 23' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Attempt saved. Jonny Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 19' Hand ball by Martin Olsson (Norwich City).
  • 17' Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny Howson.
  • 15' Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 15' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 12' Substitution, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov replaces Tim Hoogland because of an injury.
  • 12' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 11' Delay in match Tim Hoogland (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 11' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).
  • 11' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Nathan Redmond (Norwich City).
  • 9' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 7' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.
  • 6' Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 6' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.
  • 5' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 5' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 5' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 4' Delay in match Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 2' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 1' Martin Olsson (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 1' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.