Saturday 9 February 2013, 3:00pm at Carrow Road, Norwich
Barclays Premier League
Norwich City
Norwich City
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Fulham and Norwich City played out a drab 0-0 draw at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon.

37' Yellow Card

Elliott Bennett Card was given for a foul

58' Yellow Card

Robert Snodgrass Card was given for a foul

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Simeon Jackson
Off:Elliott Bennett

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kei Kamara
Off:Luciano Becchio

36' Yellow Card

Emmanuel Frimpong Card was given for a foul

87' Yellow Card

Stanislav Manolev Card was given for a foul

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Urby Emanuelson
Off:Emmanuel Frimpong

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mladen Petric
Off:Hugo Rodallega

90'+1 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ashkan Dejagah
Off:Bryan Ruiz

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Fulham and Norwich City played out a drab 0-0 draw at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon.

In a game of few chances, Mark Schwarzer was the busier of the two goalkeepers but the Aussie custodian was never unduly troubled.

Bradley Johnson, Robert Snodgrass and Luciano Becchio caused the Whites backline the most grief during the game, while a saved Steve Sidwell effort from range was the closest we came to making the breakthrough.

Martin Jol made four changes from the side that narrowly went down 1-0 to Manchester United a week ago, with Stanislav Manolev and Emmanuel Frimpong handed their debuts for the Club after Sascha Riether and Chris Baird were taken ill.

There were recalls for Dimitar Berbatov and Sidwell after they made speedy recoveries from their respective injuries – Giorgos Karagounis and Ashkan Dejagah dropped to the bench to make way for the duo.

The play was stopped after just one minute when Berbatov needed treatment after taking a boot to the face from Johnson. The Bulgarian needed cleaning up after suffering a bloodied face but there was no malice from the Norwich midfielder.

A neatly-worked move by the home side on six minutes required a smart reaction stop by Schwarzer when Javier Garrido found Becchio in space in the area. The striker – making his full debut for the Canaries – was losing his balance as he struck but his effort was still heading in before our number one intervened.

Fulham’s first chance came three minutes later when Hugo Rodallega brought the ball down in the area before laying off to Damien Duff whose snapshot was blocked by a man in yellow.

It was a very open match and Duff – who has scored in his last two outings against Norwich – forced a corner on 19 minutes when his shot from a tight angle was deflected just over Mark Bunn’s crossbar.

It was an end-to-end contest and a fantastic cross from Johnson on 25 minutes found skipper Russell Martin in space 10 yards out but the right-back will be disappointed that his header looped comfortably wide of Schwarzer’s far post.

Two yellow cards were brandished in the space of a minute when Frimpong was adjudged to have pushed Snodgrass, before Elliott Bennett absolutely scythed down Rodallega who had spun away from the Norwich winger with ease.

The home side were beginning to dominate proceedings and Becchio got on the end of Martin’s cross on 40 minutes but couldn’t get his header on target. The Argentine striker had another aerial opportunity in first half stoppage time but he couldn’t get a clear contact on Wes Hoolahan’s fine whipped cross.

Fulham kicked off the second half and went on a purposeful attack immediately. It resulted in Berbatov slotting Rodallega in – the Colombian got his shot away and was under the impression it was blocked by a hand but referee Howard Webb waved play on.

Sidwell brought a good save from Bunn on 49 minutes when he cut inside Alex Tettey before hitting a speculative effort on his left foot. The shot was well struck and it appeared to be creeping in before the home keeper pushed it away at his near post.

Whereas Norwich had arguably been the better side in the opening 45, the Whites were dominating the second period and Bryan Ruiz nearly broke Sebastien Bassong in two when his rocket of a shot smashed into the defender’s chest. It was a good block by the Cameroon international as Ruiz’s effort looked dangerous.

Snodgrass – frustrated at being robbed by a grounded Sidwell on 58 minutes – sought revenge by chopping our midfielder down right in front of Webb who promptly brandished another yellow card.

As the stopwatch went past the hour mark, the Canaries began to exert a bit of pressure of their own with a series of corners and efforts from range. The Fulham defence held firm though and a combination of blocks and smart defending kept the home side at bay.

On 65 minutes Jol made his first change of the game as Frimpong was replaced with the more attack-minded Urby Emanuelson. The Dutchman made an immediate impact as he jinked away from his marker in the middle of the park before laying the ball wide to John Arne Riise. The left-back then fed Duff in the area who laid the ball off to Ruiz, but the playmaker ballooned his shot over the bar from 20 yards.

Fulham were looking the likeliest to score and Jol brought on a man who knows all about goals on 76 minutes when Mladen Petrić replaced the hardworking Rodallega.

Norwich substitute Simeon Jackson should have done better on 81 minutes when Hoolahan found him in space following Becchio’s knock-down but the striker finished gently into the grateful arms of Schwarzer.

Fulham hearts were in mouths on 86 minutes when the ball found its way to Johnson but his volley, fortunately, drifted marginally wide of the far post.

Both sides had half chances from a variety of set-pieces in the closing stages, but nobody could make the breakthrough as the Whites stay above the Norfolk side on goal difference.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 9 February 2013
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 26,816

Referee: Howard Webb

Norwich City

Line-up: Bunn; Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido; Snodgrass, Tettey, Johnson, Elliott Bennett (Jackson 76'); Hoolahan; Becchio (Kamara 86')

Unused substitutes: Camp, Whittaker, Tierney, Howson, Surman

Manager: Chris Hughton

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Manolev, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise; Ruiz (Dejagah 90'), Sidwell, Frimpong (Emanuelson 65'), Duff; Berbatov; Rodallega (Petric 76')

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Hughes, Karagounis, Kacaniklic

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester United 25 62
2 Manchester City 25 53
3 Chelsea 26 49
4 Tottenham Hotspur 26 48
5 Arsenal 26 44
6 Everton 25 42
7 Swansea City 26 37
8 Liverpool 25 36
9 West Bromwich Albion 25 34
10 Stoke City 26 33
11 West Ham United 25 30
12 Fulham 26 29
13 Sunderland 26 29
14 Norwich City 26 29
15 Newcastle United 26 27
16 Southampton 25 24
17 Reading 26 23
18 Wigan Athletic 26 21
19 Aston Villa 25 21
20 Queens Park Rangers 26 17
Goals
0
0
Total Shots
15
7
Shots On Target
4
1
Passing Accuracy
73%
82%
Fouls
10
16
Corners
3
4
Offsides
2
0
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Norwich City (4-4-1-1)
  • 28Mark Bunn
  • 2Russell Martin
  • 6Michael Turner
  • 5Sébastien Bassong
  • 18Javier Garrido
  • 7Robert Snodgrass
  • 27Alexander Tettey
  • 4Bradley Johnson
  • 17Elliott Bennett
  • 14Wes Hoolahan
  • 19Luciano Becchio
Substitutes
  • 42Lee Camp
  • 3Steven Whittaker
  • 23Marc Tierney
  • 8Jonathan Howson
  • 11Andrew Surman
  • 10Simeon Jackson
  • 16Kei Kamara
Manager
  • Chris Hughton
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 25Stanislav Manolev
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 12Emmanuel Frimpong
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 28Urby Emanuelson
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 10Mladen Petric
Manager
  • Martin Jol
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 0, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Stanislav Manolev (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Simeon Jackson (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Russell Martin.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Urby Emanuelson (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+2' Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Javier Garrido (Norwich City).
  • 90'+1' Substitution, Fulham. Ashkan Dejagah replaces Bryan Ruiz.
  • 90'+1' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 90'+1' Delay in match Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 90' Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Foul by Kei Kamara (Norwich City).
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Simeon Jackson (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Turner with a headed pass.
  • 89' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Kei Kamara (Norwich City) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Javier Garrido following a set piece situation.
  • 87' Stanislav Manolev (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 87' Foul by Stanislav Manolev (Fulham).
  • 87' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 86' Substitution, Norwich City. Kei Kamara replaces Luciano Becchio.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luciano Becchio.
  • 85' Attempt saved. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Garrido with a cross.
  • 83' Offside, Norwich City. Michael Turner tries a through ball, but Simeon Jackson is caught offside.
  • 81' Brede Hangeland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Foul by Simeon Jackson (Norwich City).
  • 81' Attempt saved. Simeon Jackson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.
  • 80' Foul by Urby Emanuelson (Fulham).
  • 80' Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Offside, Norwich City. Mark Bunn tries a through ball, but Simeon Jackson is caught offside.
  • 78' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 78' Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 77' Foul by Damien Duff (Fulham).
  • 77' Michael Turner (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Substitution, Norwich City. Simeon Jackson replaces Elliott Bennett.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Mladen Petric replaces Hugo Rodallega.
  • 71' Attempt saved. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.
  • 69' Foul by Urby Emanuelson (Fulham).
  • 69' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Damien Duff.
  • 65' Substitution, Fulham. Urby Emanuelson replaces Emmanuel Frimpong.
  • 64' Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham).
  • 64' Elliott Bennett (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 62' Attempt blocked. Elliott Bennett (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 62' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Damien Duff.
  • 61' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 60' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City).
  • 58' Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 58' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 57' Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham).
  • 57' Elliott Bennett (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 56' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).
  • 56' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 55' Delay in match Sébastien Bassong (Norwich City) because of an injury.
  • 54' Attempt blocked. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 48' Attempt saved. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Damien Duff.
  • 46' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • Second Half begins Norwich City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+5' First Half ends, Norwich City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' Attempt missed. Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross.
  • 45'+2' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Luciano Becchio (Norwich City).
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Elliott Bennett (Norwich City) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
  • 43' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Russell Martin.
  • 41' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 41' Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 40' Attempt missed. Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Russell Martin with a cross.
  • 39' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 38' Delay in match Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 37' Elliott Bennett (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 37' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Elliott Bennett (Norwich City).
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 36' Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 36' Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham).
  • 36' Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 35' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sébastien Bassong.
  • 33' Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).
  • 33' Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 31' Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).
  • 31' Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 30' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 30' Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 29' Stanislav Manolev (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Foul by Elliott Bennett (Norwich City).
  • 28' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 28' Delay in match Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 25' Attempt missed. Russell Martin (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bradley Johnson with a cross.
  • 24' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 24' Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 19' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Russell Martin.
  • 10' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 10' Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Damien Duff (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 7' Attempt missed. Elliott Bennett (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Javier Garrido.
  • 6' Elliott Bennett (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Foul by Stanislav Manolev (Fulham).
  • 6' Attempt saved. Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross.
  • 3' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 2' Delay in match Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 2' Dangerous play by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).
  • 2' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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