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  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Hawthorns
  • Attendance: 25,799
West BromWest BromvNorwichNorwich
2
  • Gera, 43
  • Lukaku, 82
1
  • Snodgrass, 23

live commentary

94 mins:Full-time at the Hawthorns and Lukaku's 82nd made the difference. Norwich opened the scoring through Snodgrass before Gera equalised. However, West Brom dominated the second half and it was the Belgian who headered the winner home

92 mins:Desperate times for Norwich as Bunn comes up for a corner but the ball is well defended again by Jonas Olsson

89 mins:West Brom killing the game now, expertly winding the clock down

87 mins:Final change for Norwich as Simeon Jackson comes on for Alexander Tettey

86 mins:Norwich doing everything now but West Brom look very strong at the back with Olsson heading everything away

84 mins:Another change for West Brom as goalscorer Romelu Lukaku comes off for Gabriel Tamas

82 mins:West Brom take the lead ad Romelu Lukaku heads home following a good work from Goran Popov

80 mins:More good work from Fortune there but once again he can't produce a final ball

78 mins:West Brom firmly in the ascendancy here, but the longer Norwich can hold out, the more they'll fancy themselves to score on the break

75 mins:Lovely play by Marc-Antoine Fortuné as he jinks past a couple of Norwich defenders. The big striker has certainly impressed since coming on

72 mins:Another change for Norwich as Jonathan Howson comes on for Wes Hoolahan who has been unusually quiet today

70 mins:Great ball from Peter Odemwingie but Russell Martin clears well with Romelu Lukaku bearing down on him

68 mins: Mark Bunn looks to be in some discomfort following the incident and West Brom will certainly be looking to test him now

67 mins:Good chance for West Brom as Brunt delivers but the game is stopped for a foul on Mark Bunn by Peter Odemwingie

65 mins:This seems like it could be one of those games that could really go either way and the next goal could really make the difference

63 mins:Attacking change for West Brom with Shane Long coming on for Zoltán Gera

61 mins:Another good chance for Norwich but Pilkington's excellent cross is somehow missed by everyone

60 mins:First change for Norwich as Steven Whittaker makes way for Russell Martin

59 mins:First yellow of the game as Michael Turner goes into the book for a foul on Peter Odemwingie

57 mins:Norwich really on top now, pressing forward but they just seem to lack that extra quality

55 mins:Good chance for Norwich as Morison goes through but his effort is brilliantly blocked by McAuley

52 mins:Norwich coming into things now, spraying the ball around well but without really threatening Ben Foster's goal

48 mins:The Baggies are dominating possesion here with Brunt and Morrison getting on the ball more frequently

46 mins:First change of the game as Marc-Antoine Fortuné comes on for Graham Dorrans

46 mins:Back underway at the Hawthorns and its certain to be an exciting second stanza

45 mins:Half time in the Midlands and its currently 1-1. Snodgrass opened the scoring for Norwich with a fine free-kick but Zoltan Gera levelled just before the interval after Olsson had hit the post

45 mins:West Brom definitely on top now as Peter Odemwingie goes close with a fierce effort

44 mins:Goal for the hosts as Jonas Olsson sees his header bounce onto the post and Zoltán Gera is the quickest to react to put the hosts level

41 mins:Good chance for Norwich as Snodgrass swings a corner in but the delivery is well defended by Jonas Olsson

38 mins:Norwich are really deep now and Chris Hughton will be desperate for halt time when he can tell his side to push up

35 mins:West Brom pressing for an equaliser now but the Norwich defence looks extremely strong camped out on the edge of the box

33 mins: Chris Brunt tries his luck from distance but his effort ends up nowhere near the Norwich goal

31 mins: Michael Turner has impressed so far and you think his performance could play a major part in the outcome of this one

29 mins:Chance for West Brom as the ball falls to Gareth McAuley but his effort his scrambled away by the defence

27 mins:The goal hasn't curved Norwich's attacking instincts and the Canaries are continuing to come forward at will

25 mins:It was Peter Odemwingie who gave the free-kick away and the Nigerian looks determined to make amends as he powers forward before being well tackled Michael Turner

22 mins: Robert Snodgrass opens the scoring with a stunning free-kick from the edge of the area

19 mins:West Brom coming into the game now as Romelu Lukaku goes through but Mark Bunn saves well

16 mins:Another chance for Norwich as Bradley Johnson tries his luck but his effort goes high and wide

14 mins:Norwich still pressing but their final ball seems to be lacking as this time Anthony Pilkington fails to find his man

12 mins: Robert Snodgrass again crosses the ball but once again there's no-one there. Grant Holt's absence is certainly affecting them

10 mins:Good passing by Norwich leads to Snodgrass finding some space but he can't find Steve Morison in the box

8 mins:Both teams have set out to attack and the game certainly has a good feeling to it as the sides continue to press forward

5 mins:Norwich have started really well here with winger Robert Snodgrass trying his luck twice already

2 mins:First chance of the game goes to the home side as Romelu Lukaku heads just over

Underway at the Hawthorns and its Norwich who have made the better start, moving the ball around nicely

1 mins:The Baggies welcome Ben Foster back into the side while skipper Grant Holt misses out for the visitors

Well welcome along to live coverage of the Premier League clash between West Brom and Norwich

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Hawthorns
  • Attendance: 25,799
West BromWest BromvNorwichNorwich
2
  • Gera, 43
  • Lukaku, 82
1
  • Snodgrass, 23

match report

West Brom came from behind to beat Norwich 2-1 at the Hawthorns and inflict the Canaries' first defeat in 11 games.

Zoltan Gera cancelled out the opener from Robert Snodgrass before Romelu Lukaku found a late winner for the Baggies to end their winless streak after four games without a victory.

Norwich began the game the brighter as the confidence from their unbeaten run was easy to see.

Steve Morison led the line with aggression and was well supported from midfield even though Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster was not tested in the early stages.

But that changed when Peter Odemwingie gave away a free-kick on the edge of his own box and Snodgrass promptly curled the ball into the top-right corner of the net.

Foster, who was returning to the side despite Boaz Myhill's clean sheet last time out, should have done better given that he got both hands to the ball.

But the response from the home side was impressive and, with the Canaries content to play on the break, they dominated the rest of the half as Gareth McAuley saw an effort cleared off the line.

And the Baggies got their reward just before the interval when Gera poked home from close range after Norwich keeper Mark Bunn failed to clear under pressure from Odemwingie.

Chris Hughton's men went into their shell after the break as the home side pushed hard for a winner without creating too many openings.

But Steve Clarke got his reward for introducing Marc-Antoine Fortune and Shane Long in search of three points when Lukaku powerfully headed past Bunn from Goran Popov's deep cross.

team line-up

1Ben Foster
23Gareth McAuley
3Jonas Olsson
28Billy Jones
4Goran Popov
24Peter Odemwingie
11Chris Brunt
22Zoltán Gera62
7James Morrison
17Graham Dorrans45
20Romelu Lukaku85

substitutes

9Shane Long62
6Liam Ridgewell
18Gonzalo Jara
32Marc-Antoine Fortuné45
30Gabriel Tamas85
13Boaz Myhill
8Markus Rosenberg

referee

Martin Atkinson

team line-up

28Mark Bunn
3Steven Whittaker56
18Javier Garrido
6Michael Turner
5Sébastien Bassong
12Anthony Pilkington
7Robert Snodgrass
27Alexander Tettey87
4Bradley Johnson
16Steve Morison
14Wes Hoolahan73

substitutes

2Russell Martin56
24Ryan Bennett
17Elliott Bennett
10Simeon Jackson87
31Jed Steer
8Jonathan Howson73
20Leon Barnett

referee

Martin Atkinson

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target63
shots off target45
corners65
tackles won1312
offsides20