Friday 14 April 2017, 3:00pm at Carrow Road, Norwich
Sky Bet Championship
Norwich City
Norwich City
1
Jerome 76'
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Johansen 5'; Cairney (pen) 48'; Floyd Ayité 89'

76' Goal

Cameron Jerome
Assist by Alex Pritchard

28' Yellow Card

Wes Hoolahan Card was given for a foul

46' Yellow Card

Jonny Howson Card was given for a foul

57' Yellow Card

Cameron Jerome Card was given for a foul

77' Yellow Card

Ivo Pinto

45' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Ryan Bennett
Off:Timm Klose

57' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cameron Jerome
Off:Wes Hoolahan

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Murphy
Off:Jacob Murphy

5' Goal

Stefan Johansen

48' Penalty

Tom Cairney

89' Goal

Floyd Ayité
Assist by Lucas Piazon

45'+3 Red Card

Chris Martin

59' Yellow Card

Scott Malone Card was given for a foul

68' Yellow Card

Marcus Bettinelli Card shown to player for time wasting

85' Yellow Card

Lucas Piazon Card was given for a foul

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lucas Piazon
Off:Sone Aluko

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ragnar Sigurdsson
Off:Stefan Johansen

90'+6 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Floyd Ayité

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Fulham beat Norwich City in a dramatic 3-1 victory at Carrow Road on Bank Holiday Friday, playing the entire second half with 10 men.

An early pile-driver from Johansen gave the Whites the lead, and Chris Martin was shown a red just before the break for a high arm when challenging for a goal kick.

Tom Cairney grabbed the second from the penalty spot early in the second half after Tomas Kalas was bundled over in the area. The Canaries looked to be back in the game, with substitute Cameron Jerome scoring a header in the 76th minute.

The Whites were under severe pressure until they sealed the win it in the 89th minute, with Floyd Ayité skipping past the keeper and walking the ball into the net.

Last time out the Whites dispatched Ipswich Town, putting them to the sword in a 3-1 victory at Craven Cottage. Fulham were looking for consecutive wins after having bounced back from their mid-week defeat to Derby County.

The Canaries in their last match thrashed fellow promotion hopefuls Reading, in a 7-1 demolition, having put six past Jaap Stam’s side by halftime.

The match kicked off at Carrow Road and Norwich were the first to get an attack away. Nelson Oliveira ran down the left, he let loose with his left foot but struck wildly wide.

It only took five minutes for the Whites to get on the score sheet, netting with their first real chance of the match. Ayité ran at the defence down the right of the pitch and sent a quick through ball to the feet of Chris Martin.

The Scotsman’s shot was blocked but Johansen hammered the rebound into the bottom right of the goal from 20 yards out to give Fulham an early advantage.

Three minutes after the opening, the Canaries were on the attack. A Long ball forward from Alex Pritchard set the Canaries off, looking for an immediate response. Tim Ream made a crucial tackle inside his own area and passed out to Ayité, allowing him to counter at pace.

Ayité sent a cute ball to Cairney, he got a shot away at the near post but didn’t quite get the connection he was looking for and John Ruddy caught the effort.

The Whites looked threatening, the next big moment of the game came in the 12th minute. It was Ayité once more who sprang forward enjoying his freedom on the left, keeping tight on the right side of offside.

He whipped a teasing ball across the box and Sone Aluko slid in at the back post, he however was a fraction too late and couldn’t get a touch on the ball to double the lead.

The game was end to end for the first quarter of the match, and Norwich countered at pace. The Canaries had found their feet in the game after conceding early on, Jonny Howson saw sight of goal from the edge of the D, shooting narrowly wide.

Wes Hoolahan was next getting forward and crossed into the Fulham box. The ball was destined for Jacob Murphy in a good position, but Ream got the faintest of touches to put the ball behind for a corner. The game finally settled after such a frantic opening

Norwich won a corner ten minutes before the break, the ball was curled in and Timm Klose got a head to it, but under pressure he headed it high over the bar. From the goal kick Cairney took possession and made his way up the field. He slotted a through ball to Ryan Fredericks on the right of the box and he sent a ferocious shot on target at the near post. Ruddy got there in time and punched it out for a corner.

With three minutes left of the half, Malone gained possession just outside the opposition area. He instinctively crossed low and hard, but a Yellow shirt got in the way and cleared as far as Aluko, who tried his luck from the right of the goal. His shot flew past the left post.

The match exploded just before the sides went in for half time. Murphy shot from distance and Marcus Bettinelli dived and made a fingertip save at his left post.

From the resulting corner, the ball was whipped in and an unmarked Klose headed a powerful effort on target. Bettinelli quick to react made a fantastic save, and Pritchard followed up by striking over the bar.  

In added time from the goal kick, Martin received a straight red card, which could be seen as harsh. The referee had deemed Martin had raised his arm against his defender, as he was backing in to him in attempt to claim the ball.

Ryan Bennett tactically came on at halftime for Klose and had an immediate impact, but not what Norwich were hoping for. Kalas sprinted into the box chasing a lobbed through ball and was pushed over by the midfielder, handing the Whites a penalty.

The captain Cairney, stood over the ball and struck right, slotting it into the back of the net and sending Ruddy the wrong way. The Whites could not have hoped for a better start to the second half after going a man down.

The Canaries started to attack hard at Fulham’s defence. Bettinelli came out several times to claim crosses from Norwich attackers, as Norwich concentrated their attacks down the right of the pitch. He eventually would receive a yellow for time wasting.

Ten minutes into the half and Ryan Fredericks found his way into the final third, he passed to Cairney who darted through the defenders. He sent a ball to an open Johansen, the goal scorer went with his left and missed wide of the right upright.

The pressure mounted and Bettinelli was called into action often. After a rare slip from Kevin McDonald, the ball bounced up for Oliveira, who was free on goal and shot a matter of inches wide, keeping the Whites two goals ahead.

On the 76th minute the Canaries found their way back into the game through substitute Cameron Jerome, with the Whites finally succumbing to the pressure on their goal. The ball was pulled back to Pritchard, who curled a cross to the forward and he headed it past Bettinelli to cut their deficit by half.

A barrage of corners ensued with the Whites defenders throwing everything at keeping the lead in the final ten minutes. Pritchard shot a swerving ball from far out and Bettinelli reacted well to keep it out of the net.

Cairney could have had the honours of sealing the win in the 87th minute. Ayité did well to relieve the pressure and liked up with the Scotsman. Ayité sent a looping through ball, with Cairney marked by one solitary defender.

With some trickery, he sent his marker the wrong way and created a one on one with the keeper, the ball got stuck at his feet in the vital moment.

The game was finally put to bed in the 89th minute. Malone played a long ball up to Ayité, who had been a handful all afternoon for the Norwich back line. He played some clever link-up play with Piazon, who sent a pinpoint ball through to man from Togo.

He skipped past the keeper and walked the ball into the back of the net, sending the travelling fans into rapture.

It was a nervy finish with the officials deeming seven minutes was to be added on. Neeskins Kebano came on for Ayité and almost grabbed a fourth in the dying seconds, with his blocked a metre from the line.

The ref blew his whistle to ensure the Whites walked off the pitch with all three points.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Friday 14 April 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 27,023

Referee: Andy Madley

Norwich City

Line-up: Ruddy; Ivo Pinto, Martin, Klose (Bennett 45'), Dijks; Tettey, Howson; Jacob Murphy (Josh Murphy 64'), Pritchard, Hoolahan (Jerome 57'); Nélson Oliveira

Unused substitutes: McGovern, Whittaker, Naismith, Wildschut

Manager: Alan Irvine

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Malone; Johansen (Sigurdsson 81'), McDonald; Sone Aluko (Lucas Piazon 75'), Cairney, Floyd Ayité (Kebano 90'); Martin

Unused substitutes: Button, Ryan Sessegnon, Parker, Cyriac

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 41 86
2 Newcastle United 41 84
3 Huddersfield Town 41 77
4 Reading 41 73
5 Leeds United 41 72
6 Sheffield Wednesday 42 72
7 Fulham 42 70
8 Derby County 42 62
9 Preston North End 42 61
10 Norwich City 42 60
11 Brentford 42 59
12 Aston Villa 41 58
13 Barnsley 42 56
14 Cardiff City 42 55
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 40 51
16 Queens Park Rangers 42 50
17 Ipswich Town 41 49
18 Bristol City 42 47
19 Birmingham City 42 47
20 Nottingham Forest 42 45
21 Burton Albion 41 45
22 Blackburn Rovers 42 43
23 Wigan Athletic 42 40
24 Rotherham United 42 18
Goals
1
3
Total Shots
18
11
Shots On Target
7
6
Passing Accuracy
85%
78%
Fouls
12
8
Corners
14
2
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
4
3
Sending Offs
0
1
Norwich City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1John Ruddy
  • 25Ivo Pinto
  • 5Russell Martin
  • 15Timm Klose
  • 3Mitchell Dijks
  • 27Alexander Tettey
  • 8Jonny Howson
  • 22Jacob Murphy
  • 21Alex Pritchard
  • 14Wes Hoolahan
  • 9Nélson Oliveira
Substitutes
  • 33Michael McGovern
  • 2Steven Whittaker
  • 24Ryan Bennett
  • 7Steven Naismith
  • 10Cameron Jerome
  • 17Yanic Wildschut
  • 31Josh Murphy
Manager
  • Alan Irvine
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 9Cyriac
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
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 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+8' Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+7' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 90'+7' Attempt blocked. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 90'+6' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City).
  • 90'+3' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Murphy with a cross.
  • 90'+2' Hand ball by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 89' Goal! Norwich City 1, Fulham 3. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Piazon with a through ball.
  • 88' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 87' Delay in match Tomas Kalas (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 87' Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexander Tettey.
  • 86' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 86' Attempt blocked. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 86' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tom Cairney.
  • 85' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ragnar Sigurdsson.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Ryan Bennett (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 85' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85' Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 85' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 83' Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexander Tettey.
  • 82' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 82' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Ragnar Sigurdsson replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 80' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 80' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 78' Foul by Ryan Bennett (Norwich City).
  • 78' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 77' Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 76' Goal! Norwich City 1, Fulham 2. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.
  • 75' Substitution, Fulham. Lucas Piazon replaces Sone Aluko.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 72' Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.
  • 71' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 69' Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 68' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. Jonny Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Tettey.
  • 66' Attempt saved. Ryan Bennett (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.
  • 66' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Stefan Johansen.
  • 64' Substitution, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Jacob Murphy.
  • 64' Foul by Jacob Murphy (Norwich City).
  • 64' Scott Malone (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Jacob Murphy (Norwich City).
  • 61' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alex Pritchard following a set piece situation.
  • 59' Scott Malone (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 59' Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 59' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 59' Offside, Fulham. Marcus Bettinelli tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.
  • 57' Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 57' Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).
  • 57' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Substitution, Norwich City. Cameron Jerome replaces Wes Hoolahan.
  • 55' Offside, Norwich City. Russell Martin tries a through ball, but Mitchell Dijks is caught offside.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 52' Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 48' Goal! Norwich City 0, Fulham 2. Tom Cairney (Fulham) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 47' Penalty Fulham. Tomas Kalas draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 47' Penalty conceded by Ryan Bennett (Norwich City) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 46' Jonny Howson (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 46' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 46' Foul by Jonny Howson (Norwich City).
  • Second Half begins Norwich City 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45' Substitution, Norwich City. Ryan Bennett replaces Timm Klose because of an injury.
  • 45'+5' First Half ends, Norwich City 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+4' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 45'+3' Delay in match Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City) because of an injury.
  • 45'+3' Chris Martin (Fulham) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
  • 45'+3' Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).
  • 45'+3' Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+3' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 45'+1' Delay in match Timm Klose (Norwich City) because of an injury.
  • 45'+1' Offside, Norwich City. Timm Klose tries a through ball, but Jonny Howson is caught offside.
  • 45' Attempt saved. Timm Klose (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross.
  • 45' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 45' Attempt saved. Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alexander Tettey.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 42' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City).
  • 41' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 41' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 35' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by John Ruddy.
  • 35' Attempt saved. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Timm Klose (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross following a corner.
  • 34' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Floyd Ayité.
  • 33' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 32' Delay in match Floyd Ayité (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 31' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 31' Foul by Timm Klose (Norwich City).
  • 30' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 30' Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 28' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 28' Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City).
  • 28' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 19' Offside, Norwich City. Russell Martin tries a through ball, but Jacob Murphy is caught offside.
  • 18' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 17' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Foul by Timm Klose (Norwich City).
  • 17' Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nélson Oliveira.
  • 13' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Scott Malone.
  • 12' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Wes Hoolahan.
  • 9' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).
  • 8' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 5' Goal! Norwich City 0, Fulham 1. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 5' Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 4' Offside, Norwich City. Mitchell Dijks tries a through ball, but Wes Hoolahan is caught offside.
  • 2' Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.