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Another of the crunch games, we really have to start winning games if we have any pretentions of avoiding relegation. We must start applying pressure to Palace as well.

Its a critical game for us and Norwich so I think it'll be a draw 1-1,
I fancy Earnie or Campbell to score.
 

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EPL 05/02/05 Norwich v BAGGIES

What is going on with the Baggies? They are incapable of holding onto a lead! Taken the lead twice in this game and Norwich have pegged them back both times! Balis, go and sort them out!
 

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Booo! The Canaries take the lead!

Poor Jon! :frownani:
 

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:( Mr Zoltan Gera,Mr Robert Earnshaw,Mr Johnathan Greening a thousand apologies for the efforts you have given today! WBA are not worthy of your efforts! :(
 

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Hoult's back is obviously causing him trouble and hes not as mobile as he once was, Tomaz K should be given a run to let Russ's back rest.

Either Big Dave or Tommy G should play instead of Purse.

Richardson should always start there ahead of Scimeca. Scimeca should only start there when the tea room lady cant play. :D

Mind you we were unlucky with the shots again at least twice hitting the woodwork.
Campbell had a decent chane to score and missed, as did Earnie at least twice.

Thats 3 games we have dominated (Fulham (A), Palace (H), and Norwich (A)) and have 1 point to show for it. Just when you think life cant get any worse, you realise you support WBA! :sob:
 

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Norwich 3-2 West Brom


West Brom remain rooted to the bottom of the table after Norwich condemned their basement rivals to a late defeat. Damien Francis pierced the weak Baggies' defence with a half-volley to seal the points after 85 minutes.

Goalkeeping errors at both ends allowed Robert Earnshaw to slide the ball home to put Albion in front before Craig Fleming headed in an equaliser.

A Kieran Richardson volley put West Brom back in front but Gary Doherty headed a leveller to set up the win.

With so much at stake, it did not take long for either side to make their intentions clear in front of a noisy Carrow Road crowd.

Earnshaw, restored to Albion's starting line-up in place of Geoff Horsfield, fired a right-footed shot from 25 yards straight into the arms of Norwich keeper Robert Green after two minutes.

Norwich were not to be outdone in the opening stages but a pair of glaring misses seemed set to sum up the story of the half for both sides.

West Brom defender Darren Purse played a delightful one-two with Campbell and though his shot was off-target, a dithering Earnshaw failed to follow up for an easy tap-in.

Minutes later, £3m Norwich signing Dean Ashton rose to comfortably meet Darren Huckerby's pass only to crash his header over the bar.
Earnshaw had put West Brom ahead after a series of misses

More bad luck dogged West Brom as Earnshaw and Jonathan Greening were both denied by the woodwork in the 35th minute.

The Welsh international finally saw his huff and puff pay off after 40 minutes - though he was helped by some sloppy play from the Norwich defence.

Green could only clear a bad back pass from Doherty as far as Greening and the former Manchester United midfielder fed through Earnshaw, who slid the ball under the Norwich keeper.

A slick West Brom had deserved their lead - but it did not last long as goalkeeping nerves jangled once again at Carrow Road.

This time, Russell Hoult found himself hemmed in by his team-mate Francis and he could only flap as Fleming got on the end of Graham Stuart's corner to head home a vital equaliser.

Richardson wasted little time after the break regaining the lead for West Brom. The midfielder picked up Earnshaw's pass and shoved the ball in off his knee after his first attempt came smacked the underside of the bar.

Albion poured forward but their dominance in attack was undermined by a moment of weakness in defence.

Doherty, who scored an own goal against Everton on Wednesday, went unmarked and nodded home Huckerby's pass to put Norwich back on level terms.

Campbell, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Friday, was twice denied chances to put West Brom back in front.

But it was the home side who dug deep to steal victory from a dominant West Brom.

Bryan Robson's side struggled to clear their lines and Francis took advantage, drilling home a neat left-footed shot with five minutes left on the clock.



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Norwich manager Nigel Worthington:
"I thought West Brom were by far the better team in the first half and I've got to give the players great credit.
"People said the losers of this game are relegated but that is nonsense.

"We have to keep our heads down and keep working because there will be some twists and turns before the end of the season."


West Brom manager Bryan Robson
"We played some terrific football but we are not good on basic defending and if we want to stay in this division we have got to get better at it - or we will go down.
"It's encouraging as a manager that we are playing like that but we've just got to tighten up at the back.

"There are a lot of points to play for. There are 12 games to go and we are five points behind the fourth-bottom team.


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Norwich: Green, Edworthy, Doherty, Fleming, Charlton (Brennan 45), Stuart (McVeigh 68), Holt, Francis, Huckerby, McKenzie, Ashton.
Subs Not Used: Jonson, Gallacher, Safri.

Goals: Fleming 45, Doherty 62, Francis 85.

West Brom: Hoult, Scimeca, Purse, Clement, Robinson, Gera, Wallwork, Greening (Horsfield 89), Richardson, Campbell, Earnshaw.
Subs Not Used: Gaardsoe, Chaplow, Kanu, Kuszczak.

Booked: Scimeca, Robinson, Greening.

Goals: Earnshaw 41, Richardson 49.

Att: 24,292

Ref: C Foy (Merseyside).
 
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