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  • 11 February 2012
  • • 15:00
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: M. Atkinson
  • • Attendance: 19927
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  • Fulltime at the Liberty Stadium. Norwich get the three points, condemning Swansea to only their second home defeat of the season. Brilliant result for Norwich after an excellent performance.
  • 90' + 4'
    Good save by Ruddy! Caulker heads towards goal from a corner, but the goalkeeper pushes it over.
  • 90' + 1'
    Agonisingly close for Graham! Sigurdsson slides a pass into the area, but Graham's placed finish goes wide of the far post. So close.
  • 88'
    Great chance for Morison! The forward is released by Holt but his poked effort is saved by Vorm.
  • 87'
    AssistAshley Williams
  • 87'
    Penalty GoalDanny Graham
  • 87'
    GOAL!!!!! Swansea given a lifeline in these dying moments! Graham steps up and confidently slots the spot-kick to Ruddy's right.
  • 85'
    Penalty for Swansea! Holt pulled down WIlliams and the referee points to the spot!
  • 84'
    Great effort from Sigurdsson, but Ruddy palms the ball behind for a corner.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionSimeon Jackson Steve Morison
  • 83'
    Free-kick for Swansea here. Sigurdsson standing over it.
  • 80'
    Chance for Norwich! Hoolahan arrives late in the penalty area and side foots an effort goalwards, but Vorm makes the save and concedes a corner.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionElliott Bennett Wesley Hoolahan
  • 77'
    Calls for a Swansea penalty there as a cross appears to hit Naughton on the arm, but nothing given.
  • 76'
    Elliott Bennett comes off for Norwich with Hoolahan replacing him. Brilliant performance from Bennett.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionNathan Dyer Leroy Lita
  • 74'
    SubstitutionScott Sinclair Wayne Routledge
  • 73'
    What an effort from Kyle Naughton! Surman and the young defender work the corner brilliantly and Naughton smashes a thunderous effort towards the top-corner, but Vorm tips it on the bar. Great effort, and impeccable save.
  • 69'
    Very quiet second half performance from Dyer, Sinclair and Graham. Very little being created for the hosts.
  • 66'
    Chance for Swansea! Dyer finds space in the area and shoots, but Ruddy makes the save. Claims for handball and a penalty, but referee waves away the protests.
  • 65'
    Another good chance for Norwich. Free-kick is booted to the far post and Barnett heads it across the goal, but it is just too high for team-mates in that area.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionJosh McEachran Mark Gower
  • 63'
    Yellow CardGrant Holt
  • 63'
    AssistElliott Bennett
  • 63'
    GoalGrant Holt
  • 63'
    GOAL!!!! Norwich increase their lead!! Grant Holt, once again, fires the ball into the back of the net. Bennett attacks the Swansea penalty area, before slipping a pass to his right for Holt and the big man strikes under Vorm. What a match.
  • 61'
    Swansea getting a little spell of possession now, probably their first of the half.
  • 58'
    Norwich continuing to pressure Swansea here. Brilliant performance from the visitors so far in this second half.
  • 57'
    SubstitutionAdam Drury Leon Barnett
  • 54'
    Holt is having an absolute field day out there at the moment. Swansea cannot cope with him. He's battering his way through the hosts' defence.
  • 52'
    Great chance for the Swans! Rangel delivers a cross to the far post and Sinclair gets a header in, but he can't loop it into the net or to the far post and Norwich get a goal-kick.
  • 51'
    AssistElliott Bennett
  • 51'
    GoalAnthony Pilkington
  • 50'
    GOAL!!! Norwich take the lead!! Incredible start to this second half! Jackson bears down on the penalty area, but squares to Pilkington who was more central. The winger places a shot goalwards, but Taylor diverts the ball past Vorm.
  • 48'
    AssistElliot Ward
  • 48'
    GoalGrant Holt
  • 48'
    Swansea nearly respond immediately. Graham tries to round Ruddy, but the goalkeeper gets back to make the block in the area.
  • 47'
    GOAL!!!! Norwich equalise! Ward volleys a corner high into the sky, but before it could go out of play, Pilkington hooked it back into the area and Holt headed in. Perfect start for this second half!
  • 46'
    Off we go. Play resumes for the second-half. Can Norwich salvage something from this match?
  • After what seemed like a neverending halftime break, we're about to get back underway.
  • Got any thoughts about the match? Think you know how Norwich can get their way back into the contest? Well, fire over some suggestions on Twitter. Find me via @RyRyBenson.
  • And there is the referee's whistle for the break. An entertaining first-half, although probably lacking quality. Swansea lead 1-0 at the break, and they just about deserve it. Nathan Dyer continues to impress, while Graham picked up his ninth Premier League goal of the season.
  • 45'
    Halftime almost upon us at the Liberty Stadium. Norwich looking for a little but of pressure in the dying moments, but haven't found an equaliser yet.
  • 43'
    Yellow CardAdam Drury
  • 43'
    Norwich struggling to create anything at the moment. Swansea are in control when on the ball and doing well to press when not. Holt and Jackson are looking increasingly isolated up front.
  • 40'
    Swansea finally in control here. A few minutes of substantial pressure and Dyer is looking in menacing form.
  • 39'
    Fantastic move from Swansea, but what brilliant defending from Ward! Dyer worked his magic through the middle before sliding a pass through to Sinclair on the left. The attacker played a square-ball into the area and just when Graham pulled the trigger, in came the tackle from Ward.
  • 37'
    Big chance for Norwich! Ball came in from the left and Surman was allowed a free header, but he directed it straight at Vorm. What a waste that was.
  • 34'
    Very nearly a chance for Swansea. Ward's back pass was almost picked up by Graham, but Ruddy managed to clear just in time.
  • 31'
    Swansea not enjoying Norwich's physicality here. Few free-kicks in recent minutes as the hosts struggle to impose their style.
  • 29'
    Holt with a half-chance there. Ball smacked deep into the penalty area from the left-wing, and Holt rose highest at the back post, but his header goes well over.
  • 27'
    Corner for Norwich here. Won by Holt after getting behind Angel Rangel.
  • 24'
    Dyer just seems to get better and better. A brilliant little player. Surely not far from an England call-up?
  • 23'
    AssistNathan Dyer
  • 23'
    GoalDanny Graham
  • 22'
    GOAL!!!! Danny Graham gives the hosts the lead! Brilliant build-up play by Dyer, who skips past a challenge just outside the Norwich area, before sliding the ball through to Graham, stroking the ball past Ruddy.
  • 19'
    Nearly a great chance for Norwich! Drury got behind the Swansea defence thanks to Holt's brilliant hold-up play, but the defender couldn't pick out Pilkington in the penalty area.
  • 17'
    Dyer tries to thread Sigurdsson through, but the Icelandic midfielder wasn't on the same wave length as the ball rolls to Ruddy.
  • 16'
    A really good start for Norwich so far. Every time either McEachran or Britton is on the ball, they're closed down immediately. Swansea looking a little stifled.
  • 13'
    Pilkington goes for goal from a long-range free-kick, but Vorm makes the low save fairly comfortably.
  • 11'
    Cagey start at the Liberty Stadium. Norwich not looking to commit too many players to the attack, making sure enough men are back to crowd out the Swansea midfield.
  • 8'
    Neither side is yet to assert any kind of control on the midfield, but that will no doubt be more encouraging for Norwich, with Swansea's free-flowing passing yet to get much of a look in.
  • 5'
    Good early chance for Swansea. Ward was pressured into making a mistake to the right of his penalty area, and the ball fell to Sigurdsson eventually, but as the midfielder moved in to strike, Ward makes a good block.
  • 1'
    We're underway at the Liberty Stadium!
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