Kicked a ball at Morison and was lucky to see it trickle on to the outside of the post. After that he had little to do but was beaten by Surman's excellent volley and Morison's bullet header which he did his best to keep out.
Lost out a few times to Morison in the air but was solid alongside McAuley as the visitors failed to threaten too often. Nearly scored from a corner but had to watch as Morison struck the winning goal.
After starting the game uncomfortably, Shorey began to improve defensively and look good going forward, teaming up well with Thomas down the left.
Moved to right-back with Billy Jones out injured, this was not the most confident display. Despite Norwich not threatening too much Reyes looked uncomfortable against Surman and he left the winger free to volley home just before the half-time whistle.
A strong display for the former Ipswich man against a team he had bad memories of from last season. Was up against the pace of Jackson but he stayed close to the front man and never let him get any space.
Having recovered from a groin injury, this was a typically robust performance; strong in the tackle and aggressive going forward, but it was his poor touch which saw Norwich break and score the goal. Although he was a long way from his own net when he lost the ball, he looked devastated by his mistake.
Back in the centre with Mulumbu, the Austrian looked a bit more rusty than his midfield partner and was hauled off in the second-half with West Brom lacking creativity.
A third midfielder who has come back from injury to start this match, Thomas started the match quickly and looked threatening both down the left and in the middle as one shot which looked goalbound was brilliantly blocked by Whitbread. In the second-half, he formed an instant partnership with Long, setting him up for one chance which was saved and then winning the penalty.
Once again on the right of midfield having impressed in the centre, he showed good vision and technique to send Cox through on goal and to hit a half volley at goal which was headed off the line. Moving into the middle whenever possible, he tried a couple of more shots but was less accurate.
With the crowd singing his name it was a quick start to the match by Odemwingie with one vicious shot being tipped on to the bar by Ruddy. After that though it was a similar story with his threat greatly diminished and a goal never looking likely, prompting an exit on the hour mark for Long.
Would have been have disappointed not to score when slipped through in the first-half but his shot was smothered. Deprived of much service from the midfield this proved to be the last of his opportunities as Norwich held on to their one goal lead.
On his 200th league appearance, he struggled with an early Odemwingie shot which he could only tip on to the bar but recovered to save from Cox as West Brom dominated. Having looked like maybe keeping a rare clean sheet he was finally beaten by Long’s penalty as he dived the wrong way.
Up against a fired-up Thomas, the full-back found the going difficult as the winger teased him down the flank and managed to move into the centre without being tracked by any of the visitors’ defence.
Being played down the left, Naughton never looked fully comfortable but he defended balls into the area well and got across to make challenges when needed
Positionally the centre-half went missing with Cox being given a free run to test Ruddy and Thomas being played onside from the left. But he made an excellent block on a Thomas shot which looked like it was going in.
With all the debate about tackling at the moment, the centre-back will feel fortunate to still be on the pitch after going over the top of the ball to foul Thomas and give away a penalty. This was the worst moment in a difficult game which included letting Long break free and nearly score.
Some classy passes aside, it was a quiet performance from Pilkington who never really got as much into the match as the home side kept hold of the ball.
In the right place at the right time to head Morrison’s shot off the line and at the other end of the pitch he also proved adept, volleying home brilliantly on the stroke of half-time. Did not have the same influence in the second-half.
Had been fairly quiet in the first-half but popped up near the break to send over an excellent cross which Surman converted. Looked the most confident of all of Norwich’s midfielders.
Back in the starting line-up, Johnson was the cog in the midfield who spread play and kept things tight in front of his defence. Despite West Brom’s pressure they found it difficult to get past him.
Restored to the starting line-up the forward used his aerial ability to win most flick-ons. Having spent most of the match being kept quiet he showed his excellent movement to head home and give his side a win.
- 13 M. Fülöp
- 2 J. Mattock
- 30 G. Tamaş
Replaced Scharner but he too could not prove the inspiration needed to get a leveller.
- G. Thorne
Back from a back injury and nearly back with a bang, but the outstretched leg of Ruddy denied him an instant goal. However, he was not to be denied, coolly converting a penalty after Thomas had been fouled.
Given a chance at the end to salvage a point, he got into some good positions but found the dogged Norwich defence got in the way.