In a match of very few incidents the goalkeeper was beaten by Holt’s strike which he could do nothing about before Jackson too beat him with an excellent shot. Hardly a great game for him to showcase his talents.
Got down the right to set up Thomas with a cross which almost brought a goal but it was a rare foray forward. However, at the back he looked solid and gave Pilkington very little to work with. Surprisingly taken off at half-time for McAuley.
With no Nicky Shorey in the squad the left-back got his opportunity but he found himself out of position for Holt’s opener as Bennett was given great freedom to whip over the cross.
Back in his favoured centre-back position and he started well against Holt but the striker got away to tap home. Kicked out at Drury and was fortunate to receive no punishment from referee Michael Oliver.
A fantastic tackle prevented Holt from getting a shot away in the first-half but what was an all-round decent performance at the heart of defence was ruined by his dallying on the ball which let Jackson rob him and score the winner.
Similar to his midfield partner Morrison although he showed a bit more drive going forward and a bit more bite in the tackle, but again there was little creativity in front of a determined Norwich midfield.
The one creative spark in the West Brom team, Thomas almost gave his side the lead but was denied when his shot was tipped on to the bar. However, his persistance brought Fortune's goal as he won the ball off Martin and fed the striker. Booked for a poor challenge on Martin.
In his better position of central midfield the captain protected the back-line well and kept the ball tidily in a typically solid performance.
After last week’s goal it was to be hoped that Dorrans could kick-on now and cement his place in the side but he failed to impose himself in any way on this match.
With Morrison pushed into the middle it was left to Cox to occupy the wide berth on the right despite not being his favoured position. To his credit he got himself into some good positions but none of his team-mates were ever able to pick him out when in space.
With three strikers on the bench the front man had another chance to show his worth at a ground where the home side have struggled to score and he took his chance with a composed finish after a physical display which troubled the Norwich defence.
Given his chance with Rudd injured and Ruddy rested, the 19-year-old got his chance between the sticks and he showed his confidence by claiming an early corner before tipping Thomas’ fierce shot on to the bar with excellent reactions. Was possibly at fault for Fortune's goal though as he let the shot past him at his near post but his last minute save from Long was brilliant.
Having found things difficult against Thomas first time round things did not go much better this time as he allowed the winger a free strike at goal in the first-half and he let him get away to set up Fortune's goal.
Lucky not to be sent off last time here, it was a slightly improved effort this time around but he looked less assured than his defensive partner and could not get to Fortune as he slotted home.
Subjected to an awful kick by Tamas, Drury fared better than some of his colleagues against Cox albeit he left the forward in too much space at times.
Up against Fortune most of the time, Whitbread remained resolute with some good blocks before getting across to deflect one from Cox over the bar.
The quietest of all the wide men as he failed to make any gains against Jara Reyes or Tomas down the left. One cross in the second-half found Crofts but there was little else of note.
The rock of the midfield in the first-half as West Brom had no luck going down the middle and he did well after the break as well with the Baggies forced to try their luck down the wings.
Like Dorrans it’s hard to remember Crofts having much influence on this game as Norwich struggled to create much going forward albeit he headed one chance straight at Foster.
With Norwich unable to get much of a hold on the ball Hoolahan was rarely able to showcase his talent but it was his pass to Bennett which set up Holt’s opener. Subbed not long after the hour mark.
The winger provided a telling contribution in the first-half to set up Holt with an excellent cross which the striker could barely miss. Quieter after the break but he helped out defensively to support Martin.
The villain of the piece to all West Brom fans after eyeballing them following his goal before cleaning out Youssouf Mulumbu. Norwich fans love him though and if he keeps scoring then you can understand why, not that he could really miss his chance today.
- M. Fülöp
A half-time substitute but he moved seamlessly into the match as Norwich failed to threaten the West Brom goal in the second-half.
- J. Olsson
The imposing forward came on with West Brom pushing for a winner but pushed to the right of a front three he never got the service to trouble the Norwich defence.
- G. Thorne
Another late sub but his header across goal was expertly saved by Steer in the Norwich goal.
- P. Odemwingie