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Match Thread: Norwich City vs Wolves

A trip to Norfolk

By Wolves
December 21 2019

Wolves travel to Norwich today for the first meeting between the sides since 2018. Norwich seem to have recovered from their slump after an exciting start to the season and have recently had some good results, so there is little doubt today's match will be a stern test for Wolves 

Norwich have had the better of the last six meetings between the two teams, having won 4 to Wolves 2. Wolves will be hoping to quickly get over the last minute defeat by Spurs, whilst City will be hoping to continue the form which earned them a draw at Leicester last week. Nuno Espirito Santo has not announced any further injuries to his squad, and has confirmed that Adama Traore is recovering after dislocating his shoulder last week, so we may see an unchanged team starting again today after the performance they put in against Spurs.

Today's match may be seen by some fans as a 'banana skin' game which Wolves will do well to come away from with a win, considering the results they have experienced there in the past.


This board will hopefully offer some level of commentary, and members are encouraged to post their own observations for the benefit of those unable to follow the game. 

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Match Thread: Norwich City vs Wolves
Discussion started by Wolves , 21/12/2019 13:57
21/12/2019 13:57
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020:01:04:13:26:41 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 14:31
As perhaps expected, no changes to the starting line-up:

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:12:21:14:32:17 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:02
So here we go - our referee today is one of the 'PL newbies' Peter Bankes who hwe have had before this season at Molineux

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:04
Adama earns our first corner with typical attacking play. Raul just unable to make something of the ball at the far post

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:08
Rui makes a fine save at full stretch doing well to keep it away from Pukki. Another City break and shot from Pukki well collected by Rui

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:15
City are looking sharp and well organised nd arhaving the greater share of possession so far. Alex Tettey takes a snap shot which Rui may have got a fingertip to, hits post and goes across goal to safety. We need to be very alert to their possibilities.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:18
Another break by City, Jonny can only stop the ball, Cantwell steps up and smashes it home
City 1 Wolves 0

21/12/2019 15:19
Maybe we'll wake up now, then!

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:21
City defending well and coping with any threat from Wolves so far

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:25
Maybe we'll wake up now, then!
City are just playing much much better than us Wolverina!! Pukki has just been on his own and had a good chance but put it wide when we really should have been 2-0 down!

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:27
Adama surges forward and feeds Raul who gets our first shot on target in, but not enough power or direction to beat Krull.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:30
Wolves snatch control and break forward in numbers, Traore tries a shot but blocked for a corner. Wolves keep the pressure on and get another corner.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:32
Adama beats twos defenders and is fouled by third, for free kick on the right edge of their area, but it's poor by Joao - wasted like his last corner

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:34
City right wing back Arrons is giving Jonny a hard time , to the point Jonny gets a yellow card for a foul.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:38
Another poor corner from Joao which Raul can do nothing with.
Pukki is good at playing on the shoulders of our defence and they always aim for hm from midfield. This time he lacks control

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:44
City have had 5 shots on target to one by Wolves in the first half. They are well organised & energetic and find space well. A poor pass by Saiss eventually puts Pukki in with a mother chance well collected by Rui.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:46
Another corner to Wolves is totally wasted and leads to another attack. One added minute to play

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 15:50
Half time and Wolves likely to get a good bo11ocking from Nuno after that display. City have dominated possession and been far more skilful than expected from a team in their position. Poor defending led to their goal which was well taken, but Pukki could reasonably have been expected to score his two opportunities whereasWolves have offered very little threat at all. Joao has wasted most of our corners and is being far less influential than usual.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:03
Here we go again with no changes

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:08
Raul & Jota have really struggled to have an impact this afternoon.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:11
Bryan brings down Adama in full flight just like Spurs did last week! Yellow card. Joao takes free kick & Adama wrongly called offside, but they still kept the ball out of the net anyway!!

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:14
Raul tries a back heel to four about the fourth time today and it fails again so a promising break fails. Saiss brings down Arrons on the edge of our area but free kick is cleared. Saiss commits another foul & gets yellow card, which he probably deserved!

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:18
Raul earns a corner from his deflected shot. Saiss puts in a stonking header to draw us level
City 1 Wolves 1

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:20
Gary Birtles is cocommentator and as always does my head in!! City get a free kick on edge of our area but put it over the bar

21/12/2019 16:25
How long can Adama be expected to endure this treatment every bl**dy match!

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:26
A good game to win now. City give the ball to Neves, to Raul to Adama and his shot is blocked for a corner. Raul robs rpthe ball as City try to play out from the back, but instead of playing Jota in his shot goes high over the bar. Yellow card for Joao for a foul.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:30
Good chance for Jota but he struggles to control the ball & loses it. Much better play by Wolves in this half as they seem to be alive to the danger City pose, and are better organised upfront

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:33
Great play down the right & Adama puts it on Jonny's head but it doesn't then reach Jota. Saiss feeds Neves and he tries one from outside the area (naturally!) but just wide. 15 minutes to play & Neto about to replace Jota who hasn't had one of his better games.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:36
Long pause whilst the referee's communication pack is replaced, and now the linesman's!!!

Ivybridge Wolf
21/12/2019 16:38
Listened in the car we were under the cosh and should have been 2 or 3 down or more at HT
Now I get it it’s 2-1 to us!!!



Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:39
Jimenez!!!!! Great work down left by Neto, Doc's effort is saved but Raul is there to convert
City 1 Wolves 2

21/12/2019 16:41
Raul again! What a star!

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:43
Into the last five minutes, & Neto has a good shot blocked for another corner. Three changes made by Norwich

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:45
Good goalkeeping by Rui with Pukki in close attendance. Free ipkick conceded by Donk but wasted by City

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:46
Good shot by Pukki down low to Rui's right but well taken by him.

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:49
Hanley gets a yellow card for a crude foul on Adama. Six added minutes due to the refe's repair job. Neto puts the ball out for a City injury but he's OK

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:50
Raul replaced by Cutrone for the last three minutes

Cheshire wolf
21/12/2019 16:53
Good defending busy Donk & Adama. Wolves break through Cutrone & delay throw in as much as possible. City break & Doc gets a yellow for a wild challenge. Wolves should have had a free kick for hand ball though. Into 7h added minute

Ivybridge Wolf
21/12/2019 16:56
Full time
Fantastic result especially after last week!

21/12/2019 16:59
Great - I'd predicted 2-1 for us so very pleased. Suppose we'll be last again on MOTD so I'll get an extra bottle ready! Merry Christmas everyone - have a good one!

Ivybridge Wolf
21/12/2019 17:15
6th in the table, very decent and 2 points from champions league!

Some very sad breaking news as I write. Just been announced that England great Martin Peters has died. Wasn’t he our youngest player in 1966? Played for West Ham, Spurs and Norwich and a player I very much admired.

21/12/2019 17:23
So sad about Martin Peters - I'm old enough to have watched us win the World Cup!

Billericay Wolf
21/12/2019 18:07
Merry Christmas one and all.

21/12/2019 18:16
Only managed to see parts of the match and we didn’t look particularly impressive but three points in the bag so can’t be anything other than happy.
Happy Christmas everyone.

21/12/2019 22:38
Excellent result against my local ( ish) team .. happy holidays

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