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Norwich City 5-0 Huddersfield Town

Bradley Johnson
Bradley Johnson started his youth career at Arsenal

Norwich scored five second-half goals as they thumped 10-man Huddersfield.

Terriers' defender Murray Wallace was dismissed early on after bringing down Cameron Jerome, but it remained goalless until Bradley Johnson scored from close range just after the break.

Headers from Nathan Redmond, Johnson and Jerome extended the lead.

Substitute Lewis Grabban raced onto Wes Hoolahan's through ball to complete the rout, with the visitors restricted to only a couple of half-chances.

The win lifted Neil Adams' Canaries to within two points of the play-offs, while Huddersfield - who have only won two of their last nine games - slipped to 17th.

Norwich, who had only won one of their last eight home games, had their task made easier on 17 minutes when Wallace was shown a straight red card by referee Mark Brown.

Norwich's topsy-turvy season
The Canaries were top of the Championship in mid-October, but a run of one win in ten games saw them slide to 11th. Back-to-back victories has seen them climb back up to seventh.

A high punt forward was mis-controlled by visiting skipper Mark Hudson, allowing Jerome to latch onto the loose ball and he was through on goal when he was fouled by last man Wallace.

However, it took until 44 seconds into the second half for the home side to break the deadlock as Gary Hooper skilfully pulled the ball back for Johnson to tap in.

Two minutes later Norwich doubled their lead as Martin Olsson's cross was met by half-time substitute Redmond, who nodded into the top corner.

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Adams on Norwich v Huddersfield

The third goal in five minutes had a touch of fortune about it as Jonny Howson's blocked shot fell perfectly to Johnson, who headed in his second.

Hooper's flick found Huddersfield-born Jerome to make it 4-0 before ex-Bournemouth striker Grabban fired the ball high into the net just seconds after coming onto the pitch.

Norwich manager Neil Adams: "We have dropped too many points at home, there's no doubt about that. Away from home we have done okay, but here we have drawn five games and that has cost us.

"It was important today that we let everyone know what we are capable of. Yes it was against 10 men but as we have seen so many times in the past that is not always easy. You have got to go out and do it.

"In the end it was reminiscent of the flowing football we played earlier in the season and we can now go to Derby full of confidence next weekend. We'll be going there to win, that will never change."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell: "You can't start that way in any game of football and expect to get anything from it. It was so unlike us. In the first half I thought we coped okay with going a man down but after the break we weren't at it and we got punished.

"Now I have got to pick them up and then we'll go again. I have certainly got some decisions to make about my next team."

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Whittaker
  • 5Martin
  • 3Cuéllar
  • 23Olsson
  • 27Tettey
  • 28O'NeilSubstituted forRedmondat 45'minutes
  • 4Johnson
  • 8Howson
  • 11HooperSubstituted forGrabbanat 76'minutes
  • 10JeromeSubstituted forHoolahanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Turner
  • 7Grabban
  • 9Lafferty
  • 12Hooiveld
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 22Redmond
  • 26Rudd

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4Hudson
  • 15WallaceBooked at 17mins
  • 17Robinson
  • 6Hogg
  • 10Coady
  • 8Butterfield
  • 7Scannell
  • 16Holt
  • 21WellsSubstituted forDixonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 5Gerrard
  • 9Vaughan
  • 11Ward
  • 12Hammill
  • 31Allinson
  • 37Peltier
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
25,595

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home25
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 5, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 5, Huddersfield Town 0.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Sean Scannell.

Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by John Ruddy.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

Attempt saved. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

Attempt missed. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

Foul by Martin Olsson (Norwich City).

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 5, Huddersfield Town 0. Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Lewis Grabban replaces Gary Hooper.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).

Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Dixon with a cross.

Attempt missed. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan replaces Cameron Jerome.

Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 4, Huddersfield Town 0. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Hooper with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Martin Olsson (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Foul by Nathan Redmond (Norwich City).

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gary Hooper (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Steven Whittaker (Norwich City).

Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Alexander Tettey.

Gary Hooper (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Steven Whittaker.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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