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Brentford 0-0 Norwich City

Cameron Jerome Norwich
Norwich striker Cameron Jerome has failed to score in his past nine league games

Brentford and 10-man Norwich played out a disappointing goalless draw in the final Championship match of 2016.

Canaries striker Cameron Jerome should have scored after the break but scuffed his shot over while unmarked.

Norwich substitute Jacob Murphy also saw a low effort well saved by Bees goalkeeper Dan Bentley at Griffin Park.

The visitors had to play the final 15 minutes a man down after Robbie Brady was controversially sent off for a sliding tackle on Ryan Woods.

Republic of Ireland international Brady seemed to go in for a 50-50 challenge with the Bees midfielder, but was shown a straight red after catching Woods on the leg.

Brentford, and 13-goal top scorer Scott Hogan, mustered little threat in front of goal until Norwich were reduced to 10 men and failed to register a shot on target throughout.

Striker Hogan appeared to be clean through in the 90th minute but was denied by a superbly-timed tackle by Ryan Bennett.

Norwich, who were second in the table in mid-October, have now only won twice in 12 Championship games and end the year in 12th, while Brentford stay 15th.

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"I'd like to have seen us pose more of a threat in the final third, but the two sides cancelled each other out pretty much all game.

"They had the better of the chances but apart from that there wasn't a great deal in it. The clean sheet is a positive and I felt we were tough to beat, but we definitely need to create more than we did."

Norwich boss Alex Neil:

"Robbie [Brady] clearly isn't going in to injure the lad and both of them are sliding at impact, but we're not getting the rub of the green right now and that's just another example.

"But you can't feel sorry for yourself, you just need to roll your sleeves up and keep going. The one thing about football is you've always got a chance to make it better."

Robbie Brady
Norwich left-back Robbie Brady looks stunned after he is shown a red card

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 14EganSubstituted forHofmannat 88'minutes
  • 6DeanBooked at 90mins
  • 5Bjelland
  • 2Colin
  • 8Yennaris
  • 10McEachranBooked at 32minsSubstituted forSawyersat 74'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 30FieldSubstituted forBarbetat 75'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9Hogan
  • 25Kaikai

Substitutes

  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 19Sawyers
  • 20Clarke
  • 21Vibe
  • 29Barbet

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 24Bennett
  • 5Martin
  • 15Klose
  • 25PintoSubstituted forMurphyat 74'minutes
  • 27TetteyBooked at 90mins
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forNaismithat 90+2'minutes
  • 18Mulumbu
  • 12BradyBooked at 80mins
  • 10JeromeSubstituted forOlssonat 85'minutes
  • 9Oliveira

Substitutes

  • 3Olsson
  • 6Bassong
  • 7Naismith
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 22Murphy
  • 30Morris
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
9,377

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 0, Norwich City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Norwich City 0.

Attempt blocked. Maxime Colin (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Norwich City).

Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Olsson (Norwich City).

Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Steven Naismith (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Attempt saved. Martin Olsson (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jacob Murphy.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Russell Martin.

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yoann Barbet.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Steven Naismith replaces Alex Pritchard.

Offside, Norwich City. John Ruddy tries a through ball, but Nélson Oliveira is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Philipp Hofmann replaces John Egan.

Offside, Norwich City. Martin Olsson tries a through ball, but Youssouf Mulumbu is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Yoann Barbet (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yoann Barbet (Brentford).

Offside, Brentford. Romaine Sawyers tries a through ball, but Scott Hogan is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Martin Olsson replaces Cameron Jerome.

Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yoann Barbet (Brentford).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alex Pritchard.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Cameron Jerome.

Dismissal

Robbie Brady (Norwich City) is shown the red card.

Foul by Robbie Brady (Norwich City).

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Hand ball by Youssouf Mulumbu (Norwich City).

Attempt blocked. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Brady.

Offside, Norwich City. Robbie Brady tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Andreas Bjelland (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Newcastle24171648192952
2Brighton23156238142451
3Reading2313463330343
4Huddersfield2413472928143
5Leeds2413383124742
6Sheff Wed2412572824441
7Derby2411762415940
8Fulham2399540281236
9Barnsley2410594237535
10Aston Villa2481152623335
11Birmingham249872932-335
12Norwich24104103837134
13Preston249693232033
14Ipswich248792427-331
15Brentford2486102930-130
16Wolves2477103234-228
17Bristol City2483133132-127
18Nottm Forest2475123744-726
19QPR2475122235-1326
20Burton2467112633-725
21Cardiff2366112638-1224
22Blackburn2456132840-1221
23Wigan2447132030-1019
24Rotherham2434172552-2713
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