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Summary

  1. Norwich XI: Rudd, Bennett, Martin, Bassong, Brady, Howson, Tettey, O'Neil, Redmond, Hoolahan, Mbokani.
  2. Southampton XI: Stekelenburg, Martina, Fonte, van Dijk, Bertrand, Clasie, Steven Davis, Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Tadic, Long.

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By Tim Oscroft

All times stated are UK

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Norwich 1-0 Southampton

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FULL-TIME

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Declan Rudd of Norwich celebrates
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It's all over, a good win for Norwich but a worrying slide for Southampton continues.

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Norwich go for the corner to waste time, and win a corner to eat up some more.

INJURY TIME

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Three minutes are being added on.

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

The hosts are holding off a spirited rally from 10-man Southampton, but Rudd has had little to deal with.

YELLOW CARD

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Declan Rudd is booked for time-wasting.

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Southampton are huffing and puffing to overcome their numerical disadvantage, but Norwich's goal has yet to be really threatened.

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Cameron Jerome replaces Mbokani, and Hoolahan comes off, with Martin Olsson coming on.

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Clasie and Tadic are off, and Harrison Read and the much-discussed Sadio Mane are on.

Enough time to make an impact?

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Saints are shaken but come back at Norwich, but don't forget they are a man down. Long wins a corner, and Rudd punches confidently clear.

Norwich go ahead

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Odjidja has made a real difference since coming on. He wriggled into room from the right then found Alex Tettey, who slotted home from just inside the area high into the top corner.

GOAL

Norwich 1-0 Southampton

Norwich City celebrate goal
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RED CARD

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Victor Wanyama is sent off
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Victor Wanyama sent off!

A poor, late challenge on Odjidja by the Saints midfielder gives him his second yellow card and then the inevitable red.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Southampton concede a free kick around 30 yards out, but as Brady shoots, referee Clattenburg blows his whistle. Tettey had shoved Wanyama out of the wall - no mean feat in itself, but it stops Norwich from getting a chance to break the deadlock.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Jonathan Howson in action for Norwich
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Martin stays forward after starting a Norwich attack and flashes a header from a Howson cross past the far post.

Seconds later, Tadic has a chance from a tight angle at the other end but under pressure he hooks his shot a long way over the bar.

Odjidja's first action is to win a corner, and Stekelenburg clears it, but only just, when he falls to his left under pressure from Hoolahan to punch it clear.

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Nathan Redmond is off, and Vadis Odjidja is on.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Alexander Tettey stirs the home crowd when he moves into space around 25 yards out, but the Norwegian's shot is lifted high and wide

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Referee Mark Clattenburg
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Shane Long races through the defence to get to a long pass - but he's waved offside. It's the right call, but try telling the Southampton man that...

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Dusan Tadic wriggles into a dangerous area near the box from the left flank, but he chooses to pass rather than shoot - finding a defender and not a team-mate.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Brady persists under pressure from Martina and tries an audacious backheel near the area, but it's style over substance with the ball going to a Southampton foot.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Martin goes through late on Clasie, the Norwich skipper's foot going right down on top of the Dutchman's standing foot, but referee Clattenburg says 'no foul' - to boos from the Southampton fans.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Brady puts in a teasing cross from the left that Stekelenburg has to jump to and stretch to claim with Mbokani lurking over his shoulder.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Norwich manager Alex Neil
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As the rain sweeps across Carrow Road, the hosts are generally having the better of the second half, but they're not putting the Saints' goal under threat.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

An early free kick from Redmond, on the left, is collected very easily by Stekelenburg as Norwich miss a chance to put Saints under pressure.

KICK-OFF

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

We're under way, with no substitutions made.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

The two sides are pretty much cancelling each other out in the same areas of the pitch, as this graphic shows,

Norwich v Southampton first half
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HALF-TIME

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

A general view of play at Carrow Road
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That wasn't a half of the highest quality, but it did get better in the latter stages. Let's hope for an improvement after the break.

INJURY TIME

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Just one minute has been added on.

CLOSE!

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Dieumerci Mbokani of Norwich City and Cuco Martina of Southampton
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Mbokani goes close again, sliding in to connect with a Howson cross from the right but seeing the ball fly just over and across the goal.

GREAT SAVE!

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Clasie drives in a swerving shot from just outside the area that may have just been squeezing in. Rudd takes no chances and makes a fine diving save low to his left.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Good work from Brady inside his box, getting in the way of a Long pass that Davis was eyeing hungrily for a shot.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

A weak punch from the advancing Stekelenburg lands with Hoolahan just outside the area, he attempts a cheeky lob from range but only finds the top of the nets.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Hoolahan tracks back all the way back down the pitch to block Long, conceding a corner. Van Dijk gets a powerful header in from six yards, but it's a long way off target.

YELLOW CARD

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Ronald Koeman manager of Southampton looks on
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Victor Wanyama slides in on Nathan Redmond far too late and collects the game's first booking.

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Norwich 0-0 Southampton

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CLOSE!

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Oooh! Norwich go very close, as Redmond's deflected pass from the right is stabbed just wide by Mbokani from two yards out.

Within seconds Saints are thwarted Rudd, who gets down to block Long, who had gone clear and raced into the box.

The game needed to liven up - and it has done.

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Remember Marco van Basten's goal against USSR in the 1988 European Championship final? Ryan Bertrand has just attempted something similar from a deep cross from Jordy Clasie, but instead of finding the top corner, the ball rolls all the way across the pitch