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Summary

  1. Palace XI: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Sako, Jedinak, Cabaye, Puncheon, Bolasie; Gayle
  2. Norwich XI: Ruddy; Wisdom, Bennett, Klose, Olsson; Jarvis, Howson, O'Neil, Brady; Naismith; Mbokani
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Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

All over. Palace hang on and earn their first league win of 2016 thanks to Jason Puncheon.

They just about deserved it. Thanks for your company. See you soon.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Palace are on the attack and John Ruddy is sprinting back towards his own goal again. Unfortunately for Palace, Wilfried Zaha cannot find a target in the box. Desperate now. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Free-kick for Norwich, John Ruddy is up again. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

The ball is a hot potato as John Ruddy runs back towards his own goal. Robbie Brady then fires over for Norwich after a run across the edge of the box. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Gary O'Neil is in down the right, he crosses but Pape Soure blocks for a corner. Norwich keeper John Ruddy is up for it and it's very close to an equaliser. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

The sun is out at Selhurst Park and there are four minutes of stoppage time. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Palace fans singing about Wembley now. They of course have a FA Cup semi-final against Watford to come. 

Norwich need some inspiration and quickly. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

The Palace fans are up in arms as Connor Wickham latches onto a ball over the top. The hosts' forward is having his shirt pulled by Sebastien Bassong, but he's also doing the same and referee Michael Oliver gives nothing, which seems about right. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Can Palace hang on? It would be a massive win if they can. Are they safe with a win? Maybe, but another point or two will make sure, I reckon. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Palace on the attack now as Yannick Bolasie bursts down the left. The ball is cleared and the Palace winger decides to do a few press-ups as the ball is retrieved from the crowd. Like it. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Pressure from Norwich as the ball is played in behind the Palace defence. Wayne Hennessey is out of his goal and Patrick Bamford attempts to chip the Palace keeper but fluffs it. The home fans revel in his failure. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Another chance for Palace from the corner as Yannick Bolasie almost prods home from close range but Norwich's Jonny Howson clears. Here we go. 

GREAT SAVE!

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Wilfried Zaha shows great pace to get the wrong side of Martin Olsson, maybe takes a touch too many, but then draws a fine save from Norwich keeper John Ruddy. Palace corner as Connor Wickham comes on for Dwight Gayle. 

SUBSTITUTIONS

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Goalscorer Jason Puncheon is off and Joe Ledley comes on as Palace try to shut up shop. Norwich do the opposite as Nathan Redmond is on for Matt Jarvis. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Palace are on the counter now as the game swings from end to end. Wilfried Zaha's shot is saved by John Ruddy. Then, as a Norwich cross is cleared, Martin Olsson's header is taken by Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

All of a sudden this game has come to life. Newcastle are losing 3-1 to Southampton, while Norwich face Sunderland next weekend. This is big. 

Robbie Brady is on the lookout for an equaliser now, but Pape Soure makes a great block. 

GREAT SAVE!

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Now then. A first win since 19 December for Palace awaits but here come Norwich. Ryan Bennett comes close to an equaliser as his volley is well saved by Wayne Hennessey. 

GOAL: Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

Jason Puncheon

What a goal. This is all of Jason Puncheon's making and it's his first of the season. He cuts in from the right, follows his pass, and then curls into the far bottom corner from the edge of the box. 

Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace
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SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Patrick Bamford is now on for Steven Naismith as Norwich respond. Let's say the response from Palace fans is less than welcome after his loan spell at Selhurst Park, which he described as "terrible". 

Patrick Bamford of Norwich
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SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Wilfried Zaha is on for Bakary Zako. Can the former Manchester United flyer provide the inspiration for Palace? A warm welcome from the home fans. 

CLOSE!

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Chance for Yannick Bolasie as Jason Puncheon crosses from the left and the Palace winger fires well over. He has four goals this season. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Neither side showing the sort of quality or enterprise to open the scoring. Yohan Cabaye commits the cardinal sin of complaining about a Steven Naismith rather than getting back to defend. Luckily, Mile Jedinak did, and tidies up. 

Mile Jedinak of Crystal Palace
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Norwich winger Robbie Brady, again looking busy, wins a corner that is cleared. Gary O'Neil then swings over a deep cross which Wayne Hennessey claims easily. Better from the Palace keeper. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Norwich's best move of the match. Great passing from the visitors, with Robbie Brady finding Steven Naismith on the edge of the box. Alas, the Scot skews over the top. That was a decent chance. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Here are Palace's crosses today. Green arrows are the successful ones (spot em) and the red ones not so good. Tells a story, I guess. 

Palace crosses
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

John Ruddy, another candidate for keepers who fail to breed confidence, misjudges a Palace corner but he was adjudged to have been fouled. Palace defender Scott Dann skewed over at the back post anyway. 

John Ruddy of Norwich
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Robbie Brady, who, like Matt Jarvis, has been one of Norwich's busiest players cuts inside from the left, but he slips as he shoots right-footed and it's safely into the hands of Wayne Hennessey. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Yannick Bolasie now barged to the floor for Palace. Yohan Cabaye clips the ball in from the left but his team-mates stand and watch as Norwich clear. Strange. The set-pieces and wide deliveries have not been up to much today.  

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Robbie Brady takes the free-kick with the ball headed clear at the near post. Then Brady mis-controls the ball, handing Palace a throw-in. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Couple of unsung Norwich heroes from the first half. Gary O'Neil and Ryan Bennett have been working double hard to close down the Palace attack. O'Neil involved again now as he steals the ball in midfield. 

Soon after, Matt Jarvis wins a free-kick near the right corner flag. 

Gary O'Neil of Norwich
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KICK-OFF

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Norwich kick us off. Who wants a win?

HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Eddie Izzard
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You get the feeling that a draw would suit neither side but will either be willing to go hell-for-leather for a win? You suspect not. 

Meanwhile, comedian Eddie Izzard is dressed in Palace colours on the pitch talking about his marathon effort for Sport Relief. Twenty-seven marathons in 27 days across South Africa, but he's still got the energy to do a lap of honour around Selhurst Park.

Top man. 

HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Ryan Bennett then shepherds Yannick Bolasie out of play as the Palace winger finds himself on the left wing. Looks like it will be a goalless first half. 

And it is. Evenly poised.

half-time
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Here come Palace again with Yannick Bolasie again. His cross is right into the danger area but Ryan Bennett is there to head clear. The Norwich defender has had a decent first half. 

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Norwich's Andre Wisdom owes his fellow defender Ryan Bennett a beer after the game. Yannick Bolasie, who has gone quiet in the last 20 minutes, gets a dangerous cross over, Wisdom mis-controls it and Bennett nips in to clear before Dwight Gayle can pounce. 

That could have been so much worse for the visitors. Four minutes of stoppage time. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Palace showing some threat now as they win a corner. "Hit Scott Dann" seems to be the message, as it has all season. Palace have scored more set-piece goals than any other Premier League team. This time the Palace defender can't direct his header goalwards.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Norwich quickly shrug that blow off and come close to earning the opener. Dieumerci Mbokani weaves into the box, he gets closer to goal but he is crowded out at the near post and hooks his effort wide. 

Delaney barge 'bordering on GBH'

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

“I think it’s a stonewall penalty. Anywhere else on the field and the referee gives it, but because it’s in the box he doesn't. It might have not been a foul in my day, thank God the game has evolved. It was bordering on GBH.”

Gary O'Neil of Norwich
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SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Looks like Timm Klose's afternoon is coming to an end. Stretcher time for the Swiss defender and a huge blow for the Canaries. Sebastien Bassong is coming on. 

Timm Klose of Norwich
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YELLOW CARD

Crystal Palace 0-0 Norwich

Timm Klose is booked for a tackle on Dwight Gayle and has come off worse. The Norwich centre-back is hobbling off the pitch.