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Norwich City 1-1 Bournemouth

Tommy Elphick and Lewis Grabban
Norwich's Lewis Grabban scored 35 goals in 93 games during his time with Bournemouth

In-form Norwich had to settle for a point despite Lewis Grabban putting them in front against former club Bournemouth at Carrow Road.

Grabban headed home Nathan Redmond's cross as the Canaries looked for a fourth successive Championship win.

But Bournemouth kept their composure and levelled in first-half stoppage time when Callum Wilson slotted home.

Norwich sub Cameron Jerome headed just wide after the break and Marc Pugh shot straight at the keeper in reply.

Norwich v Bournemouth match facts
The last league meeting between the two sides ended as a goalless draw at Bournemouth in the old Division Three in February 1960.
Norwich have not beaten Bournemouth at Carrow Road since a 2-0 win in the old Division Three in November 1951.
Wilson's goal was his fifth for Bournemouth since joining the club on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee
Norwich had won their four previous fixtures - three in the Championship and one in the League Cup

Bournemouth, unbeaten in their nine previous visits to Carrow Road in all competitions, opted for a five-man midfield to try and stifle the Norwich threat.

They enjoyed plenty of early possession and Dan Gosling fired over from distance from a clever backheel by Junior Stanislas.

The Cherries paid the penalty for slack marking, however, as Steven Whittaker and Redmond combined well on the right before the latter sent over a perfect delivery for an unmarked Grabban to score his fifth goal in four games in six yards.

The striker then dragged a 25-yard effort wide and Kyle Lafferty and Redmond also tested Bournemouth keeper Lee Camp as Norwich pressed for a second.

Wilson was twice on the receiving end as Wes Hoolahan and Michael Turner received yellow cards, but dusted himself off to tuck the ball home in first-half stoppage time from an excellent right-flank delivery from full-back Simon Francis.

The former Coventry striker, signed as Grabban's replacement, later flashed a cross-cum-shot across the face of the home goal, while Camp had to be alert to tip a Bradley Johnson free-kick over the bar late on to ensure Bournemouth went home with a point.

Norwich manager Neil Adams:

"I was hoping for three points and we only ended up with one but overall I think it was a fair result.

"I thought we dealt with them well but we just switched off once at the back and that cost us.

"It's disappointing because we want to be winning all our games here - but we have got 10 points from our first five games and if we keep that record up throughout the season we will be right up there."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"I think we can be well pleased with a point, after coming into the game on the back of a couple of defeats.

"We dominated against Forest and also had some good spells against Blackburn, only to lose both games, so it was really important we got something out of the game.

"We didn't show enough quality in the final third, but there's a lot more left in the tank."



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Whittaker
  • 5Martin
  • 6TurnerBooked at 31mins
  • 18Garrido
  • 27Tettey
  • 4JohnsonBooked at 60mins
  • 9LaffertyBooked at 53minsSubstituted forMurphyat 61'minutes
  • 14HoolahanBooked at 10mins
  • 22RedmondSubstituted forJeromeat 71'minutes
  • 7Grabban


  • 3Cuéllar
  • 10Jerome
  • 16Loza
  • 17Bennett
  • 21Murphy
  • 26Rudd
  • 28O'Neil


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Camp
  • 2FrancisBooked at 77mins
  • 5Elphick
  • 3S Cook
  • 11Daniels
  • 8Arter
  • 32O'Kane
  • 20FraserSubstituted forRitchieat 60'minutes
  • 4Gosling
  • 19StanislasSubstituted forPughat 68'minutes
  • 13Wilson


  • 7Pugh
  • 9Rantie
  • 14Harte
  • 15A Smith
  • 18Kermorgant
  • 25Flahavan
  • 30Ritchie
Steve Martin

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 1, Bournemouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Bournemouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

  4. Post update

    Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross following a corner.

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    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Lee Camp.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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    Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

  9. Post update

    Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dan Gosling.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).

  12. Post update

    Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Russell Martin (Norwich City).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).

  16. Post update

    Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Steve Cook.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross.

  20. Booking

    Simon Francis (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.