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Norwich City 0-0 Burton Albion

Norwich City midfielder Josh Murphy (11) battles for the ball with Burton Albion defender Ben Turner
Josh Murphy (far right) went closest to winning it for Norwich against Burton, with two second-half chances

Burton held Norwich to a goalless draw at Carrow Road to earn their first point away from home in 2017-18.

After an uneventful opening 45 minutes Burton's Jamie Allen had an early second-half effort at the back post blocked on the line by Ivo Pinto.

Burton goalkeeper Stephen Bywater then made two crucial saves, foiling Wes Hoolahan before denying Josh Murphy after the winger raced clear.

Murphy went closest to winning it late on, hitting the outside of the post.

Boos from the home crowd greeted the full-time whistle as Norwich became the first team to drop points at home against a Burton side thrashed 5-0 four days earlier by Leeds United.

Daniel Farke's Canaries dominated possession with 69% of the ball, but struggled to carve out meaningful chances.

It was not until Republic of Ireland playmaker Hoolahan tested Bywater on 56 minutes that the hosts had a shot on goal, with Nelson Oliveira off target with two late first-half efforts.

The striker, who had scored six goals in his last eight league games for Norwich, also curled a shot into the side-netting after the break on what was a frustrating night for the home side.

Norwich manager Daniel Farke:

"We started the game in sloppy fashion. We didn't move the ball quickly enough and didn't create anything offensively. We didn't put any pressure on Burton and allowed them to get into the game.

"After that I thought we did much better. We created some brilliant chances and unfortunately we were not able to take any of them.

"It looked like we would score when Josh Murphy was put through but the goalkeeper made a good save."

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough:

"We needed a response and we got it. The players showed tremendous character to come to a difficult place like this and pick up a point.

"It's our first clean sheet, our first away point and gives us something to build on.

"I thought we defended really well and although Steve Bywater made one really good save when their lad was put clean through I can't remember him having too much to do."

Line-ups

Norwich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gunn
  • 2Pinto
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 15KloseBooked at 90mins
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 27Tettey
  • 19TrybullSubstituted forWildschutat 78'minutes
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forMaddisonat 84'minutes
  • 8VrancicBooked at 62mins
  • 11Murphy
  • 9OliveiraSubstituted forJeromeat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Husband
  • 4Reed
  • 10Jerome
  • 17Wildschut
  • 23Maddison
  • 31Hanley
  • 33McGovern

Burton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Bywater
  • 23BuxtonBooked at 90mins
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Turner
  • 2Brayford
  • 10Akins
  • 7MurphyBooked at 54mins
  • 4Allen
  • 3WarnockSubstituted forFlanaganat 79'minutes
  • 20MasonSubstituted forVarneyat 65'minutes
  • 17SordellSubstituted forDyerat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dyer
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13Ripley
  • 15Naylor
  • 16Varney
  • 21Akpan
  • 26Sbarra
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
24,841

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 0, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Booking

    Timm Klose (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Burton Albion 0.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Maddison.

  5. Booking

    Jake Buxton (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

  8. Post update

    Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Murphy (Norwich City).

  11. Post update

    John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ben Turner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Stiepermann.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. James Maddison replaces Wes Hoolahan.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Cameron Jerome replaces Nélson Oliveira.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.

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