Canaries - Throstles 1-2 (0-1) 07/08

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West Bromwich Albion edged closer to the Premier League with a vital win.

Robert Koren put the Baggies ahead after only two minutes, tapping in from six yards after Norwich keeper David Marshall parried Kevin Phillips' shot.

Norwich dominated after the break, with Jamie Cureton missing chances before Zoltan Gera grabbed West Brom's second from 20 yards after 70 minutes.

Ched Evans pulled one back for Norwich from the spot two minutes later after Leon Barnett handled.



  • Norwich manager Glenn Roeder:

    "We had at least four glorious chances and we didn't take them and that has been a feature of this season for us.

    "West Brom are a quality team and took the lead with a very soft goal and for the first 15 minutes or so we struggled to get to grips with the game.

    "All we can do now is try to play like we did today against QPR next week and hopefully the chances will go in."


  • West Brom boss Tony Mowbray:

    "In this game you are never there until you are there. There's still a job to be done and we haven't done it yet.

    "The players will now be given a few days off because they've had a very busy period and then it will be back to work to prepare for the game against Southampton.

    "It's been a very good week for us and all credit to the players because they've had to play six games in the space of 18 days and it hasn't been easy for them.


    Norwich: Marshall, Otsemobor, Shackell, Doherty, Camara (Russell 84), Huckerby, Fotheringham, Gibbs (Chadwick 74), Pattison, Cureton (Dublin 63), Evans.
    Subs Not Used: Velasco, Pearce.

    Booked: Fotheringham, Doherty, Shackell, Dublin.

    Goals: Evans 73 pen.

    West Brom: Kiely, Hoefkens, Barnett, Clement, Robinson (Albrechtsen 69), Gera, Koren, Greening, Morrison, Bednar (Miller 65), Phillips (Moore 65).
    Subs Not Used: Danek, Brunt.

    Booked: Robinson.

    Goals: Koren 2, Gera 71.

    Att: 25,442.

    Ref: Iain Williamson (Berkshire).