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  • Wolves 2-2 Norwich: Blake,Zubar, Surman,Jakcson score

    Ronald Zubar's 82nd minute header earned Premier League strugglers Wolves a point as Mick McCarthy's side twice came from behind to record a 2-2 draw with Norwich City at Molineux.
    Andrew Surman put Norwich ahead after 12 minutes but Sylvan Ebanks-Blake struck back eight minutes before half-time.

    Substitute Simeon Jackson needed just 50 seconds to put the visitors ahead once again after 76 minutes but Zubar ensured the shares were spoiled with his late leveller.

    Ebanks-Blake scored a hat-trick last time these two sides met, albeit in the Championship, and was involved after five minutes, bringing down Stephen Hunt’s cross on his chest but Russell Marin slid in with a well-timed challenge before the striker could shoot.

    Norwich began to dominate possession from there, however, with Surman picking up the ball on the edge of the box and shooting tamely at Wayne Hennessey.
    Norwich's front pair arrived at Molineux in red-hot form, with Grant Holt having scored six goals in his last eight Premier League appearances, while Steve Morison had netted in five of his last seven games.

    And Morison nearly added to his tally when he received the ball in the left channel and pushed into the box before scuffing a shot which Hennessey pushed wide.

    Both Holt and Morison’s movement left Wolves’ defence in tatters and Norwich capitalised after 12 minutes when Wes Hoolahan escaped on the left flank and chipped in a pin-point cross which former Wolves man Surman met with a driving header.

    Surman, who made just three league starts for Wolves before signing for Norwich in June 2010, could have doubled his side’s advantage just two minutes later but this time this header was saved by Hennessey.

    Wolves looked to hit back and Ebanks-Blake’s cross was pushed straight into the danger area by Norwich keeper John Ruddy but Hunt shot over from close range.

    Norwich went into the game having not kept a clean sheet all season and that record continued when Matt Jarvis cuts a low cross to Hunt, whose initial shot was blocked but Ebanks-Blake pounced to scuff a shot past Ruddy.

    Wolves started the second half as the better side but Norwich carved out the first opportunity with Holt unable to hook Morison’s knock-down past Hennessey.

    Holt then saw his side-footed shot saved by the Wolves keeper, while Morison was denied a run at goal by Zubar’s superb last-ditch tackle.

    Jarvis saw his low shot pushed away by Ruddy at the other end, while Ebanks-Blake failed to get enough power behind his header.

    Hoolahan then watched his deflected shot from the edge of the box skid inches wide before Hennessey was called into action once again to keep out David Fox’s snapshot.

    Norwich finally regained the lead when Morison found himself one-on-one on the left side of the box and produced a burst of pace to get by his man and fire in a low cross which Jackson converted for his first Premier League goal.

    Paul Lambert's side must have thought they had done enough to earn their second away win of the season but Wolves struck back five minutes later when Zubar met Nenad Milijas’s corner with a thundering header.

    There was still time for both sides to win it however, with Johnson heading wide for Wolves and Morison denied by Hennessey.

    And the hosts nearly claimed all three points at the death but Steven Fletcher's effort was ruled out for offside, while there was still time for Ruddy to produce a smart save to keep out Fletcher’s header.

    Source: Eurosport

    Team Line-up:

    WOLVES: Hennessey, Zubar, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Hunt, Henry, Milijaš, Jarvis, Fletcher, Ebanks-Blake... Subs: De Vries, Elokobi, Stearman, Hammill, Guedioura, Forde, Doyle
    NORWICH: Ruddy, Martin, Morison, Whitbread, Crofts, Holt, Surman, Hoolahan, Fox, Tierney, Naughton... Subs: Rudd, B. Johnson, Pilkington, Bennett, Barnett, Wilbrahim


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