Report: Norwich 2-2 Saints

Carrow Road | Sat 07 Jan 3.00PM | Attendance: 12,479
Match Report Highlights

NOR v Saints Match Centre

NOR v Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Steven Naismith heads in a dramatic late leveller
  • Maya Yoshida heads in a fine effort for 2-1
  • Steven Whittaker's penalty made it 1-1
  • Virgil van Dijk's fine finish put Saints in front
Photo by Matt Watson

Late leveller frustrates Saints

Norwich strike late on to take the third round tie back to the south coast.

16.57
+4’

FULL TIME

Norwich City 2-2 Southampton. A replay at St Mary's beckons.

Naismith levels

The Norwich striker heads in from close range to make it 2-2.

+2’

Goal

Steven Naismith (+2’) | Norwich City 2 2 Southampton

90’

Four minutes added on

Stoppage time allocated at the end of the 90 minutes.

Photo by Matt Watson

Yoshida's header

The moment Maya Yoshida put Saints back in front at Carrow Road.

Højbjerg denied

The Saints man sees his effort heroically blocked by Russell Martin.

16.42
81’

Murphy forces a save

Harry Lewis does well at his near post to keep out substitute Jacob Murphy's stinging effort.

79’

Norwich City substitution: Kyle Lafferty replaces Alex Pritchard

Norwich follow suit with their final change of the day.

78’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Josh Sims

Final substitution for the visitors.

75’

Tettey shoots wide

The Norwich midfielder takes aim from the edge of the area, and sees his wayward shot go well wide.

73’

McGovern clears again

The Norwich shot stopper called into action again to punch Ward-Porwse's corner away.

71’

Rodriguez goes close

The substitute shoots early from a long ball forward and his effort goes wide.

69’

Norwich City substitution: Jacob Murphy replaces Josh Murphy

69’

Norwich City substitution: Ryan Bennett replaces Timm Klose

GOALSCORER 3 Maya Yoshida

Yoshida heads in!!

A terrific header from the defender to convert Højbjerg's cross.

67’

GOOOAL!!!

Maya Yoshida (67’) | Norwich City 1 2 Southampton

65’

Tadić denied by McGovern

Saints keep a move alive which results in the Serbian letting fly and the Norwich stopper doing well to push the ball away.

63’

Southampton substitution: Jay Rodriguez replaces Shane Long

Double substitution from Southampton boss Claude Puel.

63’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Harrison Reed

62’

Højbjerg tests McGovern

The Dane drives in a shot from distance which the Norwich 'keeper saves.

59’

Yellow Card for Alexander Tettey (Norwich City)

The Norwich midfielder goes into the book for a foul on Højbjerg.

54’

Bertrand's dangerous cross

The full back drills a low delivery into the area which Russell Martin had to clear under pressure.

Whittaker levels

Steven Whittaker converts the spot kick to level the scores.

52’

Goal

Steven Whittaker (52’) | Norwich City 1 1 Southampton

51’

Penalty to Norwich

Jerome goes down under a challenge from Lewis to give the Canaries a chance form 12 yards.

51’

Yellow Card for Josh Sims (Southampton)

The youngster is booked for kicking the ball away.

50’

Jerome takes aim

Cameron Jerome attempts a shot on goal which blocked by Ryan Bertrand.

47’

Close from Murphy

Josh Murphy advances into the area and drills the ball into the side-netting.

45’

Second half under way

The hosts take kick-off for the start of the second 45 minutes

First half action

The best images from the opening 45 minutes of action against Norwich City.

15.55
Photo by Matt Watson

Van Dijk's goal

The moment Virgil van Dijk volleyed Saints into a 1-0 lead at Carrow Road.

15.53
+2’

HALF TIME

Norwich City 0-1 Southampton

45’

One minute added on

Saints looking to see out the half which will be extended by one minute for stoppages.

42’

Van Dijk moves on to four goals

The Dutchman grabs another well-taken goal to take his tally for the campaign to four strikes

GOALSCORER 17 Virgil Van Dijk

Van Dijk scores!

The defender thumps home a volley from Tadić's cross to give Saints the lead.

38’

GOOOAL!!!

Virgil Van Dijk (38’) | Norwich City 0 1 Southampton

37’

Long's header saved

Shane Long's header at the far post from Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's cross, is tipped over by McGovern.

Photo by Matt Watson

Stephens in action

Jack Stephens, playing at right back, carries the ball forward for Saints at Carrow Road.

32’

Another close call

Ward-Prowse's corner is missed by McGovern and bounces off Josh Sims at the far post before dropping wide.

28’

Close from Long!

Swift break from Saints sees Josh Sims set Shane Long away, and the Irishman shoots over from the right side of the area.

27’

Lewis thwarts Jerome

The goalkeeper is out quickly to deny Cameron Jerome an opportunity, but concedes a free-kick.

20’

Tadić tests McGovern

A direct free-kick from the Serbian is pushed away by the Norwich goalkeeper.

17’

Howson fires wide

Jonny Howson takes on Steven Naismith's cutback and drills a shot wide.

14’

Pritchard fires over

Another free-kick for the hosts from a similar position to the first, but Pritchard's effort goes well over the crossbar.

12’

Jerome flicks wide

Cameron Jerome tries to find Alex Pritchard inside the area, but his flick from Steven Naismith's cross goes out of play.

10’

Chance for Olsson

Martin Olsson lines up a free-kick which Harry Lewis makes a good save from.

6’

Strong start from Saints

The early shots have been followed by a couple of corners which the hosts have had to defend.

3’

Tadić shot blocked

Long returns the favour with a run and cross, which results in Tadić's shot being blocked.

2’

Long puts pressure on

Tadić plays the ball over for Long to chase and the striker gets in behind to poke wide.

0’

Saints get the game under way

Southampton take kick-off at Carrow Road to get the FA Cup tie started.

Players complete warm-ups

Watch the Saints squad do their final preparations ahead of kick-off at Carrow Road.

14.54

The scene is set

The Saints players and staff arrive at Carrow Road and take a look around the ground.

14.21

Debut for Lewis

It's a Southampton first team debut for 19 year-old goalkeeper Harry Lewis, while four other Saints Academy graduates start today.

14.13

Norwich line up as follows

Starting XI: McGovern; Whittaker, Martin (c), Klose, Olsson; Tettey, Howson; Murphy, Naismith, Pritchard; Jerome.

Subs: Jones (GK), Jarvis, Lafferty, Ja. Murphy, Bennett, Morris, Godfrey.

14.03

Southampton team announced

Starting XI: Lewis, Stephens, Yoshida, Van Dijk (c), Bertrand, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Tadić, Sims, Long.

Subs: Taylor (GK), Davis, Clasie, Romeu, Rodriguez, Redmond, McQueen

14.00

They're here!

Watch the Southampton squad arrive at Carrow Road for today's game. Team news to follow at 2pm.

13.47

On this day

Saints saw off Coventry City 2-1 in the FA Cup third round in 2012 with one of the goals coming from current first team star, James Ward-Prowse.

12.56

The Inside Track

Gain further insight on today's opponents thanks to the Inside Track, with Norwich Evening News reporter Paddy Davitt.

12.27

FA Cup third round classics

Read up on some of the classic FA Cup third round ties in Southampton's history here

12.10

Redmond on former club

Southampton forward Nathan Redmond discusses his first return to Norwich since departing Carrow Road last summer.

11.40

Saints train ahead of Canaries clash

Watch footage from this week's training at Staplewood Campus, where the players were put through their paces ahead of today's game.

11.19

Puel looks ahead to Norwich test

Watch Southampton boss Claude Puel give his thoughts ahead of the game against the Canaries.

11.10

Classic encounter

Watch highlights from Saints' memorable Premier League trip to Carrow Road in 1994, where the visitors came out on top in a nine-goal thriller!

11.01

OUR MAIN PRIORITY HAS BEEN THE LEAGUE AND IMPROVING THAT, BUT WE WANT TO WIN THE GAME.

ALEX NEIL
NORWICH CITY MANAGER
10.52

IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREPARE WITH GOOD EXCITEMENT AND POSITIVITY. THE FA CUP IS IMPORTANT FOR THE CLUB AND THE YOUNG PLAYERS ALSO.

CLAUDE PUEL
SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
10.51

It's matchday!

Welcome to our live blog from this afternoon's Emirates FA Cup tie at Carrow Road, where Southampton are looking to progress into the fourth round of the competition.

10.49

NOR v Saints Line Ups

Norwich City

33
Michael McGovern (GK)
2
Steven Whittaker
15
Timm Klose
Ryan Bennett (69′)
3
Martin Olsson
5
Russell Martin (C)
27
Alexander Tettey
31
Josh Murphy
Jacob Murphy (69′)
7
Steven Naismith
8
Jonny Howson
21
Alex Pritchard
Kyle Lafferty (79′)
10
Cameron Jerome
22
Jacob Murphy
19
Kyle Lafferty
30
Carlton Morris
13
Paul Jones
35
Ben Godfrey
24
Ryan Bennett
11
Matthew Jarvis

Southampton

41
Harry Lewis (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida
24
Jack Stephens
17
Virgil van Dijk (C)
21
Ryan Bertrand
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Harrison Reed
Oriol Romeu (63′)
39
Josh Sims
Nathan Redmond (79′)
7
Shane Long
Jay Rodriguez (63′)
11
Dusan Tadic
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
4
Jordy Clasie
38
Sam McQueen
28
Stuart Taylor
8
Steven Davis
9
Jay Rodriguez

NOR v Saints Match Stats

Norwich City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    38
    62
  • Shots
    12
    12
  • Shots on target
    4
    6
  • Corners
    4
    11
  • Passes Complete
    212
    424

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Shots On Target
2
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Chances Created
2
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Passes Completed
59
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Tackles
3
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Clearances
8
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Saves
2