Stoke City 0-1 Norwich City: Howson strike gives Canaries much needed victory

Stoke City 0 - 1 Norwich City

  • 34" Jonathan Howson

Ref: Anthony Taylor
Attendance: 26,184

Stoke City Britannia Stadium

Norwich City defeated Stoke City 1-0 this afternoon.

After their summer transfer business, big things were expected of Norwich City this season.  And yet while the Canaries were expected to soar, they have done anything but in the opening weeks of the season.

Today's 1-0 victory over Stoke City was a much needed boost for Chris Hughton and his players; and coming against a well-drilled side at the Britannia Stadium, Norwich should be proud of their efforts.

The only goal of the game was scored by Jonny Howson in the 34th minute - a low 25-yard strike that beat Potters 'keeper Asmir Begovic.

While Mark Hughes' side had the majority of possession, they managed only one short on target, with a further seven failing to test visiting goalkeeper John Ruddy.

The result sees Norwich leap-frog Stoke in the table, with the two sides 14th and 15th respectively.

image: © ronnie macdonald


Stoke City

Norwich City



Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Stoke City

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Robert Huth
  • Erik Pieters
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Geoff Cameron
  • Marc Wilson
  • Marko Arnautovic
  • Charlie Adam
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Steven N'Zonzi
  • Kenwyne Jones


  • Glenn Whelan
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Peter Crouch
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Oussama Assaidi
  • Thomas Sørensen
  • Wilson Palacios

Norwich City

  • John Ruddy
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Michael Turner
  • Russell Martin
  • Martin Olsson
  • Alexander Tettey
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Leroy Fer
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel


  • Gary Hooper
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Mark Bunn
  • Josh Murphy
  • Johan Elmander
  • Wes Hoolahan

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