FT: Norwich 1 Crystal Palace 0

90+4
Norwich hold out and resist the late pressing of Crystal Palace to take all three points. Gary Hooper's first half goal the difference. Full-time, 1-0 Norwich.

90+4
Williams with the free-kick but Whittaker heads clear but there is a real scramble in the box and Bassong frantically gets the ball away.

90+3
Norwich pushed deep into their own territory but there is still no route through for Palace. Palace do win a free-kick half-way into the Norwich half. One last chance here for the visitors.

90+2
Becchio and Howson try to retain the ball in the corner but Palace steal it back and fire down field.

90+1
Fourth official indicates four minutes of added time as Norwich win a free-kick deep into Palace territory.

90
Final change for Norwich City as goal-scoring Gary Hooper departs, to a standing ovation, to be replace by Steven Whittaker as Hughton looks to sure things up.

89
Palace look to go long but Norwich keep their lines clear and look to break with Howson and Hooper.

88
CHANCE! Ball is in the Norwich box and drops towards Jerome but he lashes out rather than taking time to control and shoot. Palace have had their chances in this game but are yet to take one and time is running out.

87
Norwich urged to push forward by the Carrow Road crowd and they do so with Hooper but he concedes a free-kick.

86
Gayle gets into the referee's book after a needless challenge. Frustration showing from the youngster.

85
Palace get another free-kick just outside the Norwich box. Williams swings it towards the back post but Becchio is there with a strong defensive header.

84
Set piece finds Kebe on the edge of the box and he controls to turn neatly before getting the shot away. Side-netting. Good pressure from Palace here.

83
Martin goes into the book for sliding into Jedinak, studs were showing but no malice shown. Good call from Foy.

Another change for Norwich as Luciano Becchio is introduced after complaining about a lack of opportunities during the week.

Pulis makes his final change as Dwight Gayle is introduced and Marouane Chamakh comes off, incidentally on the opposite side of the field and he proceeds to walk all way round.

80
Corner causes little trouble for the Palace defence as the ball is cleared long.

79
The break in play gives Chris Hughton the chance to bring on Bradley Johnson as Wesley Hoolahan makes way, to a great reception from the home fans.

78
Martin races down the right for Norwich and attempts to get the cross in but wins a corner for the hosts.

77
Keith Millen and Pulis plotting on the sidelines but their men must defend as a galloping Hoolahan breaks forward.

76
More action from the Palace bench as Jimmy Kebe comes on for the final 15 minutes in place of Jason Puncheon.

75
Williams gets straight in on the action and wins a free-kick for Palace but Norwich place pressure on the visitors and push them back into their own half.

74
First switch of the match comes from Pulis as Jonny Williams is brought on to replace Barry Bannan.

73
Norwich spread the ball on the left wing but Redmond's cross finds is left by his teammates and Palace are back in possession.

72
Game starting to open up once again. Norwich break down field with Elmander, who cuts inside to Fer.

71
Bannan and Chamakh combine this time as Palace try to find a way through but Fer steps in to regain possession.

70
Redmond breaks free on the left as Norwich look to prise a way through the Palace defence. Plenty of possession but little movement to provide options for Norwich.

69
Norwich go long in search of Elmander but Speroni is out quickly to gather on the edge of his box.

68
The Canaries get forward and find Elmander before Howson and Hooper get involved. Sustained period of pressure from Norwich here.

67
Palace looking the more likely to score at the minute however as Jedinak finds Chamakh before Bennett intercepts.

66
Norwich are starting to get more of possession but they need to get a foothold in this second half.

65
Corner is cleared by Norwich, but only as far as Bannan, who crosses towards Jerome but the striker is offside.

64
Palace break down the left and Moxey fires a threatening ball across the face of goal and Bassong slides to clear and almost scores an own goal. It would have been easier to score but the defender, somehow, gets it over the bar!

63
The Palace skipper attempts to argue his point and earns a yellow card for dissent from Chris Foy for his efforts.

62
Looks like Norwich are beginning to find their rhythms again as Redmond breaks into Palace territory before drawing a foul from Jedinak.

61
Norwich do get through this time and Hoolahan takes a shot on goal but he is stretched and unable to get his power through the ball. No problem for Speroni.

60
Palace remain the more controlled of the two sides as Jedinak and Dikgacoi break down the Norwich attacks from midfield.

59
Hoolahan looks to get the cross in but Speroni and Gabbidon watch as the ball skids out of play, no danger for Palace there.

58
Norwich get their first break of the second period. Martin finds space in the right corner to get the cross in but Gabbidon heads clear for a Norwich throw-in.

57
Jedinak goes over the top and Chamakh is chasing. Chamakh drops the ball back to Bannan before Dikgacoi runs into the defenders.

56
Norwich fans would have hoped their side would come out and consolidate their lead but it is not panning out that way thus far as Palace continue to press forward.

55
Bannan curls it into Jerome who knocks down to Delaney but the ball is cleared away by Norwich.

54
You cannot fault the work rate of Chamakh today, buzzing around the field and wins a free-kick from Fer. Well positioned. Bannan stands over it.

53
Ward finds space down the right wing and gets the cross in, albeit a poor one, and Ruddy collects as Chamakh crashes into him.

52
Dikgacoi and Chamakh combine before finding Puncheon but Redmond is back to fulfil his defensive responsibilities.

51
Palace back on the attack and Dikgacoi takes a shot but Bassong is willing to put his body on the line and take the blow.

50
Norwich break down the right with Hooper, who finds Elmander inside and the ball is sent to Redmond, in acres of space but the shot is high and wide. The young winger pulls his shirt over his head to hide, I don't blame him.

49
Dikgacoi and Jedinak combine in midfield before the latter's long ball is collected by Ruddy. More quality needed in this league.

48
Palace get forward early and Jerome lays the ball into the path of Jedinak on the edge of the box. The skipper's shot lacks gusto and drifts well wide. A half chance you may say.

47
Norwich win an early free-kick as Delaney goes heavy into the back of Elmander. Set piece wasted by the hosts as they go quick and find no options.

46
No changes for either side at the break and we are back underway with Palace in possession.

Players are starting to join us back out on the field.

How do you see this one going? Will Norwich extend their lead in the second half? Or can Palace wrestle their way back into it? Tweet me on @BH92 or email me directly on Benjamin.Hampshire@bskyb.com with your views.

45+1
Foy brings the first half to a close. Norwich lead one goal to nil. The lone goal came on half-an-hour from Gary Hooper. Norwich deserve their lead but Tony Pulis will be happy with his team's response as they came out fighting after conceding.

45+1
Redmond's corner is cleared for a throw-in. Norwich unable to get the ball into the box but to no avail.

45
Norwich pacing this right wing again with Redmond, who wins a late corner from Moxey.

44
Aerial tennis between the sides on the half-way before Norwich get the break with Hooper, who finds Martin on the right. Redmond wriggles his way past Moxey to square to Hooper but the shot goes out for a goal-kick.

43
Bannan commits another foul and gets a strong ticking off from Foy. That is his third offence, lucky to avoid the referee's notebook there.

42
Redmond, back on the right after a spell on the left, breaks again. The 19-year-old is full of energy and the Palace defence is under threat.

41
Palace get a throw-in and Ward sends a left-footed cross into the Norwich box, where Ruddy collects with ease.

40
Norwich eager to break down the Palace defence again but the visitors win a free-kick in their own half.

39
End-to-end action in Norfolk. Palace on the attack with Dikgacoi but the shot is nothing that will test Ruddy.

38
Fine ball into the box from Redmond but Moxey heads clear, but only for a Norwich throw in and Martin whips a great ball across the face of goal but Elmander pulls out of the header.

37
Martin wins a free-kick for Norwich near the Palace box after Bannan leaves a leg trailing. Chance for the hosts to double up here...

36
Norwich back in the ascendancy as Howson finds an advancing Olsson on the left but the cross is straight to the feet of Palace defenders.

35
Pulis will be happy with his side's response to going behind. They are coming out fighting and putting pressure straight on Norwich.

34
Palace on the front foot and win a corner but the floated ball is unable to trouble the Norwich defence.

33
CHANCE! Corssbar again! For the second time the woodwork is rattled. Jerome races into the box and fires across the area but Ruddy tips away, into the path of Bannan, who strikes for the top corner but a faint, crucial touch from Olsson get the ball onto the crossbar. Palace players convinced it was in, Foy says not.

32
Norwich probably deserving of their lead after their fast-paced start. Palace trying to hit straight back now. Throw in to the visitors in the Norwich territory.

30
GARY HOOPER! Neat work from Martin to find Redmond on the right wing, who finds Elmander. The ball is squared back to Hooper, who takes time control the ball and fires beyond an out-of-position Speroni. Norwich 1-0 Palace.

29
Puncheon breaks down the right and gets the cross in to Jerome but the header is glancing through the box and Norwich get rid again.

28
Some fluidity to Palace's play now as Bannan comes forward, starting to look a greater threat to the Norwich back line.

27
Palace hit straight back as Jerome regains possession and finds Puncheon in the box, who strikes hard at goal. Crucial block from Olsson after a dangerous ball from Jerome.

26
Gabbidon sends the ball into the box but Chamakh misses the ball and Norwich clear their lines.

25
Free-kick for Palace on the half-way line as Howson bundles Chamakh to the ground.

24
Norwich look to break forward with Howson and the former Leeds man lofts towards Hooper but can only find the back of his striker.

23
Speroni takes time to consider his options before Chamakh, again, fails to get the ball under control.

22
Redmond sends it towards the near post but Ward is equal to the cross and Palace clear long.

21
Norwich back in charge as Martin feeds a fine ball into Hooper but Palace clear. Redmond comes back at the visitors and wins a corner for the Canaries.

20
Palace put the pressure on Norwich and send them back into their own territory before winning the ball back on the half-way line. Can they use it?

19
Hughton's men are looking to find width with Redmond and Hoolahan very busy down the wings.

18
Norwich showing better signs of control in this high-octane affair. Palace working hard but surrendering possession as soon as they regain it.

17
Norwich increasing the intensity again as the busy Hoolahan and Howson combine in the middle of the Palace half.

16
Palace regain possession and win a free-kick half-way into Norwich territory. Bannan floats it towards Chamakh, who is adjudged offside.

15
Moxey whips a good ball into the box for Jerome but the touch is too heavy and he loses control before Puncheon concedes a free-kick to Norwich.

14
Palace send the ball long in search of Jerome and while the striker has no chance of winning the ball he made sure Martin was under enough pressure to concede the throw-in. Not a long one however from Pulis' men.

13
Palace's first set piece is squandered as the ball is drifted straight into the hands of Ruddy in the Norwich goal. The hosts start to build again from the back.

12
Flat corner this time for Norwich is cleared easily and Palace break down the other end to win a corner of their own.

11
Norwich are all over the early stages of this clash. Martin floats a long ball into the right-hand corner, where Redmond picks it up and takes a shot on goal. Speroni can only force a corner.

10
CHANCE! Not the greatest of deliveries on the free-kick but a wonderfully acrobatic flick from Elmander rattles the woodwork. It comes off the crossbar after beating Speroni in the Palace goal. What will the goal-line system say? It looked close!

9
Norwich striving forward,with Hoolahan and Hooper down the right, causing problems for the Palace defence and Bannan concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position.

8
Delaney pumps the ball forward to an unmarked Chamakh but the former Arsenal man is unable to get it under control.

7
Palace captain Jedinak looking to lead from the front, showing the desire to close Norwich down and win the ball back.

6
Pulis, in his customary tacksuit and baseball cap combination, urges Palace to hunt the ball down and Dikgacoi acts to make the interception before taking a wasteful shot.

5
Howson takes a long-range dig but the ball is fired into the midriff of Jedinak, who stumbles to clear.

4
Hoolahan, making his first start since the opening day of the season, does well to keep the ball on the right before spreading possession across the midfield.

3
Norwich enjoying a good early spell of possession here and using it at pace. Hughton's men quick out of the blocks.

2
That corner is whipped into the middle of the box and Bassong's header goes wide. The Norwich defender was being pulled by Dikgacoi, you have seen penalties given for that!

1
Norwich get us going and get forward well, Elmander winning a corner in the opening 30 seconds for the hosts.

The players are set, Foy checks his watch, it's 3PM and we're underway in what is being billed as a relegation six-pointer.

Photographers gather on mass in front of the Palace dugout as Tony Pulis emerges as manager for the first time.

Mandatory handshakes all done and dusted, time to get down to business as the captains meet in the middle for the coin toss.

Players are in the Carrow Road tunnel, kick-off just minutes away. Stand by.

Both teams are heading back down to their dressing rooms now with 15 minutes to kick-off.

Did you know? Norwich have only scored one first half goal in the Premier League so far this season, a league low.

Another Opta stat for you; Crystal Palace have conceded more goals from the penalty spot than any other team in the Premier League this season - four.

Our good friends at Opta Sports have been busy compiling the statistics ahead of today's clash and tell us; Norwich have not won back-to-back Premier League home games since December 15, 2012.

For those interested, our referee this afternoon is Chris Foy with Stuart Burt and Andrew Garratt running the lines. Darren Drysdale is the fourth official.

Daniel Chaplin has been in touch from Norwich; "We need to win today for CH to keep his job. Still concerned why Becchio isn't playing, but I'm going for a 2-1 home win," he says.

There are also changes for Palace, one forced change after Yannick Bolasie's red card was upheld by the FA. Cameron Jerome comes into the starting line up, as does Jason Puncheon in place of Dwight Gayle, who drops to the bench.

Norwich are without midfielders Anthony Pilkington and Robert Snodgrass, who are both out injured, which does not help Chris Hughton's cause. Sebastien Bassong is recalled to the starting line-up while Hughton brings in Johan Elmander up front.

Palace bench: Lewis Price, Adrian Mariappa, Kevin Phillips, Stuart O'Keefe, Dwight Gayle, Jonny Williams, Jimmy Kebe.

Norwich bench: Carlo Nash, Steven Whittaker, Bradley Johnson, Michael Turner, Javier Garrido, Luciano Becchio, Josh Murphy.

Crystal Palace starting XI: Julian Speroni, Joel Ward, Danny Gabbidon, Damien Delaney, Dean Moxey, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Mile Jedinak, Barry Bannan, Jason Puncheon, Marouane Chamakh, Cameron Jerome.

Norwich City starting XI: John Ruddy, Russell Martin, Ryan Bennett, Sebastien Bassong, Martin Olsson, Leroy Fer, Jonny Howson, Nathan Redmond, Wesley Hoolahan, Johan Elmander, Gary Hooper.

As the players come out onto the field for their final pre-match preparations, we have the team sheets in...

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has been impressed with both sides so far despite their lowly standings but expects Norwich will to prevail 2-1; "I watched Crystal Palace last week against Hull and I was well impressed with them. They made the wrong decisions in the final third a number of times, but otherwise they were good and were worth the win. However, I like Norwich and they are a better team than a lot of people give them credit for. I think this is a must-win game for Chris Hughton at home and I reckon they will do it."

Despite struggling defensively, the Canaries do have a four-point advantage over today's visitors in the league table with three wins and two draws elevating them to 16th.

There could not be a better time for Palace to visit Carrow Road with Norwich winning just one of their last six matches and having the worst defensive record in the top flight having conceded 23 goals.

It's all change for the visitors with Tony Pulis at the helm for his first game as Crystal Palace manager. The former Stoke boss watched from the stands at the KC Stadium last weekend as the Eagles registered only their second win of the season over Hull. What will the Pulis effect be? Do Palace fans expect a new brand of football? Get in touch and tell us your thoughts!

Let's begin with the hosts, Norwich and manager Chris Hughton. With just 11 points on the board from the opening 12 games, this has to be seen as a must-win for the Canaries. How do Norwich fans see this one going? Is Hughton on borrowed time? We'd love to hear your views!

Ben Hampshire here by the way, on hand to guide you through proceedings. As ever, you can get involved in today's game by sending me your views and predictions and I shall endeavour to publish as many as possible. The all-important contact details for you; Tweet me on @BH92 or email me directly on Benjamin.Hampshire@bskyb.com.

There are contrasting atmospheres in the dugouts today as Tony Pulis takes charge of the Eagles for the first time, while Chris Hughton remains in a precarious position with the Canaries registering just one win in their last six matches.

Good afternoon and welcome to our live and interactive coverage of the Premier League clash between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road.

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