Swansea Vs. Norwich, 2012 Premier League: Crazy Win For Canaries

Swansea suffered only their second home loss in the Premier League after being defeated 3-2 by Norwich in a thrilling match. The Swans went ahead in the first half after a glorious flowing move ended with Danny Graham dispatching a shot past John Ruddy to make it 1-0, and it looked as though the hosts were in total control, with both Leon Britton and Josh McEachran excellent in the midfield.

But the Canaries were having none of it and struck back in furious fashion in the second half, scoring from a free kick, with Elliot Ward's cross (and 'cross' doesn't really do it justice - it was a superb effort to retrieve the ball from an impossible situation and then deliver it back into the mixer with a bicycle kick) met by the head of Grant Holt to equalise. Graham had a chance to put Swansea back in front almost instantly, but failed to convert a one on one after being sent clean through by McEachran, and Norwich were able to strike again when Neil Taylor deflected an Anthony Pilkington effort past a helpless Michel Vorm to make it 2-1.

Worse was to come for the hosts when Holt extended the scoring, finishing off a neat counterattack with an emphatic finish, but Swansea managed to recover and threatened Ruddy's goal several time in the closing half hour, pulling one back after Ashley Williams was fouled in the area and Danny Graham converted the penalty. It wasn't enough though, and despite Swansea coming very close to drawing level several times, Norwich gave just as good as they got and were perhaps unfortunate not to score a fourth, but they'll be happy anyway with a 3-2 win from one of the toughest grounds in the Premier League.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.