Gary Hooper's fifth goal of the season helped send Norwich above West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.

The striker scored in the 13th minute with a low drive from 18 yards after Leroy Fer's neat pass.

Fer sealed the points when his shot beat a despairing Boaz Myhill to cap a counter attack in the 89th minute.

It was the Canaries' second away victory of the season and means the Baggies have won just once in nine games.

Norwich's opener in the 13th minute came against the run of play.

Early goal 'critical' says Clarke

Dutch midfielder Fer drifted infield to thread a precise through ball to Hooper and the former Scunthorpe and Celtic striker drove his shot low beyond Myhill and into the corner of the net.

Baggies manager Steve Clarke made five changes to his line-up and gave a first league start to Uruguay defender Diego Lugano in place of the suspended Jonas Olsson.

The hosts enjoyed vast amounts of possession but found John Ruddy in inspired form.

Youssouf Mulumbu's drive from 20 yards and Victor Anichebe's header were both comfortably dealt with by the Norwich keeper.

Nathan Redmond was among Norwich's liveliest performers and he tested Myhill with a dipping free-kick from 25 yards.

Anichebe forced Ruddy into his first meaningful save 11 minutes before the break when the striker collected Mulumbu's pass and sent a swerving effort goalwards from the corner of the 18-yard box.

Clarke introduced strikers Shane Long and Saido Berahino at half-time in an effort to sharpen the hosts' attacking edge but it failed to bare fruit.

Norwich character delights Hughton

Norwich survived claims for a penalty when Stephane Sessegnon's chance was blocked on the line by Martin Olsson.

Sessegnon missed a great chance to equalise when he raced on to Redmond's loose pass but dragged his shot wide when one on one with Ruddy and, as West Brom poured forward, Norwich's potency on the counter-attack grew.

They missed two good chances to double their advantage when Redmond's cutback went behind Johan Elmander and Jonny Howson curled an effort over from 20 yards after good hold-up play by Hooper.

West Brom continued to squander chances.

Sessegnon was denied by the legs of Ruddy from close range after Olsson's stray pass across the face of his own goal, and Long volleyed tamely at the Norwich keeper after Mulumbu's deflected shot fell kindly into his path.

Anichebe sent a diving header wide from Billy Jones' right-wing cross and Brunt's effort from distance was too close to Ruddy.

Long had one last chance to equalise but saw his glancing header brilliantly saved by Ruddy.

After spending much of the second half on the back foot, the visitors sealed the points when Fer carried the ball into the 18-yard box before shooting beyond Myhill.

West Brom head coach Steve Clarke:

"We created a lot of chances but we did not get the goal.

"We made it difficult for ourselves, conceding the goal which came from a throw-in and was a soft goal.

"It gave Norwich something to hang on to. We created enough chances but could not get the goal that would change the game in our favour."

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton on his side's reaction after being beaten 5-1 by Liverpool on Wednesday:

"It was the ideal response. We have done that a couple of times this season and it has to be down to the players as after a Wednesday game you don't have too much time to prepare.

"Most of it is video work and going through some set-plays but physically you do not have a lot of time to work on anything. So it has to be a response from the players and we got that.

"We put ourselves under a lot of pressure, particularly in that final half an hour, but it is a clean sheet."

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Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

West Bromwich Albion

  • 13 Myhill
  • 28 Jones
  • 06 Ridgewell (Long - 45' )
  • 21 Mulumbu
  • 23 McAuley
  • 14 Lugano
  • 18 Amalfitano (Berahino - 45' )
  • 05 Yacob
  • 16 Anichebe (Vydra - 81' )
  • 29 Sessegnon
  • 11 Brunt Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Popov
  • 07 Morrison
  • 09 Long
  • 19 Daniels
  • 20 Vydra
  • 25 Dawson
  • 38 Berahino

Norwich City

  • 01 Ruddy Booked
  • 03 Whittaker Booked (Martin - 90' )
  • 23 Olsson
  • 08 Howson
  • 06 Turner
  • 05 Bassong
  • 22 Redmond
  • 04 Johnson
  • 11 Hooper (Becchio - 90' )
  • 16 Elmander (Murphy - 76' Booked )
  • 10 Fer

Substitutes

  • 02 Martin
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 18 Garrido
  • 19 Becchio
  • 20 Nash
  • 24 R Bennett
  • 31 Murphy
Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Att: 23,675

Match Stats

Shots

26 8

On target

12 3

Corners

10 3

Fouls

10 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Norwich City 2.

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Norwich City 2.

90:00 +2:04

Attempt missed. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stéphane Sessegnon.

90:00 +1:27

Attempt saved. Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Luciano Becchio replaces Gary Hooper.

89:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Russell Martin replaces Steven Whittaker.

88:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Bromwich Albion 0, Norwich City 2. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond following a fast break.

86:37

Attempt saved. Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stéphane Sessegnon with a cross.

84:54

Attempt missed. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stéphane Sessegnon.

84:35

Attempt blocked. Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83:58

Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:58

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).

83:00

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Bradley Johnson.

81:48

Attempt saved. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Claudio Yacob.

81:32

Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Chris Brunt with a cross.

81:03

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

80:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Matej Vydra replaces Victor Anichebe.

78:47

Foul by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

78:47

Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:11

Attempt missed. Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

77:39

Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Steven Whittaker following a fast break.

77:06 Booking

Booking Josh Murphy (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77:00

Billy Jones (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:00

Foul by Josh Murphy (Norwich City).

76:03

Foul by Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion).

76:03

Gary Hooper (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Johan Elmander.

75:02

Attempt missed. Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

73:30 Booking

Booking John Ruddy (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

72:13

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Diego Lugano.

71:28

Foul by Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion).

71:28

Martin Olsson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:44

Attempt blocked. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Billy Jones.

68:42

Attempt missed. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Billy Jones with a cross.

68:24

Attempt blocked. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stéphane Sessegnon.

67:27

Attempt saved. Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

67:22

Attempt blocked. Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Brunt.

66:14

Foul by Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion).

66:14

Martin Olsson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:43

Attempt saved. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shane Long with a headed pass.

63:38

Attempt saved. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

62:16

Attempt missed. Jonathan Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

52:26 Booking

Booking Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52:12

Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:12

Foul by Steven Whittaker (Norwich City).

51:09

Attempt missed. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:54

Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:54

Dangerous play by Michael Turner (Norwich City).

49:08

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Gareth McAuley.

46:35

Attempt saved. Billy Jones (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Claudio Yacob with a headed pass.

45:50

Attempt blocked. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

45:47

Attempt blocked. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

45:16

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Sébastien Bassong.

45:00

Second Half begins West Bromwich Albion 0, Norwich City 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Saido Berahino replaces Morgan Amalfitano.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Shane Long replaces Liam Ridgewell.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Norwich City 1.

41:50

Foul by Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion).

41:50

Sébastien Bassong (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:19

Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Billy Jones tries a through ball, but Morgan Amalfitano is caught offside.

38:34

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Sébastien Bassong.

34:18

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by John Ruddy.

34:15

Attempt saved. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Youssuf Mulumbu.

33:26

Attempt missed. Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Brunt with a cross following a corner.

33:00

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Sébastien Bassong.

32:27

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:27

Foul by Gary Hooper (Norwich City).

30:32

Foul by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

30:32

Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:05

Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Johan Elmander.

27:49

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Liam Ridgewell.

27:47

Attempt blocked. Johan Elmander (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

26:39 Booking

Booking Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26:37

Foul by Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion).

26:37

Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:19

Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

25:26

Foul by Billy Jones (West Bromwich Albion).

25:26

Leroy Fer (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:06

Attempt saved. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano with a cross.

18:53

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Jonathan Howson.

17:46

Attempt saved. Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano.

14:55

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Michael Turner.

14:53

Attempt blocked. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano.

13:51

Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:51

Foul by Steven Whittaker (Norwich City).

13:38

Attempt blocked. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Bromwich Albion 0, Norwich City 1. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

8:27

Hand ball by Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion).

6:00

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Sébastien Bassong.

4:50

Attempt missed. Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Brunt with a cross following a corner.

4:12

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Michael Turner.

4:10

Attempt blocked. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Ridgewell.

2:30

Johan Elmander (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:30

Foul by Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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