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Summary

  1. Norwich XI: Rudd, Bennett, Martin, Bassong, Brady, Howson, Tettey, O'Neil, Redmond, Hoolahan, Mbokani.
  2. Southampton XI: Stekelenburg, Martina, Fonte, van Dijk, Bertrand, Clasie, Steven Davis, Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Tadic, Long.

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By Tim Oscroft

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

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  2. FULL-TIME

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Declan Rudd of Norwich celebrates

    It's all over, a good win for Norwich but a worrying slide for Southampton continues.

  3. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Norwich go for the corner to waste time, and win a corner to eat up some more.

  4. INJURY TIME

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Three minutes are being added on.

  5. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    The hosts are holding off a spirited rally from 10-man Southampton, but Rudd has had little to deal with.

  6. YELLOW CARD

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Declan Rudd is booked for time-wasting.

  7. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton are huffing and puffing to overcome their numerical disadvantage, but Norwich's goal has yet to be really threatened.

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Cameron Jerome replaces Mbokani, and Hoolahan comes off, with Martin Olsson coming on.

  9. SUBSTITUTION

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Clasie and Tadic are off, and Harrison Read and the much-discussed Sadio Mane are on.

    Enough time to make an impact?

  10. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Saints are shaken but come back at Norwich, but don't forget they are a man down. Long wins a corner, and Rudd punches confidently clear.

  11. Norwich go ahead

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Odjidja has made a real difference since coming on. He wriggled into room from the right then found Alex Tettey, who slotted home from just inside the area high into the top corner.

  12. GOAL

    Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Norwich City celebrate goal
  13. RED CARD

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Victor Wanyama is sent off

    Victor Wanyama sent off!

    A poor, late challenge on Odjidja by the Saints midfielder gives him his second yellow card and then the inevitable red.

  14. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton concede a free kick around 30 yards out, but as Brady shoots, referee Clattenburg blows his whistle. Tettey had shoved Wanyama out of the wall - no mean feat in itself, but it stops Norwich from getting a chance to break the deadlock.

  15. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Jonathan Howson in action for Norwich

    Martin stays forward after starting a Norwich attack and flashes a header from a Howson cross past the far post.

    Seconds later, Tadic has a chance from a tight angle at the other end but under pressure he hooks his shot a long way over the bar.

  16. Post update

    Odjidja's first action is to win a corner, and Stekelenburg clears it, but only just, when he falls to his left under pressure from Hoolahan to punch it clear.

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Nathan Redmond is off, and Vadis Odjidja is on.

  18. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Alexander Tettey stirs the home crowd when he moves into space around 25 yards out, but the Norwegian's shot is lifted high and wide

  19. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Referee Mark Clattenburg

    Shane Long races through the defence to get to a long pass - but he's waved offside. It's the right call, but try telling the Southampton man that...

  20. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Dusan Tadic wriggles into a dangerous area near the box from the left flank, but he chooses to pass rather than shoot - finding a defender and not a team-mate.

  21. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Brady persists under pressure from Martina and tries an audacious backheel near the area, but it's style over substance with the ball going to a Southampton foot.

  22. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Martin goes through late on Clasie, the Norwich skipper's foot going right down on top of the Dutchman's standing foot, but referee Clattenburg says 'no foul' - to boos from the Southampton fans.

  23. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Brady puts in a teasing cross from the left that Stekelenburg has to jump to and stretch to claim with Mbokani lurking over his shoulder.

  24. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Norwich manager Alex Neil

    As the rain sweeps across Carrow Road, the hosts are generally having the better of the second half, but they're not putting the Saints' goal under threat.

  25. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    An early free kick from Redmond, on the left, is collected very easily by Stekelenburg as Norwich miss a chance to put Saints under pressure.

  26. KICK-OFF

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    We're under way, with no substitutions made.

  27. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    The two sides are pretty much cancelling each other out in the same areas of the pitch, as this graphic shows,

    Norwich v Southampton first half
  28. HALF-TIME

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    A general view of play at Carrow Road

    That wasn't a half of the highest quality, but it did get better in the latter stages. Let's hope for an improvement after the break.

  29. INJURY TIME

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Just one minute has been added on.

  30. CLOSE!

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Dieumerci Mbokani of Norwich City and Cuco Martina of Southampton

    Mbokani goes close again, sliding in to connect with a Howson cross from the right but seeing the ball fly just over and across the goal.

  31. GREAT SAVE!

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Clasie drives in a swerving shot from just outside the area that may have just been squeezing in. Rudd takes no chances and makes a fine diving save low to his left.

  32. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Good work from Brady inside his box, getting in the way of a Long pass that Davis was eyeing hungrily for a shot.

  33. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    A weak punch from the advancing Stekelenburg lands with Hoolahan just outside the area, he attempts a cheeky lob from range but only finds the top of the nets.

  34. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Hoolahan tracks back all the way back down the pitch to block Long, conceding a corner. Van Dijk gets a powerful header in from six yards, but it's a long way off target.

  35. YELLOW CARD

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Ronald Koeman manager of Southampton looks on

    Victor Wanyama slides in on Nathan Redmond far too late and collects the game's first booking.

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    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

  37. CLOSE!

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Oooh! Norwich go very close, as Redmond's deflected pass from the right is stabbed just wide by Mbokani from two yards out.

    Within seconds Saints are thwarted Rudd, who gets down to block Long, who had gone clear and raced into the box.

    The game needed to liven up - and it has done.

  38. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Remember Marco van Basten's goal against USSR in the 1988 European Championship final? Ryan Bertrand has just attempted something similar from a deep cross from Jordy Clasie, but instead of finding the top corner, the ball rolls all the way across the pitch

  39. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Norwich win a corner after Martina robs Hoolahan but cannot control the ball going back toward goal.

    Redmond swings it in, but the whistle goes for Hoolahan grabbing hold of goalkeeper Stekelenburg's shirt. That's all fairly standard for a lacklustre game so far.

  40. 'It's a big call by Koeman'

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman decided to leave out Sadio Mane this afternoon after the midfielder was late for a team meeting.

    “If you’ve got rules, then you’ve got to keep to them. But it’s a big call for Ronald Koeman to leave out Sadio Mane. If he wins, fine. If he doesn’t, you’re going to get players saying: ‘Gaffer, are you sure about that?’

    “I was late for a coach when I was at Charlton, and the only way I could get round it was to jump in my car and get to the ground before the team got there.”

    A big call, but the right call? #bbcfootball

  41. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Bertrand swings in a free-kick from near the right touchline. Rudd comes a long way off his line to punch clear over the top of several heads in front of him.

  42. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Wes Hoolahan takes advantage of another Saints error in midfield and feeds Howson, but his ball across from the left towards Mbokani goes behind his striker and flies across the pitch harmlessly.

  43. 'You want your best players to be playing'

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Chris Sutton

    Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

    On Sadio Mane being dropped to the bench after not turning up on time for a team meeting.

    "You want your best players to be playing. Imagine the boost for Norwich seeing him only on the bench. Neil Lennon [at Celtic] was once 45 minutes late and Martin O'Neill still played him."

    What do you think? Get in touch at #bbcfootball

  44. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    An even opening phase, with neither side dominating.

    Norwich early stats
  45. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    It's been a cagey few minutes with neither side able to keep the ball long enough, or well enough, to worry the opposition. There's also been a few niggly fouls but nothing worth a card as yet.

  46. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    A fine run and pass n the left of the box from Ryan Bertrand sees the ball find its way to James Ward-Prowse, but his shot lacks venom and goes straight at Rudd.

  47. CLOSE!

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Jose Fonte of Southampton

    Jonny Howson spurns the best chance so far, latching on to a mistake from Jose Fonte on the edge of the box but hopping up into the air he rolls his attempt about a yard wide of the right-hand post.

  48. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Saints get the first corner of the game when Brady blocks a Ward-Prowse cross.

    Bertrand's attempt clears the first man fails to find a red-and-white shirt; Norwich clear briefly, then Victor Wanyama skies a shot over the bar from long range.

  49. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Norwich finally make an impression, with Brady nipping past Martina to the by-line to make a floating cross that Saints' defence clear. 

    Brady quickly has another go, trying to find Mbokani but a Southampton boot gets in the way this time. It's an even start so far.

  50. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Steven Davis gets the first shot of the day from the edge of the Norwich box, but Russell Martin makes the block. 

    Seconds later the ball is back over the Norwich area, and Long makes a brave header under pressure from Rudd, but the ball floats over the bar.

  51. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Jose Fonte's hopeful ball from deep over the top eludes Shane Long and is collected comfortably by Declan Rudd.

  52. KICK-OFF

    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Referee Mark Clattenburg's whistle gets the game under way, Norwich kick off with a despondent-looking Sadio Mane watching on from the Saints bench.

  53. Post update

    Norwich v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Norwich City Chairman Ed Balls

    And as the teams get ready, the VIP area is filling upand today it includes former Chancellor Ed Balls, who recently became Norwich's chairman.

  54. Nearly ready to go

    Norwich v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Impressive stuff from the Southampton mascot as he prepares to come on - he's just gone through a thorough and professional set of stretches and warm-up exercises.

    I'll just go and do the same while the teams emerge.

  55. Post update

    Norwich v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Martin Fisher

    BBC MOTD commentator

    Norwich players

    "Norwich should go into 2016 quietly confident. Twenty points at the halfway stage means they're on target for Premier League survival.

    "In the likes of Wes Hoolahan, Robbie Brady and Nathan Redmond, they have star quality. They lack a prolific striker but it's a problem shared by their relegation rivals and I'm sure their impressive manager Alex Neil will look to address it in the transfer window.

    "All in all I think Norwich will stay up.

    "No such concerns for Southampton - well, there shouldn't be, but their form has declined significantly since October.

    "The 4-0 thumping of Arsenal on Boxing Day shines like a beacon alongside far too many recent defeats.

    "A good January will dispel any doubts otherwise Saints could spend the spring anxiously looking over their shoulders."

  56. Last time we met...

    Norwich v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Norwich were up against it from 31 minutes in when these two last met, on 30 August 2015. 

    Steven Whittaker went for an early bath after receiving two yellow cards within three minutes, and the Saints claimed the win thanks to Graziano Pelle's opener and two from Dusan Tadic.

    And to underline the point, Dusan helpfully reminded his fans of his name while celebrating.

    Dusan Tadic
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  58. 'Saints mentality not as strong'

    Norwich v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Ex-Liverpool defender

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    "Southampton can pull out some superb performances and some pretty poor ones. Their mentality is not as strong as it was last season and the players have been a bit inconsistent, particularly away from home where they have won just two from nine in the league."  

  59. Mane dropped for 'being late'

    Norwich v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    It's the naughty step for Sadio Mane this afternoon. 

    The Senegal winger has been dropped to the Southampton bench after turning up late for a team meeting. Manager Ronald Koeman isn't pulling any punches.

    "He was in the team, but he was too late in the meeting," he said. "We have rules in the team."  

    Oriol Romeu is also out due to suspension, with Jordy Clasie and James Ward-Prowse coming in.

    Southampton: Stekelenburg, Martina, Fonte, van Dijk, Bertrand, Clasie, Steven Davis, Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Tadic, Long. 

    Subs: Yoshida, Mane, Reed, Ramirez, Gazzaniga, Targett, Seager.

    Southampton team

    Norwich, meanwhile, bring in Gary O'Neil for Graham Dorrans.

    Norwich: Rudd, Bennett, Martin, Bassong, Brady, Howson, Tettey, O'Neil, Redmond, Hoolahan, Mbokani. 

    Subs: Whittaker, Jerome, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Olsson, Odjidja-Ofoe, Ruddy.

    Norwich team
  60. Post update

    Norwich v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Norwich City fans make their way to Carrow Road

    Hello, and a happy new year to you, wherever you are. Without further ado, here's the team news from Carrow Road.

  61. Post update

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