Photo Gallery: Peterborough United 0, Norwich City 2

Steve Morison opens the scoring for Norwich City at Peterborough. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Steve Morison opens the scoring for Norwich City at Peterborough. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Saturday, July 28, 2012
4:52 PM

Goals from Steve Morison and James Vaughan gave Norwich City a comfortable victory over Championship side Peterborough in the London Road sunshine.

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Morison struck after 32 minutes when he beat Posh goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik from close range to open his pre-season account.

Second-half substitute Vaughan rasped home the second from Grant’s Holt pass with five minutes left, his third goal in eight days.

It was a second friendly success on the road for City after their 1-0 victory at Celtic, but travelling fans hoping to see new faces in action were disappointed as none of manager Chris Hughton’s four summer signings were included in the 21 players on duty.

The latest arrivals, winger Robert Snodgrass from Leeds and defender Michael Turner from Sunderland, were absent, while midfielder Jacob Butterfield has yet to appear, continuing his recovery after seven months out with a knee injury.

Defender Steven Whittaker, who suffered an ankle injury in Tuesday’s win at Celtic, was also out of action.

Midfielder David Fox was still sidelined by a leg injury picked up in the first week of training.

Russell Martin, returning to his former club, led out City’s first half eleven, which featured Declan Rudd in goal. Steve Morison was acting as central striker, with Chris Martin playing a wide right role and Simeon Jackson wide on the left.

A neat move gave City an opening after seven minutes, but Russell Martin’s cross was just out of reach of Jackson.

Posh should have moved ahead in the 12th minute but Tyrone Barnett headed over from Boyd’s cross after Taylor had harried the ball away from Leon Barnett.

Morison curled a poor effort well off target as the Canaries pushed forward again, and the striker managed to get on the end of Hoolahan’s cross after 20 minutes but his downward header was clutched at the second attempt by goalkeeper Olejnik.

Hoolahan played a neat one-two with Surman before his shot was deflected off Zakuani into the ’keeper’s hands.

Jackson did well to ride two challenges as he cut in from the left but fired the wrong side of the post.

For Posh, Knight-Percival put a free header wide from a McCann corner when he might have done better.

Morison floated one shot just over the top but went one better in the 32nd minute when he gave City the lead. Lappin’s cross from the left was only partly cleared, and Surman helped the ball back to the striker, who lifted a close-range effort over Olejnik.

Crofts was off target with a couple of long-range shots, and Mendez-Laing cleared the bar with an ambitious attempt at the other end.

McCann found the side netting in first-half stoppage time.

• Half-time: Peterborough United 0, Norwich City 1

City made one change at the interval as one former Posh man replaced another, Ryan Bennett taking Russell Martin’s place at right-back.

Jackson had the first opening of the second period when he fired powerfully across goal after a glorious crossfield pass from Hoolahan.

Jackson then tested Olejnik with a smart effort from Surman’s pass, before the ’keeper foiled Chris Martin with his legs.

Rudd was brought into action by Tyrone Barnett as Posh hit back, then saved again from a tight angle from Taylor after a quickly-taken throw-in.

Olejnik palmed away a Hoolahan cross to deny Morison the chance to make it 2-0, then the’keeper raced out to beat Chris Martin to Jackson’s through-ball.

Posh made seven changes as the game entered its final quarter and, with 20 minutes to go, Hughton went one better by introducing eight substitutes, leaving Rudd and Leon Barnett as the only players on from the start.

One of the Peterborough replacements, Ajose, flashed a shot wide with nine minutes to go.

City made the game safe after 85 minutes when Vaughan rifled in a rising shot from Holt’s pass, his third goal in as many matches.

• Peterborough United: Olejnik; Richens (Little, 67), Zakuani (Brisley, 67), Knight-Percival, Nthle (Grant, 67); Mendez-Laing (Swanson, 50), Bostwick (Frecklington, 67), McCann (Newell, 67 min), Boyd (Kearns, 67); Tyrone Barnett (Tomlin, 67), Taylor (Ajose, 78). Subs (not used): Day, Sage, Lawlor.

• Norwich City: Rudd; Russell Martin (Ryan Bennett, 45), Leon Barnett, Ayala (Ward, 70), Lappin (Tierney, 70); Crofts (Howson, 70); Hoolahan (Elliott Bennett, 70), Surman (Bradley Johnson, 70); Jackson (Pilkington, 70), Morison (Holt, 70), Chris Martin (Vaughan, 70). Sub (not used): Ruddy.

• Referee: Kevin Wright (Cambridgeshire)

• Goals: City: Morison (32), Vaughan (85)

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24 comments

  • What might be a tad meaningful are Vaughan`s demeanour & performances. He really seems to be "up for it". If only he can stay fit we may have a new threat for the opposition to worry about. Early days, interesting times. Ajax should be a great experience for fans & players alike. Wish of the week; Pilks must be lonely - bring in his old pal Jordan! All Rhodes in Yorkshire lead to Naaridge; Barnsley, Leeds, `Uddersfield, `Ull (via Sunderland!). OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • You are too kind yarco! ;-) Olympics!!! Oh No. Help!!!! Singapore, I think the Soton v Ajax match was televised - CH5? It was certainly on somewhere. I don`t know how to do "streaming", just hoping it might be on Radio Partridge!

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 30, 2012

  • Of course I meant C. Martin! I need therapy!! IHWT. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • Another win is most welcome. Another clean sheet too - promising. I guess all those who thought we were doomed to relegation after conceding 3 to Hertha must think we are on for Europe now after 2 consecutive clean sheets?

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • Good morning Brew, put links on here for you to watch the games but it has vanished!

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    blackdog2

    Monday, July 30, 2012

  • I agree with Capri. No need to buy in a hurry. Vaughan coming back into form and fitness is a real bonus. If we can get a striker with potential that is where I would look, otherwise we seem to be in good shape. CH and team appear to be working well with squad - bring it on!

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • agree with Capri and burevalley, we're looking much more comfortable on the ball, plenty of reasons to be positive rather than the usual doom and gloom on here. Im sure we would all like to see some more quality signings, but next season we will have a new way of playing which may still give us that bit of an edge. OTBC

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    CanaryCitizen

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • OMG. Usual. Over to you, Crab.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • The quiet revolution continues but as per MB still horror flashbacks to a good pre-season and then 1-7 but I feel this time wil be different. Another clean sheet is plus point - good Rudd had full game as we need to ensure back-up keepers involved. OTBC

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    Jakarta Canary

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • Thats what pre seasons are about, getting fit and looking for weakneses in the team before the real thing starts in a few weeks time. Good result but meaningless. Will be interesting on Tuesday as Ajax smashed 4 past Celtic.

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    goldie

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • If a striker and or full back with Premier League experience have been identified as potential signings and the transfer fee and wages are right for the club, go ahead and buy. Then again, two clean sheets, Morison scoring and providing with Jackson back up to Holt and a fit Vaughan there is no urgency to get anyone in.

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    Capri

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • Another win is most welcome. Another clean sheet too - promising. I guess all those who thought we were doomed to relegation after conceding 3 to Hertha must think we are on for Europe now after 2 consecutive clean sheets?

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • My attempt to thank you was verboten, bd2. Forgotten why, may have even been an "offensive". Maximum Points! Nil illegitimus carborundum. Thankyou for trying! I quite like Radio Partridge anyway and I`m a duffer with computers. Managed to destroy my hard drive (whatever that is) by trying to "de-frag" (whatever that means) following directions given by a computer savvy friend (was she either?). OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • I would hazard a guess he is playing people in various positions to determine where he needs to strengthen or bring in back-up. As others have said I like the way he is going about business. OTBC

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    Jakarta Canary

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • I tried making this comment on previous posts numerous times, I shall continue with my quest... I think Vaughan and Holt will be a huge pairing providing Vaughan can keep fit, Vaughan has ridiculous pace and plays on the shoulder of the last man, and Holt has an eye for a killer ball, could be very promising. Pre-season is going great, and I am really excited about this possession football being played, makes next season's prospects very interesting.

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    Billy

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • Another win is most welcome. Another clean sheet too - promising. I guess all those who thought we were doomed to relegation after conceding 3 to Hertha must think we are on for Europe now after 2 consecutive clean sheets?

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • This is typical of the very reason I had stopped coming on here!!! It is still no better! Nothing offensive but gets ethered.

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    blackdog2

    Monday, July 30, 2012

  • Promising start. Promise I will say no more - as if I`d be allowed to.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • It seems a pretty good pre-season so far, CW. But we had one of those before Colchester did us 1-7! Hughton & his team seem to have got a firm grip on things. A hard season ahead but hard work is being done. Vaughan scores too! ;-) OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • Mad Brewer that last comment of yours was very very cleverly put together .Well done sir !

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    yarco

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • I`m sure our horror flashbacks are unnecessary now, Singapore! What is interesting, too, is seeing players out of their "normal" positions. C. Lambert & Cinnamon playing "wide". R, Martin & King of Spain @ FB. Is this the precursor to Hoots` era of "total football"? Quiet revolution indeed. As others have said, there is no panic, CH can carry on serenely shaping the squad the way he wants it. Comparing it to the "rag, tag & bobtail" crew we had in that Nightmare at Carra Rud three years ago...... and are there signs that Vaughan is ready to sparkle? Fingers crossed. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • Goldie agree on your views on pre-season but it is nice to see getting a result against the lower opposition which we have not always done and kept clean sheet - Ajax will be a good test and it will be interesting to see if wholesale changes at half-time. Does anyone know if it will be streamed or shown anywhere as at present all we get out here is Olympics! OTBC

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    Jakarta Canary

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • Players are being tried in unfamiliar positions; Jackson & C. Martin out wide, R. Bennett & Lappin at FB. Is this a sign of Hughton`s brand of "Total football" in the making? Certainly makes for a flexible squad. A day off for Ruddy! Hope injuries to Fox & Whittaker are not too serious. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • Yet again the censor has stopped it!

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    blackdog2

    Monday, July 30, 2012

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