Norwich City 1, West Brom 2

A last-minute goal put paid to Norwich City's hopes of the double against West Brom when Diomansy Kamara scored two minutes into stoppage time. West Brom always threatened to hit back after going 1-0 down in the 58th minute and just 14 minutes later, Sam Sodje equalised.

A last-minute goal put paid to Norwich City's hopes of the double against West Brom when Diomansy Kamara scored two minutes into stoppage time. West Brom always threatened to hit back after going 1-0 down in the 58th minute and just 14 minutes later, Sam Sodje equalised.

It was Dickson Etuhu who put Norwich ahead against the run of play with a header from a cross by Adam Drury. Earlier, City suffered a serious blow minutes before the half-time whistle this afternoon as midfielder Youssef Safri limped off.

The Moroccan stretched for a ball but immediately clutched his left leg as City ended a difficult opening 45 minutes on a low note.

Having shared the early exchanges City spent most of the half on the defensive, with West Brom peppering Tony Warner's goal with shots.

Darren Carter and Robert Koren both hit the frame of the goal as the promotion chasing Baggies took control. However City will be grateful most of their efforts were from a distance.

The visiting keeper Dean Kiely was rarely troubled, a weak header from Dickson Etuhu probably as difficult as it got. Darren Huckerby was struggling to break West Brom's offside trap while the visiting midfield were dominant.

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The result, only West Brom's second win in eight games, sees the Baggies consolidate their place in the play-off places, while Norwich languish in 16th.

For a while, however, it seemed West Brom would never score, much less do it twice. It was a case of close but no cigar as they struggled to find a goal.

Norwich's attackers did pay the game a fleeting visit.

Darren Huckerby stung Dean Kiely's palms from 25 yards in the 37th minute, while Gary Doherty looked sporadically threatening.

As it transpired, the half ended as it begun with West Brom wasting a chance - Kamara the guilty party - but the second did not herald any new hope with Norwich second best all afternoon.

Sam Sodje made the difference, heading into a crowded box before thundering the rebound into the roof of the net.

Mark Fotheringham brought a good save from Kiely before Jason Koumas, on as a substitute for Carter, had his blast caught by Warner.

The game was destined for a draw but West Brom turned the game on its head with practically the last kick, Kamara leaping onto Gera's stoppage time cross to seal the points.