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Holt: Nets the winner

Holt: Nets the winner

Grant Holt grabbed a dramatic stoppage time winner as Norwich City overcame top-four hopefuls Everton 2-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday.

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Both teams started the game well but it was the Toffees who had the better of the opening exchanges, most notably Nikica Jelavic who repeatedly found space in the box.

The Croatian's best chance came as he controlled the ball brilliantly before firing goalwards but Mark Bunn was equal to his effort getting down well to parry away.

The Canaries did show signs of invention but it always seemed as if it was only matter of time before Everton took the lead and they finally got their reward on 39 minutes as Leighton Baines picked out Leon Osman with a cross and the midfielder stooped low to head home.

The Merseysiders continued to push after the break but everything changed when Kei Kamara was introduced on the hour mark.

The Sierra Leone striker made a huge difference, adding massive impetus to the hosts' attack, forcing a great save from Tim Howard after 63 minutes before heading just wide moments later.

However, he finally found a way through after 84 minutes, rising above Marouane Fellaini at a corner and heading down and into the goal to send the Canaries into rapture.

The home side continued to push on and after went close on 90 minutes, the skipper grabbed a dramatic winner, latching onto Russell Martin's deep cross to poke home at the back post to grab a vital three points.

Posted: 23/02/13 16:47

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