Norwich City have made it into the fifth round of the FA Cup by beating fellow Premier league team West Bromwich Albion.
Norwich City have been extremely good in the Premier league so far. Even though they have not played the most beautiful football in the division, they have been doing extremely well in terms of getting the points to keep them well away from the relegation zone.
Only Swansea have been doing much better them amongst the promoted trio. The entry into the fifth round of the FA Cup is the first time since 2007 for Norwich City. Back then, Norwich City failed to beat Chelsea at Stamford bridge, and they will be hoping for an easy fixture this time around.
Grant Holt has been one of the most influential players for Norwich City this season and it was not surprising to see him open the scoring in the match against West Bromwich Albion. Holt scored in the 35th minute to give Norwich City the lead they deserved. However, West Brom woke up following the goal and continued to threaten the Norwich goal.
Finally, the equaliser came in the second half when Fortune scored in the 54th minute to level things in the match. Just when it seemed that West Brom and Norwich were expecting a replay, Jackson scored in the 85th minute to ensure that Norwich make it into the fifth round.
“I thought Jed Steer’s saves were world class. He was terrific. It is only one game but he has a great temperament and a great enthusiasm for the game as well which is important. He is a really level-headed lad, which is probably more important than anything – but his handling was brilliant,” Norwich City manager Paul Lambert said after the match.