Oct 20, 2012 at 5.30pm UK at ​Carrow Road
NorwichNorwich City
1-0
Arsenal
Holt (19')
Johnson (24'), Hoolahan (55'), Holt (62'), Turner (71')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Norwich City clinch first league win of season

Norwich City win their first league game of the season at the expense of Arsenal.

Norwich City have recorded their first Premier League win of the season with a shock 1-0 victory over Arsenal.

The hosts started the match brightly, coming close through Anthony Pilkington after just two minutes.

Arsene Wenger© PA Photos

The Gunners responded with a chance of their own two minutes later when a fluid move provided Lukas Podolski with the space to shoot, but the Germany international couldn't find the target.

Norwich found themselves in front after 19 minutes when Grant Holt reacted quickest to Alexander Tettey's shot being parried by Vito Mannone, rolling the ball into the empty net.

Michael Turner almost extended the Canaries' surprise lead 10 minutes before the break when he made a darting run to the front post to meet a cross, but he couldn't get enough on his header.

Arsenal had a chance to equalise seven minutes into the second half when John Ruddy failed to clear a cross. The ball fell to Olivier Giroud, but the Frenchman was off balance and couldn't direct his shot goalwards.

The Gunners spent the closing stages camped in the Norwich half but couldn't find a way through as Chris Hughton's men held on to claim three valuable points.

Olivier Giroud attempts goal
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