Half-Time Report: Morgan Amalfitano fires West Bromwich Albion ahead at Carrow Road

Morgan Amalfitano earns West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 lead over Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Morgan Amalfitano has handed West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 lead over Norwich City at the halfway stage of their Premier League clash at Carrow Road.

West Brom produced some good moves in the early stages of the match, with both Amalfitano and Graham Dorrans shooting wide of the Norwich goal.

Goal scorer Morgan Amalfitano of West Bromwich Albion celebrates with Steven Reid during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion at Carrow Road on April 05, 2014© Getty Images

The Baggies were rewarded for their bright start to the contest in the 16th minute when Amalfitano was gifted space by Martin Olsson's slip, and he took advantage to make it two goals in as many games with a low finish from the edge of the box.

Stephane Sessegnon and Matej Vydra linked well in advanced positions throughout the first half, and the duo came close to creating a second goal for their side when the latter saw a powerful effort tipped to safety by John Ruddy following a counter-attack.

Norwich could have been level before the break, but Ben Foster was alert to push Johan Elmander's header to safety.

Mats Moller Daehli of Cardiff City celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Brom on March 29, 2014
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