Fozzy's joy at first goal is shortlived

Norwich City captain Mark Fotheringham's joy at hitting his first goal of the season has been tempered by a double setback. The Scottish midfielder was deemed to have 'over-celebrated' his first-half strike by referee Lee Mason during the Canaries' 2-2 draw with Southampton, earning his fifth booking of the campaign and a one-match suspension for City's trip to Wolves on Tuesday.

Norwich City captain Mark Fotheringham's joy at hitting his first goal of the season has been tempered by a double setback.

The Scottish midfielder was deemed to have “over-celebrated” his first-half strike by referee Lee Mason during the Canaries' 2-2 draw with Southampton, earning his fifth booking of the campaign and a one-match suspension for City's trip to Wolves on Tuesday.

But Fotheringham was also substituted in the final minutes after picking up an Achilles tendon injury and the midfielder could now be a doubt for Friday's match at Doncaster Rovers, although his manager hopes he will be fit enough to play.

“There were a couple of kicks - and they are kicks as well,” said City boss Bryan Gunn. “Fozzy took a bad one down the back of his Achilles. We looked at him and he wanted to soldier on, as he would do, but we felt it was an opportunity to get Carl Cort on and Darel Russell was able to fill back into midfield.


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“But Fozzy will be in the treatment room and I'm sure the physios and the staff will make sure he is ready for Friday night.”

Mason showed seven yellow cards in what was a lively but fairly contested game - four of them to Southampton players.

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