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Brentford 0-3 Norwich City

Martin Olsson of Norwich
Norwich move two points clear of Nottingham Forest

Cameron Jerome scored a second-half brace as Norwich moved to the top of the Championship with a 3-0 win at Brentford.

The Canaries survived early pressure before Alexander Tettey gave the visitors a 68th-minute lead.

Jerome headed in the second seven minutes later, then unleashed a fierce 25-yard shot to seal the victory.

The win moves Neil Adams' side two points ahead of Nottingham Forest, who play Fulham on Wednesday.

Newly-promoted Brentford would have gone above Norwich with a victory and could have been well ahead after a one-sided first half.

Bees striker Andre Gray missed a hat-trick of first-half chances.

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Adams on Brentford v Norwich

Gray, who was playing in the Conference this time last year, was inches away from touching Stuart Dallas' cross into an empty net, then fired inches wide and had a third effort deflected past a post by defender Jos Hooiveld.

However, the Canaries held out until half-time and then Tettey capitalised on a defensive lapse to swing the momentum in his side's favour.

Bees defender James Tarkowski was caught in possession in his own half and Wes Hoolahan laid the ball across for Tettey to slot home.

Then, with Brentford complaining they had not been given a penalty when Hooiveld appeared to foul Alex Pritchard in the area, Norwich broke away and Jerome launched himself to head in Steven Whittaker's cross.

The former Stoke City striker stylishly secured the three points in the 83rd minute when he rifled in the third.

Norwich, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, have now won six of their last seven games in all competitions, drawing the other.

Their only defeat this term was 1-0 at Wolves in the Championship on 10 August.

Norwich manager Neil Adams:

"It's a bit unfair on Brentford, it looks like they've been battered but it was a lot closer than that.

"You don't get anything in September but if you ask me where I'd rather be, it's at the top."

Brentford boss Mark Warburton:

"From 15 minutes onwards we were very good and John Ruddy was the busier of the two keepers. We should have been ahead at half-time.

"When Alex Pritchard goes down in the final third am I the only one who thought that was a penalty? Maybe I should go to Specsavers if I am."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 6Dean
  • 26TarkowskiBooked at 78mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 12McCormack
  • 10Odubajo
  • 21Pritchard
  • 18JudgeBooked at 90mins
  • 8Douglas
  • 15DallasSubstituted forAlves Coelhoat 77'minutes
  • 19GraySubstituted forProschwitzat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 14Tebar
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Toral
  • 22Alves Coelho
  • 23Jota
  • 39Proschwitz

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 12Hooiveld
  • 2Whittaker
  • 6TurnerBooked at 34mins
  • 23Olsson
  • 27TetteyBooked at 82mins
  • 4Johnson
  • 22RedmondSubstituted forO'Neilat 70'minutes
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forBennettat 86'minutes
  • 10Jerome
  • 7GrabbanSubstituted forOdjidja-Ofoeat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Lafferty
  • 15Miquel
  • 17Bennett
  • 21Murphy
  • 26Rudd
  • 28O'Neil
  • 39Odjidja-Ofoe
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
10,074

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home22
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 0, Norwich City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Norwich City 3.

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Norwich City).

Attempt blocked. Betinho (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Olsson (Norwich City).

Attempt saved. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Norwich City).

Attempt missed. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Betinho with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Elliott Bennett replaces Wes Hoolahan.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 0, Norwich City 3. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gary O'Neil following a fast break.

Hand ball by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Steven Whittaker.

Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe replaces Lewis Grabban.

Booking

James Tarkowski (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Nick Proschwitz replaces Andre Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Betinho replaces Stuart Dallas.

Foul by Andre Gray (Brentford).

Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 0, Norwich City 2. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Whittaker with a cross.

Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Whittaker.

James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).

Attempt saved. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary O'Neil with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Gary O'Neil replaces Nathan Redmond.

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 0, Norwich City 1. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

Offside, Norwich City. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but Martin Olsson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Martin Olsson.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by John Ruddy.

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by James Tarkowski.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich75111551016
2Watford7502147715
3Nottm Forest6420124814
4Wolves742173414
5Charlton7340118313
6Reading74121110113
7Sheff Wed733174312
8Middlesbrough740397212
9Ipswich732296311
10Brentford732299011
11Blackburn63121111010
12Millwall731388010
13Leeds7313710-310
14Derby623110649
15Bournemouth7223111018
16Wigan72239818
17Cardiff722389-18
18Brighton7214810-27
19Rotherham721459-47
20Birmingham7133512-76
21Bolton7124712-55
22Huddersfield7124715-85
23Blackpool7016310-71
24Fulham6015313-101
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