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Summary

  1. FT: Norwich 1-2 Brentford
  2. Vibe scores quickfire double for Brentford
  3. Oliveira scores in stoppage time for Norwich
  4. League One FT: Fleetwood 0-2 Gillingham
  5. League Two FT: Coventry 3-2 Wycombe
  6. Doyle scores from 45 yards for Coventry

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By Matt Newsum

All times stated are UK

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FT: Norwich 1-2 Brentford

Lasse Vibe
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Lasse's got it. Andreas Bjelland's got it. Ollie Watkins' got it. Brentford's got it. Vibe. They've also got three points.

The Bees come up with a crucial away win to steer themselves to a happy Christmas at Griffin Park but for Norwich it's a time for reflection and most likely training when others are tucking into their turkey.

To be fair, it was not the most dynamic way to kick off our festive EFL coverage you could have asked for, but it's just about done the job.

Join us again tomorrow. We'd like that. Until 14:00 GMT. Goodnight.

Still to come this weekend

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What a selection (box) we've got for you for Saturday's EFL live on BBC Sport.

All the 15:00 GMT Championship kick-offs including...

EFL Cup heroes Bristol City, fresh from dumping out Manchester United, up against QPR.

Leaders Wolves at home to Ipswich Town and second-placed Cardiff City at Bolton... with the top six tussle between Aston Villa and Sheffield United completing the day's football.

Throw in the best League One and League Two stories? Smorgasboard stuff. Be there. 14:00 GMT.

Tale of the tape

FT: Norwich 1-2 Brentford

  • Two goals by Lasse Vibe gave Brentford a first-half lead, and enough to win it overall.
  • Ollie Watkins hit the post in the first-half.
  • Norwich scored late on through Nelson Oliveira.
  • Mario Vrancic hit the post with a speculative toe-poke in the second-half.
  • Bees climb to 11th in the Championship. Norwich are still 16th.

FULL-TIME

Norwich 1-2 Brentford

How strange is football? Brentford had this game in the bag, signed, sealed and delivered by Lasse Vibe's first-half double but Norwich put the jitters on with a late goal from Nelson Oliveira.

The scoreline doesn't tell the story, Brentford were so dominant. Norwich were a pale shadow of a side with ambitions of promotion this season.

There's genuine unrest from supporters at Carrow Road but for the Bees there's optimism. It's a good Christmas for those in red and white but the Canaries will have a miserable wait for Boxing Day to come around.

Daniel Farke
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Norwich 1-2 Brentford

We're at least midway through the added four minutes.

Brentford desperately just hooking everything away, Norwich conversely desperate to hammer it forward.

Jamal Lewis lets the occasion get the better of him as he clubs out of play when trying to launch an attack... Norwich still going...

GOAL Norwich 1-2 Brentford

Nelson Oliveira

Nelson Oliveira FINALLY gets himself on the scoresheet.

Edge of the box, caught his shot neatly... back of the net.

Game on? Might be nervy. Amid all the boos and jeers from the crowd, Norwich have given themselves a bit of fight!

FOUR MINUTES ADDED TIME

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Barring some kind of miracle up there with Tim Allen becoming Santa Claus, Norwich are as cooked as one of Delia Smith's Christmas turkey dinners.

Brentford are buzzing as bees might. Lasse Vibe did the damage first half... oh hang on...

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Have Norwich enjoyed a team Christmas meal a couple of hours before this game?

Right now they look like they're trying to digest a few pigs in blankets. Coasting. Where is the intensity?

CLOSE!

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Sergi Canos just spun his marker, rattles off a shot that Angus Gunn has to turn round his post. Real threat.

Then Yoann Barbet spanks a volley wide from distance. Norwich casually watch as the Bees float and sting.

26,735 crowd at Norwich. They deserve better for that level of support.

Norwich fan
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Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Oh look. Nelson Oliveira heads into the hands of Daniel Bentley. Ridiculously flamboyant cross by Alex Pritchard for a team 2-0 down. What's that flick called? Rabona. Did one of them.

Josh McEachran is on for Kamohelo Mokotjo for Brentford.

YELLOW CARD

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

More simulation bookings. Alex Pritchard follows Neal Maupay into the book. Referee Jeremy Simpson wants the real-deal. No fakes.

Time ticking away for Norwich.

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Such digression is what's keeping my brain whirring at the moment. I cannot say this game has been a classic in any way.

Just as I type... Norwich get a great chance as Timm Klose powers forward, threads through to Mario Vrancic who wallops it toward the goal and it flicks the bar at speed and goes to safety.

More of that please!

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Gary Wolinski: Our Santa already did. Emiliano Marcondes. Cannot wait to see him on the pitch. Top 6 for Brentford? What ya think?

The talent is there Gary. Competitive league though isn't it? If Norwich have a German tint then Brentford have a massive Danish one. Brentfjord you might say. Tee hee. (There are fjords in Denmark, I checked)

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Sergi Canos, ex of the Canaries Norfolk parish, comes on for Florian Jozefzoon.

Polite applause from Norwich fans. Nice.

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Marianne: I want Santa to bring Sunderland five festive points, four new year goals, three super saves, two record crowds and a rise up the Championship.

As long as you get nowt on the 30 December, I'll grant you the lot.

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Ollie Watkins swings in a corner which is punched clear by Angus Gunn. That set-piece came after Timm Klose made a telling block in the move before hand...

Now Norwich break - James Maddison skilfully skips beyond two would-be tacklers and looks to find Nelson Oliveira. Danish rock Andreas Bjelland intercepts. Nothing concrete from Norwich. Brentford comfy.

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Norwich throw on two subs. Jamal Lewis comes on for his maiden first-team appearance, and Josh Murphy joins him. Marley Watkins and Marco Stiepermann (on a yellow) come off.

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Mario Vrancic snaps a volley toward the Brentford goal, swivelling to fire over the top after Nelson Oliveira's shot is blocked.

Norwich edging closer. But no cigar. Not even a soggy roll-up at the moment.

Marley and Ollie Watkins clash, and come off a little sore. Might be a break in play. Oooh a drop-ball! Don't see them much any more... Not that it was properly competitive.

Coventry lead again

Coventry 3-2 Wycombe

Coventry are ahead! It's another penalty.

Marc McNulty steps up and scores his second goal of the night.

This could be anything.

Marc McNulty penalty
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YELLOW CARD

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Simulation booking for Neal Maupay, toddler-dives in the box when there was a chance to have a dig at goal.

Daft from the Brentford substitute. Jeremy Simpson having none of that faffing about.

No change to the score in this second-half so far.

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Norwich fans booing as their team make a fluff of a chance. The ball trickles harmlessly away as Nelson Oliveira and Ivo Pinto fail to find any connection in the build up to a move that flounders.

Brentford concede a free-kick as Romaine Sawyers scythes down an opponent. Norwich set-piece threat here...

Ah... Daniel Bentley saves the header of Nelson Oliveira from the James Maddison cross.

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Sam Lockwood: I would like santa to bring Cambridge United: A new manager with some funds to sign a good striker and midfielder........

Wycombe equalise from the spot

Coventry 2-2 Wycombe

Joe Jacobson
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The madness continues at the Ricoh.

Wycombe are now level thanks to Joe Jacobson's penalty.

It looked so comfortable for Coventry when they were 2-0 up just before the break.

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Florian Jozefzoon is a real class act, the ex-PSV man has tormented Marco Stiepermann tonight at times.

Meanwhile, applause from the away support for Lasse Vibe who makes way for Neal Maupay. He's been recovering from a hamstring injury and that's most likely precautionary.

Romaine Sawyers gets a throw for Brentford after his volley is blocked by Stiepermann. Bees pushing again.

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Norwich have certainly started this second half with some revived purpose. They're having much more ball and much more field position.

Brentford won't mind that too much, as they have a comfortable lead and back their defence so far.

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Nelson Oliveira strikes the stand behind the goal with a shot. Sums up Norwich's night so far.

Not the Portuguese's night individually either.

Nelson Oliveira
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Gills beat Fleetwood

FT: Fleetwood 0-2 Gillingham

League One's 19:00 GMT kick-off has just come to an end.

Goals inside the opening 15 minutes from Josh Parker and Luke O'Neill proved to be the difference for Gillingham.

They're back under way for the second half at the Ricoh Arena too. Coventry lead Wycombe 2-1.

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Early chance for the Canaries. Lovely pass into the space from James Maddison puts Alex Pritchard away down the flank but he shoots across goal rather than crossing.

Nelson Oliveira was in, perhaps.

KICK-OFF

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Norwich have brought on Christoph Zimmermann for Grant Hanley at half-time. He goes into the centre of the Norwich defence. Another German. Alongside Swiss stopper Timm Klose.

With Daniel Farke in charge (at least for the moment), I'm tempted to put a little umlaut in the Norwich 'o'. German tint to the Canaries.

HT: Norwich 0-2 Brentford

One win in the past 10 in all competitions for Norwich just highlights the issues the home side are having.

Teams out for the second half. It's a misty old day around the country, including Carrow Road.

HT: Norwich 0-2 Brentford

What can Norwich do then to sort this out? It's not like they've failed to create chances. They've churned out a few. No goals though.

Problem is, Brentford have been so irresistible. Lasse Vibe spurned a couple of chances himself.

However, the Dane grabbed two quick-fire goals and when you've got that in your locker you're all good.

Raining goals at the Ricoh

HT: Coventry 2-1 Wycombe

Marc McNulty goal
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Like at Carrow Road, it's been a busy end to the half in our one League Two game this evening.

Marc McNulty put the Sky Blues 2-0 up on 41 minutes, but Dan Scarr has just pulled a goal back for Wycombe on the stroke of half-time.

Meanwhile in League One, it's still 2-0 to Gillingham at Fleetwood. There are five or so minutes left in that one.

On the menu tomorrow

#bbcefl

What a selection (box) we've got for you for Saturday's EFL live on BBC Sport.

All the 15:00 GMT Championship kick-offs including...

EFL Cup heroes Bristol City, fresh from dumping out Manchester United, up against QPR.

Leaders Wolves at home to Ipswich Town and second-placed Cardiff City at Bolton... with the top six tussle between Aston Villa and Sheffield United completing the day's football.

Throw in the best League One and League Two stories? Smorgasboard stuff. See you at 14:00 GMT yeah?

HT: Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Chunters and boos around Carrow Road then at half-time. 45 minutes to arrest this first-half slump.

There'll be no slumping from your BBC Sport EFL live team we hope.

Especially when we've got such a bumper offering for you tomorrow...

HALF-TIME

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Lasse Vibe celebration
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As R Kelly said: "You've got that vibe."

Brentford are delighted to have that Vibe. Lasse Vibe that is. Two goals, very similar in design and just a couple of minutes apart are the difference.

Norwich in a world of trouble. 2-0 down at home. The natives are a little restless.

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

How slick are Brentford on the break?

Daniel Bentley gathers in the header from Grant Hanley and immediately distributes it.

Brentford race forward and it's Florian Jozefzoon who fizzes a shot on goal but it whips just wide.

Ooohs and aaahs and a few boos. Into added time.

Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Brentford are swarming at the moment. When they have the ball it looks dangerous.

Finally Norwich stem the flow. James Maddison puts a delivery in the box which wins the corner after Nico Yennaris put it behind. The corresponding ball in is headed at Daniel Bentley by Grant Hanley.

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Nick Bruzon: He's got that Vibe. Goal Brentford! Last season saw one of The Bees' worst performances of the campaign in a 5-0 thumping at Carrow Road. Here's hoping Santa can deliver a bit more pay back!

GOAL: Norwich 0-2 Brentford

Lasse Vibe

It was proving a fairly even contest before Brentford tucked away that first goal through Lasse Vibe.

Now he's got another. Romaine Sawyers to Vibe, cool finish, repeat prescription for Norwich. Sickening for the Canaries but the execution is delicious from the Bees.

The difference between the two teams (other than the score for any clever so-and-sos) is the amount of support up in attack. Brentford have a ton of options, Norwich have one or two in the box at most at any one time.

Lasse Vibe
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GOAL: Norwich 0-1 Brentford

Lasse Vibe

Brentford go in front after Norwich fail to clear a breakaway chance - Lasse Vibe is the man to give them the lead.

Some smart football in and around the box frees up Romaine Sawyers and his pass is fired home by the Dane.

Deadlock broken.