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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.

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."



Formation 4-1-4-1

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


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


Formation 4-4-2

  • 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


  • 9Lafferty
  • 15Miquel
  • 17Bennett
  • 21Murphy
  • 26Rudd
  • 28O'Neil
  • 39Odjidja-Ofoe
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 0, Norwich City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Norwich City 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gary O'Neil (Norwich City).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Martin Olsson (Norwich City).

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Elliott Bennett replaces Wes Hoolahan.

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Steven Whittaker.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gary O'Neil (Norwich City).

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Booking

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