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Wolves 1-2 Norwich City

Cameron Jerome
Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome scored his fifth goal of the season against Wolves

Norwich City moved back up into the Championship's top two with an impressive victory at Wolves.

The Canaries, who surrendered a 3-1 lead to lose at Newcastle on Wednesday, went ahead at Molineux when Cameron Jerome headed past Carl Ikeme.

Robbie Brady doubled the advantage with a fine curling effort, moments after Nouha Dicko spurned a great chance in his first senior match for 13 months.

Dave Edwards headed a late consolation for Wolves, who remain in 12th.

Listen to Norwich boss Alex Neil speaking to BBC Radio Norfolk

Following eye-catching wins over Newcastle and Brentford, Walter Zenga's side have now lost successive matches for the first time this season - and they will rue several missed opportunities when the score was 1-0 against Norwich.

Dicko, only just on as a substitute for his first appearance since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in August 2015, was most guilty, miscontrolling when well placed and then allowing Michael McGovern to make a smart save.

Conor Coady also failed to hit the target from inside the area, shooting over the crossbar as the home team pressed for an equaliser.

But Brady's superbly-taken goal from 25 yards proved decisive, giving Norwich their seventh league win of the season and their fifth in six matches.

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 29Borthwick-JacksonSubstituted forMasonat 87'minutes
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 79mins
  • 27SaissBooked at 85mins
  • 20OnianguéSubstituted forCoadyat 57'minutes
  • 17Hélder CostaBooked at 46mins
  • 50Cavaleiro
  • 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forDickoat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Azevedo Ferreira Sá Pereira
  • 5Stearman
  • 9Dicko
  • 10Mason
  • 16Coady
  • 19Price
  • 21Lonergan

Norwich

  • 33McGovern
  • 25Pinto
  • 5Martin
  • 15Klose
  • 3Olsson
  • 27TetteyBooked at 65mins
  • 4DorransBooked at 26mins
  • 22MurphySubstituted forHowsonat 69'minutes
  • 14HoolahanBooked at 12minsSubstituted forOliveiraat 83'minutes
  • 12Brady
  • 10JeromeSubstituted forBennettat 90+6'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ruddy
  • 6Bassong
  • 8Howson
  • 9Oliveira
  • 21Pritchard
  • 24Bennett
  • 31Murphy
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
18,793

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Norwich City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Norwich City 2.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Ryan Bennett replaces Cameron Jerome.

Delay in match Michael McGovern (Norwich City) because of an injury.

Michael McGovern (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.

Foul by Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City).

Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Conor Coady.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

Booking

Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Nélson Oliveira replaces Wes Hoolahan.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Norwich City 2. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross.

Booking

David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Romain Saiss tries a through ball, but David Edwards is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Norwich City 2. Robbie Brady (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

Attempt blocked. Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Jonny Howson replaces Jacob Murphy.

Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Conor Coady.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Timm Klose.

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.

Booking

Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Norwich City).

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko replaces João Teixeira.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield11812148625
2Norwich117222115623
3Newcastle1171322101222
4Brighton11632147721
5Bristol City116231912720
6Birmingham11551149520
7Brentford11533189918
8Reading115331215-318
9Sheff Wed115241314-117
10Barnsley115152116516
11Leeds115151213-116
12Wolves114341514115
13QPR114341417-315
14Fulham113531013-314
15Burton113441616013
16Ipswich1134489-113
17Preston114161214-213
18Nottm Forest113351922-312
19Aston Villa111731012-210
20Derby11245610-410
21Wigan112361214-29
22Blackburn112271220-88
23Cardiff11227819-118
24Rotherham111371125-146
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