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Leeds United 1-0 Norwich City

Pontus Jannson
Pontus Jannson's goal against Norwich was his second in three Championship matches

Pontus Jansson's header gave Leeds United victory over Norwich City to leave Thomas Christiansen's side a point off the Championship's top six.

Leeds threatened from set-pieces and Jansson rose highest to convert Pawel Cibicki's corner via the far post.

Alex Pritchard went closest to levelling for Norwich, beating goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald but seeing his effort come back off the bar.

Samuel Saiz also struck the woodwork for Leeds after going through on goal.

Defeat for the Canaries leaves them 16th, having won only one of their past nine league matches.

Norwich had enough chances to level in a stop-start game, but were denied a penalty after Nelson Oliveira fell on the edge of the box.

Wiedwald also prevented Pritchard from point-blank range shortly before half-time.

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen told BBC Radio Leeds:

"The speech of their coach was to come here for one point, and that made it even more difficult because they stayed back.

"In the first half, most of the things we did were with set-pieces. In the second half, we had more opportunities, more approach, and we had one big one from Samuel [Saiz] where we could have closed the game. But the three points is what counts and what I take with me.

"The confidence is going up and victories give this confidence. We have another clean sheet on the count - this is positive."

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke told BBC Radio Norfolk:

"I think it was a really good away game. I think in general it was a pretty close game - Leeds' performance was a good one as well - but in the first half, we were the better team.

"The problem is we had the two or three chances you get in an away game and were not able to use them. In addition to that, we had a clear penalty after 45 minutes on Oliveria, but we can't influence the situation so we have to accept the decision.

"The problem was we gave away perhaps a bit too many set-pieces. One of their biggest threats is Pontus Jansson at a set-piece, and we spoke a lot about this."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 2Ayling
  • 18JanssonBooked at 69mins
  • 6CooperBooked at 68mins
  • 28Berardi
  • 23Phillips
  • 25VieiraBooked at 61mins
  • 22CibickiSubstituted forPenningtonat 85'minutes
  • 21SáizSubstituted forGrotat 81'minutes
  • 10Alioski
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forHernándezat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lonergan
  • 5Pennington
  • 8Anita
  • 11Grot
  • 14O'Kane
  • 19Hernández
  • 35Shaughnessy

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 2Pinto
  • 31HanleyBooked at 90mins
  • 15Klose
  • 18StiepermannSubstituted forHoolahanat 83'minutes
  • 8VrancicSubstituted forJeromeat 83'minutes
  • 4Reed
  • 21Pritchard
  • 23Maddison
  • 12Watkins
  • 9OliveiraBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 6Zimmermann
  • 10Jerome
  • 11Murphy
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 19Trybull
  • 27Tettey
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
30,590

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Norwich City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Norwich City 0.

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski.

Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marley Watkins with a headed pass.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Timm Klose.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jay-Roy Grot (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Grant Hanley (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Grant Hanley (Norwich City).

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Harrison Reed.

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

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Foul by Marley Watkins (Norwich City).

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Matthew Pennington replaces Pawel Cibicki.

Timm Klose (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jay-Roy Grot (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Cameron Jerome replaces Mario Vrancic.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan replaces Marco Stiepermann.

Attempt missed. Marley Watkins (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Maddison.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jay-Roy Grot replaces Samuel Sáiz.

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Pablo Hernández replaces Kemar Roofe.

Foul by Mario Vrancic (Norwich City).

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by James Maddison.

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

Foul by Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United).

Hand ball by Alex Pritchard (Norwich City).

Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by James Maddison.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Marley Watkins (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Harrison Reed (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United).

goal

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