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Sheffield Wednesday 0-4 Norwich City: Canaries go top after thrashing Owls

Teemu Pukki scores his second against Sheffield Wednesday
Teemu Pukki has now scored 11 goals for Norwich City this season in all competitions

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke says his side must not get carried away after going top of the Championship.

The Canaries thrashed a poor Sheffield Wednesday side 4-0 - their first win at Hillsborough in almost 17 years.

"We all have our feet on the ground," Farke told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"We know we have had a decent start, and to be there after 16 games with 30 points already is outstanding."

"But we know we can't relax and we can't enjoy ourselves too much. We need at least six more wins to at stay in this league.

"If we relax just a bit and think about the beach or whatever we won't win any points, so it's important we go for them."

Ten-minute goal spree seals win

Norwich missed a golden chance to lead after five minutes when Mario Vrancic saw his tame penalty easily saved by Cameron Dawson.

But they took advantage of a shaky Wednesday as they scored three times in a 10-minute spell soon after half time.

Teemu Pukki - playing in the league for the first time in three weeks after injuring his hamstring while playing for Finland - put City ahead as he converted after Vrancic's shot was deflected into his path.

Static defending then allowed Emiliano Buendia time to turn and fire home before Pukki tapped in the third from Max Aarons' ball into the box.

Late substitute Dennis Srbeny made it 4-0 with his first touch after Dawson's poor clearance fell to Vrancic, who played the substitute in.

Norwich have won eight of their past 10 league games, including a run of four consecutive victories, while the loss increases the pressure on Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay as his side have now lost four in succession, conceding 12 goals in the process.

Booing Owls fans chanted the names of out-of-favour duo Keiren Westwood and Sam Hutchinson after a performance that lacked confidence and cohesion.

Norwich last won at Wednesday in December 2001, losing 5-1 on their previous two visits to Hillsborough, and they could have gone behind after three minutes when Josh Onomah blazed over from close range.

But Norwich had a number of chances to add to their lead, the best arguably with 15 minutes left as a mazy run from Onel Hernandez forced Dawson to palm the ball behind.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Luhukay said the performance was "not good enough".

"We must be very quick to bring our best performances back," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"Before the international break it was very positive, and now it is negative - that is football and you must fight against this.

"Sometimes it looks like we don't have the stability to clear at moments when you can clear. At this level and in this league that's not possible and our opponents profited from the mistakes that we made."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Dawson
  • 2Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 36PudilSubstituted forThornileyat 82'minutes
  • 42PenneyBooked at 77mins
  • 7Onomah
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 10BannanBooked at 45mins
  • 20Reach
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forPrestonat 87'minutes
  • 17NuhiuBooked at 70minsSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 70'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 6Fox
  • 12Thorniley
  • 18Lucas João
  • 24Baker
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 34Hector
  • 37Preston

Norwich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Krul
  • 37Aarons
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 15Klose
  • 12Lewis
  • 27Tettey
  • 10LeitnerBooked at 61minsSubstituted forGodfreyat 89'minutes
  • 17BuendíaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forStiepermannat 83'minutes
  • 8Vrancic
  • 25Hernández
  • 22PukkiSubstituted forSrbenyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Godfrey
  • 7Marshall
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern
  • 40Payne
  • 41Odusina
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
23,425

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home16
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home20
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Norwich City 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Norwich City 4.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Cameron Dawson.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dennis Srbeny with a through ball.

  5. Post update

    Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Ben Godfrey replaces Moritz Leitner.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Fraser Preston replaces Steven Fletcher.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamal Lewis.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Onel Hernández (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moritz Leitner with a through ball.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Marco Stiepermann replaces Emiliano Buendía.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas João following a corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jordan Thorniley replaces Daniel Pudil.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Timm Klose.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Norwich City 4. Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mario Vrancic with a through ball.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Dennis Srbeny replaces Teemu Pukki.

  19. Booking

    Matt Penney (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Moritz Leitner (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.