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Swansea City 1-4 Norwich City: Leaders earn sixth straight Championship win

Emiliano Buendia
Emiliano Buendia tucked Norwich's second goal in on 24 minutes

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke played down his side's title hopes despite a sixth straight Championship win after a clinical performance at Swansea City.

The Canaries raced into a 3-0 lead inside 37 minutes, before Daniel James pulled one back, but Teemu Pukki's turn and finish sealed it on the hour mark.

"There are many other clubs with much bigger possibilities," Farke said, when asked if his side were favourites to win the league.

"We have such a young squad. We're keeping our feet on the ground."

He added: "When you are the league leaders, everyone is more greedy to be successful against you. Swansea were highly motivated today but we had a good answer."

Swansea's day started badly when Mike van der Hoorn turned the ball in to his own net early on, with Emiliano Buendia slotting in Norwich's second and Marco Stiepermann tapping in to complete a neat third.

The hosts, who had won three of their previous four games, briefly threatened a comeback after 21-year-old James' first league goal.

But Pukki, who struck Norwich's 97th-minute winner when they beat Millwall 4-3 last time out, made the points safe again when he netted his 14th of the season in all competitions.

His goal saw the impressive Canaries score four in a game for a third consecutive match, with Finland's Pukki netting five of those 12 goals.

The victory was Norwich's 14th from 22 games in all competitions this season, and their 11th from their past 14.

Swans boss Graham Potter called it "an uncomfortable afternoon" and admitted his side had made it too easy for the Championship front-runners.

"All credit to Norwich, over the course of the game they deserved to win, they were the better team and attacked and defended well," he said.

"But I think we contributed a little bit more to their performance than we would like.

"To improve you have to have a bit of suffering and go through setbacks and it's how we respond as a group and as a team. There's no time for us to feel sorry for ourselves."

Line-ups

Swansea

  • 25Mulder
  • 26Naughton
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 22Rodon
  • 21Grimes
  • 27FultonSubstituted forBonyat 45'minutes
  • 8FerSubstituted forOlssonat 45'minutes
  • 23Roberts
  • 10CelinaSubstituted forMcKayat 68'minutes
  • 20James
  • 9McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 2Bony
  • 3Olsson
  • 16Asoro
  • 17Carter-Vickers
  • 19McKay
  • 24John

Norwich

  • 1Krul
  • 37AaronsBooked at 56mins
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 15Klose
  • 12LewisBooked at 73mins
  • 27Tettey
  • 10LeitnerSubstituted forRhodesat 89'minutes
  • 17BuendíaSubstituted forVrancicat 86'minutes
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 25HernándezSubstituted forCantwellat 77'minutes
  • 22Pukki

Substitutes

  • 4Godfrey
  • 7Marshall
  • 8Vrancic
  • 11Rhodes
  • 19Trybull
  • 33McGovern
  • 36Cantwell
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
18,780

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Swansea City 1, Norwich City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swansea City 1, Norwich City 4.

Matt Grimes (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mario Vrancic (Norwich City).

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City).

Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Martin Olsson (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Jordan Rhodes replaces Moritz Leitner.

Matt Grimes (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Attempt saved. Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Martin Olsson.

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mario Vrancic (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic replaces Emiliano Buendía.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City).

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) because of an injury.

Foul by Wilfried Bony (Swansea City).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Todd Cantwell replaces Onel Hernández.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Onel Hernández.

Foul by Barrie McKay (Swansea City).

Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Alexander Tettey.

Booking

Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel James (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamal Lewis (Norwich City).

Offside, Norwich City. Emiliano Buendía tries a through ball, but Marco Stiepermann is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Joe Rodon.

Attempt blocked. Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Onel Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Barrie McKay replaces Bersant Celina.

Attempt saved. Connor Roberts (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wilfried Bony with a through ball.

Foul by Martin Olsson (Swansea City).

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Maximillian Aarons.

Goal!

Goal! Swansea City 1, Norwich City 4. Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Onel Hernández.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich18113432211136
2Middlesbrough189722191234
3Leeds1896331171433
4West Brom1894539261331
5Sheff Utd189452921831
6Derby189452721631
7Nottm Forest187922516930
8QPR188372024-427
9Swansea187562017326
10Blackburn186842125-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham175932320324
13Stoke185852122-123
14Bristol City186482021-122
15Brentford185672825321
16Preston185673031-121
17Wigan186391926-721
18Sheff Wed185582232-1020
19Rotherham184771625-919
20Reading184592429-517
21Millwall184592330-717
22Bolton184591224-1217
23Hull1844101626-1016
24Ipswich181891530-1511
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