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By Matt Newsum

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  1. "Oooh, stop the press..."

    FT: Norwich 1-2 Brentford

    Lasse Vibe

    Lasse's got it. Andreas Bjelland's got it. Ollie Watkins' got it. Brentford's got it. Vibe. They've also got three points.

    The Bees come up with a crucial away win to steer themselves to a happy Christmas at Griffin Park but for Norwich it's a time for reflection and most likely training when others are tucking into their turkey.

    To be fair, it was not the most dynamic way to kick off our festive EFL coverage you could have asked for, but it's just about done the job.

    Join us again tomorrow. We'd like that. Until 14:00 GMT. Goodnight.

  2. Still to come this weekend


    Bristol City celebrate

    What a selection (box) we've got for you for Saturday's EFL live on BBC Sport.

    All the 15:00 GMT Championship kick-offs including...

    EFL Cup heroes Bristol City, fresh from dumping out Manchester United, up against QPR.

    Leaders Wolves at home to Ipswich Town and second-placed Cardiff City at Bolton... with the top six tussle between Aston Villa and Sheffield United completing the day's football.

    Throw in the best League One and League Two stories? Smorgasboard stuff. Be there. 14:00 GMT.

  3. Tale of the tape

    FT: Norwich 1-2 Brentford

    • Two goals by Lasse Vibe gave Brentford a first-half lead, and enough to win it overall.
    • Ollie Watkins hit the post in the first-half.
    • Norwich scored late on through Nelson Oliveira.
    • Mario Vrancic hit the post with a speculative toe-poke in the second-half.
    • Bees climb to 11th in the Championship. Norwich are still 16th.

    Norwich 1-2 Brentford

    How strange is football? Brentford had this game in the bag, signed, sealed and delivered by Lasse Vibe's first-half double but Norwich put the jitters on with a late goal from Nelson Oliveira.

    The scoreline doesn't tell the story, Brentford were so dominant. Norwich were a pale shadow of a side with ambitions of promotion this season.

    There's genuine unrest from supporters at Carrow Road but for the Bees there's optimism. It's a good Christmas for those in red and white but the Canaries will have a miserable wait for Boxing Day to come around.

    Daniel Farke
  5. Post update

    Norwich 1-2 Brentford

    We're at least midway through the added four minutes.

    Brentford desperately just hooking everything away, Norwich conversely desperate to hammer it forward.

    Jamal Lewis lets the occasion get the better of him as he clubs out of play when trying to launch an attack... Norwich still going...

  6. GOAL Norwich 1-2 Brentford

    Nelson Oliveira

    Nelson Oliveira FINALLY gets himself on the scoresheet.

    Edge of the box, caught his shot neatly... back of the net.

    Game on? Might be nervy. Amid all the boos and jeers from the crowd, Norwich have given themselves a bit of fight!


    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Barring some kind of miracle up there with Tim Allen becoming Santa Claus, Norwich are as cooked as one of Delia Smith's Christmas turkey dinners.

    Brentford are buzzing as bees might. Lasse Vibe did the damage first half... oh hang on...

  8. Post update

    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Have Norwich enjoyed a team Christmas meal a couple of hours before this game?

    Right now they look like they're trying to digest a few pigs in blankets. Coasting. Where is the intensity?

  9. CLOSE!

    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Sergi Canos just spun his marker, rattles off a shot that Angus Gunn has to turn round his post. Real threat.

    Then Yoann Barbet spanks a volley wide from distance. Norwich casually watch as the Bees float and sting.

    26,735 crowd at Norwich. They deserve better for that level of support.

    Norwich fan
  10. Post update

    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Oh look. Nelson Oliveira heads into the hands of Daniel Bentley. Ridiculously flamboyant cross by Alex Pritchard for a team 2-0 down. What's that flick called? Rabona. Did one of them.

    Josh McEachran is on for Kamohelo Mokotjo for Brentford.


    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    More simulation bookings. Alex Pritchard follows Neal Maupay into the book. Referee Jeremy Simpson wants the real-deal. No fakes.

    Time ticking away for Norwich.

  12. Post update

    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Such digression is what's keeping my brain whirring at the moment. I cannot say this game has been a classic in any way.

    Just as I type... Norwich get a great chance as Timm Klose powers forward, threads through to Mario Vrancic who wallops it toward the goal and it flicks the bar at speed and goes to safety.

    More of that please!

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    Gary Wolinski: Our Santa already did. Emiliano Marcondes. Cannot wait to see him on the pitch. Top 6 for Brentford? What ya think?

    The talent is there Gary. Competitive league though isn't it? If Norwich have a German tint then Brentford have a massive Danish one. Brentfjord you might say. Tee hee. (There are fjords in Denmark, I checked)


    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Sergi Canos, ex of the Canaries Norfolk parish, comes on for Florian Jozefzoon.

    Polite applause from Norwich fans. Nice.

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    Marianne: I want Santa to bring Sunderland five festive points, four new year goals, three super saves, two record crowds and a rise up the Championship.

    As long as you get nowt on the 30 December, I'll grant you the lot.

  16. Post update

    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Ollie Watkins swings in a corner which is punched clear by Angus Gunn. That set-piece came after Timm Klose made a telling block in the move before hand...

    Now Norwich break - James Maddison skilfully skips beyond two would-be tacklers and looks to find Nelson Oliveira. Danish rock Andreas Bjelland intercepts. Nothing concrete from Norwich. Brentford comfy.


    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Norwich throw on two subs. Jamal Lewis comes on for his maiden first-team appearance, and Josh Murphy joins him. Marley Watkins and Marco Stiepermann (on a yellow) come off.

  18. Post update

    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Mario Vrancic snaps a volley toward the Brentford goal, swivelling to fire over the top after Nelson Oliveira's shot is blocked.

    Norwich edging closer. But no cigar. Not even a soggy roll-up at the moment.

    Marley and Ollie Watkins clash, and come off a little sore. Might be a break in play. Oooh a drop-ball! Don't see them much any more... Not that it was properly competitive.

  19. Coventry lead again

    Coventry 3-2 Wycombe

    Coventry are ahead! It's another penalty.

    Marc McNulty steps up and scores his second goal of the night.

    This could be anything.

    Marc McNulty penalty

    Norwich 0-2 Brentford

    Simulation booking for Neal Maupay, toddler-dives in the box when there was a chance to have a dig at goal.

    Daft from the Brentford substitute. Jeremy Simpson having none of that faffing about.

    No change to the score in this second-half so far.