PREMIER LEAGUE: Norwich edge QPR to move into top half

Norwich City have won the battle of last season’s Championship top-two with a 2-1 victory over QPR at Carrow Road.

Norwich City have won the battle of last season’s Championship top-two with a 2-1 victory over QPR at Carrow Road.

The Canaries, who had not won in their previous four outings, took the lead in the 14th minute when defender Russell Martin pounced on a defensive error from Anton Ferdinand from a corner to hammer home from the edge of the six-yard box.

Norwich’s Steve Morison went close when he curled his 27th minute attempt over Radek Cerny’s crossbar before the R’s leveled through Luke Young in the 59th minute when he netted his second in two weeks by slotting home Jamie Mackie’s long range attempt which had cannoned into the upright.

Norwich boss Paul Lambert made a double change in the 70th minute and it proved to be a masterstroke as Wesley Hoolahan and Grant Holt combined for the winner just three minutes after coming on. The former crossed for the latter who managed to bundle it home for his third in five games.

The victory allowed Norwich to move up to ninth with 16 points from their 13 outings as QPR fell to 11th with a third defeat in four matches.

TRIBAL ASKS: Can Paul Lambert manager at a much bigger club after guiding Norwich to two straight promotions and into the top half of the Premier League?

Norwich City: 2 (Russell Martin 14’, Grant Holt 73’)
Queens Park Rangers: 1 (Luke Young 59’)
Carrow Road, Norwich – 26,781

Yellow cards: NOR - Kyle Naughton 87’
QPR - nil

 

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