Alex Neil's Canaries landed their first win since returning to England's top flight thanks to goals from Russell Martin, Steven Whittaker and Nathan Redmond before Duncan Watmore grabbed a late consolation for the Black Cats.
The loss has Dick Advocaat's Sunderland reeling and already in crisis mode while Norwich will be full of confidence after quickly opening their account for the new campaign.
- Can Advocaat pull Sunderland out of this early-season nightmare?
- Are Norwich good enough to take it up to the top clubs or does a win over Sunderland appear better than it really is?
Sunderland will be eager to get on the board when they host Swansea next weekend as Norwich prepare for the visit of Stoke.
— Redderz (@NathanRedmond22) August 16, 2015
First win of the season..hopefully the 1st of many..we thanks you all for your support..get back home safe..God be with you all!..#faith
— Sebastien Bassong (@BassongOfficiel) August 15, 2015
Advocaat: 'Everybody expected more I know I did and I know the fans did; it was disappointing' http://t.co/RRp6Bsj5Egpic.twitter.com/F1HR62C97n
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) August 15, 2015
Sunderland's Advocaat on his side's situation:
"I have to know why that can happen because it's really strange for me. You can play badly and badly, but not knowing what to do is even worse."
Norwich boss Neill on first win:
"Those three points, we will gain a lot of confidence from that and hopefully go into the game next week and hope to replicate how we have been playing."
7 - Sunderland have conceded seven goals in their opening two league games for the first time since 1970-71. Humbled.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 15, 2015