Norwich City 3-1 Burton Albion

24 Sep

Martin Olsson


Martin Olsson scored for just the second time in two years for Norwich City

Norwich went top of the Championship as they got the better of a stubborn 10-man Burton Albion side at Carrow Road.

Martin Olsson fired Norwich ahead in the first half, but Burton levelled as Lucas Akins netted from close range.

Parity lasted less than a minute as Jacob Murphy put Norwich back in front as his effort went in off the post.

Tom Flanagan was sent off for a second booking as he handled in the area, but Robbie Brady’s penalty was saved before Ivo Pinto shot high into the net.

Norwich are now a point clear at the summit after previous leaders Huddersfield went down 1-0 at Reading.

Burton had the better of the early play, although they only had Lloyd Dyer’s 15th-minute shot over the bar to show for it before Olsson got on the end of Graham Dorrans’ pass having started the move out wide.

Akins steered in Albion’s equaliser straight after half-time following a goalmouth scramble, but seconds later Murphy put Norwich back in front with his fifth goal of the season from Cameron Jerome’s lay-off.

Flanagan was harshly given his second booking as a shot from outside the box hit his arm, but Jon McLaughlin got down to his right to keep out Brady’s penalty before smothering a Jerome effort soon after.

Although Burton’s Jackson Irvine sent a header just wide, Norwich dominated with a man’s advantage – Brady hit the side-netting and Olsson went close to his second before defender Pinto wrapped up the points.

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Lucas Akins’ leveller came just a minute after the beginning of the second half….
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….and led to scenes of jubiliation for Burton’s players….
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…but seconds later Jacob Murphy got his third goal in as many games to put Norwich back in front

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 3, Burton Albion 1.

Second Half ends, Norwich City 3, Burton Albion 1.

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Timm Klose (Norwich City).

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Louis Thompson (Norwich City).

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Dorrans (Norwich City).

Goal! Norwich City 3, Burton Albion 1. Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

Substitution, Burton Albion. Shaun Barker replaces Stuart Beavon.

Substitution, Norwich City. Nélson Oliveira replaces Cameron Jerome.

Attempt missed. Robbie Brady (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

Foul by Jonny Howson (Norwich City).

Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Dorrans.

Substitution, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Jacob Murphy.

Substitution, Norwich City. Louis Thompson replaces Wes Hoolahan.

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jon McLaughlin (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Timm Klose.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Cameron Jerome.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ivo Pinto.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Beavon.

Attempt missed. Martin Olsson (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivo Pinto with a cross.

Attempt saved. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Penalty saved! Robbie Brady (Norwich City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Second yellow card to Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) for hand ball.

Attempt blocked. Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

Penalty conceded by Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution, Burton Albion. Will Miller replaces Jamie Ward.

Delay in match Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stuart Beavon.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Offside, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan tries a through ball, but Stuart Beavon is caught offside.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Brady (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Murphy.

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