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Blackburn 0-1 Norwich: Pukki’s late winner takes Canaries to the top

Norwich City regained top spot in the Championship after they beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 away at Ewood Park in a grinding game for the Canaries. Teemu Pukki scored a late winner to ensure that Daniel Farke’s men were at least top until Leeds United’s game against Aston Villa later in the day.

Any result other than a Leeds win will keep Norwich on top of the table come Christmas morning. With four minutes remaining from the 90, Pukki came up with a good effort on goal and it turned out to be the winner. Onel Hernandez provided the cross.

The Finland striker by then, had already missed some of the bigger chances in the game, hence, it was his job to put that right and get his team a valuable win. Ben Godfrey had a couple of efforts denied as the Canaries went two points clear at the top.

Farke’s men have been praised of playing an attacking brand of football and winning games, but this game was an evidence that his team can grind results out as well if required. The players were not at their best but one moment of quality was enough to seal the deal.

Losing Emiliano Buendia and Moritz Leitner in the first half due to injuries didn’t help the cause. The Blackburn keeper had a decent game and came in the way of few attempts. The Rovers are now 14th in the league table, 16 points behind leaders Norwich.

Here’s how the Norwich City fans reacted on social media after this grinding win away from home:

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Written by Mizgan Masani

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