Norwich late show extends gap
Canaries leave it late to sneak past Brighton
Last Updated: February 13, 2010 6:41pm
Doherty scored the winner for Norwich
Veteran Gary Doherty scored a late winner to secure a crucial 2-1 victory at Brighton to send Norwich four points clear at the top of League One.
Two goals in the last 10 minutes saw the Canaries recover from a goal down to record their fifth win in six matches in all competitions.
Doherty added to Grant Holt's 80th minute leveller, which cancelled out an Elliot Bennett free-kick in the first half.
The Seagulls had taken the lead through Bennett's free-kick from 20 yards in the 20th minute and the south coast side looked well set to claim three points in their battle against relegation as they reached the final 10 minutes with their lead intact.
However, the league leaders had different ideas and they drew level in the 80th minute through Holt's shot from a Wes Hoolahan cross.
Four minutes later and the game was turned on its head when Doherty headed home Darel Russell's free-kick from close range to seal an unlikely victory.
With Leeds drawing 1-1 at Leyton Orient, thanks to an injury-time Charlie Daniel own goal, it means the Canaries' lead at top is extended to four points.
npower League 1
Sat 13th Feb
Stockport2 - 2Colchester
Brentford1 - 1Wycombe
Yeovil0 - 0Gillingham
Carlisle5 - 0MK Dons
Huddersfld2 - 2Swindon
Oldham1 - 0Walsall
Southend1 - 1Tranmere
Leyton Or1 - 1Leeds
Brighton1 - 2Norwich
Millwall1 - 0Exeter
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|16||Preston North End||0||0|