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Carrow Road (ATT 25,383) 29th October 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Robinson

Norwich Norwich City vs Sheffield Wednesday Sheff Wed

Brunt piles pressure on City

By Adam Marshall.   Last Updated: 29/10/05 3:22pm

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The heat was turned up on Norwich City manager Nigel Worthington after a 1-0 home defeat to his former club Sheffield Wednesday.

In-form Chris Brunt netted the only goal of the game after 79 minutes to secure The Owls' first away win in the league this term.

As City were one of the favourites for promotion, it has been a completely unsatisfactory start for Worthington who must be at a loss to explain why his team are struggling.

Craig Rocastle volleyed a Brunt centre against the woodwork as Wednesday provided a threat in the first period.

Dean Marney and Youssef Safri spurned openings at the other end and Dean Ashton was off target with a couple of attempts.

Ashton did force David Lucas into making a smart save but Robert Green also had to be alert in the Canaries goal.

The second half saw sustained pressure from the hosts with Ashton (twice), Ian Henderson and Darren Huckerby all registering attempts on goal.

Wednesday did offer some resistance with Brunt and Lee Peacock creating chances and it was Brunt who struck decisively to condemn Norwich to their third successive league defeat.

Richie Partridge's introduction as a substitute sparked a shot from the Irishman that Green could only push out and Brunt rattled the rebound in off a post for his fourth goal in five games.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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