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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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