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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 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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