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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 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Derby County 27 51
3 Middlesbrough 27 50
4 Ipswich Town 27 50
5 Brentford 27 49
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 27 38
10 Blackburn Rovers 27 36
11 Birmingham City 27 36
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 27 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 27 31
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 27 29
22 Millwall 27 24
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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