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

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