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Derby Derby County vs Norwich City Norwich

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Rams pile on Norwich misery

By Stephen Bateman.   Last Updated: 03/12/05 6:07pm

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Andy Davies scored either side of the break to give Derby a 2-0 win over Norwich.

County almost took the lead with 15 minutes on the clock when Robert Green failed to deal with a Adam Drury shot before being let off the hook by Dexter Blackstock, who picked up the rebound and hit a weak effort straight at the England man.

The deadlock was broken in the 28th minute when Lewin Nyatanga's header was blocked, allowing Davies to turn before slamming his shot home from close range.

Norwich tried to up the tempo in search of an equaliser and saw a Peter Thorne header cleared off the line, while Calum Davenport planted a free header just wide of the left-hand upright.

Davies bagged his second of the game on 52 minutes when Inigo Idiakez delivered a pin-point cross onto the head of the Middlesbrough youngster, who made no mistake as he headed home from point-blank range.

The second goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of The Canaries as they struggled to create any chances. Ian Henderson sent a shot wide and Dean Ashton was as industrious as ever but to no avail.

The result will heap more pressure on City manager Nigel Worthington as the game ended with the travelling supporters chanting "We want Worthy out" after they had seen their team slump to their eighth defeat of the season.

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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