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Norwich City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Wolves won at Norwich City for the first time since January 2007 to return to the top of the Championship table.A first-half header from Willy Boly and Leo Bonatini’s second-half volley put Wanderers a point clear of Cardiff and two ahead of Sheffield United.Marley Watkins headed against the post for Norwich before visiting defender Boly turned in a Barry Douglas corner.

After Alfred N’Diaye and Bonatini had been denied a second, the latter fired in sweetly from Ryan Bennett’s pass.Six of Bonatini’s nine goals this season have come in his past five league appearances for Wolves – all games in which the Brazilian striker has found the net.Wolves go top with Norwich winSunderland held in Grayson’s final matchBlades finally beatenLeeds beaten at homeWolves offered free coach travel to supporters making the 360-mile round trip to Carrow Road and those fans were rewarded with a 10th league success of 2017-18.French centre-back Boly set them up for victory with the opener, marking his return to the Wolves team after two months out injured with the first goal of his season-long loan spell from Porto.Norwich have taken only nine points from eight home league games and their second home defeat in four days kept them a point outside the play-off places.The creativity of James Maddison provided the home team’s best hope of a goal but Norwich could not find a way past their former goalkeeper John Ruddy, who kept his seventh clean sheet in 15 Championship appearances for Wolves this season.Norwich boss Daniel Farke:”Normally I am very sad and annoyed and try to figure out the factors behind our defeat. This is very easy.”We have to accept we faced an opponent with a very high quality, with bigger quality than us. They were the better team, although it is annoying that we conceded two goals from set pieces.”They are so good on counters and with the quality of their offensive players it is impossible to control all the counter attacks. They have an unbelievable quality for this division.”Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo:”It was important to bounce back from what happened the previous game. It’s important in these moments of the season how you perform and when. It must be every game and at every stadium.”The boys did that so well done to them. Thanks to our fans for coming a long way and helping the boys.”Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsNorwich1Gunn2Pinto31Hanley15Klose3HusbandSubstituted forStiepermannat 60’minutesBooked at 90mins4ReedBooked at 90mins19TrybullSubstituted forZimmermannat 65’minutes8Vrancic23Maddison11MurphyBooked at 53minsSubstituted forJeromeat 60’minutes12WatkinsBooked at 26minsSubstitutes5Martin6Zimmermann10Jerome14Hoolahan18Stiepermann33McGovern36CantwellWolves21Ruddy5BennettBooked at 80mins16Coady15Boly2Doherty4N’Diaye8NevesBooked at 64mins3DouglasBooked at 73mins7CavaleiroBooked at 41minsSubstituted forEnobakhareat 61’minutes33BonatiniSubstituted forPriceat 76’minutes18JotaSubstituted forCostaat 84’minutesSubstitutes12Marshall17Costa19Price26Enobakhare29Vinagre30Hause31NorrisReferee:Darren EnglandAttendance:26,554Match StatsHome TeamNorwichAway TeamWolvesPossessionHome53%Away47%ShotsHome14Away14Shots on TargetHome2Away4CornersHome6Away7FoulsHome11Away24Live TextPosted at Match ends, Norwich City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.BookingPosted at 90’+5′ Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City).Posted at 90’+5′ Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.BookingPosted at 90’+4′ Harrison Reed (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Harrison Reed (Norwich City).Posted at 90’+4′ Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+3′ James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+3′ Foul by Alfred N’Diaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).Posted at 90’+2′ Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 90′ Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Grant Hanley.Posted at 90′ Attempt blocked. Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfred N’Diaye.Posted at 88′ Attempt missed. Timm Klose (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Maddison with a cross following a corner.Posted at 87′ Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Barry Douglas.Posted at 87′ Timm Klose (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 87′ Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 86′ Attempt blocked. Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 85′ Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Willy Boly.SubstitutionPosted at 84′ Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa replaces Diogo Jota.Posted at 83′ Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 83′ Foul by Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 82′ Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 82′ James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 82′ Foul by Barry Douglas (Wolverhampton Wanderers).BookingPosted at 80′ Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 80′ Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 80′ Foul by Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers).Posted at 79′ Foul by Mario Vrancic (Norwich City).Posted at 79′ Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 77′ James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 77′ Foul by Alfred N’Diaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers).SubstitutionPosted at 76′ Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Léo Bonatini.Posted at 75′ Attempt missed. Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) header from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ivo Pinto following a corner.Posted at 74′ Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Willy Boly.Posted at 74′ Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 74′ Foul by Léo Bonatini (Wolverhampton Wanderers).BookingPosted at 73′ Barry Douglas (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.Goal!Posted at 72′ Goal! Norwich City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Léo Bonatini (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Bennett following a set piece situation.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Norfolk