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Norwich beat Birmingham to regain second place

Norwich beat Birmingham to regain second place

Mario Vrancic's goal for Norwich was one of four in 12 first-half minutes at Carrow RoadNorwich regained second spot in the Championship as they beat play-off chasing Birmingham City for their first win in five league games.Four goals in the space of 12 first-half minutes started with Teemu Pukki slotting in Jamal Lewis' cross for Norwich's opener.Birmingham levelled immediately as Che Adams smashed in a quality finish inside the penalty area from Jota's through ball.
But Norwich regained the lead when Mario Vrancic found the bottom corner from 20 yards out and then Tom Tryball was left with a free header at a corner to make it 3-1.Birmingham City missed the chance to put pressure on the top six and are without a league win in four.
Relive Norwich City 3-1 Birmingham City as it happened
The Canaries, whose last league win had come on 22 December, move three points ahead of third place Sheffield United, who travel to Swansea City on Saturday.Following Norwich's dominance in the early stages with the three goals, Pukki came within inches of making it 4-1 shortly after Tryball's goal when his neat back heel crept narrowly wide.Birmingham could have folded after that first-half onslaught but kept themselves in the contest after the break as Norwich were denied more goals.Despite their more resolute display at the back, Norwich limited them to few clear-cut chances at the other end. Craig Gardner came closest in stoppage time with a cross that crept just wide of the post. Garry Monk's side stay eighth, four points off the play-offs.Norwich boss Daniel Farke told BBC Radio Norfolk:"It was a terrific first half, it's difficult to create chances against Birmingham as they're well structured and disciplined in protecting their goal. But we played outstanding, the goal for them didn't affect our concentration."The game was nearly done at half-time, and it was outstanding to do it without some key players and having to substitute Emi Buendia with a dead leg."Birmingham changed their style in the second-half, they decided to concentrate on more counters, and so we were more pragmatic, but we had everything under control. We had chances to make the score higher."Birmingham boss Garry Monk told BBC WM:"No excuses, but was the right result. Norwich deserved to win that game. I haven't had to stand here too often and say that."It was uncharacteristic for us. We were off our game, we lacked the usual discipline and cohesiveness of our shape, we were a bit easy to play through and we weren't our usual selves with the ball."Second half was slightly better but not to the usual standards that we set."
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Norwich
1Krul
37Aarons
6Zimmermann
4Godfrey
12Lewis
19Trybull
8Vrancic
17BuendiaSubstituted forCantwellat 39'minutes
18Stiepermann
25HernandezSubstituted forMcLeanat 90'minutes
22PukkiSubstituted forRhodesat 85'minutes
Substitutes
11Rhodes
23McLean
24Passlack
31Hanley
32Srbeny
33McGovern
36Cantwell
Birmingham
1Camp
5Colin
28MorrisonBooked at 87mins[/i]
12Dean
3PedersenBooked at 29mins[/i]
23JotaSubstituted forMahoneyat 71'minutes
20Gardner
6KieftenbeldBooked at 27mins[/i]Substituted forGardnerat 56'minutesBooked at 80mins[/i]
19Maghoma
9Adams
10JutkiewiczSubstituted forVassellat 61'minutes
Substitutes
7Mahoney
8Gardner
11Vassell
22Solomon-Otabor
25Dacres-Cogley
27Trueman
45Harding
Referee:Tim RobinsonAttendance:25,932
Match Stats
Home TeamNorwichAway TeamBirminghamPossessionHome66%Away34%ShotsHome10Away8Shots on TargetHome4Away4CornersHome5Away6FoulsHome5Away22
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Match ends, Norwich City 3, Birmingham City 1.
Full Time
Posted at 90'+4' Second Half ends, Norwich City 3, Birmingham City 1.Posted at 90'+3' Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 90'+3' Foul by Connor Mahoney (Birmingham City).Posted at 90'+2' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.Posted at 90'+2' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jamal Lewis.Posted at 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Connor Mahoney (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Gardner.Posted at 90'+1' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Ben Godfrey.
Substitution
Posted at 90' Substitution, Norwich City. Kenny McLean replaces Onel Hernandez.Posted at 89' Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 89' Foul by Isaac Vassell (Birmingham City).Posted at 89' Foul by Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City).Posted at 89' Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Booking
Posted at 87' Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 86' Jordan Rhodes (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 86' Foul by Michael Morrison (Birmingham City).Posted at 86' Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 86' Foul by Gary Gardner (Birmingham City).
Substitution
Posted at 85' Substitution, Norwich City. Jordan Rhodes replaces Teemu Pukki.Posted at 84' Attempt saved. Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Connor Mahoney.Posted at 83' Foul by Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City).Posted at 83' Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 82' Onel Hernandez (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 82' Foul by Gary Gardner (Birmingham City).Posted at 81' Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 81' Foul by Che Adams (Birmingham City).Posted at 80' Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 80' Foul by Maxime Colin (Birmingham City).
Booking
Posted at 80' Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 79' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jamal Lewis.Posted at 75' Offside, Norwich City. Marco Stiepermann tries a through ball, but Todd Cantwell is caught offside.Posted at 74' Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 74' Foul by Harlee Dean (Birmingham City).Posted at 71' Attempt saved. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.
Substitution
Posted at 71' Substitution, Birmingham City. Connor Mahoney replaces Jota.Posted at 70' Tim Krul (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 70' Foul by Che Adams (Birmingham City).Posted at 69' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.Posted at 68' Attempt blocked. Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Teemu Pukki.Posted at 67' Tom Trybull (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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