Norwich Punish Lacklustre Leeds To Declare Championship High Spot
Norwich Metropolis leapfrogged Leeds United on the high of the Championship desk following a 1-Three victory at Elland Street.
The house aspect dominated possession within the first 5 minutes but it surely was Norwich who took the lead in opposition to the run of play when Mario Vrancic’s freekick took a deflection off Adam Forshaw within the Leeds wall and left Casilla scrambling.
The aim didn’t dampen Bielsa’s males nevertheless as they continued to dominate possession and play on the entrance foot, however clear lower probabilities have been few and much between with Norwich’s disciplined younger defence solely permitting Leeds the odd shot from distance.
Because the half wore on Leeds grew frequently impatient and conceded the second in virtually comical vogue as Forshaw misplaced possession in a harmful space for the house aspect and after Vrancic’s shot was blocked by Liam Cooper, the ball fell kindly to Teemu Pukki who tapped it into the empty internet.
Virtually instantly after, Leeds confirmed the guests they have been nonetheless in a sport when striker Kemar Roofe danced previous the Norwich defence solely to see his strike saved effectively by Tim Krul, the primary actual cease the Dutchman needed to make.
As the primary half got here to a detailed Leeds had the ball within the internet by means of Luke Ayling however the aim was dominated out for a foul on the Norwich keeper.
Within the second half, Leeds introduced on Barry Douglas and younger prospect Jack Clarke however began slowly and grew annoyed with no well beyond the dogged Norwich defence.
Leeds United pushed and pushed however the breakthrough merely wouldn’t come as Norwich grew ever extra assured with time working out.
They sealed the victory with ten minutes to go when Vrancic’s shot from inside the realm squirmed previous Casilla and into the web.
The house aspect grabbed a late comfort but it surely was too little too late as Norwich leapfrog Leeds United on the high of the Championship because of a 3-1 win at Elland Street.