Norwich City lost more in the League Race

Norwich City lost more in the League Race

Norwich City lost further ground in the race for the automatic promotion spots after only managing a 1-1 draw against title rivals Derby County. Norwich were hoping to win this match by taking advantage of the home support.

The victory was more crucial for Norwich given that they had only recovered from the shock 1-0 defeat against Wigan Athletic. After a 4-1 win over Millwall last week, the club were expected to push on for a top spot. Despite being fifth in the table, they are only a couple of points away from the top of the tree.

There are midweek matches in the Championship and Norwich can hope to quickly recover and return to winning ways when they take on Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night. Manager Alex Neil says that he is counting on the club’s superior form away from home to take three points and possibly close the gap to the leaders. Norwich have won the last four away matches without exception and it has been a major reason towards their title push.

The club remained only three points away from the top placed Bournemouth, who have now won three matches on the bounce. Goalkeeper John Ruddy’s own goal proved to be decisive against Derby after Cameroon Jerome had given the lead in the 31st minute.

“I told the lads don’t be too despondent, you have played one of the top teams in the league and we were dominant in the match’.We created a lot more chances than them. We restricted them to very little, and if anyone had said that to you as a manager before the game you would’ve taken it. It’s a bit unfair on John and people will look at it and think he has made a mistake. I am sure he might have thought he could do better and he is disappointed, we all are,” said Neil.

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