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“Well that was painful” – Norwich City fans left annoyed by drab performance in 0-0 draw with Burton Albion

PUBLISHED: 22:21 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 00:16 13 September 2017

Mario Vrancic of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Sky Bet Championship draw with Burton at Carrow Road, Norwich
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Mario Vrancic of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Sky Bet Championship draw with Burton at Carrow Road, Norwich . Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Frustration returned for Norwich City at tonight as Daniel Farke’s side were held to a 0-0 home draw by struggling Burton Albion.

An under-whelming first half saw City struggle to cause Burton real problems, with Josh Murphy’s thumping shot from 25 yards in the 20th minute the closest the hosts came to a breakthrough.

Canaries skipper Ivo Pinto then had to clear off the line from Joe Mason early in the second half. Wes Hoolahan tried to force the issue in the 58th minute and forced keeper Stephen Bywater to spectacularly tip over his 25-yard shot.

The Irishman’s defence-splitting pass sent Murphy through soon after but the winger was thwarted by Bywater’s legs from six yards and the closest the hosts came to a winner was Nelson Oliveira firing into the side-netting in the 73rd minute – on a very poor night.

The Canaries return to action with a difficult looking trip to Sheffield United on Saturday, who notched up their fourth successive league game last night, winning 1-0 at Bolton.

• Take a look at some of the reaction from fans above

• Follow all the post-match reaction and analysis from Carrow Road in our Matchday Live blog

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