'I don't think anyone can live with us' - Norwich star on why City deserve meteoric rise

Kenny McLean consoles Emi Buendia following his red card - Norwich City's first of the Championship season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Kenny McLean consoles Emi Buendia following his red card - Norwich City's first of the Championship season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Kenny McLean believes Norwich City's emphatic victory over Queens Park Rangers underlined why the Championship leaders are a cut above the rest this season.

Teemu Pukki makes it 4-0 for Norwich City against QPR, and 26 Championship goals in a phenomenal season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesTeemu Pukki makes it 4-0 for Norwich City against QPR, and 26 Championship goals in a phenomenal season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

McLean was in superb form much like the rest of his Canaries team-mates at Carrow Road in dispatching managerless Rangers.

And after an eighth successive win lifted City eight points clear of third-placed Leeds United with just six games remaining, Norwich’s relentless form is impossible to ignore.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game,” said the Scotland international. “QPR have got some good players, they’re not safe yet and we knew it would be a battle.

“But it’s all about us. When we play like that I don’t think anyone can live with us, to be honest with you.

“That’s just the way it’s been most of the season and when you’ve got this man up front (Pukki) you know he’s going to stick your chances away.”

MORE: Norwich City 4-0 QPR – How the Championship clash unfolded

Emi Buendia’s 71st minute red card may now come with a three-game ban, but it had little bearing on Saturday’s game – by which time City’s superb Argentine forward had already done the business.

“He went it quite heavy but I don’t think it’s a sending off; I’ve not seen it back again so I can’t really comment on it too much,” admitted McLean.

“But I thought Emi was terrific. Again, when you’ve players like that… me and Tom (Trybull) sit in the middle but when you’ve got a front four playing like that, teams are going to struggle to live with us.”

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