Video Verdict: Our Norwich City correspondents Michael Bailey and Paddy Davitt give their take on the Canaries' Championship win over in-form Derby

PUBLISHED: 20:25 02 January 2017 | UPDATED: 20:25 02 January 2017

Jacob Murphy celebrates as the ball nestles in the corner of the net after Nelson Oliveira gave Norwich City the lead. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Jacob Murphy celebrates as the ball nestles in the corner of the net after Nelson Oliveira gave Norwich City the lead. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Mustard sports editor Michael Bailey and Eastern Daily Press chief writer Paddy Davitt have their say at Carrow Road, following Norwich City's EFL Championship win over Derby.

Nélson Oliveira was the toast of Nelson’s county as the Portuguese striker notched his first Canaries hat-trick – and a perfect hat-trick at that – to start 2017 in the best possible style.

Yet after a shaky start, things could have been very different to a 3-0 home win for City.

Jacob Butterfield’s second-half sending off for a lunge on Wes Hoolahan, plus John Ruddy’s superb save to deny Tom Ince while the score was still 1-0.

City remain outside the Championship top six, with FA Cup duty next when Southampton visit Carrow Road in the third round on Saturday (3pm).

Follow Michael Bailey on Twitter @michaeljbailey and Facebook @mbjourno

You can follow Paddy Davitt on Twitter and Facebook with the handle @paddyjdavitt

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