Watch the highlights of Norwich City's 2-1 defeat at Barnsley

PUBLISHED: 17:02 11 December 2016 | UPDATED: 08:13 12 December 2016

Conor Hourihane scores Barnsley's winner. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Conor Hourihane scores Barnsley's winner. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Norwich City recorded their fourth straight league defeat on the road with a 2-1 defeat at Barnsley.

The Canaries failed to turn up in the first half at Oakwell, after manager Alex Neil’s faith in those who hammered Brentford proved misplaced.

City’s starting midfield were over-run, the defence exposed and John Ruddy beaten twice.

City were punished in the 12th minute when Tom Bradshaw got across Seb Bassong at the near post to sweep a right-footed shot past John Ruddy.

Reds’ captain Conor Hourihane crashed a rising shot beyond Ruddy after Norwich were again cut open down their left five minutes before the interval.

The introductions of both Youssouf Mulumbu and Martin Olsson bolstered the Canaries’ second-half response but it was Nelson Oliveira who sparked, what for long spells after the interval, threatened to be a comeback.

Oliveira lashed home a long range strike for his second league goal in consecutive games but his impressive display leading the line, harrassing defenders and willingess to chase seemingly lost causes was all in vain at the final whistle.

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