Brentford 2, Norwich City 1

Two second-half goals condemned Norwich to a 2-1 defeat at Griffin Park in their first outing since Paul Lambert was appointed manager.

Lambert was in the directors' box and saw City share an even opening period before coming off second best after the break.

Once again they paid for missing their opportunities: Grant Holt, Cody McDonald and Owain Tudur Jones - recalled at the expense of teenager Tom Adeyemi - could all have scored in the first 45 minutes.

Brentford went ahead on 50 minutes, a long throw from the right by David Hunt finding the head of left back Ryan Dickson who rose above the crowd on the penalty spot to head into the far corner.

It went from bad to worse on 71 minutes when Matt Gill handled on the edge of the area and Hunt's low free-kick fizzed past Ben Alnwick in the City goal.

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Sub Chris Martin went close to dragging City back into the game on 84 minutes when a curling shot was tipped around the post by Price.

But it wasn't until injury time that City broke through, Holt earning a free-kick just outside the area and Tudur Jones cracking a lovely effort home, although keeper Lewis Price perhaps should have done better

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