City need a point to seal Premier League promotion after Leeds’ 2-0 defeat at Brentford

Teemu Pukki glances in a header to put Norwich City 2-1 up at Stoke Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus I

Teemu Pukki glances in a header to put Norwich City 2-1 up at Stoke Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The equation is simple for Norwich City. Pick up a point in their final two Championship games and the Canaries will play in the Premier League next season.

Daniel Farke’s men were held to a 2-2 draw earlier on Easter Monday at Stoke City which cut their lead at the top to three points after Sheffield United’s 3-0 win at Hull City.

But Leeds’ 2-0 defeat at Brentford in the later kick off opened the door again after Marcelo Bielsa’s side completed a miserable Easter following a 2-1 home defeat to Wigan on Good Friday.

Leaders Norwich now have a six point gap to Leeds with only six points left to play for and a 10 goal better goal difference.

Norwich host Blackburn this weekend at Carrow Road before a final weekend trip to in-form Aston Villa.

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Former Norwich attacker Sergi Canos had a huge part in the Bees’ win over Leeds, setting up Neal Maupay for the opener before sealing the victory in the second period.

Farke, speaking before Brentford’s win, was staying positive despite letting two points slip away in the Potteries.

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The head coach had to pick some of his younger players off the turf at the final whistle.

“Of course we wanted the win to make our lives a bit easier in the final battle,” he said. “Sometimes when you can’t win, then you must not lose it. We played a fantastic first half. Stoke were not able to gain any possession and my fear was we had not got a second. One small situation can always change a momentum.

“This happened after we conceded from a corner. We were not at our best level for 20 minutes. Perhaps we doubted ourselves.

“The young lads were a bit disappointed after the final whistle. They perhaps felt this could make things easier. But when you are fighting to reach the Premier League it is not easy. It is the best league for a reason and success never comes easy. You have to do it the hard way.

“No reason to doubt ourselves or to be too disappointed.”

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