Canaries record first away win of 2006

RICK WAGHORN Cardiff City 0, Norwich City 1: The Canaries - true to the very best Norwich City tradition - bowed out of this season's travels with something that all too many supporters believed was way beyond them - a simple, straightforward away win.

RICK WAGHORN

The Canaries - true to the very best Norwich City tradition - bowed out of this season's travels with something that all too many supporters believed was way beyond them - a simple, straightforward away win.

It was wholly befitting that on his first competitive return to the club that nurtured his teenage talent, the contest would be decided by a stunning, 16th minute strike from Cardiff boy Robert Earnshaw who was treated to a heroes welcome by the Bluebirds' faithful.

Thereafter Norwich produced a performance that owed more to effort than entertainment but this was still a fine display.


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Most telling of all, however, was events at the final whistle where one by one, the Norwich players striped off their less-than-loved green away day shirts and threw them to those long suffering Norwich away supporters.

Most poignant of all was the sight of Andy Hughes following suit.

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Given the difficult relationship he has had of late with those same supporters, it was a big gesture on the player's part and hopefully, it will be a case of one or two bridges starting to be built.

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