MATCHDAY RECAP: Huge goals for Hugill as City create daylight at the top

Jordan Hugill of Norwich celebrates scoring his side’s 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship matc

Jordan Hugill's brace ensured Norwich moved seven points clear at the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win over Bristol City. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jordan Hugill grasped his opportunity in Teemu Pukki's absence, scoring twice as Norwich City moved seven points clear at the top - and you can recap all the action, analysis and reaction at Carrow Road with our Canaries correspondents.

A goal in either half for Hugill ensured the Canaries moved seven points clear of Swansea City in second, with Brentford's win over Luton meaning City are now nine points ahead of third. 

Hugill's header from Todd Cantwell's curling cross gave City the lead after 37 minutes before he bundled Max Aarons' cross into the net to double their advantage in the second half. 

The Canaries were comfortable all evening and continue to look a step above their rivals at this level. They now break off for FA Cup action before welcoming Middlesbrough to Carrow Road a week on Saturday. 

Covid-19 has affected City, with Xavi Quintilla and Bali Mumba ruled out of this fixture after testing positive for the virus last week. Tim Krul is said to be in contention for the game after Dan Barden made his first league start for the club against Cardiff City on Saturday. 

New signing Dimitris Giannoulis wasn't involved as City continue their attempts to gain him a work permit. 

The Robins arrived at Carrow Road boosted by the return of defender Alfie Mawson and buoyed by victory over Preston North End. Holden's side harbour genuine Play-Off ambitions of their own. 

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- You can recap all the action from Carrow Road with our reporters above

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