‘I don’t think anyone can live with us’ – Norwich star on why City deserve meteoric rise

Kenny McLean consoles Emi Buendia following his red card - Norwich City's first of the Championship

Kenny McLean consoles Emi Buendia following his red card - Norwich City's first of the Championship season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Kenny McLean believes Norwich City’s emphatic victory over Queens Park Rangers underlined why the Championship leaders are a cut above the rest this season.

Teemu Pukki makes it 4-0 for Norwich City against QPR, and 26 Championship goals in a phenomenal sea

Teemu Pukki makes it 4-0 for Norwich City against QPR, and 26 Championship goals in a phenomenal season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

McLean was in superb form much like the rest of his Canaries team-mates at Carrow Road in dispatching managerless Rangers.

And after an eighth successive win lifted City eight points clear of third-placed Leeds United with just six games remaining, Norwich’s relentless form is impossible to ignore.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game,” said the Scotland international. “QPR have got some good players, they’re not safe yet and we knew it would be a battle.

“But it’s all about us. When we play like that I don’t think anyone can live with us, to be honest with you.


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“That’s just the way it’s been most of the season and when you’ve got this man up front (Pukki) you know he’s going to stick your chances away.”

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Emi Buendia’s 71st minute red card may now come with a three-game ban, but it had little bearing on Saturday’s game – by which time City’s superb Argentine forward had already done the business.

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“He went it quite heavy but I don’t think it’s a sending off; I’ve not seen it back again so I can’t really comment on it too much,” admitted McLean.

“But I thought Emi was terrific. Again, when you’ve players like that… me and Tom (Trybull) sit in the middle but when you’ve got a front four playing like that, teams are going to struggle to live with us.”

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