MATCHDAY RECAP: City get back on track against Stoke
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Norwich City reclaimed top spot in the Championship table with a 4-1 home win over Stoke City this afternoon.
A brace from top scorer Teemu Pukki and goals from star players Emi Buendia and Todd Cantwell ensured a bad concession during the second half wasn't crucial
After a 1-0 loss at Barnsley in the FA Cup fourth round, Daniel Farke's promotion hopefuls drew 0-0 at home to play-off contenders Middlesbrough and then also 0-0 at mid-table Millwall.
Losing 2-0 away to promotion rivals Swansea brought an end to a disappointing week, with Brentford subsequently winning two games to edge two points clear at the top, winning their game in hand 3-1 away to fifth-placed Reading on Wednesday.
The Canaries have reclaimed the lead today, with the Bees not in action until they host Barnsley on Sunday afternoon and Swansea's game at Sheffield Wednesday postponed.
Stoke arrived in Norfolk without a win in eight league matches, although six of those have been draws, keeping Michael O'Neill's team ninth and still in with a chance of finishing in the top six.
The Potters are unbeaten in nine away games, although just two of those have been wins. Only Millwall (14) have drawn more games than Stoke (12) in the Championship so far this season.
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