ANALYSIS: Michael Bailey’s video verdict as Norwich City lay down Swansea marker
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Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey delivers his video verdict and analysis, as the Canaries kick off the Championship weekend with a huge home win over Swansea – thanks to the magic of Emi Buendia.
For once it was a solitary goal that decided a game at Carrow Road – and a majestic one at that, with Buendia rifling home a strike of pure quality on 54 minutes.
That proved enough despite a excellent performance from Graham Potters’ transitioning Swans, who made life particularly uncomfortable for Daniel Farke’s side in the first half.
However, Norwich’s quality told in the end – and City extended their lead over automatic promotion rivals Leeds and Sheffield United ahead of their games on Saturday.
City are back at Carrow Road on Wednesday night with Hull the visitors (7.45pm), before Daniel Farke’s squad head to Paul Warne’s relegation-battling Rotherham United on the Saturday.
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It is then the one remaining international break of the campaign, before City sign off for March with a trip to fellow promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough.
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