MATCHDAY RECAP: Dowell stunner puts City on cusp of promotion

Kieran Dowell of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 1st goal from a free kick during the Sky Bet C

Kieran Dowell's stunning free-kick saw Norwich beat Derby 1-0. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's promotion party may have been put on ice, but a win against Derby County has moved them within two points of a top-flight return.

Kieran Dowell's first-half free-kick was enough to secure the three points for Daniel Farke's side despite them failing to hit top gear at a sunny Pride Park.

Swansea City's emphatic victory over Millwall at lunchtime saw any potential confirmation of their promotion fall away. Brentford's thrashing of Preston mean the Canaries will have to wait until their match against Bournemouth next weekend. 

Wayne Rooney's Derby County continue to look over their shoulder as relegation remains a very real possibility.

The Manchester United legend will be encouraged by an impressive performance by his side, but at this stage, points are all that will matter to England's all-time leading goalscorer. 

City have now moved on 90 points, with just two required to secure promotion. 

- Recap the action live with our matchday blog

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