‘Sergi Canos you hero!’ – City fans hail former winger as Brentford beat Leeds to leave Norwich on the brink of promotion

Brentford's Sergi Canos celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Cha

Brentford's Sergi Canos celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match at Griffin park, Brentford Picture: Ian Walton/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Sergi Canos may have left Norwich City over two years ago but he is the toast of Norfolk this evening, after inspiring Brentford to a hugely important victory over Leeds to leave the Canaries on the verge of promotion.

On a day of swirling emotions, City were pegged back twice to draw 2-2 at Stoke this afternoon, leaving them three points clear of second placed Sheffield United, who won 3-0 at Hull to boost their automatic promotion hopes.

But both teams were given a huge boost this evening as third placed Leeds suffered their second successive defeat, losing 2-0 at Griffin Park to remain six points behind leaders Norwich and three behind the Blades.

Canos set up Neal Maupay for the opening goal and then scored himself to leave Norwich on the brink of a Premier League return.

The Spanish winger joined Norwich in the summer of 2016 for around £2.5million, after City had been relegated, but was sold to his former loan club Brentford just six months later after only six appearances during Alex Neil’s reign.

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Leeds now need an 11-goal swing to deny City – who just need a point to seal the deal. That could come on Saturday evening against Blackburn at Carrow Road or at Aston Villa on the final day, who look almost certain to finish in the play-offs – and who go to Leeds next Saturday.

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