The stuff of champions was evident in Norwich City’s game against Bristol City, with the Canaries looking even more prominent of going all the way this season.
Daniel Farke has worked his magic over his side and even after a disappointing loss to Preston North End earlier this month, the stunning victory over Bristol validates their championship hopes.
Facing a Robins side riding on a commendable unbeaten twelve-match unbeaten streak in the Championship, things weren’t going to be easy for the Canaries. Lee Johnson would have been hell-bent on breaking Norwich’s dominance at home and solidifying a playoffs spot.
Bristol came all guns blazing in the first half, scoring the opener and even taking back the lead a minute after Kenny McLean’s equalizer. Johnson’s side went into the break with a strong foothold in the game, but Daniel Farke made sure to quickly break that. Norwich came out the second half a different side, moving forward with vigour and intensity.
They found it difficult to break open the Robins’ rigid defence, but their never-say-die attitude prevailed. Max Aarons laid some excellent ground-work to create Ben Godfrey’s equalizer before McLean turned out an unlikely savior, rounded off his first brace with a beautiful winner. The Canaries maintained defensive solidity afterwards and should’ve increased their lead even further.
However, this inspired win against a team in form will only do good for Norwich’s campaign.
Pinned strongly to the pinnacle of the Championship ladder, the Canaries seem determined to round off Premier League promotion with a much-deserved trophy.