Norwich finally secured their first win of the season in one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Mathias Normann and Teemu Pukki scored in the first half to ignite their survival bid. They defended with everything they had as Brentford threw the kitchen sink at them. It was a bittersweet day for manager Daniel Farke who was sacked just hours after the win. They remain in the relegation zone, five points behind Leeds.

Player ratings

Brentford: Fernandez (6), Jorgensen (5), Jansson (6), Pinnock (6), Canos (6), Janelt (5), Norgaard (5), Jensen (6), Henry (7), Mbeumo (7), Toney (5).
Subs: Goode (6), Forss (5), Ghoddos (7).

Norwich: Krul (8), Aarons (7), Gibson (7), Omobamidele (8), Williams (7), Dowell (7), Normann (8), Lees-Melou (7), McLean (7), Rashica (7), Pukki (7).
Subs: Sargent (6), Giannoulis (6), Idah (n/a).

Man of the match: Tim Krul.

Managers Reaction

Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “I’d say it’s a poor run of results rather than a poor run of form. We’ve performed very well in three of the last games in which we’ve lost. Against Chelsea, Leicester, and Norwich. In the second half, I thought we destroyed Norwich and then we conceded a goal where Normann suddenly turned into Messi, beating a few players and then scoring with his weaker foot.”

Norwich boss Daniel Farke: “We are there finally. It’s been a long wait and after a tough start, it’s great to get the first win under our belts. It’s great for mood, confidence, and self-belief. The lads deserve to have this winning feeling back in the dressing room.”

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