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Norwich won on their travels just for the second time this season thanks to the hard-fought 2-0 victory at Western Bromwich Albion.
Gary Hooper opened the rating in the 13th minute and Leroy Fer sealed the contest having a well-taken finish in the final moment.
West Brom had countless chances to take a minimum of a point from this game with Stephane Sessegnon twice failing to transform great opportunities and Shane Lengthy also guilty of being profligate before goal.
It is currently one win in nine online games for the Baggies, and Steve Clarke’s side were booed off with full-time.
The particular midweek hiding against a Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool at Anfield acquired put Canaries boss Chris Hughton’s position under further scrutiny, yet he would have been delighted with the method his side responded as they leapfrogged their opponents in the table.
After starting gaily they took the lead having a wonderful strike from Hooper.
Nathan Redmond given Fer, who picked out the striker’s run with the aid of a deflection away Diego Lugano’s heel. The position of the pass was taking Hooper away from goal but he fizzed a superb strike beyond Boaz Myhill.
Albion searched for a quick response with Youssouf Mulumbu, back from suspension, firing directly at John Ruddy after wonderful link play with Morgan Amalfitano.
The Frenchman’s teasing cross from the right then noticed Victor Anichebe get in a header which Ruddy gratefully grasped.
Norwich were becoming penned in their own half yet Johan Elmander should have done much better from a quick break.
The Swede’s flick-on discovered Hooper, who quickly returned your pet the ball. However , Elmander after that ignored his better placed hit partner as he drove forward plus saw his shot blocked.
The hosts had been soon back on the offensive, along with Ruddy tipping a fierce Anichebe shot wide of goal, just before Sessegnon contrived to fail to create any contact with a Chris Brunts corner which found him unmarked.
It summed upward West Brom’s first half plus Clarke made two changes in the break, bringing on Long plus Saido Berahino for Liam Ridgewell and, surprisingly, Amalfitano.
They helped spark Albion into a very strong start to the second fifty percent and they could have had a penalty each time a Sessegnon shot, after a goalmouth scramble, struck Martin Olsson on the provide as he made the block.
They should have been degree in the 52nd minute when Sessegnon surged past two Norwich defenders into the box, but the Frenchman folded his shot wide of the article having beaten the advancing Ruddy.
At the various other end Redmond’s pace proved an excessive amount of to handle for Uruguay defender Lugano, whose vulnerability will doubtless become noted by England manager Roy Hodgson, but the winger’s pull-back cannot find Hooper.
Sessegnon then spurned another opportunity after Olsson had gifted the particular ball to him six back yards out, with Ruddy making the particular save.
Lengthy became the latest man to skip for West Brom a few moments later on.
Mulumbu’s deflected shot fell to him in the region, but his shot was as well tame to beat Ruddy.
Mulumbu fired an attempt wide but all the home side’s pressure came to nothing and they had been punished as Redmond found Fer for the midfielder to cut inside plus fire low beyond a flat-footed Myhill with a minute remaining.