Norwich ended a terrible run of away form with a 3-1 win over Preston on Monday.

It was the Canaries first away win since the 4th February – when they beat Cardiff 1-0.

Norwich had some shaky moments in the match, as they always seem to, but were able to ride their luck as Preston missed a number of gilt-edged chances in the second half.

Graham Dorrans handed Norwich the lead in the 28th minute. Steven Naismith teed the ball to the edge of the area and Dorrans belted a strike into the bottom corner, his sixth of the campaign.

Josh Murphy then doubled the lead in the 40th minute when he placed the ball into the corner from just inside the area, his fourth of the season.

Tommy Spurr pulled one back for Preston in the 67th minute when he scored a free-header from a free-kick, but substitute James Maddison sealed the win for Norwich in the 92nd minute as he slotted home nicely – a goal on his league debut.

Picking a man of the match has been very difficult, with a group of players playing well rather than a standout start from the match.

Steven Naismith, Alex Pritchard and Josh Murphy all impressed, but I am giving my man of the match to Graham Dorrans.

The Scotsman had a horrible second half to the season due to injuries, with this just his second start of 2017.

But, despite his limited game-time, the midfielder was superb yesterday alongside Howson to control the game for Norwich.

He scored a top-class goal from the edge of the box and showed great grit and tenacity to win the ball back and retain the ball for City.

 

 

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