Norwich City dispatched Bournemouth 3-1 with the execution of a perfect game plan.
Alex Neil opted for new signing Matt Jarvis on the left which gave more structure to the midfield, and as a result City profited. His link-up play with Brady was excellent and he posed a danger all afternoon. The early encounters largely featured the two teams cancelling each other out, however the quality and intent was still there. Norwich found the breakthrough on 35 minutes, and dominated from then on, surviving a momentary period of pressure before the break.
Wes Hoolahan was again influential, finding Jerome for the opening goal before smashing home for himself. The West Ham loanee rounded things off with City’s third, cutting inside and curling into the far corner.
Before Dieumerci Mbokani could make his debut, Norwich City conceded a sloppy consolation goal from a Bournemouth corner. Unmarked, Steve Cook headed past Ruddy. However it takes nothing away from the fact that Norwich were dominant and deadly over the ninety minutes. That win takes the Canaries to eighth, putting three points between them and the visitors this afternoon.
Here are all the photographs from the encounter: