Norwich City were shocked at home to Sunderland as they lost 3-1 to Simon Grayson’s side at Carrow Road.
The Canaries dominated possession but failed to make it count as Sunderland produced excellent counter-attacking football to secure the three points.
Sunderland took the lead toward the end of the first-half. A long ball over the top wasn’t dealt with by Christoph Zimmermann and former Canary Lewis Grabban rolled the ball into the back of the net.
Nothing changed after the break, with City still controlling the ball but failing to create any chances and Aiden McGeady doubled Sunderland’s lead with a superb strike from outside the box.
Grabban netted his second to put the game to bed as he headed home a cross from the left to make it 3-0.
The striker then handed Norwich a consolation goal as he inadvertently prodded the ball into his own net from Marcel Franke’s knock-down.
Picking a man of the match has been easy, with only one player really standing out for me.
Our Norwich man of the match against Sunderland is… James Maddison.
The dynamic midfielder was excellent in midfield for Norwich and looked like the only player who knew what he was doing going forward.
His delivery from corners and set-pieces was exceptional and deserved one assist at least – Cameron Jerome and Franke both missed great chances from his balls in.
Maddison’s use of the ball was great, as always, but he also got back and made challenges to compete in the grittier side of the game.