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Norwich continue charge with Sunderland scalp

Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 19.39CET
Norwich City FC extended their unbeaten run to eight Premier League matches with a hard-earned 2-1 victory against struggling Sunderland AFC at Carrow Road.
Norwich continue charge with Sunderland scalp
Sebastien Bassong wheels away after giving Norwich the lead ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 19.39CET

Norwich continue charge with Sunderland scalp

Norwich City FC extended their unbeaten run to eight Premier League matches with a hard-earned 2-1 victory against struggling Sunderland AFC at Carrow Road.

Norwich City FC were made to work hard to overcome Sunderland AFC 2-1 at Carrow Road and extend their unbeaten sequence to eight Premier League matches.

Both teams arrived at this juncture in contrasting moods and it came as no surprise when in-form Norwich went ahead after eight minutes, defender Sébastien Bassong getting the decisive touch after Bradley Johnson had flicked on Anthony Pilkington's free-kick. Pilkington then turned goalscorer, taking receipt of Johnson's incisive pass before slamming in with his right foot.

Martin O'Neill's visitors offered a stirring riposte on the stroke of half-time, Craig Gardner powering a shot beyond Norwich goalkeeper Mark Bunn. With that reprieve, Sunderland emerged after the break with renewed belief and were almost rewarded with the goal their second-half performance merited when Gardner's 25-metre free-kick came back off a post.

Last updated: 03/01/13 17.14CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/12/2012 18:18 CET

02/12/2012

NorwichNorwich2-1SunderlandSunderland

Bassong 8, Pilkington 37

Gardner 44

Venue: Norwich

01/12/2012

ReadingReading3-4Man. UnitedMan. United

Robson-Kanu 8, Le Fondre 19, Morrison 23

Anderson 13, Rooney 16 (P), 30, Van Persie 34

Venue: Reading

01/12/2012

ArsenalArsenal0-2SwanseaSwansea

Pérez Cuesta 88, 90+1

Venue: London

01/12/2012

Man. CityMan. City1-1EvertonEverton

Tévez 43 (P)

Fellaini 33

Venue: Manchester

01/12/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool1-0SouthamptonSouthampton

Agger 43

Venue: Liverpool

01/12/2012

QPRQPR1-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Mackie 18

Holman 8

Venue: London

01/12/2012

West BromWest Brom0-1StokeStoke

Whitehead 75

Venue: West Bromwich

01/12/2012

FulhamFulham0-3TottenhamTottenham

Sandro 55, Defoe 72, 77

Venue: London

01/12/2012

West HamWest Ham3-1ChelseaChelsea

C. Cole 63, Diame 86, Maiga 90+1

Juan Mata 13

Venue: London

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