Blackburn beat Norwich to pile pressure on Wagner

Blackburn heaped more pressure on beleaguered Norwich City boss David Wagner after a comfortable 3-1 win at Carrow Road.

Tyrhys Dolan scored with Rovers’ first shot as he blasted in at the near post and Sammie Szmodics doubled the lead soon after as fans at Carrow Road jeered a Norwich side that looked bereft of any confidence.

Wagner, who succeeded Dean Smith as Norwich boss in January when the Canaries were fifth, saw his afternoon get worse when Szmodics converted a great move from close range soon after the break.

Rovers’ Scott Wharton was sent off a minute later for denying a goalscoring opportunity but City could not find a way back into the game until stoppage time when Gabriel Sara converted Przemyslaw Placheta’s cross.

Having been three points off top spot in September, Norwich have dropped to 17th place in the Championship table and earned just one point from their last six games making it their worst start to a second tier season since they were relegated to League One in 2008.

Meanwhile Rovers’ fourth win in five league games moves them up to 10th, three points off the play-off places.

More to follow.



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Formation 4-4-2

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