On a cold Saturday evening, Norwich City provided a slither of warmth with a victory over heavy spending Sheffield Wednesday.
A visibly cold Jack Reeve reports on proceedings from Carrow Road. For the first time since September, a beaming Jack analyses an impressive second half showing from City and contextualises what this means going forward for those donning yellow and green.
It was a seemingly predictable first half performance as those residing in the stands were served with another large portion of dross. A lacklustre Norwich travelled through the motions in the first period with lateral passing and a severe lack of movement creating another poor display from the unconfident Canaries.
Yet, with the help of tactical tweaks and a raised intensity in the press, Norwich presented a newfound energy and direction both on and off the ball. Many Norwich supporters were left to rub their eyes in disbelief after the ball smites the back of the net three times.
This is what Norwich needed.
A press which resembled a gegenpress, exploitation of the flanks and passes which contained direction and precision, this was an entertaining and joyful second half. A chore it was not, as Norwich’s combination play in the final third was devastating at points.
Consistency is key however, and Norwich now need to back this performance up against Leeds United next weekend.
Watch below as Jack dissects this victory for Norwich.