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Summary

  1. All the action from Norwich City v Leeds United
  2. Own goal from Ayling gives Norwich the lead
  3. Jansson and Wood tip Leeds ahead
  4. Lafferty levels for the hosts but Vieira responds

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By Katie Whyatt

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Norwich 2-3 Leeds

Thanks for joining us on the live blog today.

It's the international break next, but we'll be back on November 20th when Leeds host Newcastle United in front of a sell-out crowd. 

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PONTUS JANSSON: That was special

That was a special feeling. The first goal since I've come - it was a special moment, an important goal. If you asked me, that was the best performance since I've come to the club - we created chances, looked really good today offensively. 

We played from the back and got all the players involved in our play. I don't know what happened for the first goal and it wasn't good. The second I thought was offside but I am so happy for Vieira. He's good, he's young. 

I don't have a magic hat, no. It was crazy being among the fans celebrating and there is a special feeling. They wouldn't let me come back on the pitch!

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ALEX NEIL: This isn't acceptable

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I've always loved the supporters since I've been here, but it's about what I do now. This run at the moment isn't acceptable. It's easy to pin it on one person but this is my responsibility.

I need to make sure that the players are focused and that's my job now. 

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ALEX NEIL: We were too edgy

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I think I'm just really frustrated. Looking at the game, 1-0 up - it seems to be a common theme. We don't make the right decisions, we lose the headers, we slip - I don't think we responded well enough. We were too edgy after conceding. 

We had some good opportunities to create chances and they shot from 35 yards. 

I think to absorb that pressure and scrutiny, you do need to be a certain type of character to puff your chest out and go out. When you concede a goal like that, there's no question of that fragility. Wins breed confidence but we haven't been getting those. 

The changes didn't repay my faith. I went with more experience but they didn't win the game. The buck stops with me and of course I believe I can turn this round. You don't become a bad manager in three weeks and they don't become bad players. 

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GRAHAM DORRANS: I understand fans' reactions

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Of course I can understand why people are questioning the mental strength of the squad - that's what happens when you start losing results. We need to get back and we need to get out on the training pitch to do that. 

We're not performing and we've let ourselves down. We're in a bad position now. 

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GRAHAM DORRANS: We need to step up now

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We need to fight, we need to step up to the plate. We worked hard as a team out there and we need to fight and stick together.

There's been a lot of games out there where we've found ourselves in front and thrown it all away. I don't know why. That's the million dollar question. 

We're conceding too many goals at the minute and it's not good enough. That's not a defensive thing - that's a whole team thing and we need to defend from the front better. We've spoken about that, though. 

It's bitterly disappointing. We're in a fight now and we need to stick together. 

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GARRY MONK: The best twenty minutes since I've been here

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Coming to Norwich is a difficult game but the result has shown what we're capable of. We've come to a difficult place against the favourites, and there are definitely things we need to improve, but the way the group is improving all the time - it's a great sign. 

I think for big periods of that game, we were the better side. We were very dangerous with the ball and the first twenty minutes - that was the best first twenty minutes we've had, offensively. I said to the players at half time, if we replicated that in the second half, we'd get something 

To come here is never easy. They tried to come out with determination but ours was stronger today. 

We deserved to win that. Had we come off with a draw, part of me would have been OK, coming here. But what a fantastic way to win a football match. Large parts of that saw us play our best football of the season. 

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GARRY MONK: We don't accept conceding from set pieces

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We don't accept the goals from set pieces - it wasn't a dangerous situation. I said to the players that they only look likely to hurt us when we make our own mistakes. I'll correct those mistakes for sure but I don't want that to take away from our performace.

It's great to be in and amongst it but, for me, it's our day to day work - I make the players focus and we put our maximum effort in every game. We don't talk about promotion - we'll worry about that towards the end of the season. 

Kemar felt sick carrying on and the welfare of the players is important. He's fine in the changing room now so he must be alright.

I wanted two central midfielders on the bench so Alex Mowatt missed out - you have to set up to get what you want from the squad and support each other, and everybody knows that. 

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Daryl Sutch: Norwich just not good enough

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It was an opportunity for the players to step out on the pitch and prove their doubters wrong. They had a few shining lights like Thompson, but overall, it was just not good enough. 

Something has to give, somewhere along the line. Alex Neil needs to take responsibility for the team selection today.   

'That was pathetic from Norwich'

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Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich City have let their fans down tonight. It was absolutely pathetic in the end. They were int he game for 90 minutes and they've lost it - that's all that matters. 

Leeds build-up play pleasing

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

The second goal was so well-worked down the right hand side. Sacko looked like he had nowhere to go with all those men around him, but he got away and there was more clever work from Ayling. Chris Wood pulled back at the right time and nearly took the roof of the net off - it was just confident finishing. 

Roofe had to come off

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

We're forgetting about what Roofe did today. Everything unfolded as he came off, but his workrate was superb. He should have done better with the header but he'll be the first to admit that. 

It was a necessary precaution to take Roofe off. There might be people with him over night because it could be delayed concussion. You're talking about someone's health here.

Norwich are no mugs but fragile

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

It could have been another five past them. Norwich are no mugs but we've seen why they're struggling defensively at the moment. They look very frail, no confidence at the back. We're scoring goals, creating chances. 

Sacko glides past people and he's one of these people who can really be the difference. 

Leeds fans should relish this

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

They were two soft goals to concede and that's the only disappointment for Garry Monk. We're very dangerous on the counter, especially with Sacko on the field. 

I haven't seen one team we couldn't beat in this league. The subs are coming on and really making an impact. 

There are many games to go but we're getting into comfortable positions with the players we've got. There's more to come with the Leeds team we've got but we should relish this. 

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Stay with us for all the post-match reaction from both sides, including the managers. 

'A real statement of intent'

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

This has been a real message, a real statement of intent. An absolutely huge, huge win and such an important one. 

We didn't see an eleven. We saw a squad. We saw players who came on and made a difference. 

Sacko made such a difference when he came on. His pace, his trickery - wow. 

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Murphy swings the ball into the Leeds box but it goes beyond to the far side. Ayling belts it to Wood. 

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Free kick Norwich as bodies bumble about in the box. 

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Grimes puts the ball on a plate for Sacko but he can't get the shot away. Free kick by the corner flag in the Norwich half for Leeds. 

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Sacko breaks and is on his own against five. Olsson breaks and Ayling tries to get it away, but it lands to Jerome. It's a blind pass but that's all he can do - he's the only man up there. 

BreakingGOAL - Norwich 2-3 Leeds (Vieira)

It's a superb strike from distance. It zips through bodies and rattles the back of the net. 

BreakingSEVEN ADDITIONAL MINUTES HERE

BreakingLEEDS SUB: Hernandez OFF, Grimes ON.

BreakingGOAL: Norwich 2-2 Leeds (Lafferty)

Hoolahan allowed all the time and space in the world to feed the ball into Jerome, who chests it down for Lafferty to meet. 

Sutch: The goal has come from the two strikers linking up, so fair play to Alex Neil for making that change to a 4-4-2. 

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Daryl Sutch: No invention from Norwich

Norwich haven't threatened from any set play at all. Leeds have set up with a high line so Norwich need that runner coming late. Instead, they're sat there, waiting for the delivery. Someone needs to make that run to cause the run in behind, but there is no invention. 

There have been some good passages of play in the middle of the park but they haven't really tested Leeds. 

NORWICH SUB: Pritchard OFF, Kyle Lafferty ON

Daryl Sutch: You have to wonder why Lafferty didn't start. He's creative and inventive and he could have been the difference for Norwich. 

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Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

It's scary stuff whenever Leeds go forward. Wood's crossing in, Norwich struggle to clear their lines, back to Taylor, back to Hernandez - Chris Wood delivers a rasping shot into the side netting there. The visitors look so dangerous.

Daryl Sutch on Norwich City

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Some fast, attacking play for Norwich just then but they're looking for that last ball through. 

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Hernandez feeds the ball to the back post but McGovern is there. 

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Wood does well to win a corner for Leeds there. 

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Norwich break down the right but Charlie Taylor thwarts Hoolahan. Norwich take the throw but Vieira defends well. 

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Norwich free kick in a dangerous area. Pritchard tries to bend the free kick round the four man Leeds wall and it's going wide, but Green meets it. 

BreakingNORWICH SUB: Brady OFF, Murphy ON

BreakingGOAL: Norwich 1-2 Leeds (Wood)

Sacko beats Olsson on the right wing and finds Ayling, who picks out a deadly pass for Chris Wood to fire into the top of the net. Sacko did so well to work an opening out of nowhere and it's textbook stuff from the onrushing Ayling to find the Leeds man. 

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High tackle on Vieira there and the referee's flagged that straight up. Free kick Leeds. There's too much on the delivery, though, and it's straight at the keeper. 

BreakingLEEDS SUB: Doukara OFF, Vieira ON

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Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

The work ethic from Leeds is superb but we know Norwich can cut right through you. Hoolahan's just fed Pritchard and he's shot right at Green. You've just seen that pressure and tension we've talked about. 

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Hernandez finds an onside Wood who feeds an inviting ball to Hernandez. The bottom corner gapes invitingly but Hernandez meets it with the inside of his boot and it's a comfortable save for McGovern.