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Brentford 0-1 Norwich City

James Maddison
James Maddison scored his eighth Championship goal of the season for Norwich

James Maddison's superb long-range strike was enough for Norwich to end Brentford's 13-game unbeaten home run.

Brentford had not lost at Griffin Park in the Championship since the opening day of the season, but Maddison's 30-yard effort put Norwich ahead early on.

Nelson Oliveira and Grant Hanley went close to making it 2-0 while Florian Jozefzoon, Yoann Barbet and Alan Judge all had efforts for the hosts.

The Bees pushed but Norwich held on for a fourth straight away clean sheet.

Maddison has been in terrific form of late and in a game of many missed opportunities it was his quality which made the difference.

Brentford threatened throughout, with Angus Gunn forced to save Jozefzoon's close-range header and Barbet's powerful shot.

But Norwich weathered the late pressure to register a fourth consecutive league clean sheet on the road for the first time since December 2003.

The hosts stay 10th in the Championship, five points off the play-off places, while the Canaries are three points behind in 13th.

After the match, Brentford boss Dean Smith confirmed Danish striker Lasse Vibe was not selected for the match as he is in negotations with an unnamed club about a transfer.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 8Yennaris
  • 33Mepham
  • 5BjellandBooked at 90mins
  • 29Barbet
  • 12MokotjoSubstituted forMarcondesat 75'minutes
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forJudgeat 59'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 9MaupaySubstituted forCanosat 59'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 11Watkins

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 14Egan
  • 17Marcondes
  • 18Judge
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 28Daniels
  • 47Canos

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 31HanleyBooked at 90mins
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 15Klose
  • 4Reed
  • 27Tettey
  • 8VrancicSubstituted forTrybullat 90+5'minutes
  • 26LewisBooked at 40mins
  • 23Maddison
  • 9OliveiraSubstituted forWatkinsat 82'minutes
  • 11MurphySubstituted forLeitnerat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Leitner
  • 12Watkins
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 19Trybull
  • 25Hernández
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
10,252

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home27
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 0, Norwich City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Norwich City 1.

Attempt missed. Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Grant Hanley (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Grant Hanley (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Tom Trybull replaces Mario Vrancic.

Booking

Andreas Bjelland (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andreas Bjelland (Brentford).

Moritz Leitner (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sergi Canos with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Attempt saved. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Woods with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yoann Barbet.

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moritz Leitner (Norwich City).

Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emiliano Marcondes.

Booking

Sergi Canos (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).

Harrison Reed (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Marley Watkins replaces Nélson Oliveira.

Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Moritz Leitner replaces Josh Murphy.

Attempt blocked. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yoann Barbet.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Emiliano Marcondes replaces Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Attempt blocked. Chris Mepham (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Norwich City. Angus Gunn tries a through ball, but Nélson Oliveira is caught offside.

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).

Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Timm Klose.

Attempt blocked. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

Attempt saved. Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon.

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Maddison (Norwich City).

goal

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