Norwich City’s torrid end to last season seemed to repeat itself yesterday evening after they lost 1-0 to newly promoted Wolves. Neil Adams side looked the stronger on paper with England international John Ruddy in goal and a experienced defence in front of him. With beautiful technicians of the ball Andrew Surman and Wes Hoolahan in the middle of the park, it seemed an offensive line up for the Canaries.
Meanwhile, Kenny Jackett looked to continue his sides fine form at home. Wolves dominated early possession and where looking the more likely to score.
In a game that neither side wanted to lose, it seemed as if both sides repelled one another as a point looked the most likely. That was before Norwich defender Martin Olsson received a second yellow card for pulling down Rajiv van La Parra who was outstanding.
4 mins later and Wolves got their reward for their intent as Edwards headed home a beautiful cross from La Parra.
Unable to fashion any clear cut chances, it seems Norwich have begun where the left off. Admittedly they were without key players, Jonny Howson and Gary Hooper. Though I’m sure it won’t be long before Kyle Lafferty starts a game after he produced more in 10 minutes that any other Norwich City player.
A poor start for the Yellows who will evaluate and may need a reminder that this league will not be easy to get out of.
By Oliver Baines | August 11th, 2014