Yan adds a Dutch of class for Ca­naries

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! - By GREG ADAMS

YANIC WILDSCHUT’S goal ended Sh­effield United’s three-match win­ning run, as bat­tling Nor­wich shaded a feisty en­counter at Bra­mall Lane.

The Dutch mid­fielder was left with space in­side the penalty area and his shot across keeper Ja­mal Black­man found the bot­tom cor­ner to give Daniel Farke’s side a de­served lead against an out-of-sorts Blades de­fence.

United, though, could have been in front af­ter David Brooks did bril­liantly to get past Tom Try­bull and burst into the area but his ef­fort was well saved by Nor­wich keeper An­gus Gunn.

Ched Evans and Brooks both saw shots blocked as the home side pressed for an equaliser be­fore the break.

The game’s ma­jor talk­ing point, though, came in the sec­ond half, as Blades boss Chris Wilder was sent from his tech­ni­cal area.

A frus­trated Wilder lashed out at the Nor­wich wa­ter bot­tles as he went to give the ball back and was sent to the stands, to the anger of the home fans.

Sh­effield strug­gled to break Nor­wich down and their best chance went beg­ging in the 57th minute, when Mark Duffy’s free-kick from the right was met by Evans but he sent a free header wide.

Nor­wich had two penalty ap­peals de­nied, both from chal­lenges on sub­sti­tute James Hus­band.

And deep into in­jury time Brooks missed a last chance to equalise, blaz­ing over from in­side the box.

Ca­naries boss Farke said: “It was a close game but it was a re­ally im­por­tant win and we are very happy.

“If you don’t score the sec­ond goal you have to de­fend ev­ery­thing and that’s what we did. I can’t re­mem­ber a clear chance for Sh­effield.” the open­ing half-hour, but his shot was blocked by Hud­der­s­field mid­fielder Ab­del­hamid Sabiri, mak­ing his first start for the club.

Aaron Mooy ran the show for Hud­der­s­field, ev­ery pass pinged to the

WIN­NER: Hit­man Wildschut ■ LOWE BLOW: Andy King wins a penalty af­ter Chris Lowe’s chal­lenge in the box

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