Dorrans’ stunner rounds off second-half fightback
On 33 minutes Norwich were handed the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot when Nicolao Dumitru clumsily felled Hoolahan in the box. The Republic of Ireland man dusted himself down and struck hard and low to the keeper’s left-hand side, where giant Serb Stojkovic made a magnificent save to keep the score goalless.
Seven minutes later it proved to be a costly miss for the Canaries as Forest netted the game’s opening goal. A Carayol cross was headed onto the post by Eric Lichaj, and the rebound fell to Vellios who notched for the third time in a week, side-footing into the net with McGovern stranded.
Norwich came out after the break all guns blazing and the visitors were level on the 50minute mark. A corner from Jacob Murphy eventually found its way to Howson and the exLeeds United man poked the ball towards the far post, where it eluded everyone and nestled into the corner of the net.
The visitors weren’t to be denied however and it was the Canaries who scored what was to be the winner in the 67th minute. Dorrans lashed home after some neat build up play featuring Murphy, Howson and Robbie Brady.
It was three wins in a week for Norwich City, following on from victories over Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic.
“Along with the win at Blackburn this was the best in terms of performance,” Neil beamed. “Bear in mind Forest are a side that have won all their home games this season – I watched them here against Wigan and away at Rotherham and they are a good side.”
SCORCHER: Graham Dorrans scores the winner