The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

THE CHAM­PI­ONSHIP is a strange old league at times.

For 45 min­utes Not­ting­ham For­est were more than a match for Nor­wich City, a side who only re­cently de­parted from the Premier League.

A missed penalty kick by the Ca­naries seemed to ig­nite For­est into ac­tion and their pres­sure paid off when Apos­to­los Vel­lios made it three goals in a week to give them a half-time lead.

Nor­wich City are a classy out­fit how­ever and the ma­jor­ity of their lineup re­sem­bled per­son­nel play­ing top-flight foot­ball just last sea­son.

The Ca­naries oozed class and at times dur­ing the sec­ond half it re­ally was a case of men ver­sus boys.

Alex Neil’s men showed ex­actly why they will be chal­leng­ing for pro­mo­tion come the end of the sea­son, in a game where For­est showed flashes of bril­liance and blem­ishes of a side still a work in progress.

But Nor­wich ran out de­served win­ners based on their clin­i­cal dis­play in the sec­ond half.

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