Norwich defy Bolton revival
Teemu Pukki grabbed a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Norwich City beat Bolton Wanderers 3-2 at Carrow Road to stay top of the SkyBet Championship.
The hosts looked to have thrown away two points against a struggling visiting side when they let a two-goal lead slip through their grasp in the second half, with defender Mark Beevers equalising with two minutes of normal time remaining.
But Daniel Farke’s side shrugged off the setback by grabbing a decisive third goal, with top-scorer Pukki thumping home from just outside the box to maintain a remarkable record that has seen City win eight and draw one of their past nine games. Elsewhere, Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren claimed referee Peter Bankes cost his side a result after awarding Leeds United a penalty that Kemar Roofe converted to give Leeds a 2-1 comeback win at Elland Road. Rangers withstood a fast start by Leeds and took the lead when Nahki Wells coolly finished past Bailey Peacock-Farrell on a one-on-one.
But Roofe equalised on the stroke of half-time and then had the opportunity to complete the turnaround after Bankes adjudged Toni Leistner had handled a ball over the top.
The Leeds striker duly sent Joe Lumley the wrong way from the spot to give his side a fourth straight league victory. “It was a poor decision for the penalty, very, very poor,” McClaren said. “It’s cost us a result.”
Jack Marriott’s first-half header was enough to secure three points for Derby County away to 10-man Wigan Athletic.