Norwich City 2, Sunderland 1 - what the nationals said

Sebastien Bassong runs off in celebration after scoring Norwich City's first goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Sebastien Bassong runs off in celebration after scoring Norwich City's first goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, December 3, 2012
11:24 AM

The national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 2-1 win over Sunderland.

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The Daily Telegraph: “As for Norwich, their upward mobility becomes increasingly difficult to fathom. Their starting XI is ostensibly no better than Championship standard, with the possible exceptions of Bassong and Javier Garrido, formerly of Roma, and yet they continue to defy all doubters.”

The Guardian: “This latest defeat means Sunderland have recorded just two wins from their last 22 matches. In contrast, Norwich are unbeaten in eight Premier League games – equalling their record set in the 1993-94 season.”

The Mirror: “Hughton deserves all the credit he is getting for this superb run of form. His Norwich side had been dismissed after no wins in their first seven games and 17 goals conceded. But he retains the respect he enjoys in the game because he never panics. And he now has his men playing the way he wants them to.”

The Sun: “This was nowhere near as impressive as the Canaries’ recent performances which earned 1-0 wins over both Arsenal and Manchester United. It was an off-colour display but how Sunderland would like to scrape a win like this.”

The Daily Mail: “With Wes Hoolahan buzzing about like a wasp with a grudge, Norwich were in their element. Sunderland were undone by Norwich’s bright first half and a couple of examples of rank-bad defending.”

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10 comments

  • AT LAST! A severely précised version got thro`. Regards, Vlad.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • Just as I thought the scribbler at the Daily Torygraph was getting used to deepest Naaarfolk, he comes up with that tripe. Or is he? Look up "ostensibly" in the OED and you may find "it ain`t necessarily so". But would the journo know that, even ostensibly? Unlikely. Also there was the small matter of overlooking Tettey, Wes & Whits to name but 3 more. And the rest!

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • Just as I thought the scribbler at the Daily Torygraph was getting used to deepest Naaarfolk, he comes up with that tripe. Or is he? Look up "ostensibly" in the OED and you may find "it ain`t necessarily so". But would the journo know that, even ostensibly? Unlikely. Also there was the small matter of overlooking Tettey, Wes & Whits to name but 3 more. And the rest!

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • I keep trying to tell wisemanthree that I`m not a Vampire and it keeps getting ethered but that one arrived twice! Regards, Vlad Tepes, ImpALER by Appointment to the Royal Court of Wallachia.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • I see the Daily Mail also had Michael Turner playing and denying Wickham a goal.....and there I was thinking Turner was still injured

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    scenty

    Monday, December 3, 2012

  • Bowl of milk + a plate of sardines for the Daily Telegraph please....miiiiiiiiiiaow !

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    Timbo

    Monday, December 3, 2012

  • As for the sports journalist for the Daily Telegraph, his position at a nation newspaper becomes increasingly difficult to fathom. His standard of journalism is ostensibly no better than Internet Blogger standard, and yet he continues to earn a wage at the newspaper.

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    wisemanthree

    Monday, December 3, 2012

  • No one else spotted we had twelve players on the pitch then?

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    Pondlife

    Monday, December 3, 2012

  • I am NOT Vlad Tepes, wisemanthree!

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • Looks like someone at the Telegraph keeps betting against Norwich and losing. Must be ostensibly a reporter who knows little about football (Didn't Ostensible score the winner for MK Dons).. Must have been a good win - at least four Delia shots on MotD

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    Pondlife

    Monday, December 3, 2012

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