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West Bromwich Albion 2, Norwich City 1 - What the nationals said

Monday, December 24, 2012
10.54 AM

The national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 2-1 defeat at West Brom.

Sunday Mirror: “The Canaries came close to a share of the spoils despite the absence of key striker Grant Holt…In addition to his goal, Snodgrass was always asking problems of Albion.”

The Mail on Sunday: “If there was an element of goalkeeping fallibility about Norwich’s opener, Mark Bunn will also have been unhappy about his inability to prevent Albion’s equaliser.”

The Observer: “It was a rare start for Romelu Lukaku, who has been kept out of the side for most of the season by Shane Long, but he justified his selection on Saturday.”

The Independent: “Just when it seemed Norwich were upstaging them as the surprise name among the established order, West Brom reimposed their authority to end an unbeaten run of 10.”

The Sunday Telegraph: “The visitors played with a confidence and fluidity that eluded West Brom…who appeared to be running out of ideas until they equalised before the break.”