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Norwich City 1, Southampton 0 - What the nationals said

PUBLISHED: 13:28 04 January 2016 | UPDATED: 13:16 05 January 2016

Southampton's Victor Wanyama gets his marching orders after fouling Norwich City's Vadis Odjidja in the Canaries' 1-0 Premier League win. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Southampton's Victor Wanyama gets his marching orders after fouling Norwich City's Vadis Odjidja in the Canaries' 1-0 Premier League win. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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The national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 1-0 win at home to Southampton in the Premier League.

BBC Sport: “Wanyama’s reckless challenge on Tettey changed the course of a game that had, until then, featured a lot of effort but not much high-quality football. The Kenyan had been booked in the first half, and there were few quibbles after he had lunged at the eventual Norwich match-winner.”

The Daily Mail: “For the first 30 minutes, Southampton really lacked Sadio Mane’s creative threat. Alex Neil’s side, proving tough to beat at Carrow Road this season, were stringing together some carefully constructed moves.”

The Guardian: “The second half was heading for a stalemate until Alex Neil made a bold change, replacing Redmond with Odjida-Ofoe around the hour. That move soon paid off but not before Dusan Tadic missed another good chance for the visitors. Moments later Odjida-Ofoe was caught late by Wanyama, who walked. The Belgian then teed up Tettey, who put on a free finishing lesson for Southampton by cracking a perfect shot into the top corner from the edge of the area.”

The Mirror: “Despite winning only one in their last eight Premier League games, Southampton have surely got too many good players to go down. They are still seven points clear of the drop zone and probably need to only conjure four more victories to be safe. Norwich will stay up but, if you reckon Villa and Sunderland are down, they are in the mix for that final spot and need to keep winning at home.”

Daily Star: “Victor Wanyama’s second-half red card for two bookings tipped an even game in the Canaries’ favour. Two minutes after Wanyama’s dismissal, Norwich took the lead as Tettey drilled his shot into the top corner after fine work from substitute Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe. The win was Norwich’s third in four Premier League games and eased their relegation worries.”

The Independent: “Southampton shaded an open first-half, with Norwich goalkeeper Declan Rudd making important saves from Shane Long and Jordy Clasie. But Norwich had chances, too, and it was difficult to argue with manager Alex Neil’s assertion that they deserved the points.”

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