In Pictures: Norwich City’s victory over Cardiff

Yanic Wildschut battles with Cardiff defender Matthew Connolly. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Image

Yanic Wildschut battles with Cardiff defender Matthew Connolly. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Action from Norwich City's 0 - 1 win over Cardiff.

Russell Martin of Norwich celebrates victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at the Car

Russell Martin of Norwich celebrates victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cardiff City 0 Norwich City 1

Wes Hoolahan was a key figure in the win at Cardiff City
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Wes Hoolahan was a key figure in the win at Cardiff City . Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cameron Jerome of Norwich and Ashley Richards of Cardiff City in action during the Sky Bet Champions

Cameron Jerome of Norwich and Ashley Richards of Cardiff City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff . Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cameron Jerome returned to haunt his old club with a diving header which earned Norwich City their first away win in nine league games, writes David Freezer.

Sean Morrison of Cardiff City and Cameron Jerome of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championshi

Sean Morrison of Cardiff City and Cameron Jerome of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff . Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Yanic Wildschut of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadi

Yanic Wildschut of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 04/02/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd


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The striker's ninth goal of the season, heading home a Wes Hoolahan free-kick in the 40th minute, was enough to earn a hard-fought success for Alex Neil's team at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Joe Ralls of Cardiff City and Jonny Howson of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship matc

Joe Ralls of Cardiff City and Jonny Howson of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 04/02/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The visitors arrived in South Wales looking to end a run of eight away games without a win in the league, stretching all the way back to a 2-1 victory at Wolves on October 1 – with a six point-gap to the play-off places to close ahead of kick-off.

Aron Gunnarsson gets to grips with Jacob Murphy at Cardiff City Stadium. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Fo

Aron Gunnarsson gets to grips with Jacob Murphy at Cardiff City Stadium. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City manager Alex Neil knows this is a big weekend in the Championship promotion race. Pictu

Norwich City manager Alex Neil knows this is a big weekend in the Championship promotion race. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

An almighty game of pinball broke out in the final stages as Cardiff piled on the pressure but City survived their most dangerous moment, when substitute Craig Noone tore in to the box from the right wing and saw Ruddy deflect his low shot away, only for Harris to lash well over.

With Nelson Oliveira on for Jacob Murphy to help keep possession and Ryan Bennett on for Hoolahan to help defend in the closing stages, the Canaries clung on to finally taste away success again.

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