Blackburn Rovers 2, Norwich City 0 - what the nationals said

The national newspapers' views on Norwich City's defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

Sunday Mirror: 'Norwich manager Paul Lambert sympathised with his opposite number, but lamented the helping hand given by his own players . . . they know their job is done and it showed.'

The Mail on Sunday: 'By the time Formica turned the game on its head with his strike, Norwich might well have had the result sewn up . . . Norwich were swarming all over the home goalmouth.'

The Observer: 'Steve Kean called this a must-win game and win it Blackburn did, though not necessarily in a manner to instil confidence in their supporters for the challenges ahead.'

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The Sunday Times: 'The visitors looked utterly bewildered, given their earlier chances; the more so within minutes of the restart when Hoilett left Russell Martin trailing on the left.'

The People: 'The Darwen End was decked out in yellow and green, yet the Blackburn fans were singing like canaries – their vitriolic chirps directed at Kean and the club's Indian owners.'

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