“How good has Alex Pritchard been, what a player we have there” – Norwich City fans enjoy victory over Brighton

Russell Martin, who made his 300th appearance for Norwich City, congratulates Alex Pritchard (right)

Russell Martin, who made his 300th appearance for Norwich City, congratulates Alex Pritchard (right) after the playmaker helped put the Canaries 2-0 up against Brighton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City fans have been enjoying a positive night after watching the Canaries beat already promoted Brighton 2-0 at Carrow Road, thanks to two own goals forces by spectacular Alex Pritchard shots.

The playmaker hit the woodwork twice in the first half only to see the ball rebound into the off Seagulls keeper David Stockdale on both occasions.

It meant City won the televised clash over Chris Hughton's side without having a shot on target and stopped the visitors from wrapping up the Championship title in Norfolk.

As well as Hughton's first return to Carrow Road since his exit in April 2014, with another former manager in the Sky Sports studio in Alex Neil, it was also a momentous night for City skipper Russell Martin.

The defender clocked up his 300th appearance for the club to move into 23rd place in the club's all-time appearance makers. He also started and finished his 23rd match in succession for the Canaries.

The win also prevented Brighton from completing a league double over Norwich for the first time since 1951-52, following their 5-0 home win in October.


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