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Boos and cheers for Oliveira during Brentford defeat as seventh goal of the season proves too little, too late for City

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich scores his side's goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich scores his side's goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Our latest Norwich City player watch followed the fortunes of striker Nelson Oliveira during last night’s 2-1 home defeat to Brentford. Here’s how his evening unfolded...

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich celebrates scoring his side' goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesNelson Oliveira of Norwich celebrates scoring his side' goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

9 – Loses ball on the right but Grant Hanley steps up to prevent a counter.

10 – Good play from Marco Stiepermann on the left and a fine cross but Bjelland prevents the forward making clean contact with his header and keeper Daniel Bentley clears up.

11 – Played down the left by Mario Vrancic, cuts inside to shoot on his right but blasts against Marley Watkins from 20 yards.

14 – Pinto block bounces kindly and the Portuguese striker loses possession trying to play Alex Pritchard through but battles back to reclaim the ball, only for Pinto to over-hit a cross.

Daniel Bentley of Brentford saves at the feet of Nelson Oliveira of Norwich during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich
. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesDaniel Bentley of Brentford saves at the feet of Nelson Oliveira of Norwich during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich . Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

30 – Pritchard fine pass into right channel but Oliveira’s touch is heavy, beats keeper to the ball and shoots from a tight angle but it’s saved.

40 – Challenges Yoann Barbet in the air on the right wing and is annoyed to see a foul given against him.

49 – Vrancic chips a cross towards Watkins which is headed clear and Oliveira thrashes a ridiculous shot which hits the roof of the River End stand.

52 – Does well to control a James Maddison pass but low cross from the left cleared, with no one in the box.

58 – Reed plays forward but the striker is easily dispossessed by Bjelland and Barclay boos the weak effort.

59 – Maddison floats free-kick in, Oliveira rises but can only flick weakly at goal.

63 – Keeps Stiepermann’s cross alive, shoots on the turn but Barbet charges down, Vrancic volleys just over.

77 – Murphy thumps a cross to the right, Oliveira barges Bjelland over trying to get his head on the ball, foul correctly given.

81 – Pritchard rabona cross and Oliveira can’t get enough power on the header and it’s held.

90 – Maddison rolls the ball to Oliveira on the edge of the box and he snatches at the chance, firing an awful effort metres over the bar.

Verdict: Thumping late strike brought a seventh goal of the season but otherwise a frustrated performance with too many low notes.

Rating: 6 out of 10

• Catch up with all the post-match reaction and analysis at pinkun.com/live

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