Norwich City 1, Manchester United 0 - what the nationals said

The national newspapers' views on Norwich City's 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Sunday Mirror: 'Manchester United reject Anthony Pilkington wrecked his former club's chances of going back to the top of the Premier League.'

The Mail on Sunday: 'The East Anglians, tipped to be among the relegation battlers, followed up victory over Arsenal with an even more impressive performance to beat the giants from Old Trafford.'


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The Observer: 'Everyone inside Carrow Road waited patiently for the Manchester United onslaught but it never materialised . . . for once, there was no late comeback.'

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The Independent: 'Without Rooney, United lacked that crucial battle rage. Norwich, however, provided plenty of it and further bridged the gap between the two teams.'

The Sunday Telegraph: 'Sir Alex Ferguson claimed during the week that he could not recall Pilkington's year as a Manchester United trainee but he knows all about the Norwich City player now.'

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