Paddy’s Pointers: Five observations from Norwich City’s 2-1 Championship win at Wolves

Robbie Brady conjured a superb Norwich City winner at Wolves. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Image

Robbie Brady conjured a superb Norwich City winner at Wolves. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from Molineux

1. Welcome, Robbie lad - Robbie Brady proved beyond any doubt he is a quality operator with his Republic of Ireland summer displays at Euro 2016. But his match-watching goal at Wolves was the first glimpse of real star quality in a Norwich shirt this season after what his manager admitted afterwards had been a slow start by the Dubliner's high standards. Let's hope the majesty of his finish is a catalyst.

2. Timm Klose. Wrap him in cotton wool - Klose was back in business after missing the Newcastle defeat and his aerial prowess was vital in the frenetic final moments. Unquestionably the Swiss international is a key figure in what has become a much-maligned defensive unit. Keep him fit and City will have enough to thwart most attacks in this division.

3. Defensive lapses - Even with the talismanic Klose, there was still a poor concession when Dave Edwards rose unchallenged between two Norwich defenders at the far post to set up a nervy finale, when in truth Norwich should have been out of sight - such was their dominance in the first half. On this occasion it did not prove costly but what unfolded at St James' Park should be a constant reminder in the weeks ahead.

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4. One of the best in the division - Cameron Jerome's own words when he spoke to the media on Friday at Colney. There was no hint of arrogance in the striker's assessment of his own ability. Just an honest appraisal and a well-developed sense of self. Jerome in the Premier Leagye may plunder in far less quantities but his fifth goal of the new campaign underlined his potency a rung lower.

5. Michael McGovern, aka Superman - The Northern Irish international is deservedly keeping John Ruddy out of the line up but there appears a compulsion to come for at least one cross or corner through a crowd scene without getting anywhere near the ball. That said, such decisiveness is an admirable trait which was illustrated in the dying seconds of stoppage with a proactive burst to the edge of his area to gather. The treatment required for the collision that followed was worth it in the final analysis.

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