Stoke City 1, Norwich City 0 - what the nationals said

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

Sunday Mirror: 'Etherington is a rare shimmering jewel . . . the beauty within the beast of the football monster Tony Pulis has been accused of building in the Potteries.'

The Mail on Sunday: 'Matthew Etherington settled this 'comfort zone' shocker to ensure Norwich equalled the unwanted Premier League record of 28 away games without keeping a clean sheet.'


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The Observer: 'Replays suggested the throw-in from which Cameron Jerome flicked the ball on for Etherington to fire in his decisive shot should have been given to the visitors.'

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The People: 'The class of '72 said hello to the Britannia Stadium while Etherington kissed goodbye to Norwich's hopes of heading home with a point.'

The Sunday Times: 'There was real quality on the pitch. Unfortunately, George Eastham – back for a reunion of Stoke City's 1972 League Cup-winning side – walked off before kick-off.'

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