After the Norwich City penalty woes continued at Preston, David Freezer takes a closer look at the spot-kick issues which are becoming a costly problem amid the pressure of a Championship promotion push.
It’s scarcely more than a year since Mario Vrancic was widely derided as too slow and insufficiently physical to cut it in the Championship and Christoph Zimmermann was written off as a German fourth division defender – yet on Friday night both were absolutely central to City’s stunning statement of intent.
Norwich City just cannot be stopped – with another wonderful Carrow Road moment sparked by an injury-time winner from star striker Teemu Pukki cruelly denying Bolton’s valiant fightback, and keeping the Canaries top of the league.
Todd Cantwell and Max Aarons were the heroes of the hour as Norwich City’s academy starlets played integral roles in firing the Canaries back to the top of the table in a spirited fightback from behind against Rotherham.
Scoring four goals for a remarkable third consecutive game has kept Norwich City flying high at the top of the Championship table, thanks to a superb display at Swansea sealing a sixth win on the spin.