Report and highlights from the Sky Bet Championship clash between Norwich City and Reading at Carrow Road as Daniel Farke’s side are crowned champions; Kieran Dowell scores twice in convincing home win
Saturday 1 May 2021 17:04, UK
Norwich have won the Sky Bet Championship title after a 4-1 win against Reading at Carrow Road.
The Canaries were promoted back to the Premier League at the first time of asking a fortnight ago, but defeats to Bournemouth and Watford, coupled with the Hornets’ impressive form forced a delay.
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Norwich were crowned champions in style on Saturday, however, as Xavi Quintilla and Teemu Pukki added to a Kieran Dowell double at Carrow Road in a resounding 4-1 win over Reading.
Josh Laurent gave the visitors a 12th-minute lead but Dowell struck twice either side of half-time to turn the game on its head.
With Watford trailing at Brentford, Norwich knew they were closing in on the title – and Quintilla began the celebrations by adding a third before Pukki extended the lead with five minutes remaining.
Daniel Farke’s men would have lifted the title anyway, had Watford failed to beat Brentford, with second-half goals from Marcus Forss and Ivan Toney giving the hosts a 2-0 win.
Having been top almost exclusively since late November, a run of nine straight victories throughout February and March helped the club to their second Sky Bet Championship trophy in the last two campaigns they have played in the division.
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