Canaries flying high

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Norwich City moved into second place in the First Division behind Burnley last night after a deserved 3-1 victory over Gianluca Vialli's Watford at Carrow Road.

Iwan Roberts put the Canaries on their way in the 20th minute with a right-foot finish from outside the area. Steen Nedergaard doubled the lead, and, after Ramon Vega had taken advantage of a mix-up to breach the City goal for the first time at home, Malky Mackay made the game safe for Norwich with a second-half strike.

High-flying Portsmouth extended their unbeaten run to six games with a 0-0 draw at Walsall, while Wolves drew level with Graham Rix's side on points after a 3-2 win at Gillingham.

New £1.5m striker Nathan Blake opened the scoring for the visitors, his second in two games, and Kenny Miller made it two in the 40th minute. The Gills had defender Barry Ashby sent off after the break for a professional foul but pulled a goal back with six minutes left through substitute Guy Ipoua.

Shaun Newton gave Wolves a two-goal cushion again in the 90th minute, though there was still time for Marlon King to convert a penalty for the home side in time added on.

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