Norwich are improving under Dean Smith and are now unbeaten in three Premier League games. Here is what we learnt from the game.
- Norwich's performance against Wolves was superb and should have led to the hosts winning the match
The Canaries had won their first game of the season under previous manager Daniel Farke when Dean Smith took over- a 2-1 victory at Brentford at the start of November. They won his first game in charge against Southampton last week by the same scoreline but this was arguably their best game of the season. Tim Krul didnt have to make a save and Norwich had plenty of chances to win but couldn't find a way past Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa.
Substitute Lukas Rupp played really well and had a late shot saved, Teemu Pukki had an effort saved well by Sa and right winger Milot Rashica also had shots from open play and set pieces which went just wide.
Summer signings Brandon Williams, Josh Sargent and Billy Gilmour all played well yesterday and are starting to settle in to the side but it was their fellow summer signing Milot Rashica who stole the show and put his best stint yet.
- Rashica played really well and had arguably his best performance in a Norwich City shirt
Kosovan Rashica joined Norwich in the summer for just under £10 million from Werder Bremen. All summer signings take time to settle in and it's been the same situation for the winger. He looked a real threat all afternoon for the Canaries and was at the forefront of their best play. He looked dangerous when taking free kicks, created Norwich's best chances by running inside the box and could have scored himself. Fantastic display.
- Wolves kept quiet
Going into the game Norwich had to face more shots on their goal than any other Premier League side in previous matches but yesterday limited Wolves to five attempts- the least they'd faced in a game all season.
Norwich pressed from the front as a unit denying their opponents the time and space to create dangerous attacks and when they did lose the ball, showed energy and desire to win the ball back.
An excellent all round display from the team- but they just couldn't quite manage to score that all important goal.