High Flying Norwich Win Again and go Top of the Championship
Norwich City are the new leaders of the Championship after a thriling 4-3 victory over Millwall at Carrow Road on Saturday. The Canaries have now won their last five games and they are the clear form team in the division, taking advantage of slip ups by other clubs. Middlesbrough and Leeds have won just two of their last five games, while Sheffield United and West Brom have won just one of their last five, despite all being in the top five on the division. That has left the door open and credit to Norwich they have certainly taken advantage.
With a two point lead over the rest of the clubs in the division and the form they are in right now, Norwich will be disappointed that they now have to wait two weeks until they play again due to the international break. That break has also come at exactly the right time for their rivals, who need it to re-group and fix the problems they have had in recent weeks. It will be very interesting to see how Norwich come back after the break, and if they come back in the same form then they have a fantastic chance to increase their lead over their rivals.
Going into the seven minutes of added time in the game at Carrow Road, Norwich were trailing 3-2 and looking like losing their unbeaten run. Jordan Rhodes popped up in the 92nd minute much to the delight of his fans, and they all expected him to have bagged them a point. However, they weren't finished yet, and Teemu Pukki scored in the 97th minute to give The Canaries all three points. In what was a dramatic turn of events, that win suddenly propelled Norwich to the top of the table, and gave their fans belief that they can challenge for promotion this season.
The top of the Championship table looks as close as everyone expected it to be and despite being 17 games into the season, no one has really taken control on the league yet. Middlesbrough are the 4/1 favourites to win the league, with Leeds at 9/2, current leaders Norwich at 5/1, West Brom at 11/2 and Sheffield United at 6/1. You can tell from the betting there is nothing to choose between the top five, and whoever manages to come out on top will certainly have had to battle hard for their title.