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Canaries round off Germany tour with victory

21 July 2017

Norwich City rounded off their pre-season tour of Germany with a fine win at Bundesliga II outfit DSC Arminia Bielefeld on Friday night.

Two goals within space of eight first half minutes gave City control, with Nelson Oliveira wrapping up victory late on. 

In a first half which initially offered little in the way of clear-cut chances, typically industrious work from Cameron Jerome brought the Canaries the breakthrough they were looking for.

The frontman robbed a defender in a dangerous area on 39 minutes, striding forward before picking out Steven Naismith who calmly stroked home.

Arminia's reply was almost instant however, Andreas Voglsammer creating space in the box for himself and firing emphatically beyond Angus Gunn.

With the game looking set to be level at the interval, Marley Watkins was sent tumbling in the area; Jerome stepping up to roll the result spot-kick into the corner with the final kick of the half to leave City in front.

They had a pair of chances to extend that advantage early in the second half, but Naismith and Jerome fired off-target in quick succession after good work from Josh Murphy on each occasion.

Daniel Farke's side continued to control the match, Jerome's prodded effort hitting the base of the post after he latched onto an under-hit backpass. 

The frontman's excellent individual display came to an end prematurely however, being forced off through injury with little over quarter of an hour remaining. 

An otherwise pleasing night was capped up in impressive fashion by Oliveira four minutes from time, the striker breaking from deep before netting to round off an excellent piece of individual work.

City return to England tomorrow, and travel to The Valley to face Charlton Athletic on Tuesday evening.


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