Canaries send Robins bottom
Bristol City slipped to the bottom of the table as Simeon Jackson scored a brace in Norwich's 3-0 win.
Last Updated: 02/10/10 6:06pm
Bristol City slipped to the bottom of the Championship table as Simeon Jackson scored a brace in Norwich City's 3-0 win at Ashton Gate.
Summer signing Jackson opened the scoring midway through the first half before Wes Hoolahan's penalty increased the lead 10 minutes before half-time.
Jackson was on target again in the 64th minute to leave the Robins propping up the division and without a home win so far this season.
City boss Keith Millen made one change to the team which lost at Portsmouth in midweek, recalling Jamal Campbell-Ryce at the expense of Christian Ribeiro.
Norwich had named the same side that started the midweek victory over Leicester but were forced into a change when Adam Drury was injured during the warm-up. Manager Paul Lambert handed Steven Smith his first start since his summer arrival from Rangers.
A superb tackle by Andrew Crofts denied Campbell-Ryce an early attempt on goal after Korey Smith's clearance was deflected into his path.
Jackson put Norwich in front after 23 minutes. Hoolahan's through ball ricocheted into Jackson's path and the Canada international struck a shot with such venom that David James stood statuesque as it flew into the net.
Hoolahan had a go from 25 yards but his shot went just wide, while at the other end Albert Adomah stung John Ruddy's palms with a shot from similar distance.
Another long-range effort led to Norwich's second goal. Grant Holt's shot struck Carey on the arm and Hoolahan added to his two goals against Leicester in midweek by beating James from the penalty spot.
Only a fine save from James to keep out Jackson's far-post header prevented the Canaries from extending their half-time lead.
Bristol City replaced full-back Jamie McAllister with midfielder Lee Johnson at the break and the substitute almost scored with his first touch but his shot from the edge of the area struck the crossbar.
Jon Stead was then inches away from connecting with Adomah's cross as the hosts continued to push forward in a bid to try to get back into the game. However, this left them vulnerable to the counter-attack.
Jackson beat on-loan defender Steven Caulker to the ball and flicked it past the onrushing James but his effort dribbled wide.
A minute later, Jackson did grab his second goal of the game. A long clearance by Ruddy found the striker in space inside the area and he calmly slid the ball past James.
Adomah looked like he would pull a goal back for the Robins but Smith made a superb last-ditch intervention in the 70th minute.