BLUES GROUND CANARIES AS EAGLES SOAR AGAIN
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tommy Mooney grab three goals to reach the ton of league goals at St Andrews, and Marcelo grabbed one to complete a 4-0 win against the high-flying Canaries.
Crystal Palace haulted a run of four straight defeats with an impressive win over promotion favourites Manchester City at Selhurst Park thanks to goals from Dougie Freedman and Jovan Kirovski.
Kevin Keegan's side had the chance to move into the top two in Division One but their erratic form meant they were unable to grab the points despite Shaun Goater's 68th minute reply.
Barnsley started the day second from bottom in the table but climbed out of the bottom three with a comfortable win of Ray Graydon's side. Mike Sheron grabbed a brace along with goals from Bruce Dyer Kevin Donovan against The Saddlers, with Zigor Aranalde grabbing their consolation.
Stockport's woes continued at the foot of the table as they fell to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Wimbledon.
Carlton Palmer's side had the worst possible start when former Hatter Kevin Cooper scored after a minute, before David Connolly made it two just after the half hour. Aaron Wilbraham grabbed a goal back for County before half time but The Dons held on for the win.
Crewe recorded an impressive away win on the South Coast as they ran out 4-2 winners against Portsmouth. Rob Hulse, Efe Sodje, Phil Charnock and Kenny Lunt got the goals that claimed the three points for Dario Gradi's side, with Steve Lovell and Peter Crouch replying for Pompey.
West Brom's scoring problems again showed through as they were unable to break down the ten men of Sheffield United and eventually fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Neil Warnock's side.
Former Baggies defender Shane Nicholson was ordered off for his second yellow card but Gary Megson's lack of firepower was well illustrated as they could not find a way through The Blades' backline and Carl Asaba popped up in the final minute to grab three vital away points for United.
Bradford City claimed a comfortable 3-1 win in yet another Yorkshire derby against Rotherham at Valley Parade thanks to two goals in two minutes from Robbie Blake and a third from Ashley Ward.
Rob Scott grabbed a goal for The Millers but it was not enough and Ronnie Moore's side stay in trouble near the foot of the table.
Sheffield Wednesday stay in trouble just outside the drop zone as a last-minute strike from Richard Sadlier grabbed a point for Millwall at Hillsborough.
Geral Sibon missed a first half penalty for Terry Yorath's side and he was left ruing that miss despite Efan Ekoku scoring in the 49th minute.
Troubled Nottingham Forest were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Gillingham with Paul Shaw's brace answering Stern John's double to share the points.
Click below for match summaries:
Barnsley v Walsall
Birmingham v Norwich
Bradford v Rotherham
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Nott`m Forest v Gillingham
Portsmouth v Crewe
Sheffield Wed v Millwall
Stockport v Wimbledon
West Brom v Sheffield Utd
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