Recently-promoted Norwich City were consigned to their second loss in a row by West Bromwich Albion, who struck early through the figure of Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie (who was given more than a little help by a second terrible back pass by Ritchie de Laet in the span of two games) and never really looked back. Norwich tried to reply with neat possession football, but their build up play amounted to little more than a couple of penalty shouts that Mark Halsey waved away.
It was the visitors who looked the better shots to extend their lead, with Graham Dorrans rattling Decland Rudd's post in the first half before a dubious penalty call ended up going the Baggies' way when Steven Reid fell down in the general vicinity of Steve Morrison, marking the fourth penalty conceded in four games by Norwich. Not to worry, though - Rudd got down to make a very good save against an irked Odemwingie, looking for his brace, and Norwich were still in the match. At least, they were for another 15 minutes, at which point they lost.