When does a blip become something more major? Whatever this sticky patch is for Norwich City, it is impossible to ignore the changing landscape at the top of the Championship. Swansea cut Norwich’s lead at the summit to two points after goals by André Ayew and Conor Hourihane.
Norwich may have fired blanks for the fourth successive game but Hourihane is on quite the streak, with a superb strike here his third goal since arriving on loan from Aston Villa a fortnight ago. Brentford and Reading, both of whom have games in hand on the leaders, will be equally encouraged by Norwich hitting a rut.