Canaries down Swans
Anthony Pilkington scored twice as Norwich continued their impressive start to the season by easing past fellow Barclays Premier League newcomers Swansea 3-1 at Carrow Road.
Pilkington, a £2million summer signing from Huddersfield, opened the scoring after just 50 seconds before Russell Martin doubled the Canaries' lead soon after with a 12-yard header.
Danny Graham drilled home to pull one back for Swansea but the Welshmen never looked like equalising, and Pilkington sealed the win for the home side just after the hour when he swivelled neatly in the box before firing home from close range.
Paul Lambert's pre-season relegation favourites sit ninth in the league with 11 points from eight games. Just four hours after Wales exited the Rugby World Cup, Swansea were looking to restore a bit of happiness to their nation but they went behind after just 50 seconds.
Steve Morison knocked down Elliott Bennett's cross to find Pilkington, who half-volleyed past Michel Vorm.
Swansea found themselves 2-0 down in the ninth minute when David Fox crossed and Martin headed home unmarked from 12 yards. The two-goal cushion lasted less than two minutes, however, as Scott Sinclair skipped between Bennett and Fox and hooked the ball across to Graham, who powered home.
Angel Rangel's 30-yard shot flew just over but Morison battled through to set up Pilkington, who hammered into the side netting.
Vorm tipped wide a Morison shot but Swansea thought they should have had a penalty when Nathan Dyer went down after Bradley Johnson's challenge. Bennett's speculative cross then landed on top of the crossbar.
Slack defending allowed Norwich to score their third. The ball fell to Johnson after Swansea failed to clear a corner and he set up Pilkington, who swivelled and poked home.
Morison limped off and was replaced by Grant Holt, and Vorm denied both Johnson and the newcomer from 25 yards. Stephen Dobbie miscued after Graham had beaten two Norwich defenders to sneak into the box and Lita headed well wide as Swansea returned to a despondent Wales with nothing.