Canaries edge Sunderland
Norwich recorded their first home Barclays Premier League victory as Sunderland were made to pay for some slack defending in a 2-1 defeat at Carrow Road.
Centre-back Leon Barnett put the Canaries, who had won at Bolton last week, in front in the 31st minute after winger Elliott Bennett had skipped into the right side of the penalty area.
Wales forward Steve Morison powered in a bullet header at the start of the second half after the Black Cats were again caught napping at the back, before substitute Kieran Richardson drilled in a late consolation.
After a bright start from the visitors, Morison created space for a shot at the edge of the Sunderland area, but his low strike was well held by Simon Mignolet. Titus Bramble missed a high ball through the middle, which suddenly released Wes Hoolahan 20 yards out, but he lobbed the ball over the advancing Mignolet and high into the stands.
Norwich continued to look lively through Anthony Pilkington down the right. Despite their dominance, the Canaries were unable to further test Mignolet and slowly Sunderland grew into the match. The visitors moved the ball quickly from the right back into the centre in the 21st minute, but Craig Gardner crashed his 20-yard shot over.
The Canaries, though, were ahead in the 31st minute. David Fox fed Bennett into the right side of the Sunderland area with a neat one-two. The former Brighton winger dashed to the goal-line before cutting the ball back through the six-yard box to Barnett who tapped in from close range.
Norwich started the second half well and Morison doubled the host's lead in the 48th minute. Pilkington got away down the left, and his run into the box saw overlapping full-back Marc Tierney clip the ball across goal where Wales striker Morison got above Wes Brown to power a header into the roof of the net from six yards.
There was then a massive let-off for the hosts when Bradley Johnson's miskick in the six-yard box gifted the ball to Nicklas Bendtner at the near post - but the on-loan Arsenal man saw his flick touched across the face of goal by Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy.
From the resulting corner, Norwich broke quickly through Russell Martin, who fed Bennett on the left. The winger cut inside to drill an angled shot at Mignolet, which the Belgian goalkeeper palmed out and Martin's follow-up was deflected wide.
Sunderland, though, set up a grandstand finale when Richardson drilled a low, angled shot into the bottom right corner. Substitute James Vaughan, who missed the start of the season with a knee injury, looked to be struggling and had to be helped off as Norwich had to see out five minutes of stoppage time with 10 men.