Buendia boosts Norwich’s promotion bid

Buendia boosts Norwich's promotion bid  - FootyNews.co.uk

Norwich powered five points clear at the top of the Championship table as Emi Buendia sealed a 1-0 win over Swansea on Friday.

Daniel Farke’s side remain on course for automatic promotion to the Premier League after a cool 54th-minute finish from Buendia at Carrow Road.

Norwich are seven points ahead of third-placed Sheffield United, although both their rivals have games in hand, with the Blades at home to Rotherham on Saturday while Leeds visit Bristol City.

Norwich top-scorer Teemu Pukki had a good chance to fire the hosts in front after being put in by Buendia, but for once the Finnish frontman was off target.

The Canaries took the lead nine minutes after half-time.

Onel Hernandez picked up the ball on the left and found Buendia on the edge of the area. The Argentinian beat a defender before lashing an unstoppable rising drive into the roof of the net.

There was a late scare for the Canaries when

got his head to an 85th-minute corner, but the defender failed to keep his effort on target.

At the other end Buendia again slipped through a delightful pass, this time for Pukki, but the striker missed out on what would have been a 26th goal of the season when his shot came back off a post.