Sargent double fires Norwich to victory – Sporting Life

Josh Sargent struck twice in the second half as Norwich beat Millwall 2-0 on Friday to maintain their revival after a poor start to the Championship season.

Dean Smith’s side sat bottom of the second tier table after failing to win any of their first three games following last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

But the Canaries got off the mark as USA forward Sargent scored in their win against Huddersfield on Tuesday.

And Sargent was back on the scoreline at Carrow Road to seal Norwich’s second successive victory as they climbed into the top six ahead of this weekend’s other fixtures.

After a limp first-half display, Norwich raised their tempo after the interval and took the lead with a well-worked goal in the 50th minute.

Sargent played an exquisite one-two with Danel Sinani just inside the area and lashed the ball past Bartosz Bialkowski from 10 yards.

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Norwich deservedly doubled their advantage 15 minutes from full-time.

Again it was Sargent who did the damage, this time from a swift breakaway as a high clearance fell for Kieran Dowell, who calmly slid in the American to steer his shot past Bialkowski.

Earlier, Norwich had announced plans for a general meeting next month, with Mark Attanasio, an American businessman and principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, set to become a new director.

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