2007/08 Review: February – featuring Preston, Cardiff, Hull, Leicester and Barnsley

Darel Russell’s injury-time stunner against Preston gave City the perfect start to February in a game low on quality but high on tension.

Another late goal – this time a 35-yard screamer from Ched Evans – gave the Canaries a 2-1 win at Ninian Park a week later.

Welshman Evans had given City a 15th minute lead before Gavin Rae equalised for the Bluebirds in first half injury time but with just two minutes left to play Evans picked up the ball halfway inside the Cardiff half and with all around him expecting the ball to be played into the corner, hit an unstoppable drive into the top corner instead.

The Yellows’ unbeaten run was extended to thirteen games a week later with a 1-1 draw against Hull at Carrow Road. Dion Dublin’s first goal at Carrow Road of the season put City in front after nineteen minutes but Fraizer Campbell’s fifty-third minute equaliser for the Tigers made it honours even.

The wheels well and truly came off at the Walkers Stadium a week later as the Foxes ran out 4-0 winners. Hume put Leicester ahead halfway through the first half. Steve Howard hit a second on fifty seven minutes and when Darel Russell saw red on the hour and the game was as good as over, but there was still plenty of time for Campbell and Clemence to mark a truly miserable day for the Canaries.

February came to a close the way it had began with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Carrow Road, this time against Barnsley, with Capain-Curo bagging the winner.

Monthly Stats

Games played – 5.

Won – 3.

Lost – 1.

Drawn – 1.

Goals Scored -5.

Goals Conceded – 6.

Win % – 60%.

Position after last league game – 12th.

Monthly verdict

Another very successful month (with the obvious blip at Leicester), some were even talking about the play-offs…

Check back tomorrow for the review of March, featuring Blackpool, Watford, Coventry, Stoke, Sheffield United, Colchester and Bristol City…

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About the Author: A Norwich City fan who still loves Grant Holt, just. When I visit Fortress Carrow Road I can usually be found in the Jarrold Stand with a cornish pasty in one hand and a kit-kat in the other.

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