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Last Updated: Monday, 21 April, 2003, 18:27 GMT 19:27 UK
Norwich 0-3 Wolves
Wolves booked their spot in the Division One play-offs with victory over Norwich.

Second-half goals from George Ndah and Dean Sturridge, and an injury-time strike from Kenny Miller, saw the Midland side remain unbeaten for the seventh consecutive game and earn the chance to return to the Premiership.

Defeat is a bitter blow for Norwich, who lost in the play-off final on penalties last season, and who needed a victory to have any chance of reaching the knockout stage again.

For Nigel Worthington's side the season is over as they are now seven points behind sixth-placed Nottingham Forest with just two games remaining.

But for Dave Jones' men, Premiership ambitions are still alive as they are guaranteed a play-off spot.

Wolves had to wait until the 15th minute before they registered any real threat on Robert Green's goal, but Mark Kennedy's weak volley was comfortably gathered by the Canaries stopper.

Norwich almost grabbed the lead in first-half injury time when both Darren Kenton and Phil Mulryne saw efforts cleared off the line.

Wolves then went close when Ndah fired a dangerous ball across the face of the goal, but Holt arrived at the back post to make a timely interception.

Five minutes later, Ndah found himself in a better position and took full advantage.

The striker was played through by an astute pass by Miller and struck a firm left-foot shot across Green into the far corner of the goal.

Norwich had chances to draw level, however, through Jarvis, Mulryne and Kenton.

But Wolves weathered the storm and sealed victory when Sturridge thundered a header past Green from a superb Mark Kennedy cross, and Miller swept home the third with virtually the last kick of the game.


Norwich: Green, Kenton, Mackay, Fleming, Drury, Rivers, Mulryne, Holt, McVeigh, Jarvis, Roberts. Subs: Crichton, Abbey, Russell, Healy, Henderson.

Wolverhampton: Murray, Irwin, Butler, Lescott, Naylor, Newton, Ince, Cameron, Kennedy, Miller, Ndah. Subs: Oakes, Sturridge, Rae, Edworthy, Cooper.

Referee: C Wilkes (Gloucestershire).





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