Norwich City moved five points clear at the top of the Championship standings following a fifth consecutive league victory against Cardiff City on Saturday.
A first-half strike from Emiliano Buendia opened the scoring for the Canaries, before the Argentine turned provider for Todd Cantwell to thump home his first league goal since New Year’s Day to secure yet another win for Daniel Farke’s team.
The victory also means that Norwich will head into 2021 inside the automatic promotion places – with the Carrow Road outfit seven points clear of third-placed Bournemouth, with two games left.
The likes of Cantwell and Buendia grabbed the headlines with their goalscoring exploits, but the ever-reliable Oliver Skipp, who only turned 20-years-old in September, produced another fine performance against the Bluebirds.
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Skipp has started all 20 of Norwich’s Championship matches following his season-long loan move from Tottenham – playing all but 63 minutes of the entire league campaign.
Against Cardiff, the Spurs man not only managed to win more tackles than anyone else on the pitch (via FotMob), misplacing just three of his 47 attempted passes which gave him a completion rate of just more than 93%.
Here’s now Norwich supporters reacted to Skipp’s performance against the Welsh outfit:
— Ben Dalzell (@ben_dl) December 20, 2020
he’s literally been unreal this season, not one bad game.
— elliot cleveland (@ecleveland1234) December 20, 2020
— Moss (@JMoss_13) December 20, 2020
— Musical Pedro (@MusicalPedro) December 19, 2020
— Adam Harvey (@adam_harv19) December 19, 2020
Loved being back #ncfc. Cantwell, Buendia, McGovern all brilliant – but how good is Oliver Skipp? MOTM for me – absolutely superb, and everywhere, once again. So lucky to have him #topoftheleague pic.twitter.com/WhRfnmCEFb
— Will Jennings (@WilliamThomasJ) December 19, 2020
What a player Skipp is, by the way. Largely unsung and bosses the midfield every game. Crazy to think he's only just turned 20. Sign him up. #NCFC
— Chap (@Chapper5) December 19, 2020