Leeds 1 Norwich City 3
It was a stunning victory built on a few sharp words from Norwich City manager Daniel Farke, a statement of intent, with a dash of disdain, finished off with a reminder that Leeds United are not as good as they think they are.
As much as this might be another case of Leeds falling apart again, as the Norwich supporters sung gleefully after the final whistle, Norwich were brilliant. Brave and bold, they entered the lion’s den and removed all the beast’s teeth.
“Leading up to this game we said that [Leeds will be worried about falling apart again],” said Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul. “Like the hype was massive, but they are not unbeatable.
“The manager made it clear – respect them, be humble, but hit them, because they’re not Barcelona. No, they’re not.”
Krul epitomised Norwich’s feisty approach, wiping out Tyler Roberts in the first half – for which he was a little fortunate to only be shown a yellow card – before becoming embroiled in a shoving match with Leeds goalscorer Patrick Bamford after the final whistle.