Norwich 1-3 Brentford: Daniel Farke’s newly-promoted Premier League side let lead slip against Bees

Norwich 1-3 Brentford: Daniel Farke’s newly-promoted Premier League side let lead slip against Bees in pre-season

  • Emi Buendia opened the scoring for Norwich with a tidy finish in ninth minute
  • Brentford equalised just two minutes later through Emiliano Marcondes
  • Ollie Watkins then put the Bees ahead in the 69th minute on Wednesday 
  • Ethan Pinnock then put the result beyond doubt by slotting home late on
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Norwich still have work to do ahead of the Premier League season after falling to their first pre-season defeat at the hands of Brentford.

The Canaries, who begin their Premier League campaign with the unenviable task of Liverpool away on August 9, let a one-goal lead slip against the Championship outfit on Wednesday.

Norwich went ahead through Emi Buendia in the ninth minute after curling home into the bottom corner from range.

Emiliano Marcondes equalised for Brentford before they went on to beat Norwich 3-1

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Emiliano Marcondes equalised for Brentford before they went on to beat Norwich 3-1

Norwich went ahead through Emi Buendia in the ninth minute thanks to a fine finish

Norwich went ahead through Emi Buendia in the ninth minute thanks to a fine finish

Norwich went ahead through Emi Buendia in the ninth minute thanks to a fine finish

But their lead didn’t last too long at all as Emiliano Marcondes equalised just two minutes later after rounding the goalkeeper before slotting home.

And the turn around was complete in the 69th minute after Ollie Watkins swept home from Marcus Forss’ cross.

The Championship side then put the victory beyond doubt with 12 minutes of normal time remaining as Watkins turned provider, crossing from a free-kick for substitute Ethan Pinnock to stab home at the back post.

Norwich piled on the pressure in the closing stages with Max Aarons hitting the post following a intelligent backheel from Todd Cantwell.

It was a good run out for both teams on Wednesday with the game played out in intense heat
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It was a good run out for both teams on Wednesday with the game played out in intense heat

It was a good run out for both teams on Wednesday with the game played out in intense heat

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