Norwich have been cut to 4/1 favourites in bwin’s Championship winner predictions after making a victorious start to the season.
Substitute Adam Idah struck an 80th-minute clincher at Huddersfield after Teemu Pukki capitalised on a poor back-pass from Richard Stearman.
It helped the Canaries end a 12-match losing streak in all competitions and was their first league victory since February.
Manager Daniel Farke said: “Adam will be in the spotlight after his goal and we’re delighted for him.
“But I will let you into a secret. I was not happy at all with Adam’s training this week. There was an outburst from me. But I wanted to show faith in him.”
Fellow relegated side Watford are now 5/1 after they also won 1-0, against Middlesbrough at Vicarage Road in Vladimir Ivic’s first match in charge.
The Hornets saw their five-year stint in the Premier League end with relegation in July but Craig Cathcart’s early header was enough to secure the three points.
Ivic said: “It is a good start, a clean sheet and we won the game so we can be satisfied with the result and the three points.
“I believe we didn’t do good things in our attacking moments, we didn’t play very well with the ball, we have to work a lot to improve this part of the game.
“Sometimes in a game things don’t go in the direction you prepare it but it was the first game. There wasn’t enough time to work and improve, especially in this attacking part, we need to be much better.”
Cherries take “important” step
Bournemouth made it a hat-trick of wins for the relegated sides as they secured a late 3-2 victory at home to Blackburn.
The Cherries had Jason Tindall at the helm for the first time following Eddie Howe’s summer departure.
Arnaut Danjuma came up with a stunning late winner after Blackburn had twice hit back to equalise after strikes from Jack Stacey and Jefferson Lerma with efforts from Bradley Johnson and Adam Armstrong.
Tindall said: “There were so many ups and downs and so many mixed emotions throughout the game but I am absolutely delighted to pick up my first three points.
“We want to get our attacking players on the ball higher up the pitch and let them express their quality as we saw at times today. We have to get that balance right but we certainly want to score as many goals as we can.
“That will be important if we are to achieve our goals of getting back to the Premier League. It is a good start but we know there will be other tests to come.”
Brentford, beaten in the play-off final by Fulham, remain at 7/1 following a 1-0 defeat at Birmingham, Jeremie Bela scoring a first-half winner.
The Bees have sold Ollie Watkins to Aston Villa with Said Benrahma on the verge of a move to Crystal Palace.
Stoke are still priced at 12/1 for the title after a goalless draw at Millwall while last season’s beaten play-off semi-finalists Cardiff have drifted to 20/1 following a 2-0 home defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.
Swansea, who also suffered play-off heartache, are 14/1 having opened with a 1-0 triumph at Preston with Nottingham Forest also at 14/1. Derby and Middlesbrough are both now out to 25/1 after losses at home to Reading and at Watford respectively.
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