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Soccer-Wolves held to goalless draw at Norwich

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Soccer-Wolves held to goalless draw at Norwich
Soccer-Wolves held to goalless draw at Norwich   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">NORWICH</span>, England -Lowly Norwich City continued their upturn in form when they held sixth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers to a 0-0 draw at Carrow Road in the Premier League on Saturday.</p> <p>After picking up just two points from their opening 10 games, Norwich had won their last two games — the latter under new manager Dean Smith.</p> <p>Norwich had the better of the contest against Bruno Lage’s Wolves but were unable to carve out enough real openings.</p> <p>Wolves played conservatively and the nearest they came to scoring was a Joao Moutinho shot that was saved by goalkeeper Tim Krul after a poor back pass from Grant Hanley.</p> <p>Norwich right-back Max Aarons forced Wolves keeper Jose Sa into action just before halftime with a low shot after a strong burst into the box.</p> <p>Although the home side were on top after the break, Sa had little to do other than get down to keep out a toe-poked effort from Finnish forward Teemu Puki after good work from Lukas Rupp.</p> <p>Norwich are second-bottom on nine points, two points from the safety zone, while Wolves have 20 after 13 games.</p> <p>Smith will be hoping his side can continue their improved form when they play at fellow strugglers Newcastle United on Tuesday.</p> <p>“I think we looked a good team today and restricted a good club to few chances. We looked really organised without the ball, we adjusted to the tweaks we had to make,” said Smith.</p> <p>“The players can take an awful lot of belief from what they are doing ahead of the match against Newcastle,” he added.</p> <p>Wolves will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they host Burnley on Wednesday.</p> <p>“We were compact and when we weren’t Jose Sa made a couple of saves,” said defender Romain Saiss.</p> <p>“It is another clean sheet which is good for us as defenders and as a whole team. Maybe we need to be more selfish up front. We will keep this point and the clean sheet and try and win the next game on Wednesday.”</p> </div>