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Wolves 1, Norwich City 0 - what the nationals said

PUBLISHED: 12:23 11 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:23 11 August 2014

Kyle Lafferty is a major addition for Norwich City. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Kyle Lafferty is a major addition for Norwich City. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

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The national newspapers’ views on...

Express: “Norwich shot themselves in the foot to hand newly-promoted Wolves a flying start to their Championship campaign. The Canaries had Swedish international defender Marin Olsson sent-off just four minutes in before Dave Edwards headed the home side’s winner.”

Daily Mail: “Martin Olsson lost his head, while Dave Edwards used his as Wolves suggested this season in the Championship will be happier than their last. Sweden defender Olsson was sent off for a second bookable offence after pulling down Rajiv van La Parra and then pushed referee Simon Hooper in the chest as he raised the red card. It could mean an extended ban for the left back, who kicked a water bottle as he stormed down the tunnel to complete a hat-trick of stupid moves.”

The Guardian: “Norwich’s defeat means they have not won a league game since beating Sunderland on 22 March, after which they lost six of their final seven Premier League matches. Yet Adams is hopeful that this latest setback will act as a wake-up call.”

The Telegraph: “Wolves, the League One champions, returned to Championship action with a win after a demanding test against relegated Norwich City swung their way following a 60th-minute red card for the visitors’ Swedish defender Martin Olsson.”

The Independent: “The Swedish left back was dismissed when his foul on Wolves man of the match Rajiv van La Parra brought him a second booking. His reaction was hardly comparable with Paolo di Canio’s infamous shove on Paul Alcock but Olsson clearly put his hand forcibly on Hooper’s chest, seemingly in an attempt to stop him pulling out his cards.”

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