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Michael Bailey rates the Norwich City players, boss, Leeds and referee after defeat on the road

PUBLISHED: 16:18 17 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:19 18 December 2017

Norwich City forward Alex Pritchard takes aim from distance - and hits the top of the crossbar - in their defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City forward Alex Pritchard takes aim from distance - and hits the top of the crossbar - in their defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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As Norwich City slip to a sixth defeat in nine matches, Michael Bailey dishes out his video verdict and ratings following the Canaries’ 1-0 defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road.

Pontus Jansson’s header from a Pawel Cibicki free-kick late in the first half proved enough to settle the points, despite a reasonable performance from Daniel Farke’s men.

Alex Pritchard and James Maddison both had golden chances to get City on the score sheet but neither could take advantage, as Norwich’s difficulties in front of goal continued.

MORE: Post your own player ratings as Norwich City lose out at Leeds United

City headed into the game off the back of a long-awaited three points against Sheffield Wednesday, which snapped an eight-game winless run – all thanks to goals from Maddison, Timm Klose and Nelson Oliveira.

Leeds had their own wobbles in autumn but were now hitting their stride again, Kemar Roofe notching a hat-trick in their 3-1 win at Queens Park Rangers last weekend.

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After Elland Road, Farke’s side will head into their festive programme – hosting Brentford the Friday before Christmas (7.45pm), followed by trips to struggling Birmingham (Boxing Day) and Burton (December 30).

Each and every Norwich City first-team game, our reporters will be on the scene. If you see them – especially with their cameras – say hello.

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