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Canaries continue to climb

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In-form Norwich kept up the pressure on the top two in League One as they coasted to a 2-0 victory over an outclassed Oldham side.

Grant Holt scored his 19th goal of the season to set the ball rolling and Wes Hoolahan quickly doubled the home side's advantage to effectively wrap up the points before half-time.

Oldham were on the back foot for virtually the entire 90 minutes and did well to limit the damage to just two goals as an impressive Norwich side turned on the style.

The Canaries completely dominated the first period and the only surprise was that they didn't score more than twice.

The incessant pressure finally told in the 21st minute when Chris Martin's cross from the right was nodded home at the back post by Holt.

Norwich then doubled their advantage just after the half-hour mark, a swift break down the left involving Martin and Adam Drury culminating in Hoolahan blasting the ball home from just outside the box via a slight deflection off the head of Sean Gregan.

Norwich had numerous chances to increase their advantage after the break, but Oldham defended well and finally created a few openings of their own in the closing stages, with Fraser Forster producing one excellent fingertip save to keep out Danny Whitaker's header.

But Norwich were always in control and ended a one-sided match on the attack.

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Norwich City
Chris Martin
Danny Whitaker
Chris Martin
Fraser Forster
Football
League One
Adam Drury
Wes Hoolahan
Sean Gregan
Oldham Athletic
Grant Holt

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