Grant Holt and Simeon Jackson scored as Norwich beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Carrow Road to end their fine Barclays Premier League campaign on a high.
Many had expected Paul Lambert's Canaries to be battling at the wrong end of the table on their first return to the elite for six seasons. However, a string of industrious displays kept Lambert's hard-working side clear of danger well before this final day visit of Villa, who barring a monumental goals swing, were also secure of top-flight status.
First-half goals from leading scorer Holt and Jackson made for a party atmosphere in the Norfolk sunshine - where the several thousand Villa fans sent a loud and clear message they expected better from manager Alex McLeish next season.
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