Ben Godfrey and Kenny McClean fire Norwich four points clear at the top after victory at Rotherham

NORWICH moved four points clear at the top of the Championship after their hard-fought victory at Rotherham.

The Canaries claimed the points thanks to Ben Godfrey's second half header to leave their opponents deep in the mire.

 Kenny McLean fired Norwich four points clear at the top of the Championship

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Kenny McLean fired Norwich four points clear at the top of the Championship

Sheffield United's 1-0 win at Leeds United earlier today close the gap on Norwich to just one point.

But Daniel Farke's men took another huge step towards the Premier League with their triumph in South Yorkshire.

They took the lead just seconds before the break.

Teemu Pukki teed-up McClean with a throughball and the Scottish star did brilliantly to fire home from a tight angle right-footed.

 Kenny McLean gave Norwich the lead on the stroke of half time

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Kenny McLean gave Norwich the lead on the stroke of half time
 Semi Ajayi levelled for Rotherham in the second half

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Semi Ajayi levelled for Rotherham in the second half

But any hopes Norwich had of running away with it were quickly dashed after the restart.

Semi Ajayi was the man who equalised, swivelling to find the bottom corner for the strugglers.

However the high-flying Canaries soon hit back with a knockout blow.

McClean turned provider as his corner was nodded in by Godfrey on 57 minutes to seal a sixth successive victory for the table-toppers.

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NORWICH moved four points clear at the top of the Championship after their hard-fought victory at Rotherham.