Jonny Howson and Dieumerci Mbokani scored on each side of halftime to lift Norwich to a relatively easy — if a bit testy — 2-0 win over last-place Aston Villa on Monday at Carrow Road.
The Villans are now 11 points back of safety, while the Canaries boosted their survival chances by three more points and sit a trio of points ahead of the drop.
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Norwich broke through in the 24th minute, as Lucky Mbokani flicked a cross back post and Howson was Jonny-on-the-spot to belt a left-footed shot past Guzan.
And Mbokani turned finisher in the waning moments to salt things away for the home side, and Norwich heaped more misery on Remi Garde’s Villans.
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1 – Aston Villa have kept one clean sheet in their last 18 Premier League games. Inevitable.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 28, 2015
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