Grabban scores two – plus an own goal – in Sunderland win

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Lewis Grabban (centre) spent 18 months as a Norwich player before leaving for Bournemouth in January 2016

Lewis Grabban scored twice for Sunderland and also netted an own goal as the Black Cats beat Norwich for their first league win of the season.

Grabban, a former Norwich striker, latched on to James Vaughan’s flick-on to open the scoring before half-time.

Aiden McGeady added a superb second from 20 yards and crossed for Grabban to nod in his second at the far post.

Grabban poked into his own net after Sunderland failed to clear a set-piece, while Norwich also hit a post late on.

Captain Russell Martin struck the woodwork as Norwich sought a second goal that would have set up a dramatic finish, but the Canaries fell to their first defeat under new boss Daniel Farke.

Simon Grayson’s Sunderland, meanwhile, have taken four points from their two league games since being relegated from the Premier League last season.

Summer signing Grabban, on a season’s loan from Bournemouth, scored on his Sunderland debut as they drew their opening Championship match 1-1 at home to Derby, and was on form at Carrow Road.

Norwich dominated possession for much of the contest but Sunderland’s clinical finishing proved the difference between the sides.



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