TODD CANTWELL made life just gr-eight for Norwich as they roared 10 points clear at the top.
The midfielder’s magical 77th-minute finish – his fifth goal of the season – capped a superb comeback by the leaders to confirm an eighth straight league win.
Teemu Pukki’s 21st of the campaign in the 61st minute was a fine leveller after the high-flying Canaries were stunned by former player Jordan Rhodes as second-bottom Wednesday battled to avoid a seventh straight defeat.
Striker Rhodes scored nine goals during a season-long loan with Daniel Farke’s side as they went up as champions in 2019.
This time he was foe, not friend as the 31-year-old, who also started his career at Norwich’s arch-rivals Ipswich, opened the scoring in the seventh minute.
The Scotland international pounced after Josh Windass had been pulled back by Ben Gibson on the edge of the box.
Barry Bannan’s free kick struck the wall and when Joey Pelupessy’s follow-up fell kindly into Rhodes’ path, he calmly steered it past Tim Krul for his fourth goal of the campaign.
Wednesday were a shadow of the side that had struggled at the bottom end.
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They unsettled the visitors with their aggression and slick attacking build-up as Adam Reach and Kadeem Harris tested Krul with decent efforts.
Lukas Rupp saw a drive pushed away by Keiren Westwood at the other end while Pukki was thwarted by a Tom Lees block.
But Farke had his men fired up for the second half and they levelled with a Skipp and a thump.
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Spurs loanee Oliver Skipp drove forward to tee up Pukki in space inside the box and he smashed into the top corner past Westwood.
It was his 50th goal in 75 Championship games and number 51 almost followed when he lashed another effort wide.
But Cantwell’s classy left-foot curler did beat Westwood to give Norwich a first league double over the hosts since the 2001-02 season – and keep them on course for a Premier League return.
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