Josh Sargent was the hero as Norwich beat Millwall 2-0 to claim two Sky Bet Championship wins at Carrow Road in the space of four days.
The in-form leader followed up his goal against Huddersfield on Tuesday night with a well-taken second-half brace as the Canaries took another big step forward after a poor start to the campaign.
Bottom after three games, Norwich have moved into the top six heading into the weekend fixtures following a deserved win and are starting to look like the promotion challengers they were meant to be at the start of the season.
Millwall fought back bravely but looked unable to get back into the game once they fell behind just after the break.
Dean Smith’s side started brilliantly, although they struggled to create clean chances against determined visitors.
Kenny McLean might have done better with an early header from a Danel Sinani corner, while Sargent’s header from a Marcelino Nunez cross wasn’t too wide.
But Bartosz Bialkowski in goal for the Lions was largely quiet and as half-time wore on the Canaries they lost their shine, giving Millwall a chance to get into dangerous positions on a couple of occasions, with George Honeyman and Benik Afobe both off target with headers.
While Norwich football had been good to watch in the opening period, there had been a distinct lack of goalmouth excitement and the hosts were quick to pick up their pace after the break.
They were rewarded in the 50th minute when Sargent played an exquisite deuce with Sinani just inside the box, after being picked off by Kieran Dowell, and kicked the ball past Bialkowski to break the deadlock in emphatic fashion .
Nunez then curled in a free-kick from short after Sargent was knocked down just outside the box, before the keen striker charged in a clearance attempt from Bialkowski and nearly hid the loose ball.
Millwall weathered the storm and fought hard for the equalizer but were largely held off by a compact Norwich side who deserved to double their advantage with 15 minutes remaining.
Again it was Sargent who did the damage, this time from a quick breakaway as a high clearance fell for Dowell, who calmly slipped his in-form colleague to head the ball past the exposed Bialkowski.
Afobe fired a Murray Wallace header just over a corner for the visitors, while a piledriver from substitute Andreas Voglsammer was tipped onto the crossbar by Tim Krul, but the impressive Canaries had little trouble for see the game end.
Earlier, the Canaries announced plans for a general meeting next month, with Mark Attanasio – an American businessman and principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team – set to become a new manager.