Late goals from Henri Lansbury and Andrew Surman ensured Norwich moved into second place in the Championship with a 3-1 win over Bristol City.
Grant Holt's 16th league goal of the season from the penalty spot inside the opening 45 seconds was cancelled out by Albert Adomah in the second half, before Lansbury and Surman fired the Canaries into the automatic promotion places.
The home side extended their unbeaten run to seven league games and opened up a three-point cushion over third-placed Swansea after what turned out to be a nervy last 20 minutes.
The loss signalled the end of a four-match winning streak for the visitors.
Norwich took just 45 seconds to open the scoring as a long ball up field from Zak Whitbread was firstly flicked on by Holt and then helped into the path of Wes Hoolahan by Simeon Jackson.
The playmaker advanced into the area and was clumsily brought down by Liam Fontaine for a penalty.
Holt made no mistake from the spot, smashing the ball into the top corner, giving former England number one David James no chance.