Norwich earned its first home win in the Premier League this season, taking advantage of slack defending to beat Sunderland 2-1 on Monday.

Leon Barnett put the hosts ahead in the 31st minute after winger Elliott Bennett had skipped into the right side of the penalty area and delivered a low cross for the defender to slot into the net from close range.

Wales forward Steve Morison powered in a header at the start of the second half after the visitors were again caught napping at the back, before substitute Kieran Richardson drilled in a late consolation.

Norwich's victory was their second in as many matches and moved them into ninth place in the Premier League.

Sunderland, coming off their only victory of the season last week against Stoke City, fall to 14th place with five points in six matches.