Norwich City's winning run may have ended but all in all positivity still reigns at Carrow Road
As the old proverb goes, all good things must come to an end.
In the case of Norwich City, that good thing was a nine-match winning streak which has propelled the club to within touching distance of an instant return to the Premier League.
Let’s not forget, the first of those nine wins – a 4-1 success over Stoke on February 13 – came at a time when questions were being asked of the Canaries, following a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Swansea.
What we have seen since then has been absolutely faultless.
As I wrote last week, to win so many games back-to-back is an incredible achievement at any time, let alone at the business end of a season such as this one.
Of course, it’s only natural to feel disappointed that the run has come to an end – particularly having led against a side sat in the bottom half of the table, with only one league win since the end of January.
But in truth, I felt Blackburn’s hard-fought and brave display was worthy of a draw – even if they did have to ride their luck at times.
Despite dropping points, it still turned out to be a decent weekend thanks to Cardiff’s win against Swansea in the Welsh derby.
We now hold a 14-point gap to Steve Cooper’s side in third, with the Swans having just 27 points left to play for.
However, one area of major concern was a nasty looking injury to Ben Gibson.
The central defender was stretchered off late on at Carrow Road after rolling his ankle attempting to turn home a winning goal.
The 28-year-old has played such a vital role at the heart of the defence since arriving on loan from Burnley in the summer – striking up a formidable partnership with Grant Hanley.
We still await further news but with only eight games left to go, any significant issues could well spell the end of Gibson’s season, which would be a massive shame.
All we can do is keep our fingers crossed.