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Saturday's friendlies end in defeat for Paul Lambert's side, while the Baggies and Latics labour to draws and the Canaries and Cottagers pick up impressive wins

Chester 2-1 Aston Villa XI

David Hankin came close to opening the scoring when his lofted free-kick hit the bar early on.

Villa took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Michael Drennan, who fired into the top corner after good work from Jack Grealish to create the opening.

Nathan Jarman brought the hosts levels with a diving header after being picked out George Horan’s header into the six-yard box.

Chester then completed the turnaround with a fantastic effort from Antoni Sarcevic who fired home a stunning 25-yard half-volley.

Peterborough United 0-2 Norwich City

The Canaries dominated early proceedings against the home side with Wes Hoolahan pulling the strings in midfield.

Steve Morison gave Norwich the lead at London Road just after the half-hour mark with an instinctive finish from close range following Andrew Surman’s pass.

There weren’t many chances in the second half which was disrupted by a number of changes by Norwich boss Chris Hughton.

The Canaries managed to double their lead as the match drew to a close. James Vaughan got the goal with an unstoppable shot from a tight angle to seal the win for Hughton’s side.

Wycombe Wanderers 0-3 Fulham

Fulham continued their preparations with a win against the Chairboys. New signing Mladen Petric opened the scoring for the Cottagers with a wonderfully curled shot from the edge of the box.

The Croatian almost provided an assist with a ball across the face of Wycombe’s goal but Na Bangna got his shot all wrong.

Bryan Ruiz added a second for Fulham with a brilliant free-kick from 25 yards which flew into the top corner.

Wycombe’s misery was compiled with a late goal from Steve Sidwell who slid in at the back post to turn home Sascha Riether’s cross.

Southport 1-1 Wigan XI

Michael Bakare broke down the left flank a lashed a shot past Wigan keeper Calvin Hare to give the home side an early first-half lead at Haig Avenue.

The reply from the Latics was instant, however, as they went straight up the other end and scored a carbon copy of the first goal, this time from the right side courtesy of Adam Dawson.

Dawson, Rakish Bingham and Jesjua impressed for Wigan as they took the game to Southport.

The Latics were much the better side in the second period but couldn’t carve open the opposition to make their dominance count and Southport held on for the draw.

West Brom 0-0 Barnsley

The first period at Oakwell was fairly uneventful with Barnsley keeper Ben Alnwick providing the best moment of the half with a fine save from James Morrison’s free-kick.

The Baggies hit the Barnsley post in the second half via Shane Long but that proved to be the only significant action of the match, which wound down to a goalless draw.

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