Republic of Ireland teenager Andrew Omobamidele shone again for Norwich who hammered Huddersfield 7-0 at Carrow Road to move to within touching distance of an immediate return to the Premier League.

Leixlip centre-half Omobamidele, 18, made his debut in a 1-1 draw against Preston on Good Friday, earning rave reviews for an assured display.

He had an even better time of it this evening as the Teemu Pukki-inspired Canaries ran riot.

They now need just five points from their remaining six fixtures to be certain of promotion, and could go up as early as Saturday if they win at Derby and other results go their way.

Norwich scored five first-half goals to leave the Terriers reeling, with Teemu Pukki netting twice, and Emi Buendia, Todd Cantwell and Kieran Dowell also on target.

Pukki went on to complete his treble, making it 25 goals for the season, with a second-half penalty before substitute Jordan Hugill completed the rout.

Brentford's faltering promotion push suffered another setback as Birmingham boosted their survival hopes with a hard-earned point in a 0-0 draw.

The Bees squandered a string of clear-cut chances, with a lack of clinical finishing, quality with the final ball and some brilliant stops from Blues goalkeeper Neil Etheridge costing them dear.

Jonathan Leko could have won it for the visitors with a six-on-four counter-attack and cross-shot deep into injury time that was only blocked by a desperate Brentford leg.

Thomas Frank's side looked a shadow of the free-passing outfit that cut sides to ribbons earlier in the campaign, with confidence in short supply.

Even Ivan Toney's goalscoring touch deserted him as he was offered little protection by the officials from the physical presence of former Bee Harlee Dean and Kristian Pedersen.