Win over Everton means Norwich City go to Manchester United in high spirits

Instead of heading for Old Trafford on a run of 10 matches without a win, Chris Hughton's team can turn the statistic around and say they are now on a run of four league games unbeaten. Instead of heading for Old Trafford on a run of 10 matches without a win, Chris Hughton's team can turn the statistic around and say they are now on a run of four league games unbeaten.

Monday, February 25, 2013
1:27 PM

Norwich City can take on the Premier League leaders in a completely different frame of mind next week thanks to their stunning late comeback against Everton, manager Chris Hughton admits.

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The Canaries turned what looked like a 1-0 defeat with six minutes to go into a 2-1 home victory over the Toffees, their first win in 10 league matches, thanks to goals from substitute Kei Kamara and skipper Grant Holt.

As well as pushing City up to 12th place in the table, eight points clear of the bottom three, the late drama transformed the mood of players and fans alike as they prepare for the trip to Manchester United on Saturday.

Instead of heading for Old Trafford on a run of 10 matches without a win, Hughton’s team can turn the statistic around and say they are now on a run of four league games unbeaten.

“Old Trafford is an incredibly difficult place to get a result but to go there on the back of a win is certainly better than going there on the back of a defeat,” said Hughton.

“There are pivotal games in the season and the run we’re on at the moment, I just felt we needed a win. That was today so it gives everybody a lift and a nice feel to go into what is in our football calendar the hardest game in the season next week.”

City beat United 1-0 at Carrow Road in November, and have saved some of their best displays for games against the big guns, beating Arsenal, drawing twice with Tottenham and now taking four points off Everton after trailing 1-0 very late in both games.

“I always know there is character in this team,” said Hughton. “We have very good individuals in the team and the squad but we are in a league where there is so much top-class quality, you know there are going to be games when it is going to be difficult to get what you want.

“So when these days happen they are valuable, really, in what this can do for the players – there is nothing better than winning a game so late because that certainly gives the players confidence. They are the ones who drove on towards the end to get the winner. They could quite easily have sat back and settled for 1-1. They are the ones who wanted to go and get the win and managed to do that.“

40 comments

  • You were wrong and are clinging to anything possible. You should have felt ashamed when you celebrated Saturday.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • So now the two of you, who ask to keep talking "on topic". Now lower yourselves to do something you ask OTHERS not to do. Strange!!!

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    sharky

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Boom! Stephen! My main man!

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Should the caption read: " Stop picking your noses you two, you're on telly".

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    waclor

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • You said Holt should retire Pa

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    sharky

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • "Yourselves"? "Ourselves"? Not ironic, mois? I`ve done my mea culpa confession already. I cannot believe that you, of all people, posted that, Doc, not without irony anyway. Are you exempting yourself from all blame? Not just for the S\O débacle, generally. Ironically, that`s the first time I`ve been accused of not being sarcastic. Also ironically, today I`ve had two postings blocked. Both were real attempts to broker "peace", as I tried with `MonkeyNuts` a while back. Clearly somebody, somewhere prefers it the way it is...... These boards are being ruined.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • … That Silly Old Moo - the Wicked Witch – the Crying Crow - the Venomous Viper, and sharky all seem to have something in common, god help the human race if this is what it's come to!.....sharky if that crank makes you smile, you need to see a doctor FAST....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • The apology WAS to Baguio, sorry if that wasn't clear.

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • No need for insults but SP cant help it. Run away and play with your toys

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    sharky

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • I agree, Pa Snipps should be ashamed. Proven wrong and now running scared.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • We all have a opinion. Problem is its always the same people who are negative without forming any sensible offers for it. SO has a point and makes me smile. However there is no need for insults here.

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    sharky

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Doc, as a Hebrew, I find Latin is all Greek to me. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • According to the Telegraph today, Fergie to make wholesale changes on Saturday. RVP is a non starter.

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    mellow yellow

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • My God, has 'Steady On' finally seen a chink of light? She's asking a question ! She doesn't know it all|... Ok. ! … Why would I replace Hughton with Holt OR someone similar? ...Answer; Hughton is too negative, and will not progress any further, he is happy-content with a draw, and has limited ideas ---IN MY OPINION! ...Holt on the other hand has a POSITIVE outlook, and will get players to go that extra mile in the hope of securing a win......So Steady On, you have made that first step back to trying to act like a human being. If you continue in that vein, life could be that little bit sweeter!.......Or Else!

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    Pa Snipps

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Excellent win at last ! i really feel like we've turned a corner with that game. can't wait for man u as i reckon they won't have a full strength team.Steady on, why are you trying to pick fights with everyone on this site ? leave us alone and let us be happy.Your commenting is becoming tedious!

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    french canary

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I believe I use the numpty phrase almost exclusively of Sterile, if it has slipped out Baguio I apologise. With regards to the Aston V111a fan, my memory is that he came on in a rathet cocky manner at the time of Lambert's move with "ha ha, we're bigger than you" type posts, improved a bit after their rather lucky draw against us then reverted back to the original not long after, I think I stopped engaging at that point. As a non Latin speaker nor a God botherer I'm not going down the mea maxima culpa route but I'll try to avoid personal insults in future (excepy for Sterile).

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Sharky,, I can't remember ever using the term "on topic" in my life, I tend not to talk in cliches.

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • ...ok. You do see the irony in you calling another human being "negative" right?

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • A professional manager. Meaning he gets paid to manage. Some are good some are not so good! A professional footballer. Meaning he is paid to play football. Some are good, some are not so good The coaching staff are professional, The Kit man is professional. The groundsman is professional. The tea lady is professional. They all have a job that is paid , some better than others. There are bound to be good, bad, and indifferent....... Saying that our manager is professional, does not necessarily mean that he's up to the job, and the same applies to all groups. They may well be. Having doubts about the manager and his coaching staff, their ideas and tactics, can sometimes be better arrived at by somebody watching from a completely different angle (paid or unpaid)!.

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    Pa Snipps

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Brewer, the point of my posting is that ALL responsible for the yobbish insults should examine yourselves. I can understand you becoming exsperated by Steady On (who wouldn't?) but I thought you were above that sort of name calling. Try subtle sarcasm, it's much more satisfying.

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Brewer, longer post somewhere within the bowels of the system, shorter version, I promise to reserve the term numpty for 2 particular trolls. If it slipped out with Baguio I apologise most sincerely.

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Surely it's the managers job to make sure his players take to the field on a 'high'. Boasting their morale before, during, and after each game..... Getting certain players to play in positions for which they are least suited, might have the opposite effect, as shown by our - no.14 – on Saturday. I also got the impression that a little bit of mutiny came into play, and the players decided through their on field leader, that they had had enough of the negative tactics being forced upon them, and took the law into their own hands.

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    Pa Snipps

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • What planet are u on Parsnip? On what authority and basis are u qualified to announce that the players "mutinied" against Hughton and ignored his wishes?! At no time have any of the players said or shown any such behaviour towards the manager, who is well respected in the game. Toxic comments like this are ridiculous and unhelpful. And your belief that Hughton actually reads your comments and amends his tactics accordingly (playing Snodgrass on the left or playing two up front) is nothing short of delusion. Typical of a cluless City fan who probably calls Canary Call and spouts nonsense every week (well, every week we don't win anyway)

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    stephen davis

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Funnily enough I agree with your "vile" comment! I think the individual involved seems very angry.

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Irony? Moi? Anyway MonkeyNuts deserved it!!!

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • YAWN you were WRONG old man pa! hahahaha. Hughton and his excellent management team have done you again.

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    Steady On

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • When Gordon Strachan was Celtic manager he got into trouble with a comment about "fat cretins (or drunks, can't quite remember) on phone ins and websites thinking they can pick the team". I wasn't sympathetic with his view until the posts I have seen here over the last couple of days. I have no problems with honest opinions being expressed but some of the insults and abuse I have seen here are frankly pathetic. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

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    DocOhNo

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Hi Pa. Well, most people did seem to disagree with you. I see a lot of merit in what you say. I`m a fan, specially of the "Chevron"! I was just trying to stop this "I`M RIGHT, YOU`RE WRONG" intolerance being promulgated by S\O. Now even I`m shouting. This pestilence will subside, hopefully. Doc, apologise to baguio, not me! This apology thing is getting to be a bit of an apology for sensible dialogue. I`m going to join Lobbo in exile. Yours non-ironically, etc. That utter fool S\O is succeeding in its aim disrupting friendly discourse.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Pa Snipps posted some opinions which just about everybody seems to disagree with. But only one "contributor" has elected to insult him for it. Sorry, two. I usually agree with most of what you say, Doc, but I don`t think we should "all" be ashamed of ourselves, at least not to the same degree. There is an unhealthy attitude on these boards now that transcends the tomfoolery of the Trolls. All attempts to offer olive branches were rejected long ago. People are letting themselves be dragged down to the same dismal level as the main perpetrator - sadly that`s human nature. Mea culpa. This poisonous chapter has to come to an end. Please.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Correct Sharkey!....I also said that I would appoint him manager. Don't just cut the bits out that suit you!

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    Pa Snipps

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • My morale has been boosted, anyway. I`m not boasting! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • On the field leader being Holty, Pa? Sort of agree, but only Hoots could (should) have decided on substitutions. Holty is still a great influence. His mate Bewilderwood also grates.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Actually, Doc, MonkeyNuts DID make attempts to build bridges but was provoked into more aggression by some posters who wouldn`t LET him. He insulted me several times, and I probably gave back a bit of (non-sarcastic) stuff. Sarcasm is far too subtle for mere mortals like me, Doc. But forgiveness is a blessed thing and MN & I were eventually able to have some friendly exchanges of view. Feelings on the Lambert front were running high at the time, which did not help generally. There has been no sign of ameliorative measures working with S\O. On the culpability issue, Doc, you have been fond of using "numpty", mostly on trolls but also on Baguio!! Mea culpa for everybody!! I give up on S\O. Even Lobbo is thinking of retiring. This is how fascism wins. See waclor`s Churchill\Chamberlain comments.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Unfortunatly Pa you are always very negative about our main man. Sometimes we are right other times we are wrong in any walk of life. Does he read these posts. He would be mad if he did and we would be in trouble. Give the man credit when its due. Also you are always on about wingers playing on the wrong wing. If you watched any football you would see ALL clubs are doing it. I can tell you from experience the ball to the far post is a ball all defenders hate. Also look at how many goals it brings OTBC

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    sharky

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • You see, Doc, the current climate being "created" by that ranting person is even putting at risk thoughtful dialogue between you and me. That`s how insidious it is. Not being at all didactic or esoteric, honestly. Not on purpose, anyway.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • We have a good chance of getting a result at Utd. They are 12 points clear, and they can afford to take their foot off the gas. Three days after we play them they have an important Champions League game. City will go to Old Trafford on a high - Fregie may save his stars for the PL and plays his 'B' team. Don't take anything away from Utd's 'second string' team, but you have to fancy our chances ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Good afternoon Brewer, nice to talk with you..... Earlier you said that most people disagreed with my contribution about professional people . It highlighted the fact that those who work for the club from top to bottom got paid. Most of them would want to give of their best. That does not mean that they are always the best person for the job. .I cannot see how anyone could disagree with that. Complacency in the work place is quite common, and as Head Brewer in your working days , you will have experienced that. .Some one viewing from the outside may pick up places where improvements could be made, bringing in much for the benefit of all 'Lessons can be learned' etc.etc. Perhaps you could have a re-read and tell me where I have erred!.

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    Pa Snipps

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • is holt our manager now?will he pick the team for old trafford?players should give their all on the pitch no matter where they are told to play!Anyway well done hughton for all your positive decisions v everton.

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    tonyb

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Mad Brewer, wise words, wise words indeed. Now back to the article I am hoping we can get something at Man Utd on Saturday. In our unbeaten run we beat Man U and ASnal when nobody expected it. We are now 4 unbeaten again so why not a point at Old Trafford? In particular, I think Fergie may rest a few as he has Europe midweek next week and we all know Van Persie suffered a twinge at the weekend so probs wont be risked. We may see a return of the defensive 4-5-1 but if we do lets not all jump up and down about it as a point at old Trafford would be a welcome bonus.

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    CanaryWest

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Why would you sack hughton and appoint Grant holt as manager? Wow, can't actually believe I just typed that...

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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