Slade: We could not have done more
David Cuffley Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade began his reign with a number one hit - victory over the League One leaders. Two first-half goals from Sean Thornton secured a 2-1 win over the Canaries in his first home match in charge, and he admitted: "We couldn't have done any more.
Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade began his reign with a number one hit - victory over the League One leaders.
Two first-half goals from Sean Thornton secured a 2-1 win over the Canaries in his first home match in charge, and he admitted: "We couldn't have done any more."
He said: "It turned out to be a real cup tie in many ways, particularly in the second half.
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"The crowd were magnificent, it was a great atmosphere and they kept us going tonight.
"I thought overall we just about deserved it, especially on chances. They had that one chance in the second half that Jamie Jones comfortably saved, and there was the speculative one that hit the bar, but other than that we played some attractive football in spells.
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"We opened them up and had one or two opportunities to perhaps get that third goal.
"I'm really pleased and we couldn't have done any more on the night.
"We scored early and I thought it was going to be a long night if we got one that soon, and to be fair Norwich got back on terms.
"To come back and score the second before half-time showed great character from us."
Thornton's double took his tally to the season to seven on his return from a two-match suspension.
Said Slade: "They were two vital goals from Sean - he has that knowhow and that little bit of experience.
"I was thrilled with his performance and I'm sure he'll get a buzz out of scoring too."