Norwich City’s 3-1 victory against West Ham United propelled them to the 15th spot of the Premier League standings claiming their 3rd win of this season. The head coach Chris Hughton said that the club has to build on their latest win and forget about the past disappointing results.
Manchester City hosted Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium and the team of Manuel Pellegrini overcame Norwich with a resounding 7-0 victory but Hughton believes that his side should just focus on the upcoming matches and spoke about their match against West Ham.
Hughton told Sky Sports: “We got a very good reaction from the players in the second half, we were more urgent and put West Ham on the back foot.
“What we have said to the players after the game is we have to build on this. We had a similar thing last season, when we didn’t start so well but then won against Arsenal and it was a spring forward.
“There’s a feel-good factor at the moment and it’s nice to go into the international break with a win.”
They were hit with a big blow when Anthony Pilkington picked up an injury during Norwich’s last match that will leave him unable to play Republic of Ireland’s next match and in doubts for his club.
Norwich fell behind in the 1st half after Morrison gave West Ham the lead at the 32nd minute but the home team recovered after the break and blasted 3 goals that gave them the victory and the important 3 points that keeps them away from the last bottom spots of the Premier League as they want to keep the momentum going for the rest of the campaign.
Chris Hughton’s Norwich City suffered a 2-0 defeat against Tottenham at White Hart Lane during the weekend. It was a match that was very one-sided because Tottenham dominated the entire encounter in all areas of the pitch. They had a remarkable 70% possession, while also creating a lot of chances as well. Hughton could only praised his opposition after the match because they were extremely brilliant. Tottenham came into the match on the back of the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal in the previous encounter. This was a very difficult defeat for Andre Villas-Boas because he paraded a number of his new signings.
Tottenham have spent more than £ 100 million in this transfer window, although they have recovered most of the money following the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. Despite the new signings, it was Gylfi Sigurdsson who managed to take the plaudits with two goals. He scored on a visit of the break to give Tottenham all three points. Hughton, though, reckons that it was largely down to the second goal in the 49th minute that his team were unable to come back into the match. It was very difficult to motivate the players after conceding so early in the second half.
Hughton will be hoping that his players recover soon for the visit of Aston Villa.
“They have got an awful lot of quality on the pitch. There are no complaints with the result. We needed to get a foothold in the game for longer periods, but we were up against a very impressive Tottenham team. We had better spells in the second half and we threatened more, so it was one that really hurt us. It is always going to be very difficult coming here, but it wasn’t to be and we need to dust ourselves down and be better next week,” said Hughton.
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