Norwich City have been one of the relegation candidates this campaign after slowly slipping down the table in recent weeks.

This has increased pressure on their manager Chris Hughton, who remained adamant prior to the weekend’s encounter against Hull City that he was doing his best in order to get the team out of trouble. Results have not been going their way, while scoring has also been a major problem for the club. However, they managed to get three points from the home match against Hull.

The signs were especially not good prior to the match since Norwich were coming on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Fulham, who are themselves struggling with a relegation battle, in the FA Cup. Hull, meanwhile, were being praised for the defensive solidarity that they have shown throughout the campaign. In addition to this, Steve Bruce had just strengthened his team with the additions of players like Shane Long. Against all the odds, Norwich managed a 1-0 win over Hull courtesy of a goal from Ryan Bennett in the 87th minute.

To further add to the misery for Hull, they had their influential midfielder Tom Huddlestone sent off after receiving a second yellow card. Hull were coming into the match in decent run of form after taking two wins in the last four matches.

“It is a big win. I won’t deny that but I wasn’t looking at in that way. I want to do the best job I can and with every manager there is a trust placed in that person to develop a group of players and do as well as you can. Any result we get is for the players, the club and the supporters. How tough has it been for me? It is never nice when a lot of criticism comes your way,” said Hughton.