City Gain Victory

Norwich city put a hollow in Tottenham Hotspur’s top four disputes by gaining three precious points with a triumph over the Spurs in the Premiere League at Barrow Road.
Since Jan 18 at home to hull it was Norwich City’s first win in the league. The canaries’ had not defeated Spurs at home since April 1991. Robert Snodgrass scored the only goal in the 47th minute after few chances in the first half. Norwich had possibly the best occasion for a second goal when Bradley hit the crossbar in the final minutes.

This result relieves stress on Norwich manager Chris Hughton because in the last week the club chairman commented in the Eastern Daily press that Norwich might replace Hughton if the team’s performance doesn’t improve.

Norwich progressed up to the 14th with 28 points but the Canaries stay just four points over the demotion places. According to Sherwood, Spurs have some quality players who can help win both the titles.

Sherwood said that the main concern of the alliance is to win a place in the Champions league and then a trophy at the end of Europe league. Inspite of Sunday’s victory Norwich remain directly in the downgrading clash. And the Canaries’ future games list is full of teams in the bottom half of the table. A trip to Aston villa next Sunday followed by a home match against stokes city after six days is approaching for Norwich city.

Hughton replace Gary Hooper for striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, after losing the match at West Ham last time out. In the third minute Norwich shaped the first moment of danger when Snodgrass’s corner from the left jumped invitingly in Tottenham’s box when Ricky van was not capable to relate the finishing touch as spurs goalkeeper Hugo Luris collected the ball.

The first half went scoreless for the team, but with the start of second half Norwich was in front. In the 47th minute, Ricky Van started quick the attack. Johnson took control in the middle and freed Snodgrass with a fine slanting pass back at the right. Then Snodgrass rounded a finish at far post and took Norwich to 1-0 lead.


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.


Norwich City will go into their upcoming Premier League game against Crystal Palace without two of its main players i.e. Anthony Pilkington and Robert Snodgrass. Both of them have been ruled out for a few weeks because of their respective injuries.

Pilkington had injured himself while playing for the Canaries in the game against Newcastle United last weekend. That looked a major injury straightaway as the 25 years old winger was not even able to move. A stretcher was used to take him off the ground.

As far as Snodgrass is concerned, he discovered an injury while training yesterday and he will also not be available for selection for a few weeks.

The Norwich City manager, Chris Hughton, is under tremendous pressure at the moment as the Canaries have suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 league games.

Overall in the league, Norwich City has played 12 games out of which they have managed to win just 3. They have lost 7, while, the rest couple of games have been draws. They have currently got 11 points and have been placed at the 16th position in the league points table.

Meanwhile, according to some reports, the Norwich board is unhappy with the recent performances of the team and they have started thinking about a new manager. Mike Phelan is the guy who is reported to be in contention for replacing Hughton at Carrow Road.

The Norwich City fans would be quite familiar with Mike Phelan. He has served the club both as a player and as an assistant manager in the past. Phelan was also in Sir Alex Ferguson’s support staff at Manchester United until the last season.

Hughton had spent an amount close to 25 million Pounds during the pre-season transfer window, but, the signings that he made haven’t performed that well so far.


Norwich City have been on a poor run of form recently and this has intensified pressure on manager Chris Hughton. After managing a mediocre season last time around, the expectations at Carrow Road have increased after a summer of newer rivals.

Hughton has so far struggled to manage those expectations because Norwich have started the season in a poor fashion. After six games in the campaign, they have managed just two victories and are currently 14th in the table. They have only a three-point difference between them and the teams in the relegation zone.

Norwich have one of the most difficult round of fixtures for most any Premier league club for the next few weeks because they will be facing the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Manchester City. They are expected to be in the relegation zone by the end of this run. Winger Anthony Pilkington, though, thinks that any talk of Hughton leaving the club is absurd because the former Newcastle United boss has been excellent for the club in every way. Norwich only managed a second win of the season after a 1-0 win over Stoke last weekend.

Pilkington reckons that they can build on this victory, while the clean sheet was also an added bonus for the club.
“It’s crazy. I wrote on Twitter asking if it was too early for Paolo Di Canio [the former Sunderland manager, who was sacked on September 22] to go, given we’re only five or six games into the season. We have brought a lot of new players in and it takes time for them to gel. But you have seen at Stoke what we can do,” said Pilkington. The 25-year-old has been one of the influential players for Norwich this season. The Republic of Ireland international is expected to start against Chelsea.


Norwich City have been one of the big spenders in the Premier league this season. They have brought in several names over the course of the transfer window, as manager Chris Hughton finally attempts to move away from the relegation zone and establish the club in the Premier league.

However, the presence of new names has not translated into goals on the pitch. Norwich have been so far put in the pre-season matches, and after their latest defeat to Portland Timbers in a friendly match, manager Chris Hughton has said that the club should improve.
Norwich were defeated 1-0 in the friendly match, as they created a little chances over the course of 90 min.

Attacking defender Martin Olsson has been one of the several new names to come to Carrow Road. The club also recently agreed a deal with Celtic for the transfer of striker Gary Hooper. Hooper has been one of the best strikers in Scotland over the last three years, and Hughton will be hoping that his presence will finally help them get over the crisis in front of goal.

Much of the goalscoring crisis has been linked with the departure of Grant, who was a regular goalscorer. He has signed for Wigan for £ 2 million.

“I think there is always concerns in every game geared towards the results. We have given away two poor goals in the last two games. You always hold your hand up if you concede a goal that shows some great creativity from the opposition but we in effect have gifted two goals in the last two games. So that is a concern along with the lack of goals but that is normal at this stage of the season,” said the manager, whose team will face Everton on the opening day of the season.


The manager of Norwich City, Chris Hughton, has admitted that the upcoming match against Aston Villa is a big one and his players will have to show improvements in that game if they don’t want to be relegated from the Premier League.
With three matches to go, Norwich City is still not completely safe from relegation. They currently have 38 points in 35 matches.

Norwich City’s performance in the first half of this season was quite remarkable. But, this year, they have managed to win just two matches in the Premier League.

Norwich City’s recent performances have been dreadful. In their last 8 games, they have won only 1. They have lost 4, while, in the remaining 3, they have shared points.

The Canaries need to earn as many points as possible from the remaining three games. That’s what Chris Hughton had to say when he came in the press conference ahead of the match against Aston Villa.

When asked what will be the strategy of the team in the remaining games, Hughton said, “The strategy is pretty simple. We need to try and win every game. Only then, we are going to be safe.”

“Things are very tight at the moment. The teams towards the bottom are pretty close in terms of points. So, it’s important for us to secure as many points as possible from the rest three games.”

When these two teams had faced each other last time, Aston Villa had thrashed Norwich City by 4-1. That was a capital one Cup quarter final match.

When asked if that defeat will be in the minds of his players when they take on Aston Villa again tomorrow, Hughton said, “That match is history. We didn’t play that well that day and got defeated. I have told the guys not to think about revenge and all that stuff. That will put unnecessary pressure on them. We need to just go out there and play with free mind.”


After going through a fantastic patch during the month of November, it has been just three victories in the last two months for Norwich city. Yet, the manager Chris Hughton has said that he is extremely delighted to come away with just a point in the match against relegation threatened QPR during the weekend.

Norwich were taking on bottom of the table QPR during the weekend hoping to finally get the first win after many matches. However, they could not score any goals and the match ended in a 0-0 draw. This means that Norwich now have not managed a single victory in the last five matches of all competitions.

Despite this, their league position of 14th means that the club is comfortable for the time being. They were coming up against a QPR team that had spent big during the January transfer window. The club had brought in players at a total cost of more than £ 20 million, but they were unable to make an impact. Norwich were still able to come away with a point and a clean sheet from this away fixture. Hughton has said that the club are once again in a bad run of form, but he is hoping that it comes to an end soon.

“Unfortunately for Mark he has been in a period when our form has dipped and we have had a couple of big ones, Man City where we conceded four and five at Liverpool. I think his overall game has been good. We certainly needed him here. From our point of view the penalty is a good save from Bunny. I haven’t seen the incident again but no complaints from us. Fortunately for us we have got a keeper who guessed the right way,” said Hughton, whose team will have a home match against Fulham next weekend.


Norwich City could be set for a dip in the transfer market in order to overcome the injury troubles at the club according to the manager Chris Hughton.

The former Birmingham and Newcastle manager has recently overseen an incredible run of form at the club, which has helped them allay any relegation fears for the season. They are in fact close to the top half of the table, which is an incredible achievement, but the huge number of injury problems is threatening to derail the season. As a result, Hughton has revealed that he may consider buying some players during the January transfer window in order to bolster their squad.

Hughton is especially facing a lot of injury problems in the attacking areas of the pitch, with the likes of Grant Holt missing a number of matches in recent weeks. Harry Kane is a possible replacement for Grant Holt, but Hughton has revealed that he should not be depending on one striker on loan. Kane is currently on loan from Tottenham till the end of the season. Hughton will be taking his men to Peterborough United during the weekend in order to take on Darren Ferguson’s men in the third round of the FA Cup. Hughton will be hoping that the FA Cup does not provide a distraction to the league campaign.

“Of course I’ve had a problem with Grant missing some games and Steve Morison also injured now. It’s an area that of course we have looked at, but the best way of doing business is very much behind the scenes. We’re working hard. There’s no doubt about that. You hope you can be successful, but it’s about making sure anything we do is right for this football club,” said Hughton, whose team have now lost the last four matches.


The Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has said that he is extremely delighted with the effort and the performance of his players in the recent draw with Southampton.

After keeping a lot of clean sheets in recent matches, Norwich City managed a 1-1 draw with the Premier league strugglers Southampton. Despite being in the relegation zone, Southampton have managed to win the last two matches and were coming into this encounter on the back of good confidence. Considering the situations, the Norwich manager Hughton said that he could not be more satisfied with his players and their performance.

This draw means that Norwich are currently unbeaten since suffering the 4-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea back in October. This is extremely impressive considering that they have played teams like Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester United during this period. This extremely good run of form has also seen the team inch closer to the top half of the table. They have 16 points from the 14 matches they have played this season, while they are just one place below Liverpool in the table. The club will be having a number of fixtures that seem relatively easy on paper, which will give Hughton even more confidence and belief that Norwich can avoid relegation this season.

“The players are doing something right. When you look at the latter part of the game and we’re still attacking, still pushing forward trying to get the win, it shows the character. I’ve got a squad, particularly a bench, that is desperate to play. We have real competition for places and, at the moment, that is the key. Points in this division are very tough to get. At the moment, we are getting them,” said Hughton after the match. Norwich will play struggling Sunderland this weekend.


The Norwich city manager Chris Hughton has said that he is extremely worried about the defence of the team. The former Birmingham city and Newcastle United manager recently saw his team suffer a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea in the weekend.

However, this was a scoreline that flattered the away team because Chelsea could have easily scored many more goals had they been awarded legitimate penalty appeals during the match. Norwich city are still searching for their first win of the season and are currently in the relegation zone with only three points on the board from seven matches they have played.

Norwich have also conceded nine goals in the last two matches. Even though Chris Hughton has said that this matches were against top sides in the form of Liverpool and Chelsea, he reckons that his team should have done much better. Chris Hughton has said that one of the positive aspects right now in the season is that fact that other teams have not been able to pull away from Norwich city. Hughton claims that Norwich city will manage to climb away from the relegation zone if they get a few wins under their belt.

“Is it a worry? Yes it is. Because we’re conceding too many goals. We have no choice but to do something about it. We need to do that in our next game. Of course I’m concerned. For any team to concede nine goals in two games is a worry. It’s something we need to do something about. It’s about getting back to where we were for the games before that. We’ve had a real test in the last couple of games,” said Chris Hughton after the Chelsea match. The fixture list certainly does not get any easy for the team because they will be facing Arsenal next.