Portman Road

Next Game

Ipswich v Norwich

Saturday, 09 May 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 4 - 2 Fulham

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Martin has Palace confidence

Norwich full-back Russell Martin says losing to Manchester United on Saturday was a bitter pill to swallow but feels the team can get a positive result at Crystal Palace on New Year's Day if they put in a similar performance.

Last Updated: 02/01/14 at 16:19 Post Comment

Russell Martin: Norwich can get the right result against Crystal Palace on New Y

Russell Martin: Norwich can get the right result against Crystal Palace on New Y

Danny Welbeck's early second-half strike was the difference between the two sides as Norwich slipped to their second loss in 48 hours following their 2-1 defeat at home to Fulham on Boxing Day.

Martin bemoaned Norwich's inability to take their chances against United, but insisted their display has given them encouragement ahead of their visit to Selhurst Park on Wednesday.

"It is extremely difficult to take because, if you analyse the game, they (Manchester United) did not create too much and the goal we have given away was very poor," the Scotland international said.

"We should have had a couple ourselves, and it is a problem we have not quite got right yet because we are not scoring enough goals.

"We just need to be a bit more clinical in the final third - we have created quite a bit, but it has not quite fallen for us.

"It is something we know we have to sort out and put right, and hopefully it will come.

"We should have been ahead going into half-time, but weren't and always knew they would have a good spell.

"But this was a much better performance than on Boxing Day, so that is a positive and if we can reach this level of performance again and with this intensity at Palace on New Year's Day, we can go there and get a result."

Norwich are three points clear of the relegation zone but could find themselves in the bottom three if they lose to Palace and other results go against them.

Manager Chris Hughton acknowledged Wednesday's match is yet another big game for his side.

"It seems that every game that you play is a big game," Hughton said. "It is very competitive in this division and there are a lot of teams round where we are and the points that we have.

"It is disappointing that we have had two home games and not taken any points from them," he added. "But we have to take that same quality that we showed against United into Wednesday's game at Palace."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich: Lionel Messi double puts Barca in control

Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona beat Bayern Munich 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Graham Taylor rejects claims he was asked to cap number of black players in England side

Graham Taylor has denied claims that the Football Association tried to cap the number of black players when he was in charge of the England team.

Spanish football could be shut down from May 16 over TV rights argument

La Liga faces being shut down from May 16 over an argument between Spain's football federation and the Government.

Mail Box

Coutinho Better Than Cazorla And Cesc...

Philippe Coutinho has outperformed Santi Cazorla AND Cesc Fabregas, while Arsenal need no new signings. We also have mails on Olivier Giroud and shopping lists...

Giroud Is More Than Good Enough...

Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott are integral to Arsenal's title hopes next season. There's also more on handballs, Juventus, and Ronaldo holding Bale back...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company