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

Hughton rues penalty miss

Norwich boss Chris Hughton expected Ricky van Wolfswinkel to take the penalty missed by Robert Snodgrass early in his side's 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa.

Last Updated: 21/09/13 at 18:48 Post Comment

Chris Hughton: Thought Ricky van Wolfswinkel would take penalty

Chris Hughton: Thought Ricky van Wolfswinkel would take penalty

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Villa keeper Brad Guzan dropped to his left to stop Snodgrass' spot-kick in the fifth minute of the match, and proved to be the hero late on with a fine save to deny Gary Hooper from close range.

Libor Kozak scored the only goal of the game on the half-hour mark, leaving Hughton to rue the opportunity missed by his team in the game's opening stages.

"We were all expecting Ricky to take it," said Hughton. "Those conversations are very private but I expected him to take it and if we get one in the future then I would expect him to take it.

"Sometimes what you will have on that occasion is a lad who feels very confident that he is going to put it away.

"That was very much the case with Robert - when you have a penalty you are

expected to score. If you have an inspired goalkeeper who guesses the right way it is tough."

Hughton had demanded a reaction from his players following a meek display in the defeat at Tottenham last weekend and felt his side were better this time around.

"On occasions when we haven't deserved to get anything we have been quick to put our hands up." he said.

"I don't think that was the case today. On the balance of play we created good chances and we added an offensive endeavour to our play. The result does not reflect our performance.

"What we didn't have at the end of it was a bit of quality, fortune and guile to get us the goal we deserved."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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

Real Madrid the most valuable team in football ahead of Barcelona

Real Madrid have retained their place as the most valuable football team, despite a drop in figures, according to Forbes magazine.

Jose Mourinho agrees new Chelsea deal, claim reports

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has verbally agreed a two-year extension to his contract, according to reports.

Brendan Rodgers says he will be a better manager at Liverpool next season

Brendan Rodgers believes he "will be a better manager" next season, and has criticised the "short-termism" that has threatened to dislodge him at Liverpool.

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