Old Trafford

Next Game

Man Utd v Norwich

Saturday, 26 April 2014, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 2 - 3 Liverpool

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 12:00

Barclays Prem

Hughton hails 'big point'

Chris Hughton believes everyone connected with Norwich City can be proud of their performance in the 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

Last Updated: 08/02/14 at 21:35 Post Comment

The Canaries were given a standing ovation by the Carrow Road faithful on Saturday as they more than held their own against Premier League title hopefuls.

Norwich gave as good as they got throughout a tight contest and collected an impressive clean sheet against a side which has plundered 68 goals in 25 games this season - including seven in the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium back in November.

Hughton feels he could have given the locals even more to celebrate at the final whistle, with Norwich creating chances of their own, but is more than happy to collect another useful point in the battle to beat the drop.

He told Sky Sports: "I think we absolutely deserved it.

"You know you have got to defend very well against, offensively, as good a team as there is in the country, and we had to defend very well. But we also had some reasonably clear chances, I thought.

"Nathan Redmond's was as clear as any in the first half period and then the reaction at the end was because our supporters saw how we finished the game.

"When Nathan Redmond has got through on the right-hand side, and then Russell Martin has got through on the right-hand side, they saw a team that was not only fighting to keep a clean sheet but seeing if we could win the game. I thought we were excellent today."

On what a stalemate with high-flying City could do for his squad and their confidence heading forward, Hughton added: "It's a big point. It's a point against Manchester City, with what they are able to do, and it's a performance where our supporters saw us trying to win the game.

"It wasn't one where we sat back and settled for a draw, we had chances of our own. I think that's what they saw today.

"We will certainly need to take that spirit and that quality we showed today in possession at times right the way through to the end of the season."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Eden Hazard absent from Chelsea training ahead of trip to Atletico Madrid

Eden Hazard missed Chelsea's open training session ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final at Atletico Madrid.

La Liga: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set to be offered improved deal

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu insists Lionel Messi will be offered a new contract to keep him at the club.

Transfer news: Dimitar Berbatov wants to stay at Monaco after scoring winner against Nice

Dimitar Berbatov has confirmed he would like to stay at Monaco beyond the end of this season.

Mail Box

'Tactically Inept And Lacking In Belief And Style'

It's fair to say that the 'Moyes Out' brigade is understandably out in force, whilst there are also staunch defences of Mourinho and Arteta. Plus, Liverpool fans can almost taste it.

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property