Norwich City 1 Tottenham 0

Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass slots the match-winner in a 1-0 Premier League win over Tottenham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass slots the match-winner in a 1-0 Premier League win over Tottenham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Sunday, February 23, 2014
5:56 PM

Norwich City breathed fresh life into their Premier League survival fight with a battling 1-0 win over Tottenham at Carrow Road.

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Robert Snodgrass curled home a priceless second half winner for the Canaries to pull four points clear of the bottom three in a tense encounter with John Ruddy denying Tottenham in a stirring final quarter which also saw Bradley Johnson’s free kick thump Hugo Lloris’ crossbar.

Hughton made one change from the starting line that lost 2-0 at West Ham with Ricky van Wolfswinkel preferred to Gary Hooper. The former Tottenham trainee dropped to a home bench that also included fit-again midfielder Jonny Howson after his two-month lay-off with a back complaint. Republic of Ireland duo Wes Hoolahan and Anthony Pilkington were both named among the substitutes.

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood restored Emmauel Adebayor to his line up after the prolific Togo international missed the midweek Europa League 1-0 defeat at Dnipro. Former City loanee Kyle Naughton started at right-back for Spurs with Etienne Capoue deployed in front of the Spurs’ back four and Adebayor supported by Aaron Lennon and Mousa Dembele. Kyle Walker (hip) and Younes Kaboul (calf) were not included in the visitors’ matchday squad.

Nathan Redmond forced a corner inside the first three minutes after dragging Michael Dawson out of his central station, but van Wolfswinkel was unable to connect with Seb Bassong’s flick header as Hugo Lloris collected above the Dutch striker’s head inside his six-yard box.

Snodgrass and the overlapping Russell Martin fashioned another chance shortly after but van Wolfswinkel’s far post header from an acute angle failed to trouble the Spurs’ keeper.

Tottenham underlined their obvious attacking threat when Demeble dipped inside Martin Olsson but was unable to gather Lennon’s slide rule pass with City’s defence split. The visitors were forced into an early change in the 13th minute when Nacer Chadli replaced a limping Capoue.

The industrious Leroy Fer forced Dawson to concede a corner once Tottenham had re-organised but the powerful centre back did enough to distract Bassong who could only glance Snodgrass’ set piece over on the angle of the Tottenham six yard box.

Lennon lined up Olsson at the opposite end but a heavy cross sailed over Adebayor before Paulinho’s right-footed strike drifted wide after a patient build up from Tottenham.

Norwich continued to probe down the flanks with Olsson latching onto Johnson’s glorious lift over the top of Naughton, but the Swede’s low driven cut-back evaded the late-arriving Fer. Snodgrass and van Wolfswinkel then combined to leave Danny Rose on the deck, but the Scot’s veering run ended with a shot deflected against Jan Vertonghen.

Johnson was the latest to profit from Fer’s retrieval work in the 33rd minute when he advanced but slammed against Dawson and the centre back was again more than a match for Snodgrass’ set piece before Bassong flicked wide on the stretch after the Canaries had re-cycled the ball.

Van Wolfswinkel earned a lecture from referee Pawson after a lunging challenge upended Vertonghen with the Dutchman momentarily sensing a rare chance to advance now Tottenham had gradually exerted a greater degree of control after the opening skirmishes.

Johnson’s defensive instincts denied Adebayor his first real opportunity to test JRuddy in the 38th minute after Chadli escaped Olsson’s attentions. Vertonghen’s shove on van Wolfswinkel allowed Snodgrass to whip in a free kick in the final seconds of the first half which Lloris parried behind and Dembele dealt comfortably with the Scot’s corner.

City broke through two minutes after the restart with Snodgrass guiding a low, left-footed finish around the diving Lloris into the Frenchman’s bottom corner from 20 yards after Johnson gathered possession following van Wolfswinkel’s harassment of Nabil Bentaleb on half-way.

Spurs upped the intensity levels in the aftermath with Chadli taking Martin back into his own area but the full-back deflected his cross behind before Redmond led the breakout with the home fans now approaching the volume levels of the battling goalless 0-0 draw against Manchester City last time out in Norfolk.

Johnson burst down the left before veering around his own man, Redmond, but the cross was too close to Lloris with van Wolfswinkel ready to pounce.

Redmond’s wild right foot finish sailed over as Norwich looked to remain proactive on the counter but the hosts were indebted to Ruddy who bravely smothered at the feet of Adebayor after Bassong was caught in possession. Snodgrass then swivelled onto his left again but Lloris grasped at the second attempt.

Yobo was fortunate again in the 64th minute when his fresh air clearance was mopped up by Bassong stationed behind him after Rose raced clear down the left.

Ruddy’s decision-making had to be spot on a minute later with a diving stop when Adebayor and Paulinho cut City apart once more.

Sherwood introduced a second striker in Roberto Soldado for the Brazilian holding midfielder and the Spaniard slammed into the side netting 10 yards out with his first touch from Adebayor’s lay-off.

Soldado’s glancing header six yards out then dropped wide of Ruddy’s far-post from Lennon’s cross with City unable to lift the growing siege.

Adebayor was unable to climb sufficiently to generate the power to test the England keeper from Chadli’s teasing lifted centre.

Van Wolfswinkel made way for Hooper in the 72nd minute to a standing ovation from the home fans for a selfless shift up against both Dawson and Vertonghen.

The Belgian crudely went through Hooper to present Snodgrass with a free kick 25 yards out which the Scot whipped just wide with Lloris scrambling across his line. Ruddy saved his side again in the 81st minute with a fine smothering stop to deny Chadli seven yards out. The marauding Snodgrass then skied Hooper’s cushioned roll over from Johnson’s lifted pass with the game swinging from end to the other.

Johnson unleashed a thunderous free kick that cannoned against Lloris’ bar before the French keeper kicked away Redmond’s follow up in a breathless finale. The England Under-21 made way for Hoolahan shortly afterwards for his first action since last month’s transfer window saga.

Hooper then burst free but his cut-back for Tettey agonisingly eluded the Norwegian international who attempted a cheeky back heel. Chadli drilled at Ruddy in stoppage time before the final whistle brought huge cheers and waves of relief around Carrow Road.

• Norwich: Ruddy; Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson, Tettey, Johnson, Snodgrass, Fer, Redmond (Hoolahan 86), van Wolfswinkel (Hooper 72). Subs (not used): Bunn, Whittaker, Howson, Pilkington, Elmander.

• Booking: Ruddy (time-wasting, 90)

• Goal: Snodgrass (47)

• Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose (Townsend 82), Capoue (Chadli 13), Bentaleb, Paulinho (Soldado 65), Lennon, Adebayor, Dembele. Subs (not used): Friedel, Fryers, Eriksen, Kane.

• Bookings: Dembele (dissent, 32); Vertonghen (foul on Hooper, 79); Dawson (foul on Hooper, 88).

• Added on time: 1 minute / 3 minutes

• Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

• Attendance: 26,834

83 comments

  • One day this "sharkey" guy will fall off the fence, and make his mind up, that day will be when "He Who Knows Best" get Hooffed, he will say I always knew he was clueless, and that Wolfnuts was only fit for a Pub Side, till then, all the fence sitters will sway in the wind.

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    OLDYELLA

    Monday, February 24, 2014

  • first result in a 33 point run?

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    powelld123

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • If the cap fits.... runaway and play with your toys

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    sharky

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Our best weekend for ages and that win means CH keeps his job for the rest of the season. The hope now is if we can get results at home against talented (wealthy) clubs like Spurs and Man C then the task of survival becomes less daunting.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Can't believe some of the 'fans' on here complaining and offering more coaching suggestions, I got up at 3am to watch this and I thought we were absolutely fantastic, Snodgrass made me eat my words of last week and the subs were perfect, see what happens when we don't switch to a 'defend at all costs' mentality and actually keep playing them up the park a bit. Can't remember being more elated recently, and McNally tearing up at the end really made me passionate about supporting this club. Bradley Johnson absolutely fantastic, so the question begs, who does Howson replace? I love Howson in the attacking role so would it be Fer? Johnson and Tettey haven't put a foot wrong of late. Brilliant morning now for me, shocked to see some fans on here moaning, first they wanted CH out due to unattractive football, then they wanted him out due to poor results, now we play attractive football against the team placed 5th, who are the best road team in the competition and had only lost one in their last 10 whilst scoring in every game of that run, and we still have people complaining, unbelievable. I had my first bite at Hughton all season last week, but I'm firmly back in his camp and thought he was spot on today. Onwards and upwards, 6 fixtures I think we can definitely get 4 wins from coming up.

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    Melbourne Canary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Massive result for City, great team performance and relief all around ! Now we have seven games coming up in which we can and should take points from all seven. More cast iron performances like this and City will be home and dry for another PL season. Lets ALL get behind the team and the management and see ourselves across the line !!

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Watching from Malaysia KO Midnight local time. Was well worth staying up for. Priceless performance. AV and PL bring it on. Finally CH takes off the shackles and we are attacking from the onset, instead of waiting until the 80 minute mark, when we are usually behind.

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    Vaughan Elias

    Monday, February 24, 2014

  • Why whenever we win or draw is it a poor Spurs, Fulham, West Ham etc. Just be pleased we may just stay up, I am however frustrated I am week in week out.

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    spanishcanary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Seems strange to say given that Tetty is a defensive midfielder, but we have played much better football since his return. Not always got our justs but today went a little way towards what we are owed. Yobo also looking sound so things are a bit of a brighter yellow for the canaries at the moment - lets hope it continues.

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    letsbavinu

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Get in!! I've said before, We've been playing very well for a few games now - we thoroughly deserved to win today. It could have been 3-0. I'll say again, this is not a team that wants the manager gone! Maybe time for all of the fans to get on board too?!? Great entertainment today. Well done the team and well done Mr Hughton.

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    PutneyCanary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Absolutely agree with you, GPL. Tettey being healthy and Turner not (combined with Yobo's arrival) have made a huge difference defensively. Howson's return (knock on wood) could also make a huge difference to the offense. He's the midfielder who holds the key, not Wes, IMHO.

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    Nick

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Each time there's a " must win game " , it's duly won . Let's have that every game , fantastic performance from all of them especially Ruddy , even Rip Van Winkle put in a shift . Of course they have now set the bench mark , look at our next six fixtures 18 points on offer , play like they did today and they can take all of them ! So first thing Monday morning tell CH he'll be sacked if we lose to Villa , life has a rosy tinge to it again . Yellowfirebird , my humble pie was also very nice ;-))

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    mjc75

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Great spirited performance from City, so fair play to Hughton for a change has earned a chance now to see it through to the end of the season then he can go with dignity. Negatives, thought Snodgrass was a complete waste of space apart from the goal, his pass completion rate must be 0%. Couldn't Hughton see Fer was knackered for the last 15 mins and bring on another sub? RVW far too isolated up front? However we were the better team and well deserved the three points. OTBC

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Agree cristof. I saw spurs arrive. By the look of them I think they thought they had won already. OTBC

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    sharky

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Ok, given up trying to submit my original offering , so let's just say, that was probably the performance of the season. Snodgrass a transformation.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Yes - wouldn't it be great to see Lambert leaving the stadium next Sunday to a crescendo of boos from the Villa crowd.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • This season is all about our finishing... we would be top half now if we had scored against West Ham and not had to chase the game... for that reason alone Snodgrass deserves a huge amount of praise... a goal to lift us away from the trap door and take a little bit of the fear out of the last 4 games of the season.

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    jops

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Negative , ok let's be negative ,,,,,,,,,,, RVW put in a shift but he's paid to score goals and simply doesn't look like doing it ! Redmond has pace to burn but lacks the brain to either deliver an effective final ball or shoot with any accuracy ! Bassong at times is a liability that needs to keep 100% concentration at all times . Fer was for large parts of the game absent ! As a team they were opened up by Spurs too many times , and were bailed out by Ruddy ( as well as some shocking attempts by Spurs forwards ) . The real acid test comes against Villa , too often a good performance is followed by a truly awful one . Now is the time to break that pattern . Constructive criticism , don't really care whether you like it Sharky ( would be amazed if you agree with any of it to be honest ) . Read it , ignore it who cares . But remember time heals everything :-))

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    mjc75

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Another reprieve for Teflon Hughton. Monday's press conference postponed for 7 days. Well played City. Delighted to be proved wrong today. One battle won. Now for the rest of the war.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Great performance; still need to convert more chances. Three more wins, three more draws. Doable. COYY.

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    Wymondham Wonder

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • It must be hard to be a supporter who is always negative. I know it hurts when we have a bit of success. Never mind your time will come to have a moan again.

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    sharky

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • There are six teams below us! But, yeah, five of them have changed their managers. Your point being we are wise not have changed ours?

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    Cecil

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Sharky if you've nothing of worth to add then why bother , every post you put on here is a dig at someone . Grow up man ;-)

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    mjc75

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • MJC, don't be too harsh on Sharky. I know he comes across as a bit abrasive, but this could be the result of "issues" when he younger, which he has not properly worked through yet. OTBC.

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    User Removed

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Biggest scalp of the campain to date. Played excellently. Defensively excellent throughout. Still creating more and more chances, still not converting enough of them, but hopefully the confidence from a win like this will help there. Now a must win game next Sunday to put the ghost of Paul Lambert to rest once and for all.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Enjoy your day Melbourne, we're just waiting for Match of the Day, chomping at the prospect of watching it again. The team, dare I say were a shadow of their recent selves, though Fer did fluff his lines a couple of times, perhaps lacking a little confidence. Nonetheless, if the team starts to turn in this sort of performance on a regular basis, then we really will have something to look forward to. For me, the difference has been the board. Macnally has come forward, Hughton has come out, in the sense that he has generally stayed in a corner, and hey presto, the team attack. Its not Pythagorean logic is it? No, its common sense in many ways. I would imagine that your just coming into Autumn, but that the temperature is still in the high twenties. Enjoy your day, Melbourne as will we.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Where has that performance been hiding all season, fantastic display. Why at that level of drive and attacking commitment been missing all season? Why does it yet again take Hughton to be on the brink of dismissal to get a performance from the team! Now let's see if we can build on it.

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    Burglecut

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • As one of the almost extinct PRO CH Supporters I was very pleased with a clinical and most professional performance by the lads. The match hinged on 2 mistakes. We punished Spurs when RVW nicked possession and Spurs didn't punish Bassong when he made his mistake. In recent matches our mistakes have been costlty as you would expect in this League. Tettey is what makes the difference in midfield. His energy knows no boundaries and this allows others to be more offensive when he is in the side. Just cant wait to see a fully fit Howson in that midfield. As I have said before, we will be absolutely fine under CH. We are progressing all be it slowly but I am happy to do it at a slower pace and at a lesser cost than other sides. We are by no means over the threshold yet but we are better than so many sides around us and for me that is pleasing to see

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    GPL

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • @ Old yella, the wolf worked really hard, did you watch the game? You sad ol fella, have a glass of something and enjoy 3 points however it comes

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    spanishcanary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Theres only one waste of space here. Criticism for the sake of criticism. Pathetic!!!!

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    sharky

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • I must admit to being disappointed at how little credit Brad Johnson ever gets. He always arrives at work. He always works - hard. He clearly enjoys working alongside Tettey. Also, he must be working very hard in training, because his passing has improved hugely of late. The most weird aspects of this game were that Bradders was actually allowed to take a corner and a free kick, when Robert was actually on the pitch. Is Hughton working it out at last? For me Johnson was the Player of the Match and is Player of the Season in waiting. Trouble is, Hughton didn`t sign him.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 24, 2014

  • canaryinslovenia- Maybe you should get out of your armchair and contribute something to the club! Snodgrass was excellent today and gave everything unlike some of our moaning groaning supporters

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    dave123

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Evening BP. Don't despair. Two crumbs of comfort. First crumb: your observations which did get through certainly hit the mark. Second crumb: it appears that none of Brewer's got through. Shame that. No doubt.

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    User Removed

    Monday, February 24, 2014

  • Am I right in thinking all 5 teams below us have sacked their managers this season....?

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    powelld123

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • CH safe for another week! Great performance, and for a change the right result. God performances are not themselves going to keep us up, it's results and goals. 10 more points to be secure ...

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    Soglio Star

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • I wouldn't say wise cecil, its probably too late now anyway. I think we have to just accept this is the way it is. Like it or not Chris is here till May so lets just hope for the best.

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    spanishcanary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Soldado, cost I think more than CH's entire 2013 transfer budget? Ineffective substitute...

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    Pierre

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Barking, I believe you are a therapist: Discuss, but only if interested please.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Some fair points MJC75, infact all fair. We got away with it today, possibly because a bunch of overpaid primadonnas couldn't hit a barn door from three yards. However I do think we deserved a bit of luck. We deserved better against West Ham, and without wanting to state the obvious, it comes down to finishing. It was true today, against West Ham and against Man City, but at last the tide does seem to be turning. For the first time in about three months, I really do think we'll avoid the drop, as long as Hughton keeps attacking. We really are much better than we think we are. The message does seem to be filtering through, hence the tears maybe. Heck its been a long time coming

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • great, now come on lets not be that harsh on the wolf, he hasnt played that many games, i am sure things will improve, lets take this forward , we were better against cardiff and lost better against west ham and lost, things must turn, come on you yellows

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    Dave

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Massive. Was doing wheelies on my tractor until called in for tea. Everything all the moaners have been going on about came right today. All that is except the Bassong. Please bring back Bennett as soon as he is fit. Our skipper, I am afraid, could not navigate out of my back garden [it's quite small, but tasteful].

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Brilliant !!! Determined , fighting display. Entertaining , edge of the seat stuff! Got to stay up if they can keep that level of commitment!

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    kenfoggo

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • I must admit to being disappointed at how little credit Bradley Johnson ever gets. He always turns up. He always works hard. He clearly enjoys working alongside Tettey. Also, he must be working very hard in training, because his passing has improved hugely of late. The most weird aspects of this game were that Bradders was allowed to take a corner and a free kick, when Robert was on the pitch. Is Hughton learning at last? For me Johnson was the Player of the Match and is Player of the Season in waiting.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 24, 2014

  • Well played City. Football at the Carra!!! Well done everyone. Just having a big piece of humble pie... and glad to eat it too. Kick on! OTBC

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    Yellowfirebird

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • 3 points to lift away from real desperation! Keep going!!

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    Seattlescion

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Brilliant !!! Determined , fighting display. Entertaining , edge of the seat stuff! Got to stay up if they can keep that level of commitment!

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    kenfoggo

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Ok, you know when its really cold outside, i mean really cold, and you are playing football, perhaps Spixworth against Coltishall, you are playing in goal, and you you get a ball kicked in your dangly bits, well that hurts. But not as much as this hurts, i am sorry Chris, you are the man! We have no other chance but to trust the man, mc nally was right. ok, thats not far enough, and this hurts, im glad Robert did not have his leg broken. Ok one more thing, i saw the match in France and we were just so good and ive cooked humble pie for tea. And last but not least i was a coach when Robert Green was a boy and i saw nothing in him, and that shows what i know, and perhaps all the rest of you as well

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    acornlake

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • It was a good performance. Fer was asleep most of the game and Redmond blows hot and cold, but if only we had confidence in front of goal it would be a good season.

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    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • I beat you to it Timbo. I went this morning and prayed for a point ,never daring to think we could get all three.

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    Steely Dan

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • See what a difference Hoolahan makes!

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    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Wow, dont we look a different side when we attack and get after teams. What a shame we showed so much negativity in our play for the first 20 games this season.

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    CanaryWest

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Yes, Barking Wise. Hoolahan made very little difference when he came on. That is not to criticise him, but to reflect that he game was already won. His job was to help the team to hold on to the lead.

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    ScotCan

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • la barbe

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Great result for the team today, giving us a great chance of survival, but this result is useless unless we build on it, a point (or more) at villa would give us a real platform and momentum to build on. Thought spurs got what they deserved today, seemed to be playing as if they were going to hammer us just by turning up. Still don't think hughton is right for Norwich (although he could prove me wrong) but that discussion will most likely occur at the end of the season now. At the end could see that it meant a lot to everyone, that could be the "turning point" I hope.

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    ncfcchristof

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • That would make sense Barking . Keep your chin up Sharky it'll get better with time , after all time heals all things ;-))

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    mjc75

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • I live in hope. As I have all season...

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    powelld123

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • @ Canary Kid, Ha Ha Ha,

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    spanishcanary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • The midfield would have made bite your legs Hunter proud, Bradley had a great game. Didn't the Wolf worked his socks off? Still think we need a new coaching team but credit where its due.

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    spanishcanary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Recent discussion had it that Mattias666 is a taxi firm coordinator. I am positing the theory that Barking Wise is a counsellor or psychotherapist. Some of you may not give a Hootenanny about such things, and I therefore respectfully request that you do not join in this particular discussion, which should be good for a couple of days at least. Box of tissues for Mr McNally btw.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • City took full advantage of Spurs lack of recovery time after their trip to Ukraine and got the result their efforts merited. Was surprised the Wolf started instead of Gary Hooper. Then again Gary has found things tough in recent weeks and has not scored lately. Pleased that RvW made a good contribution to the match. If City, and the strikers in particular, can take some of those chances we are creating the Canaries will survive. Both Sunderland and West Brom yet to visit Carrow Road. Lets send them home with nul points.

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    Capri

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Far better performance. The level of commitment was very much the "old Norwich". Think Snodgrass had a better game partly because he appeared to operate more centrally in the second half. It was good to see Hoolahan get a brief cameo and hope that may help to settle him a bit. The main thing now is: can we emulate this in our upcoming games and start getting a few wins? Because, great though the result was today, we cannot afford to let it fall back again.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Good evening Barking the Archant thresher is at work again I see

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • I think Howson being on the bench was symbolic today - he has only light trained for a week so it might be a couple of games before he is back playing. Just in time for those really winnable games in March

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    GPL

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • That was an excellent and well deserved win. RVW put in an excellent Grant Holt style shift. It was he that won the ball and fed it to Johnson, to feed through to Snodgrass for the winner. The negatives? Fer sat too deep and wasn't really playing the man in the hole that RVW needed, and Redmond. Talented player but without a football brain. The number of times he took on one too many defenders, and wasted the ball was ridiculous. The Hughton cat uses up another life!,,

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    Algarve Canary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • I am still waiting for a consignment of Dubai Yabba Abu Dhabi Drink. Kuwaiting too long, now. Saddam all.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 24, 2014

  • Thanks for that Acornlake, I think quite possibly you might be in the Loire valley, or possibly a Burgundian province. Me? I'm on the fourth floor in Hatfield House, just letting the world know that I am excessively happy. Any moment now, I shall cook some venison and pasta, in memory of this afternoon's game. Let's just say it’s a perfect match. I shall not be drinking pinot noir, because my spirits are already in the heavens. Snodgrass seems to have reinvented himself as a saint, and at last ditched the demeanour of an arrogant barrow boy. Long may it continue. Continuing in Dickensian vain, I especially admired the way that young Redmond picked Adebayor's pockets in the first half. For once the saints smiled upon us, and momentarily putting one's monacle in to appraise the match with some impartiality, I suspect Spurs will be kicking themselves that they did not score. Had they done so of course, the chorus would have been laced with some vitriol. If we stay up, and it’s a way to go yet, we will surely look back on this game as THE turning point. Florent Lloris was caught on camera shaking his head some minutes after conceding the sublime ‘shot from the Scot’. Hooper’s hyperbolic effort apart, I can’t think of a better conversion this season, such was its beauty, conjuring up as it does, images of the road to Damascus. I shall celebrate long into the night, not with the scathing irony of Fagin’s Gaucho, but with the angelic purity of ‘Oh for the wings of a Canary’.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Another match,another time with NO idea.CH puts the sheep up front,he cant tackle a balloon.We have only one man up front and that was Snodgrass,why does CH not realise that 8.5 million spent on the sheep was wasted.Send him out on loan to Kings Lynn or some team of that level.RVW needs some building up,my 18 year old grandson is twice the player he is and he is a united fans.Please CH listen to the Fans and resign.OTBC never mind the manager,steady on we actually scored a goal

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    canarykid

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Why oh Why do Hughton persist in playing Rip Van Wolfwinkle amaze me.. surly he can see he's hopeless, he's just cut the Premiership.. what was the Holi sub all about, this numpty never fails... OK we won, but second goal would have trumped it, a poor Spurs who failed to fire, but a good shift by City.

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    OLDYELLA

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Much better performance from the Country Vicar's boys. I'm off to Evensong ! The saints be praised.

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    Timbo

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Seems strange to say given that Tetty is a defensive midfielder, but we have played much better football since his return. Not always got our justs but today went a little way towards what we are owed. Yobo also looking sound so things are a bit of a brighter yellow for the canaries at the moment - lets hope it continues.

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    letsbavinu

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Sad , sad clown ;-))

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    mjc75

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Melbourne C, great post and completely agree with your assessment of the match. I do prefer a fit Howson to Fer so would make the swap. Tettey certainly can't be replaced. Given our problems up front, I do wonder if Fer could do a job up top? Can't be worse than Elmander! OTBC

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    Ellie

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Acornlake, I think quite possibly you might be in the Loire valley, or possibly a Burgundian province. Me? I'm on the fourth floor in Hatfield House, just letting the world know that I am excessively happy. Any moment now, I shall cook some venison and pasta, in memory of this afternoon's game. Let's just say it’s a perfect match. I shall not be drinking pinot noir, because my spirits are already in the heavens. Snodgrass seems to have reinvented himself as a saint, and at last ditched the demeanour of an arrogant barrow boy. Long may it continue. Continuing in Dickensian vain, I especially admired the way that young Redmond picked Adebayor's pockets in the first half. For once the saints smiled upon us, and momentarily putting one's monacle in to appraise the match with some impartiality, I suspect Spurs will be kicking themselves that they did not score. Had they done so of course, the chorus would have been laced with some vitriol. If we stay up, and it’s a way to go yet, we will surely look back on this game as THE turning point. Florent Lloris was caught on camera shaking his head some minutes after conceding the sublime ‘shot from the Scot’. Hooper’s hyperbolic effort apart, I can’t think of a better conversion this season, such was its beauty, conjuring up as it does, images of the road to Damascus. I shall celebrate long into the night, not with the scathing irony of Fagin’s Gaucho, but with the angelic purity of ‘Oh for the wings of a Canary’.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • …...Brilliant …..Well done to every one involved....That's what we expect of you players....week in and week out....and it will only get better....Same again against Villa! ….They are there for the taking!.... Just one question though! ...who was that last substitution (no14)?...Lovely to think the hatchet has been buried! … the only way is up from now on!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • This was a significant and deserved win. It might just keep us up.

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    Cecil

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • @Barking, bathtub !!! Start with a positive, give some constructive comments and end again with a positive, its nice to be nice my friend, what was there to be critical about?

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    spanishcanary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Now let's put two winning performances together.

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    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Magnificent performance.Snodgrass silences his critics.Howson to come back.Only 3 more wins needed.Bring on the Villa.OTBC.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Well, I do think we have been unlucky more than badly managed this season. Would like to see both Team and Manager come good. What difference I wonder if both Hooper and RvW had not succumbed to early season injury. Both are playing catchup in an atmosphere that's heavy with desperation. Not particularly good for them. The last few games have shown some promise I think. Keeping fingers crossed now for rest of the run in.

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    powelld123

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Amazing that some ejuts still want to criticise after a wonderful game. Also where are the Snodgrass "hate mob" Well done everyone.

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    sharky

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Luv `n` kisses, Blaffen. Btw, it`s still Olly G for me. But, should he reject me, I might cross the John Bridge to Diversity....

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 24, 2014

  • Brilliant, a few more of those...

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    Gruff

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Great game, well played the team, fotunately the manager does not listen to the boo boys behind me that wanted Snodgrass taken off before half time. RVW tl looks way off Premier league standard and we looked far better once Hooper came on. I was surprised to see Wes come on with ten minutes to go as I would have introduced Howson, presuming he was fit enough as he was on ther bench. Lets hope we can take this performance forward to Villa and get our revenge.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

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