Norwich’s Jonny Howson: What we have to do to avoid relegation

21 Mar

He added: “We got a great point against City which no one expected us to get and we said before the game that it was important not to let that go to waste.”


Norwich were hardly troubled, though Stephane Sessegnon should have done better when Gary O’Neil’s misplaced pass sent him surging away on goal.

Claudio Yacob’s stinging volley deserved better but was just off target.

The Baggies then seemed to lose their way, to cap off a truly horrendous week for boss Tony Pulis who was ordered to stump up £3.5m in his legal battle with Crystal Palace.

Pulis said: “It was a really poor game. They’ve been really bright and sharp in training this week but it just shows Monday to Friday counts for nothing. It’s Saturday that matters.”

Albion defender Jonas Olsson said: “We were poor. Norwich are fighting for their lives and it can be tough playing teams like that.

“Their goal came at a crucial time and then we just couldn’t break them down. We didn’t have the best of days.”

WEST BROM (4-2-3-1): Foster 6; Dawson 7, McAuley 6, Olsson 5 (McClean 60, 6), Evans 6; YACOB 8, Fletcher 7; Sessegnon 5 (Lambert 86), Berahino 5, Gardner 7(Pritchard 73); Rondon 5.
Subs: Myhill, Chester, Anichebe, Sandro.
Up next: Sunderland (a), Premier League, Saturday, April 2.

NORWICH (4-4-2): Ruddy 6; Martin 7, Klose 8, Bassong 7, Olsson 6; Jarvis 7 (Pinto 90), Howson 7, O’Neil 7, BRADY 8 (Odjidja-Ofoe 77), Mbokani 6, Bamford 6 (Naismith 72). Subs: Rudd, Jerome, Hoolahan, Dorrans.
Up next: Newcastle (h), Premier League, Saturday, April 2

Referee: Anthony Taylor 8

STAR PLAYER: ROBBIE BRADY – match winner
STAR SHOCKER – STEPHANE SESSEGNON – key chance missed
MATCH RATING 2

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