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31 October 2012

City 'keeper reacts to Capital One Cup victory

AFTER his dramatic late penalty heroics against Spurs in the Capital One Cup, City ‘keeper Mark Bunn revealed he had a good idea of where Clint Dempsey was going to put his spot-kick.

Gareth Bale put Spurs ahead, but after a sensational comeback in the last ten minutes with goals from Alex Tettey and Simeon Jackson, Kyle Walker was brought down in the area and the visitors awarded a penalty.

However summer-signing Bunn saved expertly to his left to prevent the game going into extra time and set up a last-eight clash with Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa at Carrow Road in December.

“I didn’t really think it was a penalty, but it was great to save it and to get the win was amazing,” Bunn told Canaries Player.

“I was pretty confident before the game about penalties because we study them before every match, and Dempsey went that way every time. 

“We study the players before every game – we have it on the iPad so I’m just glad I managed to save it.

“It was a great result for Norwich and hopefully we can carry on towards Wembley.”

Bunn joined the Club from Blackburn Rovers in the summer, and is yet to make a league appearance for City, but was impressive throughout against Andre Villas-Boas’ side.

He added: “It was a tough game. They always looked likely to score, but the lads dug deep and we were fantastic at the end. No one wants it to go to extra time so it’s great to get that win.

“You knew they were going to throw the ball forward so we had to defend hard, keep a high line, and we did that well today.

“When you come into a new club you’ve got to take your chance and I think I did that today. I’ve just got to keep working hard and maybe push John Ruddy, who we all know is a fantastic ‘keeper.

“We’ve got a good relationship me and John, he’s a nice guy. All us goalkeepers get on really well, we’ve got a good squad here and I get on with everyone.

“We’ve got a great spirit and a great young team. The lads are buzzing in the dressing room and hopefully we can keep pushing and keep working hard.”

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