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TURNER ON VILLA GOAL

28 October 2012

City defender reflects on first goal for the Club

DEFENDER Michael Turner was a happy man on Saturday after netting his first Norwich City goal in the 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Turner’s late header from Wes Hoolahan’s cross cancelled out Christian Benteke’s first half opener to seal a point for City, although the performance against Villa – who had Joe Bennett sent off for two yellows on 53 minutes, was perhaps deserving of all three.

Turner told Canaries Player after the match: “It feels very good to score and to run over to the Norwich fans felt great.

“I’m very pleased that I’ve got a goal for the Club, and to help get a point in the end.

“We were piling on the pressure throughout the game, and especially when they went down to ten men. 

“We were creating chances and it was only a matter of time before one went in. Luckily enough for me I managed to steer one in.”

After an up and down start to life at Carrow Road, Turner has been satisfied with his last two displays, which included a 1-0 shut-out of Arsenal last weekend.

The defender joined the Canaries in the summer from Sunderland, and the former Black Cat revealed he is now getting into the swing of things in Norfolk.

He added: “I think I need a run of games to show my consistent form, and that’s when I’m at my best, when I play regularly. 

“It has been a bit in and out for me, and there have been a few disappointing games, but you learn to live with that and hopefully we’ve turned the corner now as a group and we’re looking forward.

“We feel that we should have won that game but an away point is usually very good anywhere you go. I’m sure we’ll take the pluses and minuses from the whole thing and move forward.

“As a team we just wanted to come here and put on a good performance after last week’s display.

“We have had some disappointing games, but hopefully they’re behind us now and we can move forward and show the form we have over the last two games.

“I thought we showed through the chances we created that we are capable of scoring goals. 

“There were maybe two or three great opportunities today. On another we’d have put them away and been comfortable, but we’re creating chances.”

To watch the full interview with Michael Turner on Canaries Player, click here.


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