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1 September 2012

White Hart Lane draw delights Hughton

NORWICH City Manager Chris Hughton spoke of the pride he had in his team’s performance to earn a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Premeir League on Saturday.

An excellent City display at White Hart Lane helped them recover from going a goal down from a Moussa Dembele strike to win a well-deserved point courtesy of Robert Snodgrass’ snapshot.

A delighted Hughton told “I am very proud. 

“I was proud of the performance, particularly in the first half. I thought we played very well and had to cope with a fair amount. 

“Spurs are a good team and are such a threat. I thought we coped very well and had the better of the opportunities. 

“What impressed me was that we never dropped our heads, kept searching for that equaliser and I don't think there will be anybody that feels we didn't deserve it when it came.”

Amongst many standout performers for the Canaries in a typically hard-working, never-say-die display was midfielder Bradley Johnson.

“I thought Bradley Johnson was excellent,” praised Hughton. “He has had two very good games because I thought he was good against Queens Park Rangers last Saturday too.

“I feel a little bit for Jonny Howson, because he was involved in the goal we conceded, but he was excellent, they both were.

“What we have got at the moment with David Fox back from injury, Alex Tettey, Wes Hoolahan, and Andrew Surman, is competition in that midfield area.”

The City Manager has also added a new striker to the City ranks, with a late deadline day swoop for Spurs forward Harry Kane on a season-long loan, who joins Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson, Steve Morison, and Chris Martin in the striking department.

He explained: “Alex Kane is a talent. He's 19 years of age, and did really well for Millwall on loan last season. 

“Tottenham were prepared  to let him go out on loan, but only to a Premier League club, and that tells you that says that they feel he did well enough last year, and we hope we can bring him on a little bit more.”

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