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NEIL ADAMS: 'SENDING OFF CHANGED THE GAME'

10 August 2014

City's boss says his side were stopped in their tracks

MARTIN Olsson's sending off after a second yellow card came at just the wrong time for Norwich City, according to boss Neil Adams.

The Canaries were beginning to look the more likely to open the scoring before the Sweden international was dismissed for a challenge on Rajiv van La Parra with half an hour to go.

Wolves then netted through Dave Edwards and saw out the rest of the contest to earn the three points at Molineux.



"The sending off changed the game. It came at a point when we were starting to dominate the second half," he told the press after the game.

"We said at half-time that we needed to step it up and impose ourselves on the game, and we did that. We were controlling the game and looking like we were going to go on and win it."

"The second challenge is more of a yellow card than the first for me, I was really disappointed with the first one. I don't think it should have got to that, we should have had a foul before."

Adams said the result highlights the challenges City will face this season but that he also knows they need to get the ball rolling sooner rather than later.

"We've seen the results and we've seen the games, and it's a tough league, we knew that," he added.

"If you're not at it and things go against you, then you will get punished and that's what happened today.

"I thought we defended particularly well but that one opportunity - good movement and a late run into the box, and it was a good goal from their point of view.

"We're going to be up against teams that are giving it a real good go. We're going to be tested with all sorts this season and we have to be ready and match that. We have to win games, it's as simple as that.

"We have two home games now and the support of the home crowd. We need to make sure that we get points on the board to get up and running."

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