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CITY 5-0 HUDDERSFIELD: THE MANAGER'S REACTION

13 December 2014

Adams: Canaries back to their best

NORWICH City went back to demonstrating some of their very best qualities in Saturday’s 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town, says boss Neil Adams.

A rampant second half saw the Canaries score all five goals and record their biggest competitive win since beating Scunthorpe United 6-0 in April 2011.

In the course of addressing Norwich City TV after the final whistle, Adams said that he couldn’t have asked for any more from his players.

“In the last ten minutes we could sit down and enjoy it, because it was such a convincing second half performance,” he reflected.

“We knew we’d have to be patient. We’ve seem game after game here that teams will try and frustrate us and that was the case in the first half, but we just said that the important thing for us was to keep the play and tempo high because we felt we would then have chances.

“Once that first goal went in – well, it certainly helped us with the time it came. It seemed then in every attack, we opened them up in the manner that we can, in the manner that we were doing at the start of the season. All in all, we couldn’t have asked for more.

“It was really pleasing that not only have we won the game – I mean, I would have taken a 1-0 drab win all day long, but the manner of the performance was almost a throwback to how we were in those first ten games.”
 


Adams brought on Nathan Redmond at half-time after the ten-man Terriers had remained resolute in the first period, and Adams was delighted with his impact.

The young winger headed home City’s second goal, and his second for the Club, 16 months after netting his first in a Premier League game against Southampton last season.

“At half-time we made the tactical change to give us more attacking impetus against a ten man team, and to give us that width,” explained Adams.

“We felt it was the right thing to do, and Nathan was too much for the opposition.

“His movement was excellent, his crossing was bang on the money every time and then he goes and scores a goal which we’ve been encouraging him to do.”

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