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19 December 2015

A performance packed with character

SATURDAY's historic win at Manchester United will fill his players with confidence for the season going forward, says City manager Alex Neil.

Cameron Jerome and Alex Tettey got the goals that ensured a first Old Trafford win in over 26 years for the Canaries.

Reflecting after the final whistle on his team's fourth Premier League win of the campaign, Neil heaped praise on his squad.

"I'm just really pleased for the players, mainly because a lot of questions have been posed of myself and them," he told Norwich City TV.

"The best way to answer that is to go and win games. It's not been easy and I've not been used to not winning games, so I'm really pleased for everyone involved to get a victory at a really difficult place.

"We are up for the fight. We want to be competitive. This will give the players confidence, I'm really pleased for them.

"We had great performers across the board in terms of what they all contributed. It meant a lot to them."

City held off a dominant United in the opening half hour before Jerome edged them ahead on 38 minutes.

After gaining the advantage, they always carried a threat against hosts who were short on confidence having not won in five matches.

Neil put their success down to getting it right at both ends of the pitch, adding: "Basically we didn't make any of the mistakes we've made earlier in the season, which helped.

"When you don't concede that first goal, the longer the game goes on the more chance you've got.

"We've got quality players going forward and we can cause problems. We've scored a fair amount of goals this season.

"To come and do what we did today speaks volumes for the character that this group has got."

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