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1 March 2015

Canaries leapfrog East Anglian rivals with victory

BRADLEY Johnson believes his opener in Norwich City's 2-0 win over Ipswich Town at Carrow Road was his finest individual moment of the season so far.

The midfielder lashed home from just inside the box with 24 minutes gone to put the home side in front having been teed up by Lewis Grabban.

A second half strike from Grabban secured all three points in the East Anglian Derby, and after the game Johnson told Norwich City TV: "I just hit it as hard as I could, and it was a good finish.

"Grabbs did well to pull it back, and I only had one thing on my mind, which was to hit it. Thankfully it went in, and I'd say it was my best goal.

"To do it against Ipswich, and to beat them, makes it one I'll always remember. Hopefully I can score a few more, and we can win a few more.

"It will be a great season if we get promoted at the end, and if my goals help us get there. The aim throughout the team is to get promoted and we’re in a great position now."

A fourth consecutive success over their Suffolk rivals saw the Canaries overtake Ipswich to move into third place in the Sky Bet Championship, with a dozen games of the regular campaign remaining.

City now sit just one point off the automatic promotion places, and three behind league leaders Derby County, with Johnson commenting: "We went on a bad run of form earlier in the season, but this is the business end now.

"We know we’ve got a good run of games; if we work hard as a team our talent will shine through but we can't take our foot off the gas.

"Wednesday [against Wigan] is going to be an even harder game for us. We've beaten our local rivals, and that one was for the fans, but we're taking it game by game.

"We're not looking at the table; we're looking at our last 12 games and seeing how many points we can pick up. It's realistic we can finish in the top two, but we've got to put in the same shift that we did today."
Wigan Athletic, Wednesday March 4, 7:45pm


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