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12 September 2015

City ease to second Premier League victory

ALEX Neil reflected on a polished Norwich City display when speaking to the media after Saturday's 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.

The Canaries outfought and outplayed their opponents at Carrow Road, securing the points thanks to goals from Cameron Jerome, Wes Hoolahan and debutant Matt Jarvis.

It was their second win of the Premier League season, their first at home - and Neil couldn't pick any holes in his team's performance.

"I thought it was a thoroughly impressive 90 minutes if I'm honest. I thought we were the better side," he told Norwich City TV.

"We controlled the ball more and throughout the whole match we created more opportunities and limited them to very little.

"I really did think it was an all-round performance. When you get that first goal it sets you on your way at this level."

Jarvis' second half strike in his first appearance since moving from West Ham United all but put the game to bed, even though the Cherries managed a consolation effort through Steve Cook.

Neil was happy with the balance that an impressive Jarvis offered his starting eleven, adding: "It gives us a different dimension when we've got him on the left side and Nathan (Redmond) on the other side.

"They are two lads who can take the ball, drift with it and take it up the pitch. They're both creative players as well, and they chip in with goals.

"I thought Matt, for his first game here, performed really well and got himself on the scoresheet which is great."

Neil also refused to criticise his defenders for missing out on a first cleansheet of the season, commenting: "I'm more disappointed for them, because I felt with how well they defended in the game and how they limited Bournemouth to very little, they deserved it.

"We just switched off, which was frustrating for them but there will be other opportunities to keep clean sheets. The most important thing was the win.

"We've got seven points on the board but we want to improve on that. We've started reasonably well but we've got more to come."

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