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9 April 2016

Canaries edged out at Selhurst Park

MATT Jarvis believes Norwich City were unfortunate to leave Selhurst Park empty-handed on Saturday, after going down 1-0 to Crystal Palace in the Barclays Premier League.

A largely even game was ultimately settled by a fine Jason Puncheon finish midway through the second half, bringing an end to City's run of three top-flight games without defeat.

Jarvis, who had calls for a first half penalty waved away, told "We're really disappointed as we felt we deserved at least a point.

"There weren't many chances in the game and I think a 0-0 draw would have been a fair result. The goal was a great finish but generally we defended well.

"Over the past few weeks we've shown how well we can defend, as well as attack. Today we created numerous opportunities but they just didn't fall our way.

"We got into the right positions but couldn't test the goalkeeper enough. Ultimately we've paid the price for that so we need to make sure we bounce back next week."

The result brings next weekend's meeting with Sunderland at Carrow Road into even sharper focus, with the Black Cats set to enter the game one place below Alex Neil's side in the league standings.

"Each game gets bigger and bigger, so it's massive," explained Jarvis as he stressed the need to move on quickly.

"That's what happens at this time of the year. Being at home, we know if we're able to get the win it would give us a big jump.

"We really wanted to take something from today but have to ensure our home form continues. That starts with getting a good result on Saturday."

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