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17 December 2016

Boss reflects on Huddersfield setback

ALEX Neil says a lack of cutting edge cost his side in their 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town on Friday night.

Elias Kachunga's double was enough to secure an impressive Terriers outfit all three points in the televised clash at Carrow Road.

It was the Canaries' ninth defeat of their Sky Bet Championship campaign, and Neil also spoke about his team's lack of sharpness in the opening 45 minutes.

"I didn't think we deserved to lose the game based on chances," he told Norwich City TV. "We had some of the best, but ultimately goals change games.

"I thought they looked really fatigued in the first half, some of them.

"Legs-wise, we struggled in the middle area. We didn't show the energy we showed in the last game. It wasn't a lack of effort, we just lacked the physical capability.

"Obviously I made a change in the second half, and that certainly helped. The two other changes helped too. We can't give ourselves too much to do though."

Supporters voiced their discontent and when asked about that subject, Neil added: "I can understand that. Seven defeats out of nine isn't acceptable.

"Once again - I don't think it was anywhere near the standard of Barnsley - but we put in a much better performance in the second half, which is really frustrating.

"Fans want to win games, it's as simple as that. Football is a result-driven business, and if you don't win games you'll come under criticism."

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