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13 December 2016

Forward strikes to give City all three points

NORWICH City must quickly switch their attention to Friday night after securing a fine 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday evening, says match-winner Nelson Oliveira.

The Portuguese international netted superbly just after the hour-mark to give City all three points at Carrow Road as they bounced back from a weekend defeat at Barnsley.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after the game, with a clash against Huddersfield on the horizon, Oliveira said: "We are happy because we feel that we deserved to win the game.

"It’s an important win but we need to keep going. We need to keep working because we’re not in the place where we want to be.

"Saturday wasn’t a good game for us. Today, we played a good team and deserved to win."


Oliveira has now hit the target in each of the Canaries' past three matches with a series of eye-catching efforts, suggesting he is growing into his surroundings in Norfolk.

"It’s always good to score, as a striker," the 25-year-old added.

"When I took the ball I saw the defender in front of the goalkeeper and I tried to put it slowly into the corner. The most important thing is the team; we all played well, not only me.

"I feel better now as when I first came I needed to adapt. I’ve always felt welcome, everyone has helped me and now I’ve started scoring goals.

"I need to show more and have a lot of work to do. In England, strikers have to work very hard but I can do that."

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