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GARY O'NEIL: THE STORY OF OUR SEASON

15 May 2016

City end season with defeat on Merseyside

GARY O'Neil believes Norwich City's 3-0 final day defeat at Everton in the Barclays Premier League reflected their season as a whole.

Having been officially relegated from the division on Wednesday evening, City were beaten at Goodison Park by goals from James McCarthy and Kevin Miralllas either side of a Leighton Baines penalty.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk after the match, O'Neil said: "If you could sum the season up in 90 minutes that would have pretty much done it.

"It reflected our season. We were alright between the boxes but missed some good chances while Everton took theirs.

"The game had a different feel in the build-up to what it has been in recent weeks, but we didn't find it hard to prepare. We fell short in certain areas, with taking chances being one of those.

"Our effort and application would certainly not be one area we've fallen short with, although I'm sure we'll address a few things before next season."

O'Neil added that City's attentions are now set on an immediate return to the top division, and that the work will begin in earnest sooner rather than latter.

"The focus has already switched, because we've got a massive season ahead," the midfielder explained.

"We need to make sure we get back into the Premier League as soon as possible. It's been a tough season for us, which is always hard to take.

"I'll have a week or so of feeling sorry for myself then get back on it ready for a big push next season."



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