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ALEX NEIL: AN IMPORTANT VICTORY

1 October 2016

Boss reflects on three points earned at Molineux

ALEX Neil believes his City team chalked up three crucial points when they beat Wolves 2-1 at Molineux.

The Canaries had dropped out of the top two in the Sky Bet Championship after results earlier in the day, but they wasted no time in elevating themselves back into the promotion spots on Saturday night.

Goals from Cameron Jerome and Robbie Brady put the visitors in command in the West Midlands, though they were forced to hold on at the end after David Edwards' header.

Neil said afterwards: "We needed to win the game because we don't want to give any teams leads. It was important that we came here, put a good performance in and won the game - and we did that.

"They're a good side at home, but I thought some of our passing and movement in the first half was great and we should have been more than one up.
 


"Midweek was tough to take; it was tough for the players, tough for the fans and tough for me.

"We showed tonight that it's not affected us. We went into the game, got an early goal and I thought we deserved to win the match over the piece."

Wes Hoolahan provided the assist for Jerome's early header, and Neil heaped praise on the the Ireland international after an influential display in midfield.

"He's magic, isn't he?," he added.

"He's a special player for us. I thought in midweek that the game against Newcastyle didn't suit him.

"I brought him back in today and I know that when teams are quite open and they play with one sitting midfielder, with the quality he has got he can do damage.

"He's done what he's capable of doing, which is create chance after chance for us."

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