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15 October 2016

Man of the Match performance helps City past the Millers

NORWICH City's Wes Hoolahan enjoyed his typically creative role in Saturday's 3-1 Sky Bet Championship victory over Rotherham United at Carrow Road.

The Republic of Ireland international netted a sublime first half opener after linking up well with Alex Pritchard, before crossing for Cameron Jerome to add a second after the break.

United pulled a goal back through substitute Dexter Blackstock, before Steven Naismith netted from close-range a minute from time to ensure City moved to the division's summit.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after the game, the Anglian Home Improvements Man of the Match said: "It was a good game to be involved in as overall it was a good team performance.

"It was a great pick-out by Pritchard [for the first goal] and I took a few nice touches. The defender was coming towards me so I went back inside and then the goalkeeper was down.

"Luckily enough it went in the bottom corner. In training when we're on the same team we link up well; our movement is quite good and we can see things clearly.

"It was a pleasure to play with him [Pritchard] today."

Hoolahan says the Canaries' focus will switch quickly, having extended their winning run at home to six games as they continue an excellent start to the 2016-17 season.

"You just want to churn out the wins week after week," he added.

"We want to put in good performances and now we're top of the league. Hopefully we can keep going because we've got a tough game away to Fulham on Tuesday.

"Turning up and winning isn't going to happen in this league. You have to stay professional; we'll work hard to grind out results.

"It's a long way to go and we have to keep our focus."

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