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24 September 2016

Manager speaks following victory over the Brewers

TOPPING the league shows City's Sky Bet Championship rivals that they mean business, says manager Alex Neil.

The Canaries rose to the summit after beating Burton Albion 3-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday, their fifth victory on the spin in all competitions.

Speaking post-match, Neil said: "It shows everybody else that we've overcome the hangover of relegation, which is important.

"We've got a really good mindset now, and we want to continue to win games. Winning five on the bounce at any level is difficult, and we've managed to do that.

"There's still more to come from us. We played really well at Nottingham Forest, we played well and created chances today, but there's still things we can improve on.

"Now we've got a big game on Wednesday coming up."

City took a first half lead through Martin Olsson, and responded quickly to Burton's leveller inside the first minute of the second half with Jacob Murphy re-establishing their lead.

Robbie Brady missed a second half spot-kick to finish the visitors off, but Ivo Pinto's first ever career goal ensured a positive end to a fascinating match-up.

"I'm pleased. I still think though, watching the game, that we made it difficult for ourselves at times," Neil expanded.

"We had a lot of opportunitites to put the game to bed earlier. We missed a penalty, but I thought we deserved to win the game.

"We weren't at our finest, but these games are tricky. Burton are not an easy side to play against. They're difficult, they work hard and they're well drilled.

"Their equaliser was 45 seconds after our kick off, but we went and made amends quite quickly which is good."

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