Two late goals swing game in Magpies' favour
CAMERON Jerome says Norwich City must share responsibility for the circumstances which saw them beaten 4-3 at Newcastle United in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday night.
City had held a 3-2 lead going into injury-time, only for two quick-fire Unite goals in the final moments to turn the game on its head.
Speaking to Norwich City TV afterwards, the forward said: "Collectively as a team it’s not good enough.
"It’s football so it can happen but from our point it’s sloppy. With the players we’ve got we’re capable of seeing out that game and up until the 94th minute we were comfortable really.
"There’s a lot of experience within the team and we’ve got to manage the game between ourselves. We didn’t do that and we got punished.
"We have to shake ourselves down now and go again on Saturday."
Jerome pointed to conceding almost immediately after Jacob Murphy’s deflected strike gave the Canaries a two-goal advantage with 20 minutes remaining as a critical factor in their eventual defeat.
"At 3-1 it was a pivotal time in the game," he explained.
"We could have frustrated Newcastle and hit them on the break to take it away from them. However, we switched off.
"They say in football that you’re at your most vulnerable after scoring yourself. That was proven today because we conceded straight away.
"That’s disappointing from our point of view because it’s one straight ball and he puts it away. We’ve got to address things and move on."