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GRAHAM DORRANS: WE NEVER GAVE UP BELIEF

17 September 2016

Midfielder nets superb winner at The City Ground

NORWICH City always maintained belief they would come out on top at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, according to match-winner Graham Dorrans.

The Canaries saw Wes Hoolahan's penalty saved in the first half, ahead of Apostolos Vellios firing the hosts in front just before the interval.

City, however, responded perfectly; Jonny Howson hooking them level before Dorrans struck superbly from outside the box to secure a fine 2-1 victory.

Talking to Norwich City TV after the game, the Scotland midfielder said: "We played well in the first half without hurting them too much.

"Despite that I think we were the better team and we said at half-time if we got the next goal we'd win. We managed to do that and then go on to get the winner.

"I knew as I hit it that it was going in as the goalkeeper didn't move. To score is pleasing but the most pleasing thing is we've got nine points out of nine.

"The games come thick and fast in the Championship. We've managed to go on a little run and put points on the board."

Having held firm under significant late onslaughts in their last two games, Alex Neil's men showed composure at The City Ground to restrict the home side's opportunities in the latter stages.

"The way we saw the game out is the most pleasing thing for me," Dorrans added.

"In the last two games we've been under a bit of pressure in the last 20 minutes with our backs to the wall. I thought today, even though it was only one goal in it, we were comfortable enough.

"We'd spoken about seeing games out, which needed to be done. We realised there were things we needed to work on and we've done that."



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