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JACOB MURPHY: LIVING THE DREAM

13 September 2016

Academy graduate nets brace to see off the Latics

JACOB Murphy is determined not to rest on his laurels after another starring role as Norwich City claimed a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

Fresh from laying on two assists in Saturday's victory over Cardiff City, the 21-year-old struck both of the Canaries' goals inside the opening quarter-of-an-hour to take his season's tally to four.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after the game, Murphy said: "I've wanted to do this since I was an Under-11, so I love that I'm getting my chance after such a long time.

"I always knew I was capable of playing in this team. This season I feel ready to try and keep the shirt.
 


"I'm pleased with how it's going but I won't stop now. It's important I keep pushing and pushing."

Having raced into a 2-0 lead, Alex Neil's men were left facing a nervy conclusion after Jordi Gomez drilled home 18 minutes from time to reduce the deficit.

However, the hosts saw off a late onslaught, and the Academy graduate added: "We showed great guts and team spirit to hold out.

"A win is a win but we made it difficult for ourselves in the end. All of us had to graft; we worked our socks off so it was a collective effort to get the three points.

"We were close to getting a third goal on a few occasions but it wasn't to be. Despite that we showed resilience to get the win.

"It's about plugging away and getting points on the board to get us to where we want to be."



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