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29 April 2017

Striker nets twice as six goals are shared at Elland Road

NELSON Oliveira left Elland Road a frustrated man after seeing Norwich City's three-goal lead wiped out by Leeds United in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

The frontman netted twice following Steven Naismith's early opener to put the Canaries firmly in control, before Chris Wood reduced the deficit moments before the interval.

From there, the hosts kicked on, eventually salvaging a point from the contest following goals from Kyle Bartley and Pablo Hernandez.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after the game, Oliveira said: "It's frustrating because we put in a very good performance in the first half.

"We should go in at 3-0 but concede a goal. In the second half we didn't start properly and after that it's a completely different game.

"Their fans were pushing, it wasn't easy and it was a tough second half but we should have won. The goal [before half-time] gave them belief and if they hadn't scored I think the game would have been done."

With his maiden campaign in Norfolk drawing to a close, the 25-year-old Portugal international is targeting improved fortunes next term both personally and collectively. 

"We need to focus on next season and starting properly so we can achieve our goals," he added.

"Everyone is excited because we need to push in the right direction. There have been ups and downs this season.

"I think I can do more next season. I expect my second season to be better than this one."

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