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CAMERON JEROME: WE RESPONDED WELL

14 February 2017

Striker nets in draw with Magpies

CAMERON Jerome praised Norwich City's collective reaction after the Canaries bounced back from a horror start to draw with Newcastle United in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday evening.

Trailing after just 23 seconds to Ayoze Perez's opener, Alex Neil's side responded superbly to strike twice in seven first half minutes; a lead they took into the interval.

It remained at 2-1 until eight minutes from time when United captain Jamaal Lascelles volleyed home, ensuring a share of the spoils in what was a frenetic encounter at Carrow Road.

Speaking to Norwich City TV following the match, Jerome said: "It was an open game from the first minute.

"I thought it was an entertaining game and a draw was probably a fair reflection. We were caught cold which was sloppy but we responded in the right way.

"We got in their faces and put them on the back foot, which is where we got our goals from. In the last couple of weeks we seem to have found more belief.

"We don't want to be beaten. We couldn't keep them out until the end but a draw was probably a fair result."



 Jerome was at the heart of both City goals, first breaking down the left to square for Jacob Murphy before capitalising fully on a mistake from Karl Darlow to notch himself.

"The way we play we knew we could force mistakes," the striker added.

"You can never give up on a lost cause and I got on the right side of the defender. Then Jacob was there to tap it in.

"From working hard, you get your rewards. That's what they say in football and although they weren't pretty goals it doesn't matter.

"We were confident we could go on to win the game but unfortunately we couldn't see it out."



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