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JONNY HOWSON: ALL ABOUT THE FOLLOW UP

21 January 2017

Midfielder nets as Canaries see off Paul Lambert's side

ONTO the next one was the message delivered by Jonny Howson following Norwich City's 3-1 triumph over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Howson, whose fierce drive off the crossbar on 13 minutes facilitated Steven Naismith's opener, was a standout performer throughout as Alex Neil's side collected an important win in the Sky Bet Championship.

After Wolves' Helder Costa and City's Robbie Brady each netted from the spot - the latter preceded by visiting goalkeeper Carl Ikeme being dismissed - Howson himself wrapped up victory late on by volleying past stand-in Matt Doherty via a deflection.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after the game, the 28-year-old said: "It's very pleasing whenever you win a game and the mood is great at this moment in time.

"Now, it's a case of following it up. It's nice to respond how we did but the main focus now is the next game.

"In this league, sometime it's about grinding results out rather than how you play. That's what we did after getting off to a good start with our tempo.

"It's about winning games, that's the main thing."



The result moves the Canaries to within five points of the play-off places with 19 games of the regular season remaining, and Howson explained: "We have to add consistency.

"It's important how you start games, and the one that stands out is Barnsley where we didn't start the first half well. At this level, that can cost you games, which it did there.

"For us, if we're wanting to dominate possession, we can't give teams encouragement."



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