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Josh Murphy: We were brilliant against Villa

7 April 2018

Josh Murphy believed Norwich City’s performance fully merited their 3-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime.

Murphy opened the scoring with a belter on the stroke of half-time before Dennis Srbeny made it two shortly after the interval.

Jack Grealish replied for Villa but James Maddison’s cool finish helped City earn all three points.

Speaking post-match, Murphy said: “I thought we were brilliant today. It’s frustrating one because you can see when we put a performance together just how good we can be.

“They’re right up in the play-off mix and they’re playing well but today we turned up and everyone worked so hard. We dominated the game from start to finish.

“We had to respond really because the QPR game wasn’t good enough and everyone knew that we didn’t play well.

“Today I think everyone came in and just thought we need to put a show on today and work hard and win our battles.

“The battles were the key thing today and everyone came out on top. We deserved to win."

Murphy’s opener was the pick of the bunch as he curled the ball into the top corner from fully 30 yards out.

On his strike, Murphy said: “I didn’t see it go in but I knew I caught it well and I thought it might go in. When I saw the fans jumping up behind the goal, I thought it’s definitely in now!

“I just went off and celebrated and it was a pleasure and a delight to get the goal.

"I try and do it a lot. Sometimes it ends up in row Z and sometimes it ends up in the top corner. I was just buzzing that it went in today.”

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