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David Wright: We put our bodies on the line

7 February 2018

David Wright praised his Under-18s' resilience and determination to fight back from behind to make it through to the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals.

City beat Newcastle 4-3 at Carrow Road, after extra-time, with the result making it the third game in a row where Wright's youngsters have fought from behind to win.

The U18s head coach hailed his youngsters' character and added how vital Anthony Spyrou's first goal was, which reduced the deficit just before half-time.

"The boys have put their bodies on the line," said Wright. "We've blokced, kicked and saved everything.

"Spyrou's goal was crucial. It shifted momentum and put a little bit of doubt in their mind. 

"We were then on the front foot. In the second half, we were much better than the first. 

"We looked a lot more energetic and had a lot more intensity in work, especially in possession."

Spyrou scored twice on the night, including the winning in extra-time, and his partnership with Adam Idah has been a real asset for the Canaries during this cup run.

Wright hopes the star duo can carry on their form into future matches, saying: "They've got power and pace and it scares defenders to death.

"We didn't play particularly well overall but with those guys up front, you've always got a chance."


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