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Jon Tomkinson: When you play unselfishly and together then that is the result

Captain Jon Tomkinson said the unselfish play of the team was the key to Norwich City Under-23s 4-2 victory over Aston Villa Under-23s.

The Canaries won the game with a superb second half display that saw Tomkinson head home twice from set-pieces, while Abu Kamara and Jon Rowe added the other two goals.

"I think it just shows our togetherness," he said. "This group has a lot of chemistry, and we work very hard together. There is a lot of unselfish play that goes into it and when you play unselfishly and together then that is the result."

Norwich took the lead through Rowe, but were then pegged back through a superb strike from Tim Iroegbunam. Asked what was said at half-time to bring about the second half display, Tomkinson added: "I think it was really just to tighten up in our press and in our possession as well.

"To stay tidy and press together and as we went together, after them as a unit, that is when we had the most success."

Villa are a strong side in the division as well, having been unbeaten before their visit to Carrow Road. However, back by the crowd Tomkinson the team were spurred on to victory.

"These are the games that we love," he said. "We want to be tested against the best opposition. So to beat them just shows how strong we are and how determined we are to win every game.

"The support means everything to us. Having people driving us on gives us that little boost of energy when we are tired in the dying stages of the game. So to have the support is means the world to us.

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