Wednesday 13 November 2019

Hughton frustrated


Jim van Wijk

Chris Hughton could not fault the efforts of his Norwich players despite the frustration which left them still without a Premier League win.

The Canaries enjoyed the better of the first half and felt they should have been awarded a penalty when James Collins upended Andrew Surman, but referee Chris Foy correctly ruled the challenge was just outside the area.

Jussi Jaaskelainen denied Simeon Jackson with a fine save just after the restart, but both sides ran out of ideas.

On-loan Tottenham youngster Harry Kane could have won it for the hosts in stoppage time, only to scuff his shot straight at Jaaskelainen.

"There is a bit of frustration because we have had three games where we cannot fault the performance or the chances we have created," said Hughton, who took over from Paul Lambert after he left for Aston Villa in the summer.

"We coped with West Ham very well, but when we have our opportunities, we have to be showing a bit more quality and guile, perhaps also a bit of fortune in that final third.

"I felt we did enough today and on the balance of play had enough to win the game."

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