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Reactions - Norwich v Sheffield Wednesday (9/12/17)

Reactions - Norwich v Sheffield Wednesday (9/12/17)

Following today's clash between Norwich City and Sheffield Wednesday, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Norwich City hosted Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road for a 5.30pm kick off on Saturday December 9, with the hosts taking a three one victory.

Sheffield Wednesday took the lead through Jordan Rhodes in the 18th minute, but a spirited second half fight back from Norwich saw goals from James Maddison, Timm Klose and a Nelson Oliveira penalty in stoppage time to deliver all three points in their direction.

It was Norwich's first home win since September 9 and Sheffield Wednesday's winless streak hits five games and their search for an away win goes back to August 19.

Teams:

Norwich:

Gunn, Ferreira Mendonça Pinto, Hanley, Klose, Stiepermann, Reed, Vrancic, Murphy (Watkins 45), Maddison (Zimmermann 90+2), Pritchard (Trybull 79), Oliveira.

Substitutes:

Jerome, Hoolahan, Wildschut, McGovern.

Sheff Wed:

Westwood, Palmer, Loovens, van Aken, Fox (Nuhiu 78), Wallace, Jones (Lee 69), Bannan, Reach, Rhodes, Hooper.

Substitutes:

Butterfield, Lucas Joao, Wildsmith, Pudil, Ferrao Venancio.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee James Linington blew the final whistle, Norwich manager Daniel Farke explained.

'For me it was a big relief because it has been a long time since we won at Carrow Road. It can be tough for everyone when you are on a run like that but I thought it was a good performance today and the win was well deserved. It is also the first time we have scored three times in the league this season so that is also pleasing. I actually thought we had the better chances in the first half but we didn't take them and they got the goal. I thought the second half was brilliant. There was a lot of pressure on the players but they showed their character by turning the game round and getting a really good result.'

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal in his comparitive interview explained.

'The moment of the game was their first goal - that changed everything. When you are winning you should never get caught on the counter-attack but that is what happened. The players had shown a lot of quality in the first half but they compromised everything in that moment. As a manager it is not something you want to see. The instructions at half-time were to stay solid and go looking for a second goal but we allowed them to score on the break and that was very disappointing. The game was then well balanced and they scored from a corner but the first goal was the key.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday December 9 2017
Time: 9:12PM

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