Win could be a turning point, says Norwich boss Hughton

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton believes that his side’s victory over Hull City on Saturday could be a turning point in their season, Sky Sports has reported.

The Norfolk club looked set to be frustrated once again, as Hull held firm for much of their Premier League encounter. After the Tigers had two good early chances, Norwich did look the more likely winners, but struggled to create meaningful opportunities.

However, Ryan Bennett was on hand to head home a late corner kick to give Norwich the three points and move them level with their opponents, five points clear of the bottom three. The win also eased the pressure on Hughton, who has come under fire from an increasing number of the supporters in recent weeks.

After the game, the former Newcastle United and Birmingham City boss said: “It wasn’t anything less than I thought we deserved. These are probably the breaks we haven’t been getting, a lot of corners, a lot of play in the final third.

“We probably didn’t work their goalkeeper enough, he didn’t have to make many good saves but we put them under a lot of pressure.”

Hughton also discussed the tight nature of the bottom half of the Premier League, with just five points separating bottom club Cardiff City and Hull in 11th. He added: “There are so many big games at the moment, any team you’re playing are somewhere in and around you.

“As it stands now that extends to quite a few teams, it makes every game a bigger game. I think that shows today, it was a really valuable win, a valuable three points.”

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