'Players should get the praise' says Norwich manager Chris Hughton

Norwich City's Anthony Pilkington celebrates victory after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road
Norwich City's Anthony Pilkington celebrates victory after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road Photo: Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton says his players deserve all the credit after their fine victory over Manchester United in the Barclay's Premier League.

Anthony Pilkington's first goal of the season - a glancing header from Javier Garrido's cross - ensured a third successive clean sheet in the league at Carrow Road.

That was Norwich's third win in five, but Hughton said afterwards "Any praise that I will get or achievements here is all down to 11 players on the pitch.

"All you can do is set a team up how you want to, try to motivate them, get them right tactically, but as soon as that whistle goes, it is about 11 players."

Hughton added: "At the moment, you have got 11 players who are confident in their own ability and absolutely working their socks off.

"I am really proud of this group. There is a good feeling here at the moment and they really deserve it.

"We are on a good run, and it shows if we are at it and at our best, then we can win football matches.