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Kamara sparks Norwich City comeback win

Norwich City's Kei Kamara celebrates with team mate Anthony Pilkington during the Barclays Premier League match with Everton Photo: PA Wire

Sierre Leone international Kei Karama played a huge role in helping Norwich City secure their first Premier League victory in ten games over Everton at Carrow Road.

The 28 year old, on loan from United States MLS club Sporting Kansas City, scored Norwich's equaliser after coming on as a second half substitute.

And the tall striker, who can also play on the wing, was in the heart of the Everton penalty area as Grant Holt scored the winner in second half stoppage time.

Speaking afterwards Kamara, who became the first Sierre Leone player to score in the Premier League, said "It's a great great moment in my life.

"A lot of respect for all the guys who've played here before with other teams, and it's great that there's a new young breed of Sierre Leoneans coming across to play in this country but for me it's a great feeling. It hasnt sunk in yet but it's great.

"It's not just a goal. It's a goal which put the team in a better situation so it's obviously something I will carry with me forever".

Kamara also paid tribute to Norwich manager Chris Hughton, who brought him to Carrow Road following scout reports and having watched him several times on DVD.

"I have all respect for the coach over here' said said. "He's not just thrown me in there because anything could've happened. I only came one week after pre-season in America so he's given me time to get used to the speed of play in training with the guys and everything and giving me time by time before I get on the field.

"So when he feels the time is right to play more, he'll make those decisions so I respect everything he's doing right now".

Hughton, who watched his side trail at half time thanks to Leon Osman's goal, said "When you bring on subs it's to effect the game. That's probably more important than scoring the goals, and certainly with Kei.

"He's a different type of player to what we've got up front. He's probably not up to speed yet regards his fitness from when we took him but we knew he's something different. I'm really delighted for him".

Kamara, who's family moved to the United States after fleeing the civil war in Sierre Leone, has made a quick impact with Norwich fans,and hopes to use his 'heart shaped hands' celebration more often as the season continues.

"It must be the smile", he said. "I'm just a happy person and I love feeding off the fans so I can interact with them because I'm just a normal person.

"I get a few 'heart shaped hands' while I walk around the place and I start to think 'This feels like home'.

"Its been part of me for the past two and a half years now. I've not yet explained where it came from but I give it to the fans when I'm having a good time".

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