Norwich 'level of performance' rewarded with win over Tottenham

Norwich City's Manager Chris Hughton on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham
Norwich City's Manager Chris Hughton on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton says his team's level of performance was crucial in securing a vital win over Tottenham in their battle to stay in the Premier League.

Robert Snodgrass scored Norwich's winner early in the second half. And three vital saves from goalkeeper John Ruddy ensured the points were safe.

Pressure has been growing on the City boss after their recent run of just one win in eleven Premier League games. That was added to following a radio interview by Norwich's Chief Executive David McNally calling for a vast improvement to keep the club out od the bottom three.

But Hughton insisted there were 'more positives' within the interview which were overlooked, and stressed that everyone at Carrow Road were striving for the same thing - to keep the club in the Premier League.

Norwich City's goalscorer Robert Snodgrass celebrates at the end of the Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham.
Norwich City's goalscorer Robert Snodgrass celebrates at the end of the Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.

"Any win against the top teams, and Tottenham are a top team, is always a big and a good win" Hughton said afterwards.

"It feels like a big win. My biggest concern was that we had a real good level of performance in the last few games and we haven't got the results which I feel and felt that we deserved to.

"There's always a fear about sustaining that level of performance. We did that today and of course got the result with it.

"So I'm pleased for this group of lads because they've worked very hard. They're very committed, and they've felt it as well. They've felt the frustration of the last few games and I'm really pleased for them."