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Paddy Davitt, EDP Sports Writer
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Chris Hughton admitted to a growing sense of frustration at Norwich City’s failure to convert their chances in today’s goalless Premier League draw against West Ham.
The Canaries’ search for a maiden top flight win this season will now drag onto next week’s trip to Newcastle after the hosts were denied by the Hammers at Carrow Road.
Tottenham debutant Harry Kane spurned a gilt-edged late chance to grab all three points when Robert Snodgrass put him clean through, but the England U19 international dragged tamely at Jussi Jaaskelainen.
“There is a little bit of frustration,” he said. “Probably because we are on the back of three games where I can not fault the amount of chances we have created. Today against a strong, powerful West Ham team you know that first and foremost you have to be able to cope with the way they play and the problems they give you and I felt we coped very well with that. But certainly for us we have to show more guile and more quality in that final third. All I can do is just work with the boys on the training field. I would certainly be sitting here a lot more concerned if we were not creating chances but the fact is that we are, and when you play the quality teams you are not going to be creating loads of clear cut chances because they are tight games. I felt we did enough today on the balance of play and we had enough of the play to win the game.”
Hughton’s side now face a potentially daunting spell of Premier League fixtures, but the Canaries’ chief insists City will not shirk the challenge.
“They are tough, but the last four were tough games as well,” he said. “The positives are that we have not lost for three games, we have not lost here at Carrow Road and whilst there is a disappointment that we have not won the game you have to look at the performance. I don’t think anybody could question the endeavour from the players to try and win the game.”