Premier League video report: Norwich City 2 Sunderland 0 – including reaction from Chris Hughton and Gus Poyet

John Ruddy and Jonny Howson celebrate Norwich City's victory over Sunderland at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images John Ruddy and Jonny Howson celebrate Norwich City's victory over Sunderland at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Saturday, March 22, 2014
8:18 PM

Michael Bailey reports from Carrow Road as Norwich City register a big three points in their bid for Premier League survival – and they do it in style too.

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Robert Snodgrass opened the scoring – but Alex Tettey’s incredible volley stole the show, as the Canaries swept struggling Sunderland aside, the visitors also having to endure the final moments with 10 men following Marcos Alonso’s red card for a second bookable offence.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet and City boss Chris Hughton also give their verdicts on the result.

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15 comments

  • I've not been a fan of Elmander this season, but for the record I agree with Smudger. He had a good game on Saturday. The assist for Snoddy's goal showed a cool head, a deft touch and unselfishness. It begs the question: would RVW have found the onion bag if HE had received that pass. Sadly, I doubt it.

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    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • Wes is a great player and his creative play is wonderful to watch. However I think the reason he has not been included in many games is because he is easily knocked off the ball. A manager has to decide what his strongest team is and against Sunderland he had it right. Whether including Wes in every game, against different opposition, is a matter of debate.

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    NorthStarRaven

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • It's time to admit that Hughton got it wrong with RVW. He bought a pig in a poke. At the end of the season, the manager (whoever he is) has got to let him go back to the continent where he's more likely to thrive away from the bruising of the PL. Perhaps Galatasaray would be interested. If so, he and Elmander can travel together. Then all we need is a couple of strikers, ie players who score goals.....regularly. I'd like to think the scouts are already scouting, but I suspect this is not Hughton's priority as he knows deep down that he won't be here to mismanage any new signings.

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    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • It's time to admit that Hughton got it wrong with RVW. He bought a pig in a poke. At the end of the season, the manager (whoever he is) has got to let him go back to the continent where he's more likely to thrive away from the bruising of the PL. Perhaps Galatasaray would be interested. If so, he and Elmander can travel together. Then all we need is a couple of strikers, ie players who score goals.....regularly. I'd like to think the scouts are already scouting, but I suspect this is not Hughton's priority as he knows deep down that he won't be here to mismanage any new signings.

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    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • Spot on, canarykid\Bally High. I thought that formation was akin to Sir Alf Ramsey`s "wingless wonders" system that won the World Cup in 1966. 4-4-2. Central midfielders were Tettey & Howson with Snods and Wes having free-roaming roles. `Width` provided by the full-backs, Martin & Olsson. Wes was superb. Pressing high, harrassing defenders for possession and some superb passes, including two gilt-edged scoring opportunities fluffed by the completely out of confidence RvW. (I`m being kind - `hapless` might be more accurate). I just hope even Hughton has realised that he stumbled on a set-up that works. The sheer energy and craft provided by Wes is as rare as rocking horse sh*t. Drop him at your peril. Even the Happy Clappers won`t save you if you do.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • My fear is that Hughton will change the shape again for the Swansea match and we'll not show up. We desperately need a settled team. I too would like to see a change in team tactics next season, either with CH or not.

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • My fear is that Hughton will change the shape again for the Swansea match and we'll not show up. We desperately need a settled team. I too would like to see a change in team tactics next season, either with CH or not.

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • Canary Kid, I agree with much of what you say. I too cannot understand how a player the calibre of Wes can be left out for match after match. There have been some dire performances this season and yet one of our most respected and talented players has failed to be selected . Undoubtably the forward line looks better when Wes is selected. He holds up play, then brings other players in in addition to causing problems for defenders. Despite Chris Hughtons failings in team selection however, and after todays performance, I feel we will stay up, but only if or manager at last recognises Hoolahans value to the team effort and the enormous respect he has from the fans of Norwich City.

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    Bally High

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • Not sure that formation would work against all other opposition. Sunderland were so poor that Olson was able to bomb forward at will. Better quality teams are likely to keep the full backs more occupied. Wes, Howson and Tettey were excellent. Special mention for Snods, Elmander and Tettey. Whole team played well. RVW 'put a shift in' but missing 3 gift wrapped opportunities from crosses just reinforces the nagging doubts I have over his ability and whether he's actual worth anything like 8.5 mil. At the moment I'd take £8.50. He just looks out of his depth I'm afraid.

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    Smudger75

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • That first one was my fault!

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    Smudger75

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • Not sure that formation would work against all other opposition. Sunderland were so poor that Olson was just reinforces the nagging doubts I have over his ability and whether he's actual worth anything like 8.5 mil. At the moment I'd take £8.50. He just looks out of his depth I'm afraid.

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    Smudger75

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • That's Wes, Howson and OLSON were excellent. Having a mare. My fault for using an iphone to post.

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    Smudger75

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • My fear is that Hughton will change the shape again for the Swansea match and we'll not show up. We desperately need a settled team. I too would like to see a change in team tactics next season, either with CH or not.

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • A good result,yes much needed,but the man who makes us tick has only just got back into the squad.WH is world class but CH will drop him again now we have 3 points.CH is not the manager for us.The players need a settled team with wh in the mix every week.THe wolf cannot find his prey and Gary Hooper should be starting matches.Bring on wolfie if he is needed.A much better performance but I still feel Hughton should go.He is always a negative influence on the team,it is him who did not play wes for most of the season and when wes comes back we look a lot better.SAck hughton at the end of the season and lets put this terrible 2 years into a big black box and hide it away.I still think we will be relegated and it wont be the fans fault.The blame is clearly on the management and their negative style of football.CH out..Lets be avvin you OTBC

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    canarykid

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • I've not been a fan of Elmander this season, but for the record I agree with Smudger. He had a good game on Saturday. The assist for Snoddy's goal showed a cool head, a deft touch and unselfishness. It begs the question: would RVW have found the onion bag if HE had received that pass. Sadly, I doubt it.

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    Monday, March 24, 2014

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