Earnie gives goal pledge
Canaries hot shot Robert Earnshaw had a simple message for Cityt's travelling fans - don't worry, the goals will come. City, beaten 1-0 at Leeds on opening day, followed up with a 0-0 draw at derby, but Earnshaw won't be losing sleep over the blank in the away goals column.
By CHRIS LAKEY
Canaries hot shot Robert Earnshaw had a simple message for Cityt's travelling fans - don't worry, the goals will come.
City, beaten 1-0 at Leeds on opening day, followed up with a 0-0 draw at derby, but Earnshaw won't be losing sleep over the blank in the away goals column.
“I don't think about it,” he said. “A lot of people make a big deal out of it. Obviously I want to score and I'm gutted when I don't, but I never think about it. I don't think, 'I should have scored'. I have been lucky enough that chances always come and goals always come so I never think about it. I know it is just going to happen. I just worry about how the team plays and if they are giving me chances and if the midfield are getting the ball so I can get the ball.”
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Earnshaw's chances at Derby were not quite as clear-cut as those at Leeds, a match he believed City had more right to win.
“They had a few good shots from long-range that were close,” he said. “They hit the bar, but we did well, second half especially. We will take a 0-0 there.
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“At Leeds we played better than here probably and we deserved to win. Here maybe we might have deserved to win, but at the same time it wasn't as clear cut that we should win. No, we're happy to take one point here and win the home games.”
Earnshaw compared Derby's approach to that of Luton, who took a 2-0 lead at Carrow Road last Saturday only to end up on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline.
“Luton was tough because they worked very hard to close us down. We didn't have any space to play as well as we did in the second half,” he said. “But first half they started right on top of us. Derby were probably the same, but they were the home team, they had a lot of possession first half.
“I thought Derby did well - they had quite a bit of possession, everything goes through Idiakez, he's a good player, and we took probably half an hour to get him tied down to the point where he wasn't doing what he does bets, so that was good. It's a good point for us.”