Audio: Andrew Surman happy enough with his Wolves return
Andrew Surman admitted his first Premier League goal was a collectors' item, as he helped Norwich City to a point at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The former Wolves midfielder produced a wonderful diving header to finish off a sublime City move as the visitors twice led their hosts at Molineux – secondly through Simeon Jackson's top-flight first – only to twice succumb to Mick McCarthy's strugglers in a frenetic game.
Indeed, it took an offside flag to deny Steven Fletcher breaking City hearts on the stroke of 90 minutes.
But Surman was happy enough with his and City's Molineux return, Norwich having also left Everton with a draw at the weekend. Not a bad way to head into Christmas.
'It was obviously really pleasing to get a goal,' said Surman, his third in 31 appearances since joining from Wolves for �1.2m in 2010. 'It was one to put in the memory box – I can't remember the last header I scored, or the last goal actually! I'm probably not well known for my heading ability but it was a great team goal and the build-up to it was great, and I was just pleased to finish it off.
You may also want to watch:
'I think the most important thing was the team picking up three points, which we haven't done. But it's a good point here. It's a tough place to come and the fans get right behind Wolves.
'It's tough to pick up any points here really, so we're pleased with a point – maybe just disappointed having been ahead twice that we didn't hang on.'
- 1 'It was as if Covid didn't exist' - Latitude-goers report positive tests
- 2 Tributes to popular entertainer after death following tragic accident
- 3 Victoria Hall murder: Suffolk strangler Steve Wright reportedly arrested
- 4 'Vindicated at last' - Pension compensation on the horizon for WASPI women
- 5 New Lidl supermarket opens in Norwich
- 6 Hospital investigated over 'contentious' deaths goes bust owing £4m
- 7 Sneak peek inside first £2.7m luxury mansion for sale
- 8 Fresh weather warning with Storm Evert set to hit Norfolk
- 9 New landlords relaunch pub with three-course dog menu
- 10 Man was found dead after lockdown hit business, inquest told
City also led at Goodison Park on Saturday – meaning the Canaries could easily be sitting prettier than the currently impressive 21-point haul on their Premier League return.
Surman added: 'It's tough to hold on to these leads. Premier League teams have top players and we knew if we left ourselves open, which we probably did in the second half because we went for the win, Wolves could go and punish you.
'You can't expect to keep clean sheets against every team, but it's just a shame.'