Cameron Jerome relieved to help get Norwich City back to winning ways against Bolton
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Two-goal hero Cameron Jerome was a happy man, after his eighth and ninth goals of the season ended a run of five games without a win for Norwich City.
The striker fired the Canaries to a 2-1 win at Carrow Road last night – on a night which included plenty of late Halloween frights for Neil Adams' side.
Jerome linked well with Jonny Howson to fire City ahead in the 12th minute, to also end a run of 10 games without a first half-goal for his side.
After leaping highest to meet a Gary O'Neil corner at the front post in the 61st minute, City appeared to be coasting to a hard-earned win.
But calamitous defending allowed Lee Chung Yong to pull one back for Bolton in the 82nd minute, teeing up some scary moments for the home supporters as City clung on for the three points.
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'It was obviously important to get three points. We've had a couple of disappointing results the last two-three weeks and it was important we got back to winning ways,' Jerome said.
'Being at home in front of great support as usual, and with two games coming up away from home (at Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest), I think it was important to get three points just to set us up for the two games in a row now.
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'So it gives a little bit of confidence and a boost because we're joint top of the league, and that's all that we care about.'
Jerome had gone down injured in the first half after a challenge from Wanderers' centre-back Matt Mills and looked like he might have to be replaced.
But the tall striker played on and insists he will be fine, adding: 'I think it was just from the impact of hitting the ground but I said to the referee, I thought it was a foul, the guy has kicked me in the back of the knee and I've got a little bit of a cut but it's nothing to worry about really.'