“I think we had a change of luck today,” - fans react to Norwich City’s 3-1 victory over Wolves

Norwich Manager Alex Neil and Wolverhampton Wanderers Manager Paul Lambert before the Sky Bet Champi

Norwich Manager Alex Neil and Wolverhampton Wanderers Manager Paul Lambert before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 21/01/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Fans have muted hopes of Norwich City putting together a string of victories to turn around their ailing season following this afternoon's 3-1 victory over Wolves.

Fortunes turned for Alex Neil's men after 75 minutes when Wolves keeper Ikeme brought down Hoolahan, and earned himself a red card in the process.

As Brady tucked the resulting penalty past Matt Doherty, who donned the gloves as Paul Lambert had exhausted his options from the bench, a little luck helped City break the stalemate.

With the board backing Alex Neil to stay despite a problematic return to the Championship, fans seem resigned to the Scot staying.

'A win is a win but it wasn't really a performance,' said Byron Hagen, 38. 'On balance we were the better of the two sides. It was petty sweet to win against Lambert as well. 'There is no real momentum in the team at the moment. We need to get three or four wins together but I can't see it happening. 'I think Neil is here for the rest of the season almost no matter what. I can't see him going at all. The board have said they are sticking with him. I am not a huge fan of his, but the question is, who else do you bring in?'

Mike Burwood, 58, said: 'It is a good result because it's three points, but it was pretty tight up until they got someone sent off. 'I don't feel very hopeful of promotion this year. Moxey said 'promotion, promotion, promotion' at the last board meeting, but it doesn't look good to me, with us selling players. 'I think they should have changed the manager as soon as we lost 5-0 to Brighton. I think Neil's subs are poor and he doesn't seem to have a Plan B. Things seem to have been going wrong for us for about a year, since the end of 2015, ever since Ed Balls came in really. 'If Alex Neil should have gone, it is the board who should have made that decision so the fault is with them really. They don't seem very decisive to me.'

Jeremy Cameron, 69, said he couldn't fault any of the City players today.

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'I think we had a change of luck today,' he said. 'We have been unlucky several times lately, and other times we have played badly. 'With any luck I think we would have won last week. We have skilful players, and occasionally they fulfil their potential. Everybody had a good game today - it could have gone against us but it didn't. We should have been further ahead than we were but you can't fault them for efforts. 'If we string three wins together we are right back up there and the confidence changes. 'If we get promoted, keeping Alex Neil will be a good decision. I think he is a sincere, hard working man. He speaks very honestly about his position and his players. I didn't think he would still be in post now, but we have 26,000 supporters who all have their own opinion on it.

'I would like to see some loyalty, and it is a fact that teams who stick with their manager tend to do better than those who don't.'

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