Jeffrey Schlupp admits Leicester City were desperate to bounce back from Arsenal defeat against Norwich City

Jeff Schlupp of Leicester City celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Barclays Premier

Jeff Schlupp of Leicester City celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Victory at Carrow Road lifted Leicester to fourth place in the Premier League standings and continued an excellent start to life under Claudio Ranieri.

However, the Foxes had arrived in Norfolk as wounded animals, off the back of a 5-2 home humbling by Arsenal the previous weekend.

That defeat had brought an end to an unbeaten start to the Italian's reign but fuelled the fire of the visiting squad, according to the scorer of the game's crucial goal, Jeffrey Schlupp.

'The main thing when you come off a loss is to better ourselves and we did that,' the 22-year-old winger said. 'We knew how tough it was going to be, Norwich have had some good results and they're a hard team to beat.

'But we came out the second half firing, we said in the dressing room at half-time the next goal was going to be massive and we've come out and got that early on which helped us settle into the game.

'We had to dig deep at the end but I think we deserved the three points.'

Sninji Okazaki had dropped back to dispossess Jonny Howson in the 47th minute, setting Schlupp free down the left with City's right-back Steven Whittaker out of position.

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The German-born Ghana international exchanged passes with French midfielder N'Golo Kante before firing low across John Ruddy and helping the Foxes survive a late onslaught from the hosts.

'We can play the football but we can also dig deep,' he added, speaking to his club's official website.

'From our recent performances and results, we're definitely not shy of digging deep and you can tell that we don't lack the team spirit and the fighting spirit.

'So we dug deep, the fans stayed behind us like they always do and we paid them back with the three points.'