Norwich City boss Alex Neil challenges players to build on Old Trafford victory

Norwich City manager Alex Neil encourages his players during their Barclays Premier League victory a

Norwich City manager Alex Neil encourages his players during their Barclays Premier League victory at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil has challenged his Norwich City players to build on their famous victory at Old Trafford by completing a cracking Christmas against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Canaries head to fourth-placed Spurs on Boxing Day in rejuvenated mood after beating Manchester United 2-1 and Neil wants to make the most of that morale-boosting success.

'The fact we managed to play well and get three points, at such a difficult venue, obviously means a lot to the players for how hard they worked and got their rewards,' Neil said.

'But it's not going to mean anything if we don't kick on and add more points in the games coming up.'

It was a first win at Old Trafford for City in 26 years but Neil has kept his players' feet firmly on the floor in preparation for the trip to Spurs and the visit of lowly Aston Villa to Carrow Road on Monday.

'We're delighted, but we've got another one coming up. So as far as we're concerned we've done our job because we're here to try and win as many games as we can,' the Scot continued.

'There's no point us going to Old Trafford and getting three points at a real difficult venue and then underperforming in the games that are coming up, which are going to be really important to us.

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'We'll look to build a bit of momentum, I think the players have got good belief from that last game and also the second half against Everton where we performed well and we hope to take that into the next couple of games to maximise points.'

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