'Out of body experience' - City fans' joy after major win
PUBLISHED: 14:42 15 September 2019 | UPDATED: 14:42 15 September 2019
The party remains in full swing for Norwich City fans across the county following the Canaries' remarkable victory against Manchester City.
Fans hugged and punched the air throughout the Premier League match on Saturday night, which saw the home clbu defeat Man City 3 - 2.
The glorious win came as a complete surprise for most fans, with a long list of injury-hit players and Man City boasting both a star-studded team and an untarnished 18-match winning streak.
Robin Sainty, chairman of the Canaries trust, said: "We all had a feeling of dread before the match because of the long list of injuries. Norwich is always seen as the underdog and nobody gave us much of a chance.
"They thought we were cannon fodder but they were wrong."
Meanwhile, organiser of Proud Canaries Di Cunningham said she was optimistic but still did not anticipate such a stunning victory.
The 57-year-old media trainer said: "I had seen Norwich play Liverpool recently and I thought they played fantastically, and I'm an optimist by nature, so I always thought we stood a chance.
"But I didn't think we would win quite so convincingly."
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Ms Cunningham has been a Norwich supporter for years and bought her first season ticket in 1993, but believes this match will make history.
She added: "Every minute and moment of the match was memorable. It was otherworldly and an out-of-body experience. It really felt like we were one beast.
"It was 14 years since Delia Smith's famous call to arms and it felt like that again. People will be living off this memory for years to come."
The electric atmosphere among the crowd was also felt by Mr Sainty, who said it was "incredible".
He added: "This was just on another level. At Carrow Road for the last 20 years people tend to sit politely and clap quietly. But last night all these people jumped up and burst into ferocious applause.
"I have never seen a whole crowd so utterly wrapped up in a game before."
Even non-fans were joining in on the action and euphoria.
Ms Cunningham said: "Everybody just wanted to hang out with each other after the game. Even people who hadn't gone to the game, and may not even like football, seemed in on it and were stopping us on the street to say congratulations.
"The sense of togetherness was quite fabulous."