Norwich City’s Cameron Jerome focusing on Swansea test

John Ruddy cuts a dejected figure after the final whistel. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy cuts a dejected figure after the final whistel. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

It is all about the Norwich City reaction for Cameron Jerome following defeat at Manchester City – and that includes goalkeeper John Ruddy.

The Canaries' number one was at fault for the Premier League leaders' winning goal at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, which condemned Alex Neil's men to their fourth successive league defeat.

It rendered City's hard-working and resolute performance against their free-scoring hosts pointless, as well as Jerome's 83rd-minute equaliser a marginal consolation.

It also ensured Saturday's visit to Carrow Road from off-form Swansea – fresh from their 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal – will see two sides desperate for three points to ease their stumbling Premier League campaigns.

'It's about how you react and pick yourself up from this disappointment,' said Jerome. 'I thought we reacted well here from last week's disappointment (defeat at home to West Brom) and we're well aware how big the game is against Swansea and its importance. And the impetus will be on us to take the game to them, especially with us being at home.


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'They're not in the best form as well, so it'll be a game we're positive we can get a good result from. We'll do our stuff in the week, work hard and we will look ahead to next week.'

City remain the only side without a Premier League clean sheet this season – after an afternoon where both goakeepers had moments to forget.

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Jerome added: 'Everyone makes mistakes. That's football. We're all human. It's just unfortunate the mistake has cost us a point come the end.

'I actually didn't see it, honestly. I'd just got substituted before it and I was actually undoing my laces. So I didn't see it, I just saw the penalty.

'I'm led to believe it's a mistake, but John has been magnificent for us so we can't be too critical of him. It's just one of these things.

'You have seen England's number one make a mistake to gift us a goal as well, so these things happen and you've just got to move on.'

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