Video: Simeon Jackson delighted at Norwich City’s FA Cup progress
Norwich City's match-winner Simeon Jackson was happy to enjoy his own piece of FA Cup magic as the Canaries booked a second Hawthorns victory in the space of a fortnight.
The Canadian striker's 85th minute winner pipped West Bromwich Albion to a place in the last 16, where Norwich will host Championship outfit Leicester City on the weekend of February 18.
Given the rather barren spell of cup success for Norwich fans over recent seasons, Jackson's strike was greeted with boundless joy by more than 3,500 supporters that made Saturday's trip west.
And Jackson, who admits his own FA Cup record has limited high points, believes there is no reason why the Canaries cannot match the recent exploits of Portsmouth and Cardiff City, and push the Premier League big boys close.
'The FA Cup definitely still excites players – it's a big tournament, the biggest in the country and to still be in it is a great achievement, so hopefully we can go through the next round and crack on again,' said Jackson.
'It could (open up) – it has done that for a few years where the big teams knock each other out and the smaller teams come through and do well, so hopefully that works out for us.
'It is a different thing when you run out for the cup, a different pressure, but every player relishes it and you just go out there and try and go as far as you can, and that's what we are trying to do.
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'I've always managed to get knocked out in the beginning – but every player wants to do well in the FA Cup and we've had a good start now.'
Grant Holt's ninth goal of the season in the first half was cancelled out by Marc-Antoine Fortun� after the break, before a defensive howler from Craig Dawson allowed Jackson to steal the ball and drill emphatically home with five minutes remaining – his fourth of the campaign.
'I got lucky again so it's a great result for us and just shows what we're about, and we're delighted to be in the next round,' said Jackson.
'You have to put them under pressure and it just fell to me in the right place and I put it in. It's the best feeling to do it in front of your own fans.'
The win was no mean feat for City, who left Albion with a 2-1 win and three precious Premier League points earlier this month.
'It's a great achievement to come here and to get the two results in quick succession that we did is amazing. We just have to keep that up and take it into the league like we have been,' Jackson added.
'Everyone has seen that throughout the season. The gaffer has made changes in different weeks and everyone that came in has done well, and that's only credit to our squad and it is going to be one of the things that helps us if we do stay up.'
Like his team-mates, Jackson joined in with the praise of debutant goalkeeper Jed Steer as the 19-year-old produced a man of the match performance to ensure City's safe passage on a memorable afternoon for the Reepham starlet.
'Unreal – he was outstanding from start to finish,' said Jackson. 'He was definitely one of the reasons why we did get the result. He is brilliant in training, as good as he showed today.
'When I was 19 I was a bag of nerves coming on to a pitch, but he just came out today oozing confidence and did really well, so I'm glad for him.
'They are different characters as goalkeepers – but Jed is an all right one. He's quite quiet actually, but he is an outstanding goalkeeper and I wish him all the best. Hopefully he keeps going now. It was an outstanding performance from him.'
Victory over the Baggies was the perfect way to start a big week, with Wednesday's Premier League trip to Martin O'Neill's Sunderland followed by the visit of a rejuvenated Bolton on Saturday.
'You have to take every game seriously, and we'll do that for every cup and league game from now until the rest of the season,' vowed Jackson.
'These wins can help us in the league and if we can keep this momentum up… it's definitely going to be a tough game on Wednesday night but one we are going to relish and hopefully we can go up there and get a result.'