Worthy disappointed with 'cruel' result

Nigel Worthington spoke of his frustration after seeing his side concede an injury-time goal to lose a thrilling encounter against high-flying Watford.

Norwich City manager Nigel Worthington spoke of his frustration after seeing his side concede an injury-time goal to lose a thrilling encounter against high-flying Watford.

"It's a cruel game but that's football,” he said.

"I thought both sides went at it hammer and tongs from the first minute to the very last and in the end the ball fell for Watford.

“I thought it was a good solid performance, a good hard-working performance and you have got to do that against them. But that's no consolation because we have been beaten 3-2.

“I thought it was a very close game, with chances at both ends, and it could have gone either way.

“It's just disappointing that they scored their equalisers so quickly. People say teams are always at their most vulnerable when they have just scored a goal and that's something we have got to learn from.

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“I thought it was a great game for the Championship but obviously we are very disappointed.

“Now we have got to keep on going, keep the work ethic going and keep driving forward. We will never stop chasing a play-off place, we will never give up, rest assured of that.”

Worthington said he could understand why sections of the crowd voiced their disapproval at the final whistle.

“Players, managers, coaches, doctors, physios, supporters the local press. We are all entitled to be sick because a lot work has gone into the game and we have got nothing from it,” he said. “Some of the fans had their say at the end - but those are the emotions of the game and we are no different.

“That's the game and in the end you have got to give credit to credit to Watford - they battle away, they fight, they scrap and I'm delighted for Adie Boothroyd.”

Worthington had a number of injury concerns to report after the match, with Paul McVeigh being replaced by Ian Henderson early in the second half after taking a knock and Adam Drury missing the game after a training ground mishap.

“Paul took a nasty knock on his ankle and had to go off and I thought young Henderson was very lively when he came on,” he said.

“Adam twisted his knee in training on Friday. He will see a specialist on Monday and will have a scan and we will able to make an assessment on the injury after that.”