Norwich 1 Man Utd 0: The Canaries deserve credit, admits Ferguson

Norwich 1 Man Utd 0: Sir Alex Ferguson says the Canaries deserve credit after beating the Red Devils at Carrow Road

The Sport Review staff
By    
Norwich
1
Man Utd
0

Sir Alex Ferguson admitted Norwich City deserved credit after Anthony Pilkington scored the winner against Manchester United at Carrow Road.

Javier Garrido came close to breaking the deadlock with an early effort before Robin van Persie spurned a chance to put United ahead in the 40th minute.

Chris Hughton’s side, who are now in 13th place in the Premier League, took the lead with 30 minutes remaining courtesy of Pilkington’s header after good work by Garrido.

“You’ve got to give credit to the way Norwich defended – they defended for their lives,” said Ferguson.

“The only chances we had were half chances. Their goalkeeper had a good night too. We had a lot of pressure but didn’t get the goal we needed.”

Meanwhile, Norwich’s match-winner Pilkington heaped praise on his team-mates for producing a great performance to beat the 19-time English champions.

“It’s a great day for the fans and Norwich City,” said Pilkington.

“We’ve got a great squad here and a great set of players. The management said ‘keep believing’ – that’s what we’ve done. Now we’re unbeaten in the last six games and we’re starting to beat teams.

“It’s never over until it’s over against Manchester United. They score goals in the 95th and 96th minutes and it’s hard going. But we managed to hold on and get the win.”

Get 5/1 enhanced odds on Chelsea to beat Hull. Hurry, offer ends soon. Click here to sign up for an account now. T&Cs apply.

MORE: Latest transfer news and gossip

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Gary Neville reacts to Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking goal in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Dele Alli: 15 photos of Tottenham midfielder’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Bastian Schweinsteiger: 17 photos of Man United midfielder’s beautiful wife Ana Ivanovic
The Sport Review
Seven players Man United could sign in the January transfer window
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Seven strikers Liverpool could sign in January transfer window
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Gary Neville reacts to Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking goal in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Jamie Carragher reacts to Wayne Rooney’s equaliser in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard reacts to Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Swansea City