Date: 13th February 2016 at 8:02pm
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Norwich City boss, Alex Neil was disappointed with seeing yet another winning position slip but was pleased with a more attacking outlook that had seen his team get into that good position in the first place.

Goals from Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan had put Norwich comfortably into a two goal lead before late strikes from Dimitri Payet and an absolute pearler from Mark Noble pegged them back.

Neil told Norwich City TV after the final whistle: ‘We attacked the game more in the way we did at the start of the season.

‘We tried to play on the front foot and squeeze them up the pitch, and when we had it we played some really good football at times.

‘In terms of all round performance, it was certainly an improvement from where we have been. It’s a style that I’m much more comfortable with.

‘We need to go and try and win games and I think you saw that approach today.’

Having watched his side pulled back to 2-2 in the last 14 minutes, Neil felt that nerves played their part, despite him wanting his side to keep on the front foot.

‘There was a bit of apprehension there. Everyone was so desperate for us to win the game; the players, the fans and myself.

‘What happens is that you end up being concerned by the end because you know how much it means, but we’re not going to be the only club in that situation.

‘It’s about making sure that from that point onwards, you’re not over-covering. You just need to keep doing what you were doing up until that point.

‘I think the boys played well today. They scored two good goals, had other opportunities in the game and I just think at crucial times you need to make good decisions. Unfortunately we didn’t do that.’


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