Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson praised his side for beating Manchester City to secure an 11th-place finish in the Premier League on Sunday.Howson grabbed the winner after 65 minutes as Norwich recorded a memorable 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium, and he is proud of what they club have achieved this season.
"Fair play to the lads for finishing like that - it's a tough league.
been an up and down season for everyone involved, but when the manager
took over, I'm sure if you said that we'd finish 11th, then everyone
would have taken it.
"It's very pleasing at this moment in time."
Howson has been at Norwich since January 2012, making 44 appearances, but he had only recorded one goal before a long-range hit against West Brom at Carrow Road on May 12.
He made it two in two games with his solo effort from the halfway line against City, and he believes the latter goal was better than his strike the week before.
"I got the ball in the middle of the pitch, and my first thought was that I could drive," he added. "Their two central midfielders were wide apart so I could run at the back two.
"It just seemed to open up. I had a touch and then another touch - I thought the defenders would take it off me but next thing I'm through on goal.
"I was just thinking of getting a good contact on it and getting across the keeper, and the next thing you know it's in the net.
"On a personal note, it's nice to be on the scoresheet but most importantly of all it's another win for the lads.
"Personally I think this week's is better. I'm not saying I'd expect to what I did last week all the time, but I'd find it easier than what I did today."
Manchester City interim boss Brian Kidd has refused to criticise his players following their 3-2 home defeat to Norwich on Sunday.City are without a permanent manager after Roberto Mancini was dismissed earlier this week, and rounded off their campaign with a humbling at the hands of Chris Hughton's men at the Etihad Stadium.
Norwich City boss Chris Hughton praised his side's ability to stifle Manchester City after their 3-2 win on Sunday.Anthony Pilkington and Grant Holt put Hughton's men ahead twice but they were pegged back by a Jack Rodwell double.
Norwich sprung a last-day surprise as they defeated Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.Jack Rodwell had twice equalised for Brian Kidd's side after goals from Anthony Pilkington and Grant Holt, but Jonny Howson's wonderful individual effort sealed a well-earned win for the visitors.
Manchester City will round off the season still without a permanent manager following Roberto Mancini's sacking last Monday.The Italian was dismissed after his side suffered an embarrassing FA Cup final defeat to Wigan last Saturday, with his position thought to have already been under threat due to City's limp defence of the Premier League title.