Gunners' win 'no fluke' - Hughton
Chris Hughton claims there was 'no fluke' about Norwich's 'deserved' 1-0 win against Arsenal at Carrow Road on Saturday evening.
The Canaries' chief was a relieved man as the side finally picked up their first three-point haul of the new Premier League season since he took over from Paul Lambert in the summer when Grant Holt pounced to score the only goal of the game from close range.
The win moves Norwich out of the relegation places and has left Hughton now looking for his players to build on the win when they travel to face former boss Lambert's struggling Aston Villa side on Saturday lunch-time.
He told the EDP 24: "It was a huge result for us and what was more pleasing was we deserved it. There was no fluke or luck involved.
"The result probably surprised a lot of other people, but we are a determined group here. This was a real, quality Arsenal team and I felt we could have maybe got a goal or two more.
"They had to open up and I felt we could catch them on numerous occasions on the counter and perhaps if there is one disappointment then it was we didn't make it a touch more easier for ourselves towards the end of the game.
He added: "Keeping a clean sheet was important, but more so was the three points. We have got that now and we have deserved that by our play this season.
"You can talk about the clean sheet but when you face a good team like Arsenal you cannot go throughout the game without being a threat in the opposite direction."