Hughton slams soft touch claims
Manager Chris Hughton insists his Norwich side are not a soft touch despite being the fairest side in the Premier League.
Norwich are the only team not to have received a yellow card so far this season after three league matches. Hughton, however, puts that down to his players' discipline, rather than any reluctance to get stuck in.
Norwich take on West Ham at Carrow Road on Saturday and Hughton is proud of their fair play record and hopes it will benefit the club over the course of a season.
Hughton said: "It's a good thing. We've certainly been competitive enough. It's something you speak to them about in the close season and we also have a referee's visit in the pre-season. It is something which is coincidental. We compete very well and on another occasion there are some of those (tackles) which are near the edge which might go the other way."
To put their record in perspective, however, the first three matches have seen Liverpool and Stoke rack up seven yellow and one red card already while West Ham have received four yellows.
Hughton added: "I'm sure it won't last for too long. Is there a particular reason for it? No, we have been competitive enough especially in the last two games. It is something that I welcome, though, and it might be something that further down the line stops us picking up a suspension and that has to be a good thing."