Brave Norwich City restore pride at Chelsea but relegation looms larger than ever


Robert Snodgrass sees his second-half effort deflected wide by Gary Cahill (Picture: AP Photo)

Too little too late, but we asked for bravery and, finally, we got it.

The long-suffering Yellow Army were long overdue a performance and, not before time, some of the players gave them one that suggests they do indeed have some.

Typically, and unbelievably, Jose Mourinho chose to pour scorn on City’s tactics, but in fairness to Neil Adams he was within a whisker of getting them spot on. Make no mistake, behind City’s ‘frustration’ tactics there was a desire to win the game. There had to be – a draw was of little use.

Yes there were buses, maybe two at times, but always with the intention of staging a smash and grab. The sheer nerve of the man.

Michael Turner – Sky’s Man of the Match – admitted afterwards that the plan was to sit deep, soak up…

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