So, all nasty comments about Clattenbung are suspended, for a few days at least. When he was most needed, he delivered, and we are now just 4 wins from safety!
To be fair, Hughton is getting his knickers in a twist over nothing. Yes the penalty was a bit harsh, but if you don't want to be punished for a foul in the box, don't commit one. Simples.
And as for the second goal, the more teams play on and ignore the feigned agony of a felled opponent, the sooner we will end this simulation nonsense. Was Tettey's life in danger? He wasn't even replaced so why, exactly, should the game have been stopped? Hughton is an honest enough guy but he should tell his players to get up and get on with the game, not roll around trying to con his opponents and the referee into stopping the game for no good reason.
And the Norwich penalties? Just attempts to con Clattenbung into evening up the score after Hughton took a leaf out of Ferguson's book and tried to harangue the officials into siding with Norwich.
How good was the performance? Given the injuries and suspensions, pretty good. Norwich are on a losing run but have been playing strong teams and have only lost by the odd goal. Yes luck may have favoured us with the goals, but Cole missed a sitter and Vaz Te hit the post when he should have scored. And Bunn was much the busier of the two keepers.
Most pleasing is the impressive return of Collison. I feared we may have seen the last of him, but he has returned full of vim. Vaz Te is missing chances but he is getting into position to score them; they will go in eventually. It's an old cliche that the measure of the team is the quality of the bench, and with Diarra now available and the return of Collison and Vaz Te to the team, our bench is much stronger than against West Brom, and will be stronger still with the return of Nolan and Collins.
Three crucial points today. Just 4 wins needed. Or three wins and three draws. And none of Reading, Villa, Southampton nor Villa won, so the gap has widened.
Oh, and Noble had a pretty good game didn't he?