Norwich City boss Chris Hughton was always confident of returning to winning ways.
The Canariesâ€™ last-gasp 2-1 win over Everton at Carrow Road was their first top flight success since a pre-festive defeat at West Brom ended their 10-game club-record Premier League unbeaten run.
â€śI didnâ€™t think we deserved to lose there over the Christmas period. It was a tight game,â€ť reflected Hughton on his sideâ€™s 2-1 Hawthornsâ€™ reverse. â€śWe had four matches at that stage that we lost by one goal. I think the performances have been good enough. There are games we have lost we perhaps havenâ€™t deserved to win, but they have been close games. Apart from the FA Cup game, I would say we have had three bad defeats, two against Liverpool and one against Fulham. In every other game, weâ€™ve either been in the game or Iâ€™ve been quite happy with what Iâ€™ve seen. Those are the margins. When you are up against so many good teams itâ€™s very difficult.â€ť