The Canaries fought back from a goal down to win 3-1.
"It was a real tough week for them," he said. "I wanted to reward them because they have been excellent. We feel it inside the club so I can only imagine what those who have supported this club for a number of years felt. It has been tough and frustrating for the fans. I was very keen to put on record my thanks for all those who followed us up to Manchester," said Hughton.
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