The 15th-placed Canaries host the powerful second-placed City on Saturday and although it appears a foregone conclusion on paper, Hughton is targeting a strong performance from his relegation-threatened side.
"There won't be too many people that will expect us to beat Manchester City," said Hughton.
"The ones I'd like to think would think different to that is our players.
"If we've got a committed group of players that are looking to play as a team, to defend well, but also have our really good moments of offensive play, that's all that you can ask for.
"It's a really wonderful challenge for us."
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