Sunderland boss O'Neill hails goalscorer Campbell in Norwich win

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill hailed goal scorer Fraizer Campbell after victory over Norwich City.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill hailed goal scorer Fraizer Campbell after victory over Norwich City.

The 24-year-old scored on his return from a 17-month injury absence in Sunday's 1-1 FA Cup fourth round draw with Middlesbrough, and repeated the feat in spectacular style as the Canaries were sent packing.

The Ulsterman said: "There were a lot of dark days - 18 months is a long, long time out of the game, particularly when you are still very young, and I shouldn't really be surprised about his attitude, which I am not.

"But to score two goals, he has given us a big, big lift at an important time.

"I am delighted for him, really. You just see him in the dressing room with that big smile of his.

"But it's more than that, it's more than just his enthusiasm. He played splendidly for us tonight, got a great goal, had a great say in the second one too, put in a great cross.

"But just his overall attitude was terrific, his overall performance was brilliant."

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