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Norwich boss Hughton defends record after fans backlash

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton defended his record after their home defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

The final whistle was met by loud boos, as hundreds of clapper boards, which had been put on the seats to help improve the atmosphere at Carrow Road, were thrown onto the pitch one appearing to strike Hughton.

Hughton called for a sense of perspective after what was a first defeat at Carrow Road in 2014.

"The frustration is we conceded an early goal in the game which gave them a lift, and they then set back and we did not show enough quality and guile to exploit what was fairly rigid West Brom side," he said.

"We hit the woodwork twice, but we need to show more than that and did not work our goalkeeper enough.

"I am not so sure we deserved to lose it, but we certainly did not show enough to win it."

There were loud calls for Hughton to be sacked towards the end of the match.

Hughton said: "It is disappointing, but it is a reaction to what they are seeing. It is frustration that we are all feeling.

"At this moment, we need everybody pulling in the right direction.

"So I can understand the frustration and it is something we have to accept and get on with."

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