We got there in the end - Worthy

Last updated : 15 February 2006 By Rick Lamb
Norwich boss Nigel Worthington saw his side make heavy weather of beating 10-man Brighton last night, but expressed his pleasure at eventually securing the team's first win of 2006.

A vintage display from Darren Huckerby saw him score City's first before the break, while new boy Robert Earnshaw hit a late double and showed off his trademark backflip celebration for the first time in a yellow shirt.

The Canaries did not have it all their own way, however, even after Adam Hinshelwood was dismissed early in the second half, a fact that Worthington acknowledged.

“Football is all about winning and sometimes it doesn't happen quite as easily as people would want,” he said. “But we got there in the end and it is a very pleasing result."

Just as pleasing for Worthington, it appeared, was the fact that potential record signing Earnshaw has hit the ground running and is already in the goals.

“He has proved himself at this level, his goals per game ratio is first class. He had an indifferent time at West Brom - you might say he didn't get a chance - but he will get plenty of chances at this football club and I'm sure he will score plenty of goals.

“When you lose someone like Dean Ashton you've got to do something and I'm delighted that he joined this football club. I've just seen a couple of good back flips out there and I'm sure I'll be seeing plenty more of that!”