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Alex Neil revels in first Norwich City win

12 January 2015

New manager Alex Neil toasted a "fantastic" start to his Norwich City career after his 10-man side came from behind to topple Sky Bet Championship leaders Bournemouth 2-1.

A spectacular strike from Cameron Jerome 10 minutes from time crowned a fine fightback from the visitors after Gary Hooper had cancelled out Matt Ritchie's opener.

The victory was even more impressive as Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson was sent off midway through the second half.

And Neil said: "It was great to get the three points.

"We have quality players and they showed they have a good resolve and a good work ethic.

"It is fantastic for me to win my first game but we know we have got a lot of work to do. I think we will improve but it is a great start."

Neil watched most of the game from the stands as caretaker boss Mike Phelan selected the side for the final time.

The former Hamilton chief joined Phelan in the technical area following Howson's 64th-minute dismissal for a challenge on Bournemouth substitute Yann Kermorgant.

He added: "The sending off was the turning point. I was quite enjoying watching the game from the stands until that point.

"I came down to the touchline at that point because we needed to change things around tactically and thankfully we defended well and Cameron came up with a great winning goal."

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