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Hughton: Premier League means everything

Created on 12 May., 2013 8:23 PM GMT

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has claimed being in the Premier League is crucial for the club.

Speaking after his side's 4-0 victory over West Brom which guaranteed their Premier League survival, the manager said: "Being in the Premier League means everything and we're looking forward to next season."

Norwich produced their best performance in 2013 and scored four goals for the second time this season.

After a run of ten without defeat earlier in the campaign, Hughton admitted that since January, this season had been tricky. 

"It's a feeling of massive pride and we made life quite difficult in the second half of the season, but that's an indication of how tough this league is. 

"We have to fight for every win and were in a downward spiral we found it difficult to get out of," he said.

"There was nerves and anxiety. We were desperate to stay in the Premier League and knew a win would make sure we retained our Premier League status and the way we went about it from the first minute was excellent."

Goals from Robert Snodgrass, Grant Holt, Jonny Howson and an own goal from Gareth McAuley gave Norwich the win they needed to ensure safety.

Hughton will now take his side to Manchester City next week, where they can enjoy the final game of the season.

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