Norwich outfought Manchester United, Ferguson admits
Published on Nov 18, 2012 9:24 AM
NORWICH, United Kingdom (AFP) - Alex Ferguson admitted that his Manchester United side had been out-fought in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Norwich City.
The result, coupled with a 5-0 victory for Manchester City at home to Aston Villa earlier in the day, meant United ended in second place in the Premier League table.
A goal from Anthony Pilkington - a former United youth player - on the hour mark sealed a remarkable win for hard-working Norwich.
"It's disappointing," Ferguson said afterwards. "You have to give credit to Norwich. They battled all over the pitch and defended fantastically well. Their goalkeeper had a really good night also. It was a marvelous cross and a magnificent header - there was nothing the goalkeeper could do about that. They deserved the win just because they worked so hard for it.
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