Norris: We deserved to beat the Hammers

David Norris feels the Upton Park display was Pompey's best of the season so far
David Norris feels the Upton Park display was Pompey's best of the season so far
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David Norris reflected on Pompey’s cruel Upton Park defeat and insisted: We were the better side.

The Blues were criticised by some sections of the Fratton faithful following their goalless draw with Cardiff last time out.

Yet Steve Cotterill’s men responded with a magnificent performance against title-favourites West Ham on Saturday.

A subsequent 4-3 loss was no reflection of a match in which the visitors played some impressively-fluent football.

Norris said: ‘I think that is the best we’ve played this season.

‘We were so frustrated because we felt we were the better team and should have had the three points.

‘We played with a bit of confidence. We tried to play, we tried to pass out and play to our strengths.

‘They resulted to long ball and didn’t have any clear chances – then came the sending off and then the penalty.

‘We came to the supposed league favourites and I thought we were the better team.

‘We will always keep going. We’ve got a good bunch of lads here and we deserved to win that.’