Highlights and reaction as Cardiff shock Norwich

Last updated : 01 August 2022 By Michael Morris

What the managers said...

Cardiff's Steve Morison: "Romaine might not like it, but he is a bit of a football geek. He loves the game, he loves the tactical side of it and understands it really well. He is an organiser when he is out there. He really does get it. I had to show him exactly what he wanted and he asked me questions and I had to be able to answer them. I showed him exactly what we wanted from him. It simplifies the game for him and allows him to go and have moments like that.


"We spoke at half-time about how our two number eights didn't get high enough up in the first half to be able to get into the box to score a goal. So it sounds like he decided to just get the ball a little bit further out and just hit it, rather than run into the box. It was great for him and I thought it was great for everyone involved. I believe we are on the right path and a work in progress. We had that one moment, they didn't. Now we need to make sure we back it up with a performance next week."

Norwich's Dean Smith: "I've worked with Romaine a long time and he's gone for the pass without a shadow of a doubt. The lad's made a run and it's gone off Andrew's (Omobamidele) calf. I think he got one in training from that distance for me!

"We lacked quality in the final third that cost us the game. But the least we should be leaving here is with a point. There were some pleasing things in the game, but it's not a good start to not get any points."