Mooy: We still have work to do

'Massive' win over Norwich but midfielder believes Albion still need more points.

By Bruce Talbot • 05 July 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion celebrate the goal against Norwich.

Aaron Mooy insists Albion still have work to do to secure a fourth season of Premier League football despite ‘a massive result’ against Norwich City.

The Australian midfielder, 29, provided his second assist of the campaign for Leandro Trossard to score the only goal at Carrow Road on Saturday.

It meant Albion had secured seven points from four games since lockdown and left them nine points above the bottom three with five matches to play. They have already matched last season's tally of 36 points. 

Mooy said, “It was a massive result. We were under pressure because everyone was expecting us to win and take a big step towards safety so we were delighted to get the job done.

“But no, I don’t think we’re safe. We have to keep trying to get as many points as possible until we are mathematically sure. We have to keep working hard.”


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Highlights: Norwich 0 Albion 1

Mooy, who came off in the second half, admitted he feared Albion’s solid defensive work would be undone by Norwich substitute Adam Idah hit the inside of the post in stoppage time.

But he felt that would have been harsh, the Seagulls having restricted Norwich to just a single shot on target.

“My heart was in my mouth when they hit the post at the end. We got a bit of luck and sometimes that happens, but I thought we deserved it,” he added.

“We wanted to keep our shape and make it difficult for Norwich to get through us. We were fine for them to have the ball and play it around at the back and I thought we did that very well.”