Norwich midfielder Pilkington hails 'massive victory' over Wigan

The Irishman scored his third goal in three consecutive victories for his side at Carrow Road as the Canaries' unbeaten run, which stretches back to October 6, continues

Norwich City midfielder Anthony Pilkington praised the efforts of his team-mates after the 2-1 win over Wigan extended the Canaries' unbeaten run in the Premier League to 10 games.

The Irishman scored for the third consecutive home victory before setting up countryman Wes Hoolahan to take Norwich above Arsenal and Stoke until seventh place.

"It’s a massive win going into a tough period," Pilkington told the club's official website.

"It’s great for the fans and it’s good to bounce back from the defeat against Aston Villa [in the Capital One Cup] on Tuesday. We’ve picked up a lot of points in the last couple of weeks and it means we’re sitting nicely going into a tough Christmas period so we’re delighted with that.

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"I’m enjoying things at the minute, the fans really get behind us and I think it’s three goals in three games here, but it’s three points and it’s massive for us."

The 24-year-old went on to hail the influence of Hoolahan on proceedings against the Latics, who celebrated signing a new three-year contract at the club by slotting home the winner on Saturday.

"Wes did really well for the first goal," continued Pilkington.

"He persisted with the tackle and slipped a ball through so I thought it was only right to do the same for him in the second half!

"He’s a great player, and probably the best player I’ve played with. You only have to look at his footwork and how good he is on the ball.

"It’s great for the club that he’ll be here until 2015, and great for him too."