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Olsson & Mbokani Make Team Of The Week

Before we start I'll freely admit I do not normally pay too much attention to what comes out of Garth Crook's mouth, so when he has something positive to say I will listen, and in his regular team of the week article for BBC Sport he has two City players in there following our crucial victory over Newcastle on Saturday afternoon

Martin Olsson

Before Saturday, the last time this lad scored a goal was September 2014. Martin Olsson's winner against Newcastle created scenes the like of which I haven't seen at Carrow Road for years. The full-back's strike was, under the circumstances, quite brilliant. I have seen top players mis-hit or just screw a shot wide when so much is at stake.

Indeed, in Gary O'Neils post match interview he said he was expecting a goal kick when he saw Olsson shaping to shoot!

Dieumerci Mbokani

Fortunately, Dieumerci Mbokani survived the horrific attack in a Belgian airport when a bomb exploded last week while en route to play for his country in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The African striker returned safely to Carrow Road and played superbly against Newcastle.

He had a first-half goal disallowed after a super ball by Howson and then a shot brilliantly saved by the relatively unknown goalkeeper Karl Darlow. At this point, I thought his luck had run out but he suddenly cut inside and fired a fearsome shot that flew into the net for a thoroughly deserved goal.

It has helped put Norwich on course for Premier League survival.

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