Norwich striker Idah praises "excellent" United loanee Brandon Williams
Norwich City striker Adam Idah has praised Manchester United loanee Brandon Williams for his high level of performances this season.
The full-back has made 15 appearances for the Canaries in the Premier League so far this season, 13 of which have been starts.
After picking up five points from his opening three games in charge, Dean Smith had lost his last six top-flight matches.
But Norwich stopped the rot by picking up a crucial three points against Everton, following a 2-1 win on Saturday.
The defeat to the promoted side resulted in Rafa Benitez being sacked as Toffees boss.
But Norwich’s win saw them climb off the bottom of the table up to 18th place and move one point behind Watford who currently occupy 17th place.
Adam Idah led the line for Smith’s side, netting the decisive second goal on 18 minutes, following an inch-perfect through ball from Williams.
The 21-year-old intercepted a Seamus Coleman pass and set off on one of his trademark galloping runs, eating up the ground, leaving the Everton players trailing in his wake.
The England under-21 international had the composure to pick out Idah who managed to squeeze the ball past Jordan Pickford.
It was Williams’ first assist of the season and he celebrated the moment with the Carrow Road faithful.
Williams’ assist meant Idah scored his first Premier League goal and the Irishman was quick to praise the left-back.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Idah said: “Brandon has been excellent all season. Today, we spoke before the game and he said he’s going to give me an assist. So it worked out quite well.”
Williams came off in the 77th minute but Smith was quick to downplay any injury concerns and said it was due to cramp.
Smith said: “Brandon had to come off with cramp. He put so much into the game.”
The former Aston Villa manager also praised Williams’ role in the goal: “Great interception from Brandon on the front foot and a great ball through for Adam.”
Williams’ performance also him come in for high praise from the Canaries fans.
Norwich could have the chance to climb out of the relegation zone when they travel to Watford on Friday, but only if the Hornets don’t beat fellow strugglers Burnley tomorrow night.
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