Jan 26, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Carrow Road
NorwichNorwich City
LutonLuton Town
Rendell (4')

Chris Hughton: "It's a big shock"

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Chris Hughton believes that Norwich City should have beaten Luton Town in their FA Cup fourth-round encounter at Carrow Road.

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has said that the next few days will be tough following his team's 1-0 defeat at home to non-league side Luton Town.

Scott Rendall's late goal at Carrow Road helped the Hatters book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The Canaries boss admitted that his team should have won the game against such lowly opposition, but paid credit to Paul Buckle's men.

"It is a big shock," said Hughton. "We were rightly expected to beat them and this will be a tough few days. We have to give Luton credit. They came with a gameplan and they relied on a few things happening to get the result.

"We found it very difficult to break them down. The good chances we had we could not put them away and that would have changed the game. Even in the second half period when we pushed and pushed they caught us on the classic counter-attack.

"We wanted to push but we knew these were a fit side. Perhaps that one opportunity they had they scored in the second half."

Norwich play host to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Luton Town players celebrate after defeating Norwich in the FA Cup fourth round on January 26, 2013
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