The Manchester-born striker sprang off the bench to score the winning goal at Carrow Road and seal another crucial victory for the Reds following the Boxing Day triumph over Hull, also maintaining the champions’ impressive run of form ahead of the New Year.
Speaking to MUTV after the final whistle, Welbeck was quick to praise a key result. “I think it was a very important win for us. Playing two games in three days is really difficult both physically and mentally so we’re pleased to get six points over the Christmas period.
“We have gathered momentum, but the most important thing is to look towards the next game because you can’t get carried away. The two wins are behind us and we just want to keep winning in the coming games.
“I think during the course of the season, you come across games which aren’t pretty, but you have to get a result," he added. "Getting the victory without putting in our best performance is a good sign for us."
Referencing his finish, Welbeck believes there was only ever going to be one outcome when through on goal: “There were a couple of ricochets and thankfully the ball fell for me. I knew that once I was one-on-one with the goalkeeper, I was going to score.”