Jack Stacey has admitted that Norwich City's 1-0 victory over Stoke won't live long in the memory of most - except for him and his mum. 

The right back scored the decisive goal as the Canaries maintained their 100pc start to the season at Carrow Road with a win over Alex Neil's side on Saturday. 

Norwich were forced to work hard in the second period but managed to keep a clean sheet to bounce back from their first defeat of the campaign against Rotherham United prior to the international break. 

Stacey's goal was his first since August 2020 and capped off a memorable day for his mother - who found herself sat alongside City's majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones as her son netted the winner. 

"It's a very nice feeling. I wasn't aware of that stat - I'm going to have a few more now. I think beyond me and my mum, most people will forget this game," Stacey said.

"My mum was actually set up next to Delia. When we had time off last week, Stuart Webber messaged me and said that Delia had two spare seats in the director's box - I rang my mum and she was delighted.

"She's had the best day of her life today. It sums up the type of club that Norwich is, not many clubs have owners who invite players' families to join them. It's a really nice touch."

Since signing from Bournemouth on a free transfer earlier in the summer, Stacey has impressed supporters with positive performances. His swashbuckling approach has suited David Wagner's style perfectly. 

The Pink Un: Jack Stacey netted his first goal since August 2020 in Norwich City's win over Stoke.Jack Stacey netted his first goal since August 2020 in Norwich City's win over Stoke. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

Stacey hopes his opening strike for Norwich is the first of many and believes it was the result of hours of work with first-team coach Narcis Pelach. 

"I should be sat here saying I'm so happy with the clean sheet as a defender, but I'll be playing that one when I get home a few times," Stacey said City's win over Stoke.

"I've always felt that I can get into the box a bit more and hopefully when you get in there, it's going to fall to you. I think it's the result of working with Chicho (Narcis Pelach) and analysing games to make sure I'm in the right position to get on the end of it.

"It is a little bit of the work we have been doing. Hopefully I can get plenty more."