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Daniel Farke: Burton will want to prove a point

12 September 2017

Daniel Farke says he expects Burton Albion to be desperate to prove a point against Norwich after their 5-0 defeat at the weekend.

Nigel Clough’s men were heavily beaten by Leeds United on Saturday, but Farke says he expects them to come out fighting from the first minute on Tuesday evening.

“They’ll come here with a great attitude to repair their result against Leeds,” Farke told the media on Monday. “You never know how a team will play exactly, but I expect them to be a little bit more compact than Birmingham and to not give us much space to play. It might not be so easy to create chances so we’ll have to keep the speed in our possession high and to give them plenty to work on.

“We know how important it is to score the first goal, and we know we have to be hungry to score and to concentrate on our finishing situation. We have to force the situations and then be ice cold in the finishing situations.”

Farke was pleased with the Canaries’ performance against Birmingham City in Saturday’s win, and wants a repeat of the same desire and attitude the players showed. “I expect them to show the same 100% attitude against Burton,” he said. “We knew there was a lot of pressure on our game against Birmingham. And we won with a really good performance, so it’s normal to calm down and take a breath.

“But Burton had a big loss at Leeds, so we know we have to show the same attitude. It will be a different game in comparison to the game against Birmingham. There will be different sorts of tasks for us, and we’ve been working on those in training.”

Reflecting on the win over Birmingham on Saturday, Farke says he was encouraged by a professional defensive display. “Our defending pleased me the most,” he says. “All of the lads knew we were too poor in the games before in our defending behaviour. We worked a lot on this topic, and we were better against Birmingham. We took the right decision with some tactical changes.

“If I had to choose to be perfect in possession or perfect in defending behaviour I would always choose being perfect in defending because it determines the game. I spoke with the lads about how happy I was with the defensive behaviour after the game, but we did also talk about being better in possession.

“Birmingham had more set-pieces than any other opponent against us, but I felt we were fine because we were so sharp and so aggressive.”

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City left frustrated by Burton

12 September 2017

City were denied by a battling Burton Albion on a frustrating evening at Carrow Road.

Norwich made all of the running but couldn’t find a way through a resolute Albion side who played for the draw and got it.

Daniel Farke made only one change to City’s starting XI from Saturday’s win over Birmingham City, with Wes Hoolahan coming in for James Maddison, who took his place among the substitutes. Hoolahan started on the right of the three behind Nelson Oliveira, with Mario Vrancic taking up the No.10 position.

A scratchy start saw Burton have the first chance, but Joe Mason couldn’t control a ball over the top after losing his marker. Angus Gunn also came out to collect strongly from two set-pieces as Norwich struggled to find an early rhythm.

A slick move between Marco Stiepermann, Tom Trybull and Mario Vrancic woke City up, and Josh Murphy crashed a 25-yard effort just over the bar with 20 minutes gone. Burton were happy to stay compact with five at the back, and looked to pass their way through City’s midfield when the opportunity arose.

Most of City’s attacking play was going through Hoolahan, but they were struggling to break down a resolute Burton backline despite bright movement from the likes of Oliveira and Murphy.

It was Oliveira who went closest to scoring just before the break when Hoolahan cut the ball back to him on the six-yard box but his left-foot effort flew over the bar. A minute later Hoolahan was again in the action as he found Mario Vrancic in the box but he couldn’t quite wrap his foot around his effort and Burton cleared.

Immediately after the break Ivo Pinto came to City’s rescue when he blocked a Jamie Allen effort from just five yards out. Ten minutes later a flowing move from City created space on the edge of the box for Hoolahan, and his piledriver was brilliantly pushed over the crossbar by Stephen Bywater. The goalkeeper pulled off another outstanding save a minute later when he stayed big to deny Murphy after he was played through by Hoolahan.

Nigel Clough’s men survived those scares and regrouped, soaking up City’s pressure well as the yellows probed away for the opener. It almost came courtesy of Oliveira with 15 minutes remaining, but his shot from outside the area flew into the side-netting with Bywater beaten.

Burton’s backline slowly began to creak, and Murphy almost turned in a tantalising Vrancic cross from the right, but his desperate lunge flicked it just wide of the post.

Farke made his first change with 13 remaining, Yanic Wildschut replacing Trybull. Wildschut took his place on the right, with Hoolahan moving in to No.10 and Vrancic dropping deeper centrally.

The substitution almost paid off immediately, as Oliveira’s ball across the six-yard box found its way through to the Dutchman but his goal-bound shot was blocked.

With six minutes remaining Farke made a double substitution, with Cameron Jerome and James Maddison coming on for Oliveira and Hoolahan.

Wildschut caused real problems on the right, first cutting in and firing a deflected shot just wide and then running on the outside and cutting it back to Maddison, whose shot was stabbed clear.

That was the final chance for City, as Burton were happy to run the clock down for a battling point.

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Burton Albion tickets available

9 September 2017

A limited number of tickets for City’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Burton Albion are still available.

Norwich take on Nigel Clough’s men on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) looking to make it a third home Sky Bet Championship win of the season, and two in four days following the 1-0 victory over Birmingham City.

Prices are from £18 for Adults, £8 for 65 and over, £3 for under-18s and £1 for under-12s.

You can get your tickets HERE.

This match is one which Junior Canaries are able to claim a free ticket for. To do this, all they have to do is provide their name and supporter number at the point of booking.

To take advantage of this offer please contact the ticket office on 0844 826 1902 or in person at Carrow Road or the Canary Stores at Chapelfield or Castle Mall. This offer is NOT available online.

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