Daniel Farke was pleased with City’s performance as they came from behind to seal an emphatic 4-1 victory at Carrow Road over Charlton Athletic.
Lee Novak put Charlton in front early on, but two goals from the impressive Josh Murphy and one apiece from striker Marley Watkins and debutant Tom Trybull meant Norwich went into the draw for the third round of the Carabao Cup.
“We wanted to go into the next round and we did, and we deserved to win,” says Farke. “4-1 was ok, but it could have been a lot higher as we missed a lot of chances. We were really dominant and for that I’m content. Although Charlton are in the league below, the cup can always throw up a lot of surprises so I’m pleased with how we played and that we’re through to the next round.”
Murphy carried on the form from his excellent performance against Aston Villa – where he scored and set up Nelson Oliveira’s goal – to put in another terrific shift down the left for City. He was a constant threat, and at times was bordering on untackable against a young Charlton side.
“Josh missed the last 10 games during pre-season so he needed game time to come into his rhythm and as an offensive player you can struggle for a goal when that happens,” Farke says. “But I was content because I knew about his potential and that he works really hard.
“When you score and assist and put in a good performance the self-confidence grows. He’s in good shape right now and he did really well today.”
Trybull, signed earlier this month following a successful trial, also impressed after coming on to make his Norwich debut in the 77th minute. He capped it off with an intuitive volleyed goal from inside the area – the first time a German player has scored a professional goal for City.
“Trybull looked much improved this morning in training – he looked really sharp and was good at passing and controlling really aggressively,” Farke says. “His goal was a sign of his hungriness and aggressiveness and he totally deserved to score and it was a good opening game for him.
“He’s a player who was really highly rated in Germany when he was young with Werder Bremen. Technically he’s really good with a great passing ability, but he’s had a tough couple of years. When he’s in shape he can influence a game and determine the rhythm of a game. He only had a few minutes today but he showed a really great performance in that time.”