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City’s fight pleases Daniel Farke

14 October 2017

Head Coach Daniel Farke says City full deserved their late point against Hull City, but rued missed chances and letting in a sloppy goal.

Nelson Oliveira’s injury time flick earned Norwich a draw in a game they dominated, and the wild celebrations showed how much it meant for City as they made it eight games unbeaten in all competitions.

“I was so happy for the lads to score in such a difficult game,” Farke told the media. “We missed so many chances and conceded a ridiculous goal and had to fight. I was really happy we were able to score, and we totally deserved at least a point.

“We had 75% of possession, we won 65% of our duels and we had 25 shots on the goal. But we couldn’t score, and it was great to see our lads fight and show a great attitude to keep going, and it’s really important to go unbeaten.”

Despite dominating, a series of missed chances meant it felt like it wasn’t going to be City’s day until Oliveira’s cool finish from Cameron Jerome’s flick on.

“Sometimes it’s brilliant to have an easy game, but when you score a goal in such a situation it’s the most amazing feeling in football,” Farke said. “We’d tried everything, we changed our system throughout the game, and we were suffering from injuries.

“It was a brilliant sign of our physicality and togetherness that we wanted to show we’re unbeatable and that we can score no matters what happens. I’m really happy for the lads.”

Farke did offer a note of caution, after City let in Hull striker Nouha Dicko far too easily to open the scoring in the first-half and also failed to capitalise on their dominance.

“We missed a lot of chances,” Farke said. “We hit the post and Yanic Wildschut shoots too early with his chance. We were not good at our defending when conceding the goal, which was frustrating because we were the better team and controlling the game, and when you make easy mistakes it can determine the game.

“But we showed in the end that we keep going, and keep fighting and that’s a brilliant attitude to have.”

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