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Farke: It was our best away game

30 September 2017

Daniel Farke was full of praise for his team’s performance as City ran out 2-1 winners away at Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

The win made it 14 points from 18 in September for Norwich, and they now sit just two points off the play-offs going into the international break.

Norwich were made to work hard for their win, but Reading barely had a sniff once Cameron Jerome put the Canaries 2-1 up in the 52nd minute.

“I think the performance was very good,” said Farke. “In so many topics we were really good – I think it was our best away game in the whole month. We were good in possession and controlled the ball well and created chances.

“It was a high-quality game and both teams looked good, but we were better and deserved the win. We stood together and concentrated well and I have big compliments for the lads.”

City worked as a pack and covered a lot of ground against a team who like to dominate possession, and Farke was delighted with the character shown by his boys.

“We are all together in one boat and we fight for each other,” Farke said. “The guys want to fight against setbacks and win points, and they have a brilliant attitude. When you create such an atmosphere you can do great things, and in the last few weeks we have done that. Guys like Russell Martin, who has had it tough with not being in the team, has trained brilliantly and has been brilliant around the place. Everyone’s in it together.”

City’s brilliant run in September, including a 3-1 win at Brentford in the third round of the Carabao Cup, has been quite the turnaround for City following the 4-0 defeat at Millwall.

“I’m totally proud and very happy for the lads,” Farke said. “When you think of the situation of being without important players in our attack in the last two games, I can’t praise enough the character and attitude of the guys.

“It’s helpful to have a short break now so some guys can come back from their injuries and some guys can have a rest – and we’ll come back just as hungry.”

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