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Daniel Farke pleased with City's commitment

21 April 2018

Daniel Farke was pleased with the commitment shown by his side as City held Preston North End to a goalless draw.

With the home side desperate for three points, Norwich restricted them to only a couple of opportunities in an even encounter at Deepdale.

“We are pretty proud of our performance, but we are only 100% content if we win the game,” Farke told the media. “We had a couple of good chances, but I was pleased with our commitment against a side who were desperate to win this game.

“We were brave and pretty in control. It was very warm today and after a long season it was great to see the brilliant attitude, and it was very pleasing to get a clean sheet.”

In a match of few chances, both sides almost stole the three points late on, with Sean Maguire heading a glorious chance well over and Timm Klose curling an injury-time effort just wide of the post.

“I think Preston had the better chances, but I thought we controlled it and the draw is a right result,” Farke said. “I thought we could have made more of our possession in the first half and in the second half our counter-actions weren’t perfect.

“But we were nearly perfect in our defending situation and our attitude was brilliant – you only have to see Josh Murphy blocking a shot on his own goalline to see that.

“It’s a good feeling to have got a clean sheet and to have seen the commitment of the lads.”

City take on Leeds United in the final home game of the season next Saturday, and Farke is expecting a different type of match.

“Today we played a team pushing for the play-offs and giving their lives, and next week will be a game against a side not pushing for promotion or fighting for their lives.

“So we want to put in a great performance and try and score some goals and give the fans something to cheer about at Carrow Road. But today we had to concentrate on our defence and we did it really well.”

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