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Daniel Farke: It was an outstanding performance

10 February 2018

Daniel Farke felt his Norwich City side could have easily taken all three points against Derby County but praised his players for an “outstanding performance”.

City dominated for large periods and, after James Maddison got the Canaries level late in the second-half, they could and probably should have stolen the spoils.

But speaking afterwards to the local and national press, Farke still lavished plenty of compliments on his group’s efforts.

“The result is a scandal,” he declared. “When you watch our performance, perhaps in the first 15 minutes, it was a close game.

"Derby had that one strike after 10/15 minutes when they took the lead but in general, this was their only strike on our goal.

“We totally dominated the last 75 minutes. We were creating chances and didn’t give one chance away.

“We missed several really good chances, the biggest chance was the penalty we missed. We had another two-against-one situation against the goalkeeper and that normally would be a goal.

“We got another penalty and we scored a goal, although a goal was denied and we had to score with the penalty. We had several shooting positions – Nelson [Oliveira] from 12 metres and then out of two metres when the goalkeeper was there with a brilliant save."

The draw extended Derby’s run to 12 games unbeaten and Farke said this fact, coupled with their current league position, spoke volumes for how well his team fared.

“I got that feeling when you regard the strength of the opponent, Derby are in a brilliant position and are now 12 games unbeaten,” he continued. “With this performance [from my team], it’s outstanding.

“I’m totally happy with this performance. It was really brilliant today but I’m a bit sad because it should have been a win.”

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