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Daniel Farke: It was a well-deserved win

3 February 2018

Daniel Farke praised the level of control his Norwich City side had during their 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Carrow Road.

Boro played two thirds of the match with 10 men after Rudy Gestede was dismissed in the 28th-minute for a foul on Grant Hanley.

City then took the lead moments before half-time thanks to a sweet Tom Trybull strike and were comfortable in the second half to hold on for the win, much to the delight of Farke.

“It was a well-deserved win,” he said. “We didn’t give one chance away in the game. It’s not so easy when you have to create chances against a squad who is always well organised.

“After the red card, they sat back even deeper and it’s even more difficult to create chances and score goals.

“We were able to score and for that we deserved to win today.”

Farke also hailed his side’s patience after taking their opportunities against a resolute Boro.

“I got the feeling in the first period of the game we were in control of possession,” he added. “Tony Pulis sides are always well organised against the ball and have a good structure.

“So it’s not so easy to create chances. We created several good situations in the beginning and I wasn’t so happy with the red card because I knew they would try and park the bus in front of their own goal.

“It was a bit more difficult to create chances and you have to be awake to stop the counter-actions.

“My lads were disciplined and very concentrated in the period after the red card. We found the right balance between being patient and moving the ball but also being greedy to score.

“We got into lots of good shooting positions in the 15 minutes before half-time. Out of one position, Tom Trybull was able to score. In the second half we totally controlled the game.”

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