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“An impressive feat” - players and media react to south coast stalemate

22 October 2019

Following Saturday’s 0-0 draw with AFC Bournemouth, players from the Norwich City squad and journalists across the national press have given their view of the match.

Here are some of the best reactions…

Tim Krul

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A lot positives to take from today’s performance. One to build on for the next weeks 💪🏾

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Matt Bullin, BBC Sport

“They put in an organised defensive display to keep the Cherries at bay while maintaining an attacking threat at the other end.

“Their away clean sheet is an even more impressive feat considering the fact they played nearly half the game with two central midfielders at centre-back.

“The improved defensive display will give Farke cautious cause for optimism for the rest of the season.”

Ron Walker, Sky Sports

“Norwich's increasingly full-time centre-back Amadou arrived at Carrow Road primarily as a defensive midfielder at the start of the season, but has filled in at the back during their injury crisis to good effect.

“Bournemouth put plenty of balls into the box with Norwich sitting deep but he gobbled up everything thrown at him, making more interceptions than anyone else in a yellow shirt and also more clearances.”

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Paddy Davitt, Eastern Daily Press

“City were too compliant against the likes of Burnley and Villa but there was a pride in the achievement of a clean sheet evident in the reaction at full-time.

“Bournemouth's players trooped towards the tunnel, heads bowed, after what they will have known was a huge opportunity to punish a newly-promoted rival who until that point had looked vulnerable and brittle in equal measure.

“City's players, and then Farke, headed to their fans to savour the sense of a job well done. There was satisfaction in achievement forged from honest toil and sweat rather than the thrilling attacking flourishes that defined Norwich's Championship title success.”


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