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Daniel Farke: Victory over Reading was sweet

16 December 2020

Daniel Farke said Norwich City’s 2-1 victory over Reading on Wednesday night gave a “sweet” feeling.

The Canaries were impressive once again as they recorded their fourth consecutive 2-1 win to strengthen their position at the summit of the Sky Bet Championship.

Emi Buendia and Teemu Pukki scored the goals in a terrific all-round display.

Speaking post-match, the City boss said: “We are playing football in order to win points and it was a fantastic evening for us, no doubt about it.

“Before the game, we thought a draw would be a good result. It would have protected our point distance to them and our position in the table.

“But to travel away with three points feels even sweeter. I have to say, after this game, I would have been disappointed if we didn’t travel back with three points.

“It was a deserved, I think we were by far the better side. It was a good first-half, they had their spells but it was a pretty impressive second-half from us.

“We scored two goals and had many good scenes in the offence. We hit the post and apart from their goal, they didn’t really have any chances until the last minute.

“The last minute was spicy with the corners and the free kick. But the lads deserve it today.”

Todd Cantwell and Kieran Dowell were introduced at half-time and their input in the game was key, giving City more of a threat at the top end of the pitch.

Farke is delighted about have the option to call upon his creative pair.

“For us, it’s not about individual statistics and not about how many goals a striker scores or how many assists a midfielder player has,” he declared.

“It’s all about the team. It’s great to have some players coming back now. Todd was out for a long time and Kieran for even longer.

“It’s been eight days back in training for them but I felt at half-time we needed some offensive creativity.

“They both played a really good game, but it was a pretty impressive second-half. We had many good situations. We kept them away from our goal, bearing in mind they have lots of creative players.”

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