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Daniel Farke: A win after two games without one is huge

Daniel Farke hailed an important victory for his Norwich City side as a superb Emi Buendia effort helped them beat Barnsley 1-0 at Carrow Road.

The Canaries were looking to return to winnings ways following two games without a victory and were well-worth their three points against the Tykes.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk after the match, Farke said: "It’s normal in this league, momentum can change quite quick. The last two games were good performances but sadly, not the deserved outcome with the result.

"Two games without a win and then we face a team in red-hot form. I’m pretty sure my colleague Valerien Ismael will win manager of the month for December.

"You could think this was a difficult task and be a bit nervous, but we delivered a top performance today.

"We returned to the dressing room as well with a clean sheet win. It’s well-deserved, the only thing that was missing was to score out of our other big chances.

"4-0 or 5-0 would have been more impressive. But I have to say, many compliments for this performance. We were very dominant over them and created an unbelievable amount of chances.

"The goal was fantastic, it was a great assist from Kenny McLean and a top class finish from Emi Buendia.

"I would have preferred to have made our life easier with a few more goals but it seems like we want to go the hard way this season in each and every game. We have to stay focused until the last second and today, they had a very good chance late on.

"Of course, we could make our chances easier but nevertheless, it was a top performance."

Despite the victory, Farke is keen to see his side be more clinical in the coming weeks in a bid to make the most of their dominance.

"We know that with our dominance, we can kill opponents. We can exhaust them and we have the capability to score late goals.

"Today, the first goal was not too late, even after that we had opportunities to score the second and the third goal. If you don’t finish a game then you have to play without any mistakes and complete focus.

"The last scene could have been handled in an easier way. But apart from this, there were not many saves for Tim Krul to make.

"We still can improve. We know we can finish out situations a bit better and be a bit more calm but all in all, I’m very delighted."

Tim Krul made his return to the squad following a six-week absence because of a thigh injury and the City boss was delighted to have his number one back.

"I trust my whole squad. I trust my players but with Tim Krul, there’s no doubt he’s the best goalkeeper in the league.

"It’s good when you have him in the squad and good for the defence and the whole team. They feel the stability.

"It’s also a different experience for the opponent when they would normally face a young guy. When they face Tim Krul, the face a keeper who is very impressive in his body language.

"It’s great to have him back and it’s not easy for him. He’s been out for several weeks but it’s good for his confidence to get a clean sheet."

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