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Canaries leave Farke 'unbelievably proud'

6th April 2019, 18:22 by Craig Smithson

Daniel Farke watched as Norwich thrashed QPR 4-0 to make it eight successive wins and said he was "unbelievably proud" of his side.

Norwich were in command from the start against a poor QPR side and were 2-0 up inside 12 minutes thanks to goals from Emi Buendia and Marco Stiepermann.

The Championship leaders continued to dominate and Teemu Pukki made it 3-0 just before half-time after Buendia had caught Luke Freeman in possession.

Buendia saw red midway through the second period for a late lunge on Josh Scowen but Norwich still had enough about them to grab a fourth near the end, with Pukki bursting through to score his 27th goal of the season.

A delighted Farkesaid: "We have been set many different challenges in recent weeks but we always seem to find any answers.

"It doesn't surprise that we keep winning games because I have a lot of faith in this group - but I am unbelievably proud of them.

"We have had a lot of good of wins this season and this one certain compares with them. We played some excellent football, especially in the first half, scored three goals and could easily have had four or five.

"And we ended up scoring another goal in the second half and getting a clean sheet, so I am very pleased.

"Whatever happens with the other teams it has been a good weekend because we have won our game - that is the only thing we can focus on. We are in a good situation now but we will have to wait and see how the other teams do."

Farke said he could understand when Buendia was shown a red card but hopes he will not receive a ban as a result.

"We were winning 3-0, the ball was in a non-dangerous area and there was no need to go into the tackle so quickly. Emi is a young player and he needs to learn from this," he added.

"But it wasn't a tackle from behind and there were several like that against us which were not punished. He also did not touch the player and there was no injury.

"I do not complain about the red card but hopefully when the EFL have had a look they will decide that the Emi should not be banned for that."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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