The Canaries bounced back from Sunday’s 3-1 home defeat against Sunderland

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Norwich manager Daniel Farke was delighted with his side’s response to a disappointing defeat after seeing them beat QPR 2-0 at Carrow Road to record their first Sky Bet Championship win of the season.

The Canaries bounced back from Sunday’s 3-1 home defeat against Sunderland in impressive style as second-half goals from Nelson Oliveira and Harrison Reed sealed a deserved victory.

“I am very pleased with the win,” he said. “After Sunderland everyone was very motivated for this game. We received some criticism after the defeat and to be fair it was justified because some of our defending was not good.

“I think you saw a lot of effort and togetherness out there tonight and in the end the players got what they deserved. It was a good performance with two excellent goals and I also thought we defended really well – I can’t really remember QPR having a clear-cut chance all night.”

Oliveira made his mark after being recalled to the starting line-up after being left out for a couple of games as punishment for his angry celebration in front of Farke after coming off the bench to score a late equaliser at Fulham on the opening day.

The Portuguese striker was brought back into the fold after apologising for his antics and Farke said: “When I decided to bring him back into the starting 11 I told him I wasn’t expecting miracles. I just told him to go out there and work hard for the side, which he did. He also got his goal, which is good for any striker, so I am very pleased.

“It was a good celebration with the fans – that’s how it should be, it’s not about the coach.

“It was also a great goal from Harrison Reed. He is new to the Championship but he has done really well since he has been here and tonight you saw what he could do. He is a young man with a great character and I am sure he will do well here.”

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