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Norwich boss Farke to celebrate City win with coffee & cake

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Daniel Farke only plans to treat himself to “a coffee and a piece of cake” to celebrate Norwich City’s famous win over Manchester City on Saturday.

Farke’s Norwich, who were missing eight players down to injury, stunned Premier League champions City to take their second win of the season.

Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell both took advantage of some woeful City defending to hand Norwich a two-goal lead inside half an hour. Although Sergio Aguero’s header put the visitors back into the game at Carrow Road just before the break.

A misunderstanding between John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi, however, opened the door for Emi Buendia to nick the ball. The Argentine then set-up the prolific Teemu Pukki for his sixth Premier League goal of the campaign.

While Rodri did score a superb long-range effort for City afterwards, it proved nothing more than a consolation goal.

But Canaries boss Farke won’t be getting to carried away with their unexpected triumph.

“To be honest, it was a really complicated week,” the German told reporters during a post-match conference.

“I’m happy when I’m back on my sofa this evening because I’m too old and too exhausted to celebrate.

“We have training on Sunday morning and we have to analyse the game. So, for that, I have to watch the game back.

“So it will be a pretty late night for me to be prepared. But, hopefully, on Sunday afternoon on the sofa, I can have a coffee and a piece of cake, I will celebrate with this.

“All our supporters are definitely allowed to celebrate and enjoy this day because if you don’t value these moments you lose your motivation, but we will definitely stay calm.”

Farke added: “It is definitely a proud night, without any doubt.

“To win against the best team in the world, with world-class players, a world-class coach, a top club, as Norwich City, as a newly promoted side who has no chance to spend an unbelievable amount of money in the summer in a situation with an unbelievable amount of injured players, it’s really special.

Norwich have now moved up to 12th-place in the Premier League standings on six points from five games.

The newcomers will now take a trip to Turf Moor next Saturday to meet Burnley, who sit one spot below them in the table.

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NORWICH, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: Teemu Pukki of Norwich City celebrates with team mates after scoring their 3rd goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester City at Carrow Road on September 14, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)