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Norwich boss Farke on Newcastle win: Great day for club

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke says their 3-1 defeat of Newcastle United is a great day for the club.

Farke was pleased that City are up and running after picking up three points in a dominant 3-1 win over Newcastle United.

In front of a noisy crowd for the first home game of the season, the Canaries played some excellent football and could have won by a bigger margin.

“It's important you have a good start in the Premier League so I was really pleased with not only the result but also the performance," Farke told Canaries TV post-match. “We were great today in all topics and it's a brilliant afternoon for the whole Club.

“It's important to get those points for the mood and confidence. You didn't want to be under pressure to win games or close gaps, so it's a big thing mentally to win so early in the season."

Norwich started on the front foot and rarely dropped a gear, and could have found themselves further ahead than a one-goal advantage at half-time.

“My feeling was that we were even better in the first half. We were like a thunderstorm, with only one team in it. We created many lightnings but only had one lightning strike, when we could have had many more and I would have preferred to have had two or three goals. But in the second half we were really clinical and we controlled the game. It was an all-round performance from my lads."

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