Norwich City 0 Bristol City 0 reaction: Canaries boss Daniel Farke felt Cameron Jerome’s goal was wrongly disallowed
PUBLISHED: 18:03 23 September 2017 | UPDATED: 20:12 23 September 2017
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Cameron Jerome’s disallowed goal should have stood in this afternoon’s 0-0 stalemate with Bristol City, believes Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke.
The Canaries striker saw his close-range effort in the 29th minute ruled out for offside, wrongly in Farke’s view, as City were unable to force a breakthrough against a stubborn Robins team who stretched their unbeaten record to nine games.
Overall the German was pleased with the display of his team though, stretching their own unbeaten record to five matches.
“I think we had four or five really good chances, especially in the first half, with some situations we had to score out of,” said Farke. “After one or two minutes we had an excellent chance with Cameron Jerome.
“Then with the goal it was not offside, I have watched it back on the TV and it was not offside. It’s really hard to accept but it’s not a situation we can change and then we had two brilliant chances, of Mario Vrancic who must have scored and just hit the post, and then Marco Stiepermann from three metres out.
“So at this level it’s important to score at this level and then you are able to win the game and today I think we totally deserved to win this game.
“The second half, for sure as long as the game goes on, they defend everything and you have to be awake on the counter situations and the set-pieces as well.
“In the last minutes we risked more and went to a three-man formation at the back for an additional offensive player and did everything we can to score, with a lot of set-pieces.”
Another upside was keeping a clean sheet for the fourth league game in a row, even if the match did result in a second successive 0-0 draw at Carrow Road, following on from last week’s blank against Burton Albion.
“When you don’t take your chances you have to accept a draw and normally in such a game when you are not awake you can get a counter and lose, so we have to live with this draw,” the City boss continued.
“We can because it was a really good performance, it was a fifth game in a row unbeaten and a fourth clean sheet in a row in the league so all in all I’m really glad with the performance of my lads.
“But yes, we are frustrated and disappointed that we were not able to take at least one of our chances and if the goal we had scored had counted, we would have won this game.”