Party long and hard. Farke’s orders to City fans after sealing a place in the Premier League
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Daniel Farke labelled Norwich City’s promotion to the Premier League ‘a little miracle’ - but title talk is banned until the celebrations are over.
The Canaries beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 to confirm their top flight place and seal a first promotion in front of their own fans since 1960.
But Sheffield United’s win earlier in the day against Ipswich Town means they need one more point from a final day trip to Aston Villa to secure the title - unless the Blades’ slip up at Stoke City.
“The title? Tonight, I don’t mind. We will celebrate for the next two or three days,” he said. “It is tough to answer questions at the minute.
“I have been in the dressing room and I have not been drinking sparkling water. I will do my best to offer some sensible answers.
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“I am not addicted to Aston Villa. It is so far away from me. Let’s have some fun and celebrate. Ask me again in the middle of next week. The most important thing now is we are promoted. It is a fantastic achievement. It is an absolute sensation.
“A little miracle we earn promotion under this financial pressure with so many young lads. To achieve this and in the style we did is something extraordinary.”
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Farke deflected any praise in his direction for masterminding a remarkable feat.
“It is not just a promotion. It is a fantastic sign for this club and all the credit goes to our key people,” he said. “To Delia, to Michael and Stuart Webber. The pressure was on this club so much. We had to earn so much money to keep this club running and they were brave enough to change their approach to reach some targets.
“Stuart has given the club a philosophy and a work ethic and how we want to play.
“I wanted to finish in style at home to win in front of our own fans and promote to the Premier League. We totally deserved to finish in style.
“Not just to have our fans here but all of the players, the ones playing and not. That togetherness has been key for us.
“To be able to celebrate with all the people is great. A wonderful, amazing night.”