‘I wasn’t in love with our game. I am in love with the result’ - Honest Farke sums up City’s 2-1 Wycombe win

Norwich City's defenders celebrate Mario Vrancic's stoppage time winner to sink Wycombe
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Norwich City's defenders celebrate Mario Vrancic's stoppage time winner to sink Wycombe Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Daniel Farke hailed Norwich City’s winning mentality but admitted Wycombe had pushed his side to the limit before another late, late 2-1 Championship victory.

Mario Vrancic curled home a stoppage time free kick to repeat his match-winning cameo against Birmingham and sink a spirited Wanderers at Carrow Road.

Scott Kashket cancelled out Teemu Pukki’s early opener to trigger an uncomfortable watch until Vrancic’s quality set piece.

“We didn’t lose the nerve. That is what winners do,” said Farke. “I wasn’t in love with our game, I was in love with the result. Winning has to become a mentality, a habit, if you want to achieve big things.

“We started fantastically. We were all over them. A brilliant goal. Fantastic pass from Emi Buendia, top class finish of Teemu Pukki. We just missed to score the second and third and bury this game.

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“Maybe in our heads we had this feeling this was the game we were waiting for when it is a bit easier to score. We were not concentrated enough in our passing. Then an unnecessary equaliser and you are asking yourself, ‘How is this possible?’ when we were so dominant.

“Then it becomes a mental test. We had to grind out another result against a spirited Wycombe who perhaps sensed a result to kick start their season.”

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Adam Idah was red carded in stoppage time after tangling with Joe Jacobson. The Republic of Ireland international is now poised to miss the next three Championship games.

“I am told it was a soft decision but even if it was it was a mistake,” said Farke. “I haven’t watched it back but I am told he was in a huddle with the opponent and the player tried to haul him down with his legs and he used his hands.

“We can’t give the referee a decision to make when there is two minutes of added time left. We have to be a bit smarter but Adam is a young lad and that is what can happen. A bit too emotional and a bit inexperienced.”

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