Mario Vrancic blasts Norwich past Blackburn and into the Premier League

27 April 2019 08:27
Norwich confirmed their return to the Premier League with a swagger, winning here with the brio that has become a leitmotif under their German manager, Daniel Farke. Marco Stiepermann scored early and Mario Vrancic soon added a second and, despite Lewis Travis’s goal for Blackburn, Norwich never looked like collapsing to a defeat that would have delayed their promotion to the top flight after a three-year absence. They will go up as title winners if they earn a point or more next week at Aston Villa.Norwich knew it would take freakish results in the last week of the season to deny them promotion but Farke was warning against complacency. Few managers know better than him how quickly fortunes can change. There were some Norwich fans who wanted rid of him earlier this season, when his team mustered one win in their first six league matches, an ominous start on the back of last season’s ho-hum 14th-place finish. But the faithless did not get their wish and instead Farke demonstrated the benefit of giving a good manager time to cultivate a fluent team. Related: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn: Canaries promoted from Championship – as it happened Related: Sheffield United on verge of promotion after Hogan and O’Connell sink Ipswich Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian