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Norwich won their first point of the season with a 0-0 draw against the Clarets at the Turf, and it was described by their head coach Daniel Farke as an important first step for them as they look to climb away from the bottom of the Premier League.

He said: “It was quite an intense game and quite a physical game and that is what we expected. It was not easy for us to play this game today because we had lost the first six games and the confidence level of my young squad was not that high. To make sure that we got off the mark in this game, that we returned to the dressing room with the first point and the first clean sheet, is really good.

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“It is just the first step. We don’t have to over interpretate it. There are many, many steps that need to follow and, of course, we are not perfectly happy that we have not managed to win a football game and for that we would have preferred that we would have used one of our good situations in the second half to win the game, but I can’t complain too much and I have to give many compliments to my lads.

“They played today full of intensity, fully committed and with top defending behaviour. We showed some real steel and it is for me even more pleasing to be here in a difficult away game, because everybody speaks about Turf Moor being the most physical and intense game, with the first point and the first clean sheet.”

Farke added: “You can’t avoid all the set pieces and when they want to play the long balls. You have to accept that challenge and stand up to it and to show resilience to defend the second phase and the third phase. I am quite pleased that we didn’t lose our nerve and we showed some steel in these moments and, in general, our defending was great.”

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We too are still looking for a first win and Sean Dyche admitted: “Sometimes you need a scruffy one to get you off the mark. One of those things that can drop in the box and you score from, and that changes the mentality.

“There was a lot of good stuff and effective play but scoring a goal is a challenge at the moment. We’re so close but we’ve got to continue to at least perform how we are performing, but add in to that. I believe it will come because we have the players of that quality.

“I think we limited them to very little and when we did actually have to defend, we defended well. But we need to affect the attacking side of things. That adds to the framework of the side and they’re the details that we’re having to work on. We’ve got to add to the quality going into their box but there are a lot of good signs from a defensive side of things. Now it’s about finding the quality and the detail to turn performances into wins.”

He added: “We’ve shown over my years here we can be productive, and I believe we will be again. We will find ways to score goals. we’ve got four very good strikers and they will find goals. We had a slow start last season and picked up quite strongly, we had a very strong middle and end, and it’s important we do that.”

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