Daniel Farke draws on Leeds United comparison as Norwich City move eleven points clear of Whites at same stage

BOSS Daniel Farke says there is no guarantee that Norwich City will achieve promotion to the Premier League despite being well ahead of Leeds United's tally at the same stage.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 11:23 am
Updated Friday, 5th March 2021, 11:27 am

Farke's Canaries moved ten points clear at the top of the Championship with 73 points from 34 games played via Wednesday night's 1-0 victory at home to second-placed Brentford.

Bees boss Thomas Frank then congratulated Norwich on what he said was imminent promotion, declaring: "Congratulations to Norwich City They will get promoted. They won’t blow this. It is not mind games on my part. They are excellent."

Leeds were only second at the corresponding stage of last season's Championship and had 62 points - 11 less than Norwich do.

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FLYING: Norwich City boss Daniel Farke with David Raya, left, and Emi Buendia, right, after Wednesday night's 2-0 victory at home to second-placed Brentford which put his leaders ten points clear. Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images.

Marcelo Bielsa's Whites then won ten of their last 12 games and picked up 31 points out of a last possible 36 to storm to promotion as Championship champions, finishing ten points clear of West Brom.

Farke has now highlighted the level of his side's current progress and comparisons with Leeds but says the job is far from complete.

"It doesn’t matter what he says. It is not a guarantee,” Farke told the Pink Un.

“I remember some other comments that Leeds were the outstanding team last season and everyone else was playing for position two.

"Now we are 11 points clear of Leeds at the same stage. We know we are in a great position. To have 73 points at this stage is fantastic.

"We are also seven points better off than two years ago. That is outstanding but there is no guarantee the final 12 games work in our favour as well.

"We have to win some more points to achieve what we want."

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