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“A very hard working performance” – Norwich City fans praise changes made by Daniel Farke for win over Birmingham

PUBLISHED: 17:49 09 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:49 09 September 2017

Marco Stiepermann started at left-back for Norwich City in today's win over Birmingham. 
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Marco Stiepermann started at left-back for Norwich City in today's win over Birmingham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Changing formation and personnel to earn a much needed 1-0 home win over Birmingham has earned Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke a great deal of praise this evening.

The German fielded a very different team to that which started the dreadful 4-0 win at Millwall ahead of the international break, making five changes.

Christoph Zimmermann and the fit-again Timm Klose took over in the centre of defence, with Russell Martin and Marcel Franke not in the squad at all, and new signing Grant Hanley making a very late cameo as a substitute.

James Husband was dropped to the bench and Marco Stipermann replaced him at left-back but the decision to bring Alex Tettey and Tom Trybull in for Harrison Reed and Wes Hoolahan as defensive midfielders was key.

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