What’s the most pressing issue for Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke?

The Norwich players look dejected after conceding their side’s 1st goal during the Sky Bet Champions

The Norwich players look dejected after conceding their side’s 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 13/08/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

There were always going to be teething problems.

You would hope that no Norwich City fan is panicking unduly – it's only the second league game of the season after a summer of unprecedented change at the club.

But there were concerns.

Defensively the personnel has changed but the issues remain. City still look like they have a soft centre and until they can start defending set-pieces better then it could be an arduous season.

But there were problems at the other end of the pitch as well. City weren't peppering Sunderland's goal with efforts all afternoon and, whilst the approach play was pleasing on the eye, more purpose has to be carried for Norwich to thrive.


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Perhaps it's time for Nelson Oliveira to be further re-integrated with the Portuguese striker having the ability to produce a piece of magic.

Arguably the most surprising aspect of Sunday's game is the rate at which it seems Sunderland have adjusted to their new Championship surroundings.

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Simon Grayson's pragmatic approach certainly drew the Canaries' sting after a promising opening before Daniel Farke's men were picked off.

It's early days but Farke will know as well as anyone that tangible progress has got to be seen against QPR on Wednesday for fans not to start going from concerned to restless.

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