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Daniel Farke fumes over decisions after Norwich's late draw

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke appears frustrated during their Sky Bet Championship match with Sheffield Wednesday. Photo: PA

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke couldn't hide his anger and frustration after his team salvaged a stoppage time draw against Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL SkyBet Championship.

Mario Vrancic curled a brilliant free-kick deep in second-half stoppage time to draw City level at 2-2.

Until then Wednesday had led through Steven Fletcher's controversial goal after they recovered from going a goal behind.

The Scottish striker forced home Liam Palmer's deflected left-wing cross past City keeper Tim Krul from close range.

But TV replays appeared to show Fletcher had used his arm to help the ball forward near the goalline.

That was one of several incidents Farke alluded to in his post match press conference, as he expressed his disappointment in referee Geoff Eltringham.

Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson escaped with a yellow card after handling outside his penalty area within the first 10 minutes.

And shortly before half time Farke felt City full back Max Arrons was fouled while trying to shoot in the Wednesday box.

"Unbelievable warm words for my lads. I just can't praise the character and the attitude and the mentality. For me it's outstanding, it's world class. And this dressing room is still special and unique.

"My feeling during this game is we had to handle so many odds and so many situations against us.

"In the recent weeks we've already handled it pretty kind and disciplined and respectful and pretty friendly. But it didn't change for me today.

"It was another spotlight of decisions against us and my feeling is it's not acceptable any more."

– Daniel Farke, Norwich City head Coach
Norwich City's Marco Stiepermann (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mates Kenny McLean and Moritz Leitner (right). Credit: PA

Earlier Norwich struck first when Marco Stipermann linked up with Onel Hernandez before smashing the ball past Dawson from the edge of the box.

Fernando Forrestieri equalised with arguably the best goal of the night.

The Italian twisted and turned away from Tom Trybull before unleashing a shot from 35 yards out and into the top right-hand corner.

Vrancic's late, late leveller came after the allocated five minutes of stoppage time had elapsed, a decision which upset Wednesday boss Steve Bruce.

The Norwich City legend didn't agree that Vrancic was fouled by Marco Matias.

"I think it's five and a half minutes when the alleged foul happens. It's not a foul after looking at it.

"And why five and a half minutes is beyond me. The referee will say it's because of the substitution which they made in the last two minutes of the game.

"They're desperate for the player to get on to try and score from a corner. So where he gets thirty seconds for that when it probably took five... well you'll have to ask him (the referee)"

– Steve Bruce, Sheffield Wednesday Manager
Norwich City's Mario Vrancic (left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game deep in stoppage time. Credit: PA

The draw takes Norwich 5 points clear at the top of the Championship with three games left.

Automatic promotion could be achieved at Stoke City on Bank Holiday Monday if the Canaries win and either nearest challengers Sheffield United or Leeds United drop points on the same day.

Norwich City's Daniel Farke 'on fire' after his team's 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday