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Norwich City’s Bus Breaks Down Midway Through Promotion Parade

NORWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Norwich City Manager Daniel Farke and players parade through the streets of Norwich as Champions of the Sky Bet Championship and promotion to the Premier League on May 06, 2019 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Championship winners Norwich City’s promotion parade hit a snag on Monday as they celebrated their return to the Premier League.

Daniel Farke’s side surprised many as they stormed to the Championship title finishing the season on 94 points, five ahead of second-placed Sheffield United and 11 clear of Leeds United in third.

Norwich celebrated their fantastic season with an open-top bus parade around the city as thousands of fans lined the streets to support the promotion winning side.

They did, however, run into some difficulty midway through their celebrations as having initially boarded the bus it experienced a breakdown with the players forced to disembark.

The players attempted to push the bus back into action but it was to no avail as they quickly found a replacement in the form of a red sightseeing bus.

Speaking after Norwich clinched the title with victory over Aston Villa, manager Daniel Farke called the circumstances in which they achieved promotion “sensational”

“You have to savour these moments. If you are Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson or Bayern Munich then you have a chance for six or seven titles in your career. For normal players, perhaps, only allowed to do this two or three times.

“These moments don’t come that often. It is a great moment. Myself and the players will never forget these moments.

“It is satisfying but not because there is a feeling we proved someone wrong. We have just created history. It is extraordinary. We broke so many rules. About needing experience or money or playing beautiful football. We showed spirit and mental strength with many young players.

“This consistency is remarkable. We have earned more money in transfer fees than any other club in this country and perhaps in western Europe.

“That is brilliant for our key people who made brave decisions.

“It is not a sensation Norwich now play in the Premier League, because we have done this in our history, but to do it in these circumstances is a sensation.”

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