Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke reckons Burton Albion showed a "good defending attitude" en route to their first away point and clean sheet of the season in Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with the Canaries.
City huffed and puffed but the Brewers frustrated them, with Norwich spurning the chances they were able to fashion, Josh Murphy going close and Yanic Wildschut's effort from distance into the side-netting the pick of the bunch.
In shutting their hosts out, Burton bounced back from Saturday's 5-0 thumping by Leeds United in the best way possible. The draw ensured they are off the mark on the road this season after defeats away from the Pirelli to Hull City, Middlesbrough and Leeds.
Farke, drafted in from Borussia Dortmund's reserve side to lead a Norwich revival this term, spoke in the build up to Tuesday's encounter of Burton wanting to 'prove a point' having not got off to the best of starts so far in their second Championship campaign.
Albion did just that, with heroic defending from captain Jake Buxton, Ben Turner and Kyle McFadzean combined with stellar performances in midfield from Luke Murphy and Jamie Allen the catalyst for a solid performance at a time the club needed it most.
"When you concentrate on the defence and you want this clean sheet and give everything with a big will and a good defending attitude (you deserve the draw)," he said post-match.
"I think all 10 Burton players defending were responsible for defending their goal and trying to give everything to defend their goal.
"Then you deserve to play to nil. But it’s not my topic to value the behaviour or the football style of Burton.
"I concentrate more on my team and I think our defence was okay, so we created some chances, that was okay.
"We put more pressure on minute-on-minute, but I think we could have used the chances better and been better in the game for the first 70 minutes, so that is our topic we have to speak on."