Norwich legends round on ‘gutless’ players after record fifth relegation
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The former players turned pundits did not hold back in their criticism of Norwich City after their relegation was confirmed.
Chris Sutton described Norwich’s display as “gutless”; for Dion Dublin, it was “embarrassing”. Dean Ashton declared Daniel Farke and his players had “not learnt all season”, while Robert Green’s lament was that they were “too nice”.
For Darren Eadie, the red flags had been flapping in the Championship last season, when Norwich went up as champions having conceded 57 goals.
Confirmation that they would be back there for 2020-21 had the statisticians revving up as well: a seventh straight defeat confirmed an unprecedented fifth Premier League demotion. Not once had Norwich gained a point after going behind and they remain on course for the fewest away goals in the Premier League era.
Michail Antonio scored all four for West Ham – the first time a player had done so for the club since David Cross against Tottenham in 1981 – as David Moyes’s team moved to the brink of safety.
Farke, as he has done so many times this season, patiently explained afterwards that Norwich never really had a realistic chance of staying up once the board had
Norwich have lost 24 PL games this season – the most in their history