Star man Jonny Howson
The fans’ favourite won the club’s player of the year award based on his dependable performances at centre-back. He was also much more of a goal threat than many of the side’s attacking players. Honourable mentions, too, for Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan.
What went right
Norwich fared better than their last outing in the top flight, scoring more goals and accruing more points. Home form was reasonable, and the away win at Old Trafford provided at least one happy memory on the road.
What went wrong?
Too few goals, obviously, but they also failed to show up for their biggest tests at the sharp end of the season, losing critical games at home to Sunderland and away at Crystal Palace. Alex Neil’s lack of adventure in certain fixtures also proved costly.
Lame duck Take your pick from the strikers
Cameron Jerome is a willing worker but has never been a prolific scorer and Dieumerci Mbokani flattered to deceive after his season-long loan move from Dynamo Kiev. Steven Naismith looked a good signing in January but flopped after a bright start.
What’s the verdict on Alex Neil?
Fans generally want him to stay, and the manager was touched by the outpouring of support from the stands after relegation was confirmed. But there is uncertainty off the field following the departure of chief executive David McNally.