Norwich relegated from Premier League as West Ham's Antonio hits four

11 July 2020 01:30
Would Daniel Farke do it differently if he was allowed another go? Norwich’s manager has stuck to his principles all season, trusting in the players who won promotion last year and insisting on an expansive style, but it is not hard to feel that a touch more pragmatism would not have gone amiss in a scrap for survival. Weaknesses are ruthlessly exposed at this level and Norwich’s inability to cover up their flaws has been their undoing, dragging them back into the Championship at the first time of asking.The defeat that sealed Norwich’s relegation summed them up. They defended abysmally, conceded soft goals from set pieces and lacked conviction in the final third. Drained of belief and attacking zest, Norwich simply rolled over and allowed West Ham to do as they pleased. Farke’s lightweight side looked broken and beaten throughout and succeeded only in delivering a masterclass in how not to handle Michail Antonio, whose four goals helped West Ham take a big step towards preserving their Premier League status with their first away win in nine matches. Related: Norwich City 0-4 West Ham United: Premier League – live! Related: Liverpool v Burnley: Premier League – live! Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian