LONDON (AFP) – Norwich have been relegated from the Premier League on Saturday (April 30) after a 2-0 loss at Aston Villa.
Burnley’s dramatic late comeback from 1-0 right down to beat Watford 2-1 left the Canaries 13 factors adrift of security with simply 4 video games remaining.
It was an sad return to Villa Park for Norwich boss Dean Smith as objectives both facet of half-time from two gamers he signed for Villa, Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, earned Steven Gerrard’s males the three factors.
Smith has been unable to show round a sinking ship since changing Daniel Farke in November.
“I’m disappointed for a lot of people – the owners, the supporters and everyone to do with the football club,” Smith advised reporters.
“I take a part of the duty as a result of I’ve are available right here to attempt to preserve us up and sadly we haven’t completed sufficient, however that isn’t right down to the efficiency in the present day (Saturday).
“Unfortunately, in a lot of the bigger games this season, we’ve not quite reached the levels that we need to,” he added.
The Canaries have gone down in every of their final three campaigns in the English top-flight, having additionally been relegated in 2015/16 and 2018/19.
“Ultimately, we haven’t been good enough and the quality of our squad to stay in the Premier League hasn’t been good enough, so we’ll learn from it,” stated Smith.
“We have to come back stronger for the last four games and then next season.”
Norwich captain Grant Hanley advised the BBC: “I’m upset with our consequence. It might be truthful, we haven’t been ok this season.
“It is difficult for me to comment on anything right now. Emotions are high, we gave our all but it wasn’t enough and (it was) the story of our season.”
Watford’s eleventh consecutive house loss additionally leaves the Hornets on the verge of relegation.
Everton’s 68-year keep in the high flight is now in extreme peril as the Toffees are 5 factors off security, however do have video games in hand over Burnley and Leeds to come back.