Norwich are RELEGATED from the Premier League with three games still to play as Chris Sutton labels them 'gutless' and Robbie Savage says they played like 'an U15 team'

Norwich saw relegation from the Premier League confirmed on Saturday lunchtime following their 4-0 defeat by West Ham. 

Daniel Farke's side sit bottom of the table with 21 points from 35 games and have not picked up a single point since football returned under Project Restart. 

Six straight defeats has seen them concede 15 goals and score just once in what has been a miserable campaign for the Norfolk club and they have now become the first team to be relegated from the Premier League five times. 

Norwich's relegation back to the Championship was confirmed by defeat on Saturday

Daniel Farke's side have failed to pick up a single point since the season was restarted

The relegation sees Norwich overtake Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Crystal Palace in the unwanted books. They all have four relegations from the top-flight to their name.

Saturday's defeat leaves them with just nine points available to close a 13-point gap to Watford, who came from behind to beat Newcastle. 

Farke and his side have mustered just five league wins all season, with the most recent of them arriving at home against Leicester in February. 

That 1-0 victory at Carrow Road remains one of only two league victories for Norwich in 2020. 

Norwich won promotion to the top flight last season by winning the Championship in style, ending their their three-year absence. 

Michail Antonio scored all four goals for West Ham as they eased their own relegation fears


Norwich 0-3 Southampton

Norwich 0-1 Everton

Arsenal 4-0 Norwich

Norwich 0-1 Brighton

Watford 2-1 Norwich

Norwich 0-4 West Ham 


But limited spending in the transfer market has cost them dearly and despite beating Pep Guardiola's Manchester City earlier in the season, it has largely been a disappointing season for the Canaries.

No team has scored fewer than Norwich's 26 goals this term or shipped more than Norwich's 67 goals against.

Chris Sutton led the condemnation of his former club's limp surrender, tweeting: 'That was a gutless performance from Norwich City... the players should be embarrassed with that today.'

'It's been a poor season for Norwich, they're scored the fewest goals, 26,' BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage added. 

'Where would they be without Teemu Pukki? 

'They can't defend. It's not a good combination, you don't score, you can't defend, only one result - relegated, end of.'  

In his analysis of the first-half on Saturday, in which Michail Antonio scored twice to give West Ham a 2-0 lead, Savage again took aim at the Canaries.

'If my Under 15's defended like Norwich, I'd be having a right go at them,' he said. 

'Pathetic defending, no communication.' 

Norwich haven't picked up a single point since the Premier League restarted last month

Following a 2-1 defeat by relegation rivals Watford on Tuesday, Farke refused to place the blame on his players as to their fate, but days later it was confirmed. 

'Of course we are disappointed with the outcome but the lads tried everything which is possible for their individual quality level,' he said after the Watford loss.

'I'm a bit disappointed with a few mistakes or not using chances or not being effective enough, but I'm far away from blaming my players. 

'I have to back them, they will develop and learn from this season.'

Captain Alexander Tettey looks dejected and was struggling for words after their 4-0 defeat

After their relegation was confirmed on Saturday, captain Alex Tettey was lost for words. 

'It's very hard for me to talk. That was a tough game for us. We came out trying to be positive,' Tettey told BT Sport.

'For all four goals, we can't defend like that. Even teams that are struggling will punish you. 

'That's what happened today we got punished for every mistake we made.

Norwich City's head coach Daniel Farke (right) comforts Max Aarons (left) after the match

'It's very tough. I have been saying all season it's going to be tough. We go into games trying to be positive. 

'It's always tough to get yourself going mentally and that's what's it been to be fair.

'As I have said before, it's not been a club that has well-established players worth £40-50million. 

'When you are trying to compete in the Premier League it's always difficult. We have been in games, but we haven't had the character and the bodies to get enough points. 

'It's been a tough journey. It's a young group and now we will take that experience with us.'

Youngster Aarons was visibly upset after the result confirmed Norwich's relegation


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