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The Aston Villa players celebrate their side’s 1st goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham
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06/02/2016

“Norwich are up to their necks in smelly stuff” - here are the national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 2-0 defeat away at Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Norwich fans look dejected after their side concedes a 2nd goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park. 
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Norwich City’s hopes of Premier League survival took a severe blow on Saturday with a 2:0 loss to bottom club Aston Villa.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil is up for the fight of keeping the Canaries in the Premier League.  
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Alex Neil is ready for the fight of his footballing life to haul Norwich City to Premier League safety.

Declan Rudd paid a high price for rushing from his line in Norwich City's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Aston Villa. 
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Alex Neil insists he is a reluctant tinkerman after another selection shuffle failed to pay off at Villa Park.

Joleon Lescott rises above Norwich City's Dieumerci Mbokani to put Aston Villa ahead. 
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Alex Neil’s two-card trick against Aston Villa was scuppered by more charitable defending from Norwich City.

Gary ONeil of Norwich and Carles Gil of Aston Villa in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. 
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Experienced midfielder Gary O’Neil has challenged his Norwich City team-mates to prove they have the stomach for a relegation battle.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil and first team coach Gary Holt strive for some answers at Villa Park. 
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That air of resignation and fatalism is no longer the preserve of the pessimists. Norwich City are stumbling towards the Championship.

Carles Gil carves a free kick over the Norwich City wall in Aston Villa's 2-0 Premier League win. 
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Norwich slumped to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat in a desperate 2-0 loss at rock-bottom Aston Villa on Saturday.

Sam Kelly, now of Port Vale, in action for Norwich City U21s against Manchester United last season. Picture: Matthew Usher

Jacob Murphy saw his glory stolen by a former Norwich City team-mate as his loan side Coventry City were held to a draw at Port Vale.

Kyle Lafferty featured as an over-age player for Norwich City U21s against Manchester United U21s in November, scoring in a 2-0 win at Carrow Road. Picture: Jasonpix

The Theatre of Dreams awaits for Norwich City’s academy prospects this evening.

Jordan Veretout of Aston Villa is fouled by Gary ONeil of Norwich during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. 
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Mountain climbing is a skill which Norwich City’s players are finding too much of a challenge this season, and one which midfielder Gary O’Neil has had quite enough of.

Norwich City crashed to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat in a 2-0 loss at Aston Villa. 
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Alex Neil challenged his under-performing Norwich City players to prove they are good enough for the Premier League after slipping into the bottom three following a 2-0 defeat at relegation rivals Aston Villa.

Joleon Lescott heads Aston Villa in front in a 2-0 Premier League win over Norwich City. 
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Norwich slumped to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat in a desperate 2-0 loss at rock-bottom Aston Villa on Saturday.

Brad Guzan is unable to stop Jonny Howson's shot giving Norwich City the lead when Aston VIlla came to Carrow Road earlier in the season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City face Aston Villa on Saturday (3pm) in their Premier League fixture.

The Norwich players are left dejected and complaining to Referee Kevin Friend after conceding their side’s 3rd goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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02/02/2016

City are quickly heading towards the unwanted statistic of conceding an average of two goals a games.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil  is up for the scrap at Villa Park. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire.

Alex Neil predicts fireworks in Norwich City’s high stakes Premier League tussle against Aston Villa.

Norwich City midfielder Gary ONeil paid a high price for a crude challenge at Stoke City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Gary O’Neil’s return from suspension could not be better timed with the loss of midfield enforcer Alex Tettey.

Norwich City's on-loan striker Dieumerci Mbokani sealed a 2-0 Premier League win against Aston Villa in December. 
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Alex Neil is warning Aston Villa’s precarious Premier League status makes them a dangerous animal.

Patrick Bamford is ready for a fight to the finish at Norwich City. 
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Patrick Bamford admitted Alex Neil’s refusal to take no for an answer is why Norwich City won the race for the Chelsea loan striker.

Dieumerci Mbokani celebrates making it 2-0 to Norwich City when Aston Villa came to Carrow Road earlier in the season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Aston Villa are next up in our Norwich City Win, Lose or Draw game where Canaries fans get to pit their wits against our writers, Norwich City legends Darren Eadie, Jeremy Goss and Iwan Roberts and presenters Jake Humphrey, Simon Thomas and Chris Goreham.

Norwich City's Robbie Brady is available for the Premier League trip to Aston Villa after a sickness bug. 
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Robbie Brady has handed Norwich City a fitness boost ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Aston Villa after returning to the fold following a sickness bug.

The traveling Norwich fans celebrate goal during Barclays Premier League match. Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City travel to Birmingham on Saturday to face Aston Villa at Villa Park at 3pm. Here is our guide for Canary fans on travel, food and drink.

Timm Klose is ready for Norwich City's crunch clash at Aston Villa. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES

Timm Klose is licking his lips at the prospect of being involved in Norwich City’s relegation showdown at Aston Villa.

Glenn Middleton of Norwich City U18s scores a goal to make it 3-4, action from Norwich City U18s against Middlesbrough U18s in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup at Carrow Road. Picture: Jason Dawson/Jasonpix

The dramatic success of Norwich City’s under-18s squad has thrilled coaches at the club’s academy, who had asked the youngsters to prove their desire to make it as professionals.

Wes Hoolahan will return for Norwich City's crucial Premier League trip to Aston Villa. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Wes Hoolahan will be unleashed against Aston Villa as Alex Neil looks to spark Norwich City’s Premier League survival push back into life.

Todd Cantwell of Norwich City U18s ceelbrates after he scores the winning goal to put Norwich 5-4 up in extra-time, action from Norwich City U18s against Middlesbrough U18s in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup at Carrow Road. Picture: Jason Dawson/Jasonpix

Match-winner Todd Cantwell believes Norwich City Under-18s will be fully focused on trying to win the FA Youth Cup for the rest of the season.

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Will Steven Naismith and Wes Hoolahan be celebrating Premier League survival this season? Football Manager 2016 seems to think so.

Norwich City will avoid relegation from the Premier League this season - according to a simulation by Football Manager 2016.

The Norwich players are left dejected and complaining to Referee Kevin Friend. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Let’s get two things out of the way before I come on to talking about City.

Norwich Manager Alex Neil. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil hopes some stinging home truths can pull Norwich City out of a Premier League tailspin.

Louis Ramsey of Norwich City u18s with Todd Cantwell after he scores the equalising goal to make it 4-4. Picture: JASON DAWSON/JASONPIX

The FA Youth Cup dream is still alive for the young Canaries and the name on everyone’s lips this morning is Louis Ramsay, after the full-back stunned supporters with a 25-yard strike wonder goal.

Todd Cantwell scores from the penalty spot at the Stadium of Light in Norwich City Under-18s' 4-1 win at Sunderland in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup. Picture: Jason Dawson/Jasonpix

Norwich City Under-18s take on Middlesbrough U18s in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup at Carrow Road this evening (kick-off 7pm).

Todd Cantwell of Norwich City U18s is mobbed by his team-mates after he scores the winning goal to put Norwich 5-4 up in extra-time against Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup. Picture: JASON DAWSON/JASONPIX

The FA Youth Cup dream is still alive for Norwich City after a quite brilliant and dramatic fifth round battle with Middlesbrough at Carrow Road this evening.

Steven Naismith is fouled by Toby Alderweireld. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

What did you think of Norwich City’s performance against Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League defeat at Carrow Road? Let us know by rating the players out of 10 at www.pinkun.com/rate-the-players

Matt Jarvis takes on Mousa Dembele. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Here’s how our Norwich City chief writer Paddy Davitt rated the Canaries in their 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Referee Kevin Friend awarded a penalty for this challenge by Sebastien Bassong on Dele Alli. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

“The positional awareness of a lasagne” - here are the national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 3-0 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

The Norwich players are left dejected and complaining to Referee Kevin Friend after conceding their side’s 3rd goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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02/02/2016

Norwich City supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration after a dismal night at Carrow Road.

Timm Klose wins a header during his Norwich City debut against Spurs. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES

Timm Klose is vowing to bounce back after enduring a disappointing Norwich City debut.

Joe Crowe will captain Norwich City Under-18s against Middlesbrough in the FA Youth Cup at Carrow Road tonight. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Carrow Road is set for another big crowd tonight as Norwich City Under-18s look to extend their run in the FA Youth Cup when they take on Middlesbrough.

Norwich manager Alex Neil confronts referee Kevin Friend after City's 3-0 Premier League defeat to Tottenham. 
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Alex Neil was adamant Norwich City were on the end of rough justice in Tuesday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat to Tottenham at Carrow Road.

Harry Kane sends Norwich City keeper Declan Rudd the wrong way from the penalty spot in Tottenham's 3-0 Premier League win at Carrow Road. 
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Norwich City’s relegation fears deepened with a 3-0 Premier League defeat to title-challenging Tottenham at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

Coventry City's top brass could not turn down Norwich City's deadline night deal for James Maddison. Photo: Clint Hughes/PA Wire.

Norwich City’s deadline night swoop for James Maddison was too good for Coventry City’s top brass to turn down.

Robert Snodgrass scores Norwich City's winner in the last meeting between the Canaries and Tottenham Hotspur at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City face Tottenham Hotspur tonight (7.45pm) in their Premier League fixture.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil and Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Mauricio Pochettino is not fooled by Norwich City’s ‘crazy’ defeat to Liverpool as he aims to complete a Premier League double over the Canaries.

Patrick Bamford in action for Middlesbrough against Norwich City at Wembley last May. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Patrick Bamford could prove to be a £10million-rated steal for Norwich City if he fires the Canaries to Premier League safety.

Steven Naismith and Timm Klose were Norwich City's prime targets this window. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich City have shown unwavering support to Alex Neil’s survival bid by flexing their financial muscle this winter.

Norwich City's January transfer window signings (clockwise from top left): Matt Jarvis, Ben Godfrey, Ivo Pinto, Patrick Bamford, Steven Naismith and Timm Klose.

Norwich City supporters have been taking to Twitter to express their delight at the club’s January transfer splurge, which saw them sign more players than any other Premier League side, spending around £24m.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil is firm fan of Tottenham's young squad. 
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Norwich City must produce their Premier League best to subdue Tottenham’s young guns on Tuesday night at Carrow Road.

Patrick Bamford has joined Norwich City on loan from Chelsea. Picture: Norwich City

The hunger for game-time is clear to see in the eyes of new Norwich City loan signing Patrick Bamford.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin has the backing of Alex Neil. 
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Russell Martin should not be the scapegoat for the Canaries’ recent struggles, insists Norwich City boss Alex Neil.

Norwich City's squad had to sit and watch the 5-4 Premier League defeat to Liverpool. 
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Alex Neil made his Norwich City squad confront the uncomfortable truth behind a painful Premier League defeat to Liverpool.

James Maddison will return to Coventyr City for the rest of the seson after his deadline night move to Norwich City. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire.

Alex Neil insists it is full steam ahead in the battle for Premier League survival after sealing an audacious deadline night deal for Coventry City’s highly-rated teenage prospect James Maddison, for a fee understood to be £2.5m plus add-ons, to cap a record January transfer window spree.

Coventry City's James Maddison (left) and Crewe Alexandra's Billy Bingham battle for the ball during a Sky Bet League One match at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Norwich City have signed young Coventry City midfielder James Maddison in a late transfer deadline day deal for an undisclosed fee.

Norwich City midfielder Louis Thompson has returned to Swindon Town on loan. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City midfielder Louis Thompson has returned to boyhood club Swindon Town on loan until the end of the season, subject to approval from the relevant football authorities.

Patrick Bamford. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Norwich could hand a debut to Patrick Bamford on Tuesday night - with manager Alex Neil claiming the Canaries have clinched a player worth an eight-figure sum.

Norwich City's new signing Ebou Adams. Picture: Jason Dawson/JasonPix

Norwich City have sealed a deal for Dartford’s Ebou Adams, but Alex Neil is predicting a quiet deadline day after a hectic transfer window.

Kyle Lafferty could leave Norwich today. 
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Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty is facing more transfer frustration after a return to Sion broke down.

Steven Naismith and Timm Klose were Norwich City's prime targets this window. Photo: Steve Adams

Calling all Premier League clubs – this is your last chance.

NCFC open training session at Carrow Road. Alex Neil and  David McNally.
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It’s D for Decision day as Alex Neil ponders whether or not to bring out the cheque book once more before the transfer window closes.

Jamar Loza in action for Norwich City U21s earlier this season.

Jamar Loza hopes to prove how much he has improved after re-joining Southend on loan from Norwich City, with the Shrimpers eyeing a potential permanent deal in the summer.

Patrick Bamford in action for Middlesbrough against Norwich City at Wembley last May. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City have confirmed the signing of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on loan until the end of the season.

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15. Bournemouth 24 28
16. Swansea 24 26
17. Norwich City 24 23
18. Newcastle 24 21
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