Norwich City 0 Arsenal 2

Norwich City keeper John Ruddy denies Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City keeper John Ruddy denies Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Sunday, May 11, 2014
4:49 PM

Norwich City slipped out of the Premier League against a slick Arsenal who had far too much for the Canaries in a routine final day 2-0 win for Arsene Wenger’s FA Cup finalists.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Aaron Ramsey unleashed a dipping volley over John Ruddy seven minutes after the interval before Carl Jenkinson slotted a close range second just past the hour mark in Norwich’s top flight farewell.

Neil Adams’ side remained in 18th place - three points behind fourth-from-bottom West Brom - after Fulham drew at home to Crystal Palace and Cardiff lost to Chelsea, with both joining the Canaries in the Championship next season.

Adams made one change to the starting line up that drew 0-0 with Chelsea. Nathan Redmond came in for Steven Whittaker with Martin Olsson reverting to his more accustomed left-back berth.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Sebastien Bassong were both omitted from the match day squad with no place either for Luciano Becchio, Jonas Gutierrez or Wes Hoolahan. Academy product Jamar Loza was named among the substitutes along with Gary Hooper.

Arsenal’s Welsh international Ramsey was given a chance to prove his fitness ahead of next week’s FA Cup final but Jack Wilshere was kept in reserve.

Wenger did include the likes of Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud from the start despite the Gunners already having secured fourth spot and a pre-qualifying place in next season’s Champions League.

Scottish international Robert Snodgrass was announced as Norwich’s player-of-the-year prior to kick off ahead of Olsson and Ruddy.

Redmond checked inside Jenkinson to roll in Johan Elmander who was flagged offside, but the Swedish international’s finish into an empty net drew ironic cheers from the home fans given the Canaries’ season-long struggles in front of goal.

Lukasz Fabianski then claimed Redmond’s spiralling shot with Elmander ready to profit from any spill.

Tomas Rosicky sprang Ramsey to launch a swift counter, but the Welshman’s miscue allowed Ruddy to gather.

Russell Martin burst clear after getting the wrong side of Kieran Gibbs in the 11th minute but Laurent Koscielny intercepted a near post cross destined for Snodgrass.

Redmond’s burst and swinging hit injected a much-needed degree of urgency into the proceedings but Fabianski shovelled his swerving effort behind. City pinned the visitors’ in from the corner but Alex Tettey hooked over from 20 yards out under pressure from Ramsey and Mikel Arteta.

Lukas Podolski found a pocket of space to rifle a left-footed strike that was always drifting wide of Ruddy’s far post.

City’s England keeper then denied the German with a sprawling stop after Giroud’s back heel fell invitingly into the path of the attacking midfielder.

Ruddy produced an even better save moments later to deny Giroud with a finger tip effort after City were again cut open by Arsenal’s slick one-touch interplay to free the bustling striker 10 yards out.

Michael Turner’s sliding block prevent Ruddy from further active involvement after Ramsey escaped far too comfortably from Bradley Johnson patrolling in front of his back four.

City replied in kind with a swift counter only for Olsson to hook his strike wide on the run after Snodgrass had sneaked past ex-Norwich loanee Gibbs.

Ruddy was required again five minutes before the interval to parry Giroud’s curling left-footed attempt after Turner was rolled by the inventive frontman on the edge of Norwich’s penalty area.

Ramsey picked out Jenkinson on the restart but Turner had sensed the danger to cut out the cross at the concession of a corner which Podolski headed over five yards out after climbing above Tettey to meet Rosicky’s set piece.

Ramsey hammered Arsenal in front in the 53rd minute with a stunning angled volley after connecting perfectly with Podolski’s clipped reverse pass which looped over Olsson at the far post.

Adams replied with a double change. Elmander was withdrawn for what was likely to be his final outing for the club to be replaced by Hooper. Loza was also introduced for his senior debut in place of Tettey.

The youngster wasted no time marking his big day with a confident trick deep in the Arsenal final third to release Redmond but the fellow teenage starlet carved a right foot strike over.

Arsenal doubled their lead in the 62nd minute when Jenkinson reacted quickest to slot Podolski’s deflected strike after Ozil had fed the overlapping Gibbs.

Wenger elected to unveil Wilshere for Ramsey in the aftermath. The England international triggered a counter for the rampant visitors but Ryan Bennett denied Giroud at his near post. Redmond fended off his compatriot to feed Loza but Bacary Sagna had too much nous for the raw striker.

Snodgrass invited Johnson forward who picked out the overlapping Olsson but the Swede’s cross drifted aimlessly behind.

Elliott Bennett made his return for the final 15 minutes of Norwich’s Premier League season for his first involvement since the opening day after his long road back from knee ligament surgery.

Fabianski parried Loza’s rising strike in the 78th minute with the debutant looking to harass the Arsenal backline at every opportunity.

Elliott Bennett then miscued tamely at Fabianski following Snodgrass’ rolled first time cross. Namesake Ryan was booked for hauling down Yaya Sanogo but Arteta’s free kick lacked the venom to trouble Ruddy.

Fabianski needed to be alert to foil Snodgrass with his legs from Hooper’s throughball as City tried to finish on the front foot.

Ruddy produced one last act of defiance to flick away Sanogo’s poked effort after Wilshere brushed off Johnson in the dying embers of City’s top flight season.

• Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, R Bennett, Turner, Olsson, Tettey (Loza 58), Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Redmond (E Bennett 75), Elmander (Hooper 58). Subs (not used): Bunn, Whittaker, Fer, Josh Murphy.

• Arsenal: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Sagna, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky (Diaby 74), Ramsey (Wilshere 63), Ozil, Podolski, Giroud (Sanogo 74). Subs (not used): Szczesny, Monreal, Kallstrom, Flamini.

• Booking: R Bennett (foul on Sanogo, 80)

• Goals: Ramsey (53), Jenkinson (62)

• Added on time: 1 minute / 2 minutes

• Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

• Attendance: 26,848

Latest Norwich City stories

54 comments

  • And footygirl laughed out loud, what a pair of simpletons. Tiny things please tiny minds, you must be really pleased with your attendances this season then?

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    lordbesty

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • 1961tb, if that is that your attempt at humour then god help you. What a Moron.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    lordbesty

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Feels a bit like our relegation in 1995... I blame most of it on RVW and Hughton for playing him... just too bad for words... if he had manged to triple his pathetic goals tally to 3 and scored a winner in just two of the following drawn games: Stoke, Cardiff, Newcastle, Man City at home or Sunderland away, we would have stayed up.... Had he managed a statospheric 4 goals then just one winner and two equalisers during any of the 7 one goal defeats he played in would have also seen us safe........ 2 more goals in the right games to get our goals for total to 30... that is all we needed to stay up... what a pathetic waste.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    jops

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • thus endeth the squad put together by C Hughton, poor until the end.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Some Good news-Ipswich Town are making 7 more members of staff redundant........as they say tick tock tick tock administration is looming!!!!

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    dave123

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Morgan Hewitt, I think we had someone not connected to the club by the name of Chris Hughton. Please tell me how that went .

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    GrumpyMike

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Lol "1961tractorboy" In one respect mate David Moyes would be well suited for Narwich at Carrot Road because he is used to being the Manager of a loosing team, so he would fit in quite well..lol..

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Footyboy16

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Oh and another thing if your going to quote stastistics the very least you should do is get your facts straight otherwise it will make you out for what you undoubtedly are a wallybrain.(very very off the ball city)

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    1961tractorboy

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Yes Dubai.. you've gone from moral majority, too heretical, and then blow me you've ascended to lunacy, all at the end of one season. On your way to omnipotence perhaps you could seize the initiative and bring the light of democracy and freedom to those jolly wallah types that you rely on out there...

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Gruff

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Dubia budgie seriously think you seek medical help asap either your suffering from severe sunstroke or delusions to the extreme if you think for one second david moyes would even consider coming to narwich get in the real world still think pinky and perkys your best bet.(not very on the ball city)

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    1961tractorboy

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • I know many City supporters are obviously disappointed today, but here is something that will cheer EVERYONE up........... Ipswich's Championship finishes •2013-14: 10th or 11th •2012-13: 14th •2011-12: 15th •2010-11: 13th •2009-10: 15th •2008-09: Ninth •2007-08: Eighth •2006-07: 14th •2005-06: 15th •2004-05: Third Now, that must have everyone grinning again !

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Ooops! You must have a secret stash of Pollyanna Potion, Dubai. I`ll desist from returning mine, then. Have you placed a bet on Moyes? Worth a few Dirhams? Is there a BetFred in Yabba Dabba Abu Dubai Dhabi? You are a laugh, bless your sunny little heart. If you prove to be correct, I`ll treat you to a pint next time you can safely visit the UK without arousing the interest of HMRC.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Hi Brewer, I am off to Cyprus this week for a break, what a lousy season - things can only get better. Will we have to play 1p5wich next season - did they manage to stay up in the end ?

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Dubai Canary. Get real, are you actually being serious? Moyes wouldn't consider going to Norwich in a million years. He has ambitions.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    NB

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • David Moyse 40 to 1 to be next NCFC manager. Watch these odds shorten very soon.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Michigan, "It`s Over" did feature in Roy Orbison`s final concert in Ohio. `Golden days before they end...` - Blimey, Dubai, you`ve become a Latter-Day Dissenter, Detractor and Moaner!! I`d better return your Double Dubya Yabba Dabba Dubai Abu Dhabi Delirium Drinks! ;-)

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Our player of the season shew his worth to the team today inside first 11 minutes he had shouted and argued with 3 of his team mates, and how he shouted at Loza in the second half was a disgrace. Get him sold asap. Olsen has put in more centres than him which is not bad for a full.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    canarybell

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • HOT TRANSFER NEWS FROM SKY SPORTS CENTRE BARCELONA MADE OFFICAL APPROACH FOR RVW (OFF THE BALL CITY)

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    1961tractorboy

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • I suppose, with Hooper being an Essex Boy, Essex might appeal to him as a home? After all, footy players can easily afford more than one of those. Essex handy for West Ham, too. Last time I looked, Derby County were cruising to the Champ play-off final. 2-0 up vs Brighton. A young fellow called Chris Martin scored the 2nd - apparently he`s now scored 25 this season. Derby did well to get a 25 year old, 25-goal striker for free. What sort of dunderhead would release a player like that for nothing? Answers, on a postcard, to `Chrissy`, Dreadnought Seamen`s Mission, Stratford East. Btw; not so sure Winkel `stormed out`. Radio Partridge had it that he watched the game from a stand somewhere. Anyway, cannot imagine Winkel `storming` anywhere. Best he could muster would be a light shower.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • 1961 tractorboy I know supporting Ipswich is enough to drive anyone to drink but you should stay of the strong stuff because it's making u talk shi?

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Howesy

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Starting to get the hang of punctuation now 1961tractorboy, just need to work on those capitals. Before you know it you'll be writing like a five year old.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    B Inners

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Ipswich fan - why bother? You're wasting your time typing fluff and my time pointing it out. I'm afraid that the board (sigh) will appoint a manager that they think will appease the fans - hooray, yes we have a Norwich legend in charge... But wait... We're not doing... Oh cr@p we're doing badly again. Fans love to reminisce but for the love of good business sense I hope they do some research and get someone that isn't related to the club. That is what the club needs. NEEDS

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Morgan Hewitt

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Roy Hodgson (after WC) , Lambo, Lennon, Steve Clark, Laudrup, ...stretching a bit as I doubt most of these wouldn't be seen dead in the championship..Only Norwich family member i would consider is Phelan. Highly rated by man utd players

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    AC Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Oh well I suppose 18-0 was asking just a little bit too much today even with that mega expensive prolific strike force of yours,litlle budgie from the UAE I told you yesterday David Moyes will want to manage a club with ambition and capable of winning trophys,unfortunataly for you that excludes your tin pot club.pathetic and lame to quote your own fans words sums up what a total mess your beloved narwich is in at this moment in time.be afraid be very afraid I can geniunely see another spell in league one is destined for the little budgies again soon very soon.(not very on the ball city)

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    1961tractorboy

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Colby and AC, agreed. Morgan Hewitt, you make a very good point. You could add "(Useless brat)" after his name but it is only a small consolation I fear.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    waclor

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Well that's all for the premier. Our statistics for bouncing back are actually good; 7 relegations 4 immediate returns (including league 1) but this time i think it will be a miracle. I have no clue who the right man would be to get us back but I do think we need someone with championship experience, it is a very tough league to get out off, as we all know.OTBC

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Rottsrool - do you really want to watch another season of NCFC playing in the EPL the way they have done this year? I for one will be relieved to not watch them, evn in the Championship, where it will be even more embarassing if a lot of tough decisions and astute hirings and purchases are not made. I don't think the current set-up ie owner, board, manager, and players will do well there.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Rv watch the game today with his family in the jar role stand probably wondering like we were how the heck did almander get the nod again

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Howesy

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Well A.C.Canary who would you like as our new manager ?

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Colby Army!

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Adams same (if not worse) tactics than Hughton. Why play Elmander..he is useless. Glad he has gone now. Please a manager from outside the Naaaarwich family. Fresh face unless Lambert fancies coming back ;). We will sell Ruddy cheaply and to the first bidder, Snotgrass to celtic, RVW to a dutch club for about 1m to save on his high wage, Not sure on wes, must hold onto Hooper and redmond but unlikely, Unfortunately Martin will hang around as other teams know his frailties. Adams back to youth squad please, heart but no brain. I fear Malky will come in and blow our parachute payments. His style of play is similar to Hooty. I prefer the all or nothing approach like lambert and rodgers play..at least its exciting when you lose

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    AC Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • I honestly feel sorry for all the kids who had "van wolfswinkel" emblazoned on the back of their replica shirts. A lot has been said of his abysmal season - but this final act of impudence leaves us all in no doubt of what an absolute brat he is. If he stays he's going to have to restore any mangers confidence in him, not to mention the club and the fans. I sit back and I'm finally relieved it's all over but deep down I'm embarrassed at how farcical it's been. I think you lot are the ones that needed to take a lap of honour not the players, for putting up with that dross.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Morgan Hewitt

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Sorry to say Neil Adams is not suited to be out manager, 1 point from 15 ! don't want to hear who his five games were against, Sunderland went to Old Trafford and won, we lost BIGTIME, .And why play Almander when he will not be here next season, you might have well have played Becchio at least he is full time employed by us!!!!

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Colby Army!

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • I was paying £35 per month to see the Norwich games live or shown later the same evening. Looks like I'll be making a saving next season

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    NoggintheNog

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Ahhhhh this sucks. Living in Michigan USA , they show PL games here so I get to watch our team, trouble is they don't show championship games so it could be years before I see city on TV again.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Rottsrool

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • So hopefully the board make some good decisions over the summer, I think a complete rebuild is in order. And RVW was apparently on his way to the airport, well let's hope he has a ONE WAY ticket.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Rottsrool

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Thank you all and goodnight ,

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    la barbe

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Michigan sums up my feelings too. Need to create a reasonable team, I quote. When Delia goes who will buy City? Glad season is out of the way. We could have stayed up instead of West Brom. Comments on this thread on the lack of spirit and poor performances tell me that the Canaries would have been PL whipping boys next season if we had survived because three others were worse than us and not two.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Capri

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Not far to Ip5w1ch!

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Nelson

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Nelson are you sure Hooper is moving house to Essex? That will be a very long commute to Accrington next season.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    waclor

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • RVW was sat in a box at the rear of the Jarrold as many fans will confirm. Seemed strange to play Johan today when he clearly won't be here next year. I maintain that Hooper will be an asset in the Championship so was disappointed to see him parked on the bench again. I am sure that we would have had more goals from him this year had both managers not given RVW so many opportunities to hit form.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Ellie

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • .......move to Norwich. (one day maybe Archant will give a spellcheck option)

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Why could we not afford Moyes ? He has just had a massive £10million payout from Manure, so he is not exactly short of cash right now. Moyes pride will be hurt and he needs to reinvent himself, so what better than a more to Norwich, rebuild for a season in the Chump, then look to kick-on in the PL. Makes perfect sense for all parties - bring on Moxey !!

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Ricky stormed out of Carrow Road today after finding out that Neil had not selected him for the team.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    norwichlad23

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Thank goodness the nightmare is over at last. What we need now is a new owner, a new chairman, a new manager and a new team. No problems there then.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    rjukancanary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • RVW walked out of the ground when not put in the squad. Hooper moving house to Essex on Tuesday.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Nelson

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • I can't remember. Norwich City team playing almost the whole season with such poor competetive spirit.we might have not been up there with the money sides but we always played good football and with a pride. Wheres it all gone? I think all this talk about blaming the board is not going to do any good they won't be changed out. Many have posted that the squad was not good enough for the EPL , OK we are in the Championship now lets see who can perform there and if not get rid of them. I don't see why we should loose our best players , we don't need to sell and they are under contract to the club. Why not give NA a chance to gain his management experience in the Championship unless we can attract some phenominal manager we don't know about yet.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    NoggintheNog

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Outplayed and outclassed for 90 minutes, I think it's a good thing we're going down to the Championship. We never look like scoring, is there something fundamentally wrong with our coaching system?

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    bogbog

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Dubai, whilst I appreciate the sentiments, City could not afford Moyes, and Moyes has no experience of Div 2 (sorry, Championship). Malky has been there and done it. Malky lacked experience of Prem. My nod would be for Malky for that reason as much as being an old boy. £62.4 million in the bank could even keep the likes of Hooper, though the likes of Fer, RvW, Snodgrass will not wish to play in the 2nd tier. Nor will Ruddy.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Soglio Star

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • What a depressing season that was. Not just the relegation but the fact I had real high hopes for this year. We spent big, for us, and should never have gone down. So many poor teams, how did Villa get away with it. So many no shows and complete thrashings it was ridiculous. Half that squad can go now for all I care, useless to say the least. I think we are in big trouble and the next manager needs to be very strong and brave or its more bad years ahead.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    lordbesty

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • .....I couldn't watch the game today!....Did I miss much??.....

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • LAME , LAME, LAME, LAME !!! The players owed it to the fans to ‘have a a go’ today. They did not do so. Also, the players did Neil Adams’ chances of securing the job on a full time basis no favours either.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    CanaryWest

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Nearly as riveting as the Palace game the other night

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Down and out with a whimper - what a pathetic performance really - on that showing we deserved to be relegated and maybe something good will become of this. Now we need a PROPER manager to come in and sort this mess out and get up back to the PL. This means no old boys club, sorry NA, Malky, Sherwood you will not cut the mustard. David Moyes could be the man - are you listening Mr. McNally ?

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Sad end to three years of EPL. I think this game confirmed what we have seen all season - the squad we have was just not good enough for the EPL. Focus has to be to use the money we have wisely over the next year to build a squad of up and coming players who can win the championship and grow into a reasonable EPL team. Of course a new rich owner and dynamic board could solve a lot.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    MichiganCanary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT