Premier League video report: Manchester United 4 Norwich City 0

John Ruddy lays into his team-mates at Old Trafford. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images John Ruddy lays into his team-mates at Old Trafford. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2:29 PM

Michael Bailey reports from Old Trafford as the Canaries moved a step closer to Premier League relegation with a dispiriting thumping to Manchester United, in Ryan Giggs first game as their interim manager.

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A pair of braces from Wayne Rooney and substitute Juan Mata were more than enough to dispatch City, once their stoic opening lost its momentum.

Now the Canaries have just two games to save their top-flight skin – or it will be a return to the Championship next season.

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14 comments

  • I think Chris Houghton would have kept us up with ease, the board bottled it and bowed to fan pressure! Back to the Championship and then League One where we belong! :(

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    Alan Mason

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • I guess we probably have the same pathetic morons WUM-ing on their boards but it's just sooooo boring. Not as if their season has been so glorious. Massive decision for the board in terms of manager next season and then the new manager regarding who to keep release. It's going to be a bumpy ride and some big paper losses if RVWGH go I guess.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Bring it on Niceone! (We're having such a nice day!) X

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    Chalkyblue

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Chalkyblue.....That's 6 less points for you next season then!!!

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Zippidy do da, zippidy day, my oh my we love Sunderland's play. Plenty of sunshine between you and a good day, zippidy do dah you're rellied' to today!

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    Chalkyblue

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • good on you NICEONE..., I'll be there if we are in the Dolphin Autos League, but we're allowed to be critical, and - yes, Goldie - you are right!

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    wallybrain

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • A look at the squad shows they are simply not good enough. - Ruddy - Everton reserves; Martin - Peterbro Reserves; Turner- Sunderland reserves; Bassong - Spurs reserves; Olson - relegated with Blackburn; Whitaker- Rangers!; Garrido - Lazio Reserves; Snodgrass; Johnson; Howson; Becchio - Leeds; Tettey French football; Fer - dutch football; Pilkington - Huddersfield; Bennett - Brighton; Redmond - Birmingham; Elmander- ex Bolton (always struggled); Hooper - Scunthorpe via Celtic; RvWolfwinkle - Portugese mid table side; Yobo- sold by Everton. I have left out Hoolahan as he is our one class player. Yes we had a good season, and then a lucky one last year, but these players are not Premier League standard. Some will be sold and we will need to re build for next season in the Championship, which is why half do nt care about being relegated, as they know they will get a job somewhere.

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    Soglio Star

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • You fair weather supporters can dessert them if you wish but I won't be joining you!! The team and players have been knocked from pillar to post in terms of playing style, objectives (defense versus attack) and have done their best but regrettably it is not good enough despite their efforts. The wrong sort of management can screw up the best work forces and the players deserve some credit for following these instructions as that is their job. If all had worked out well we would be praising them at this point instead of criticizing them. I am hurting at this point as much as anyone but will turn up for next season as I have always done whichever division we are playing in. What you must not do is throw the baby out with the bath water!!! OTBC.

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    NICEONE

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • A pair of braces from Wayne Rooney - did he really score 4?

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    Soglio Star

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Bottom 3nowwe are f00ked !!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Wallybrain. If thats all that is important now to the players and the club then the fans must be MUGS paying out their money thinking they will be entertained and rarely comming away from the ground on a match day feeling good.

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    goldie

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • as well you know, there is no loyalty in football apart from the supporters... money, contracts, sponsorship are the only things that count for the players... in the grand scheme of things, Norwich City like any other club doesn't really exist apart from in the minds and imaginations of the fan base....

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    wallybrain

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Norwich's biggest problem is this drive to want to move forward as club - business decisions etc, but still retaining this softly softly approach to who they hire and the way the teams managed. There's no killer instinct to be found anywhere. Norwich city football club is, ultimately, a business and in order for a business to do well it has to distance itself from this trite sentimentality. It's also slightly embarassing and old hat for a club in 2014. That sounds cold and I guess it is but they get promoted do so-so and then hire a "nice guy" to fill the boots of a career shark. Was never going to work. McNally's a smart man but I can imagine that as he's surrounded by folk who want to keep the club cemented in this 'family orientated' mindset then they will forever be doomed to remain an almost ran, the school of thought in Norwich seems to be the "that'll do" attitude. And I'm afraid that mentality in the premier league has no place. Chris Hughton was a man without a plan and there's nothing that anyone can do now to change that fact. Getting annoyed with him is fruitless when it's the whole attitude of the club itself that harbours this cringe worthy apathy. Let's be realistic, it's not done the side any favours whilst being back in the Premiership again; it worked getting them there but once Norwich arrived the 'team spirit' foundation petered out, the soul of the team disappeared, players that were purchased for stupid amounts of money in terms of a lower league clubs coffers didn't gel. Norwich's relegation will at least mean whoever is bought in can start again with a younger team that want and seek success - hopefully we won't cling to the this bizarre sentimentality and get in Mackay or keep on Adams. It may appease those with their heads stuck in the past but that seems counter-productive to me. Everyone football fan likes Norwich because they're a "nice club". Maybe if they want the glory the "board" seem to desperately seek then they need to be more cutthroat. Hey, people don't want to hear that, they don't want their friendly club turned into a grey business conglomerate but, again, Norwich City is not a Sunday league club where your sons and daughters play - it's a business that requires results to thrive not the drivel we've all witnessed for nigh on 2 years. It's about time it started acting as such as it's not the early 1990's anymore.

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    Morgan Hewitt

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • What will really make me sick is when some of these underperforming prime donnas want a transfer in May as they think themselves too good for the Championship. Well if you were, yuor team would not be relegated would it. Bear that in mind RvW, one goal all season and all those missed chances are one of the reasons we are going down. Bassong? If your performances at night matched the consistency of those on match day, you would be getting divorced pretty soon. Howson and Tettey? Try turning up EVERY week not every other match. Fer and Turner? Just try. The only players who can say they have done the best they can, in my opinion, are Snoddy, Ruddy and Ollson. Pilkington? I won't even pay you the compliment of including you as a player. You may have hated Hughton but you have hurt th fans. Wes? You'll get what you deserve.

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    waclor

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

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