‘A mistake waiting to happen’ - what the nationals said about Norwich City’s defeat to Manchester United
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Here are the national newspapers' views on Norwich City's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Carrow Road.
• The Sun: 'Norwich are going down and they have only themselves to blame. They really need three points from this but – yet again – suffered defeat. Sebastien Bassong was once again a liability.'
• The Telegraph: 'Spring sunshine could not disguise what they have long known around Carrow Road: game, effortful and determined this City side might be, but, frail at the back and insipid up front, they are all too often masters of their own undoing. A mistake waiting to happen, they carry the look of a team destined for the drop.'
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• The Guardian: 'All season Norwich's bluntness up front has been compounded by brittleness at the back… Norwich continued to flail about gamely but never looked like landing a punch. '
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• The Daily Star: 'The Canaries, though, looked frightened to death of taking a risk… Their problems are easy to spot – they keep making schoolboy errors and simply can not stick the ball in the net at the other end.'
• The Daily Express: 'Delia Smith might be the country's cookery queen, but she and her beloved Norwich are fast giving up hope of continuing to dine at football's top table.'
• BBC Sport: 'Scoring has been a problem for the Canaries throughout the season, which is why they are facing a return to the Championship, and so it proved again.'
Read Paddy Davitt's match report here