‘Lucky to have been shown on MOTD at all’ - national newspaper reaction to Norwich City’s loss at Crystal Palace

Timm Klose left Selhurst Park on crutches after a first half exit in Norwich City's 1-0 Premier Leag

Timm Klose left Selhurst Park on crutches after a first half exit in Norwich City's 1-0 Premier League defeat against Crystal Palace. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Here's how the national newspapers reacted to Norwich City's uninspiring loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

•The Guardian

'This was fraught, horribly panic-stricken and utterly excruciating viewing at times but, in the end, Crystal Palace will hardly care...

'Norwich did not create enough against a team who had not kept a clean sheet in the league since 28 December.'

•The Times

'Norwich have lost seven of their past eight matches away from home and while they had no answer to Puncheon's 68th-minute winner, they would have had justification in feeling aggrieved not to have earlier been given a penalty.'

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•The Mirror

'The first hour of a contest.. would have been lucky to have been shown on Match of the Day at all, let alone in the dreaded final slot.

•The Sun

'The wait goes on for anxious Norwich after missing out on the opportunity to finish off at least one of their survival rivals.

There was precious little to choose between two teams gripped by the fear of relegation.'

•The Mail

'Norwich lost on the opening day of the season to Palace and this could prove costly for the Canaries, with the £8 billion TV contract making survival worth more than £100 million.'