Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 2 - What the nationals said

Andreas Weimann misses an open goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Andreas Weimann misses an open goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The national newspapers' views on Norwich City's 2-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa.

Sunday Mirror: 'Benteke, who might have been red-carded for grabbing Sebastien Bassong by the throat, was kept quiet all afternoon. But Norwich forgot about Agbonlahor.'

Mail on Sunday: 'Norwich fans shuffled away to prepare for a fortnight of angst and misery . . . they had maintained a level of noise and frenzy which battered the ears and numbed the senses.'

The Observer: 'Now East Anglian nerves are jangling. Norwich seemed almost safe two months ago, but this defeat extended a wretched run that leaves them fretting.'

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The Independent: 'Having taken Norwich City into the Premier League two years ago, Paul Lambert did nothing to help keep them there as his Aston Villa side earned the three points that should be enough to ensure their own survival.'

The Sunday Telegraph: 'For Norwich, two points behind the Midlands club, the situation is looking increasingly bleak – especially so given third-bottom Wigan's victory.'

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