Norwich City 4, West Brom 0 - What the nationals said

Fun and games in the wall as Grant Holt and Chris Brunt get to grips with each other. Picture: Paul

Fun and games in the wall as Grant Holt and Chris Brunt get to grips with each other. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The national newspapers' views on Norwich City's 4-0 home win over West Brom.

The Guardian: 'This was Norwich's biggest victory in the Premier League since a 5-1 win at Everton in September 1993, only their third in the previous 20 matches and the first by more than one goal this season. They could not have chosen a better occasion to throw the shackles off.'

The Telegraph: 'John Ruddy was rarely called into action on his long-awaited return from injury but his England colleague in the Albion net had an afternoon to forget.'

The Mirror: 'England keeper John Ruddy returned in goal for his first start since injuring his thigh in November. He was faultless as City kept their first clean sheet in eight outings. But they were aided by a dreadful Albion side who looked ready for their summer holidays.'

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The Daily Mail: 'What a difference 90 minutes makes. Before kick-off there was trepidation and the fear of relegation. Afterwards, only jubilation and the knowledge that Premier League football would be here again next season.'

The Independent: 'City's biggest top-flight win for 20 years banishes the threat of relegation but does not obscure how close they were to unravelling completely. As high as seventh in the Premier League in mid-December, they have won only three times since.'

The Sun: 'West Brom, whose form has fallen to pieces since securing safety, were not merely on the beach. They were lobster-red on their sunbeds and surrounded by a dozen bottles of beer. Steve Clarke's team, who have now won just once in eight, were astonishingly poor and were the perfect opposition for Norwich who were looking over their shoulders in 16th spot.'

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