Norwich City relegated after West Ham defeat

Norwich manager Daniel Farke consoles Josh Martin

Not many people score four goals in a Premier League match'.

Farke was appointed Norwich boss in May 2017, soon after the Canaries had finished eighth in the Championship table. Watford is level on points with West Ham after coming from 1-0 down to beat Newcastle 2-1.

The Canaries lost all of their games since football's restart from coronavirus enforced suspension, conceding 17 goals in that time.

Michail Antonio scored all four goals with two in each half to move the 16th-placed Hammers six points clear of the relegation zone on a tally of 34.

Daniel Farke's team are also trying to avoid equalling a club record of seven consecutive defeats, last achieved by the team of 1994-95 after John Deehan was replaced by Gary Megson during the latter stages of the season, amid protests against then chairman Robert Chase. "That's what I expected".

Ben Godfrey right and Timm Klose after the game
Ben Godfrey right and Timm Klose after the game

Set-pieces have been a regular source of hurt for Norwich this season and that was the case again on Saturday as Antonio scored his first career hat trick.

Norwich were surrendering with a whimper and Antonio pushed them closer to the relegation trap door in first half stoppage-time. Krul saved his initial shot but it fell invitingly for the West Ham player to head over the line.

Liverpool's ideal home record in its title-winning campaign was ended in surprising fashion as Burnley battled back for a 1-1 draw.

In truth, they have looked out of their depth among the Premier League elite from the moment they paid the price for a naively attacking game-plan in a 4-1 defeat at Liverpool on the opening day of the season.

After Oli McBurnie made it 2-0 in the 33rd, McGoldrick completed the latest impressive victory for a side in its first season back in the top flight by shooting past goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after a mistake by substitute Toni Rudiger. Three games are still left in the season but two of them are against Manchester City and Chelsea, who themselves are chasing European spots. City will discover the result of its appeal on Monday.

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