Norwich relegated from Premier League after 4-0 thrashing by West Ham – in pictures
Canaries become first club to be sent down this season after Antonio scores all four for Hammers at Carrow Road
Norwich have been relegated from the Premier League after a resounding 4-0 defeat to West Ham at Carrow Road.
Michail Antonio's four goals sealed the Canaries' fate, as Daniel Farke's side became the first team to lose their top-flight status this season.
Norwich were already six points adrift at the foot of the table before the coronavirus pandemic, and their form since the restart took a turn for the worse.
Six successive league defeats have now followed, to extend the losing run to seven in total, in which time last season's Championship winners have only managed to score once.
Antonio's two goals in the first half put an end to Norwich's already slim hopes of survival, but West Ham's emphatic victory was sealed when he struck twice more in the second period to become the first Hammers player to net four in a Premier League game.
Norwich manager Farke said: "We are unbelievably disappointed. We wanted to beat the odds again but when the dust settles the outcome is more or less what was expected.
"From the first day after promotion our chances to survive were perhaps 5 per cent so in 19 out of 20 cases you will go down.
"If you have luck and no injuries then you have a chance. When we are 100 per cent we are competitive but when it’s 96 or 97 per cent then it sometimes looks like men against boys. That’s what I expected."
Published: July 11, 2020 07:18 PM