As the last line of defence for struggling Norwich City, John Ruddy has had to be at his best to keep out some of the best strikers in the Premier League. He has, however, still had the misfortune of conceding the two goals of the season, an audacious forty-yard volley by Luis Suarez and a "ridiculous" team goal finished by Jack Wilshere.
In a sign of pure panic, Norwich City have sacked Chris Hughton and his backroom staff with just five games left in the season. The Canaries announced their youth coach Neil Adams, who guided the young Canaries to FA Youth Cup glory last year, has been named first-team manager.
After losing 1-0 ay home to West Brom at the weekend, Norwich have a five-point lead over third from bottom Fulham, who they pay this weekend.
Norwich City have sacked manager Chris Hughton with immediate effect.
The Canaries announced today that Hughton and coaches Colin Calderwood and Paul Trollope have been sacked, and that Neil Adams has been appointed as first team manager.
A statement from the club explained why they made the decision:
"The Norwich City Board has taken the decision to give the Club the maximum chance to secure the points required between now and the end of the season to ensure retention of our Barclays Premier League status.
The arrival of spring means many things to people. The days get longer, snow melts as the sun shines again after it's wintery absence, flowers begin to bloom, and the English Premier League enters the business end of the season. It is in this final stretch where legends are made and unforgettable moments occur.
The problem with world soccer games is that there are often times where there are too many excellent matches on at the same time. Which one(s) should we watch?
Today's a perfect example as there are four key matches on at the same time â€” the Madrid derby, Tottenham Hotspur versus Cardiff, the relegation battle between Swansea and Crystal Palace and, last but not least, Aston Villa versus Norwich City.
Arsenal: Was the Rosicky goal vs Sunderland better than Wilshere's effort? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal's 4-1 win over struggling Sunderland at the Emirates on Saturday kept the Gunners within touching distance of Premier League leaders Chelsea, with Tomas Rosicky's fine effort the pick of the goals.
The fracas that saw both Loic Remy and Bradley Johnson sent off in the game at Norwich City, has resulted in both clubs being fined, because they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behavior. That's FA language for saying both sets of players just lost it.
Both Sammy Ameobi and Hatem Ben Arfa are included in the starting line-up at Norwich City tonight. Sammy Ameobi gets start at Norwich Newcastle will line up in a 4-3-3 formation with Ben Arfa, Remy and Sammy Ameobi the front three, and there's no Yoan Gouffran in the squad so we assume he's [...]
After all the news yesterday about Yohan Cabaye on his way to PSG if he passes his medical today, and Luuk de Jong on his way to Newcastle for a medical, we do actually have a game to play at Norwich City tonight but in the grand scheme of things this game unfortunately has [...]
After Fulham defeated Norwich City in yesterday's FA Cup Third Round replay, Manchester City will want to do the business against Blackburn today in order to help manager Manuel Pellegrini move towards winning all four pieces of silverware that are in their reach thus far, according to the Chilean manager.
The 2013 January transfer window has opened and closes on January 31 in England, while the window stays open through Febuary 2 in Spain, France, Germany and Italy.
With this season being one of the tightest Premier League races in years — for the clubs near the top of the table, and the bottom half of the table, expect there to be a lot of activity in this transfer window as clubs aim to improve or solidify their positions.
Chris Hughton is by all accounts one of the nicest men in English football. His demeanor and actions as a gentleman have made neutrals like I root for his sides whenever the clubs we support are not playing against a team he manages. As a fan of his, I was very excited by the signings made this summer by Norwich â€” players who seemingly could transform the Canaries into contenders for a European place.
Possible Manchester United Starting Line-Up Against Norwich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United will take on Norwich City at the Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League, looking to extend their winning streak to six games.
After a stuttering start to the season, the Red Devils are finally getting back to their familiar groove and the confidence in the camp will be high after earning a 3-2 victory against Hull City on Boxing Day.
Fulham 1-0 Norwich City Premier League 12th April 2014
Hugo Rodellega fired home what could be a priceless goal for Fulham on Saturday in their relegation clash with Norwich City. The striker netted from a Lewis Holtby just before the break but prior to that breakthough strike, the Whites had rode their luck somewhat, with 'keeper David Stockdale called upon to make a number of fine saves.
During the course of yesterday's 0-1 victory over Norwich City, West Brom centre-back Gareth McAuley lumped a clearance into the stands which not only landed in the press gantry at Carrow Road it also, in a display of pinpoint accuracy not seen since Stiliyan Petrov hit Robbie Savage in the face, completely decimated one of his own club's laptops.
Norwich City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 5th April 2014
Pepe Mel's West Brom's secured a precious three points away at fellow-relegation-threatened Norwich on Saturday. French wideman Morgan Amalfitano was the goal-hero for the Baggies, firing home a superb effort on 16 minutes.
Aston Villa 4-1 Norwich City Premier League 2nd March 2014
Aston Villa came from a goal down to register a vital win at home to Norwich on Sunday. Playmaker Wes Hoolahan had given the visitors the lead after just three minutes but between the 25th and 41st minutes, Villa shocked their opponents with a four-goal salvo.
Norwich have taken the lead against Norwich early in the second half at Carrow Road. A zippy Canaries break led to Snodgrass picking up the ball about 25 yards out, and he supplied a quality finish to put Chris Hughton's side 1-0 up.
Cardiff City 2-1 Norwich City Premier League 1st February 2014
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked up his first points as Cardiff boss as his side came from behind to beat Norwich in Wales. Robert Snodgrass had given the Canaries an early lead, but the Bluebirds fought back and early second half goals from Craig Bellamy and new-signing Kenwyne Jones secured a vital win for the home side.
He might have flopped during his time at Manchester United so far, but Wilfried Zaha proved he can cut it in the Premier League with a great debut performance for Cardiff yesterday. The England international was brought on for his first appearance since joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side on loan in the 38th minute of [.
Norwich City 1-0 Hull City Premier League 18th January 2013
Chris Hughton's Norwich secured a vital win against Hull on Saturday, courtesy of a rare goal from defender Ryan Bennett. The Tigers had started strongly, with new-signing Nikica Jelavic hitting the post early on but the Canaries were the dominant side for long periods of the game.
Everton 2-0 Norwich City Premier League 11th January 2014
A superb strike from Gareth Barry followed by a free-kick from Kevin Mirallas secured an impressive win for Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. Strugglers Norwich once again struggled to create enough decent chances as the Toffees bossed most of the game.
Norwich City 0-1 Manchester United Premier League 28th December 2013
Sub Danny Welbeck's second-half goal was enough to secure victory for Man Utd at Carrow Road on Saturday. That win makes it four victories on the trot in the league for David Moyes' men after they produced a discplined display against a Norwich City that struggled to threaten the United goal too often.
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It did not take Clint Dempsey very long to break back into Fulham's lineup.
Just days after his two-month loan with the Cottagers officially began, Dempsey earned a start for the club in a 1-1 FA Cup draw vs. Norwich City. Dempsey was deployed up top, had one shot and went the distance in the third round road match that will now be replayed at Craven Cottage on Jan.
Here's hoping you all had an at least above-average Christmas Day this year. Rather than do individual reports for each Premier League game on Boxing Day, I've decided on a smorgasbord of the best photos of the day, mainly due to laziness!
Following the sacking of Canaries boss Chris Hughton we look at who might replace him and become the new Norwich manager. 1. Malky Mackay An former player with a successful track record in management but is currently out of work, Mackay seems like the obvious candidate. If he sorts out his legal wrangling with Cardiff [.
By way of an apology for their performance/mark of their appreciation (delete as you see fit), the Norwich City squad have announced that they are clubbing together to reimburse the Canaries fans who travelled to Wales only to watch their side go down 3-0 to Swansea on Saturday.
Confusing I know, and I realise that if the attention wanders for a day or two one loses track completely, but just so everyone is clear â€“ this week the dial is being flicked over to "CRISIS".
Not that that seemed to register with our heroes. Bless them, they had to play twice this week don't you know, and chug through passport control and squat into their Easyjet seats and whatnot, so it was unsurprising that a few of them looked like they were just biding time until they received a leg massage.
thanks for the messages. I enjoy my 5 years at the club, I hope the club finish the highest this season and the best to my team mates. jonas gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) January 11, 2014 Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez could be set to team-up with former Magpies boss Chris Hughton at Norwich. The Argentina international [.