Norwich City’s disappointing run continued, but in the worst possible manner, after a 5-0 defeat against Brighton meant that the team have now slipped away from the top places in the Championship table.
Norwich have been one of the early pacesetters, but their form has dropped in the last couple of weeks. It presents a major problem for manager Alex Neil, who appeared extremely confident about promotion only a few weeks ago. After their recent relegation from the Premier League, the parachute payments have helped with the club strength quite significantly in almost all areas of the pitch.
After having suffered only one defeat since August, the team have now failed to win in the last four games of all competitions. Manager Neil will probably remember the recent loss against Brighton more than the three other games. He has branded the defeat as the worst in his career. The young manager will know how to find a way to arrest the slide, or face the risk of dropping out of the play-offs altogether.
The team are currently fourth in the table with 27 points – just three ahead of sixth placed Bristol City. The next match for the team will be against Leeds United at Carrow Road where the club’s recent six match winning run came to an end with a loss against Preston.
“It is my worst defeat as a manager. I can only apologise to all the fans who travelled in huge numbers because we have let them down. You don’t need me to tell you what was said in the dressing room. The players should be embarrassed by that. We need to go out and play better. Simple as that. The game up until the second goal was like any tight game in the Championship with two sides near the top,” said Neil.