Norwich City suffer their second defeat in four days as Premier League champions Chelsea overcome the Canaries 1-2 at Carrow Road earlier this evening.
The Blues took the lead very early on through Kenedy, which proved to be the quickest goal of the Premier League season so far. Their lead was doubled controversially as Diego Costa was played through and chipped the ball over John Ruddy. Cameron Jerome missed a glorious opportunity to get one back for the Canaries, however, Nathan Redmond did, with an emphatic finish.
Alex Tettey was substituted in the first half because of injury and was replaced by Gary O’Neil, who himself, also suffered an injury – a nasty clash with teammate Robbie Brady saw the left-back lose two teeth, and O’Neil need ‘stapling’.
After all that, Norwich couldn’t find that second goal and the match finished 1-2.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Twitter: Howson was once again truly superb tonight. Why did we waste so many games playing him in effectively right wing. #canarycall #ncfc (@mattjohnson333)
Twitter: Anyone else think that, somewhere in amongst this group there’s a really decent, solid #NCFC team? Just not getting the rub right now. (@danohagan)
Twitter: Gary O’Neil. Legend. Oozes blood from forehead, sprints down the tunnel, gets staples and bandaged up, back on the pitch 2 mins later. #ncfc (@charliehatch_)
Twitter: Blame the officials all you like, we’re set up terribly again #ncfc undermanned upfront and in central midfield. (@the_canary)
Twitter: Palace is another game which we can definitely get 3 points from. This is going to go down to the wire and I believe we can do this. #NCFC (@CanaryScots)
Twitter: A couple of good performances in there tonight but overall we lack the quality, vision, nous to be even half decent in this league #ncfc (@h_dempo)
Twitter: Would love to be proved wrong & we pull off the five wins we need, but I’m struggling to see it, even after that 2nd half performance #ncfc (@_thomasej)
Twitter: Redmond also really looked his old self in that second-half. Could be massive for the run-in. #NCFC (@iwritethings23)
Twitter: The season of the “what if” goes on #ncfc (@Andrew_Lawn)
They’re just a few thoughts from the Norwich faithful. Roll on Swansea…